Coronavirus = empty roads

Coronavirus = empty roads

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DonkeyApple

37,349 posts

124 months

Saturday 4th April
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rosetank said:
Tell me how you get on with a months worth of shopping on the pushbike..
Maybe by not being a first world weed? biggrin






rosetank

634 posts

5 months

Saturday 4th April
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DonkeyApple said:
Maybe by not being a first world weed? biggrin

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Love it biggrin

Alucidnation

12,616 posts

125 months

Saturday 4th April
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hehe

DonkeyApple

37,349 posts

124 months

Saturday 4th April
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rosetank said:
Love it biggrin
I think it’s important to note that even in the third world, judging by the images, you clearly still send the wife or help to do the shopping. biggrin

Solocle

1,427 posts

39 months

Saturday 4th April
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DonkeyApple said:
rosetank said:
Tell me how you get on with a months worth of shopping on the pushbike..
Maybe by not being a first world weed? biggrin

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Hardly a fully loaded rig (need to sort out a rear rack and panniers really). Picked the basket up in Lidl while out, then went on to Tesco in a 27 mile round trip.That included a rather nasty hill. I probably bought more than some people who drove there, most in my backpack!

rosetank

634 posts

5 months

Saturday 4th April
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Solocle said:


Hardly a fully loaded rig (need to sort out a rear rack and panniers really). Picked the basket up in Lidl while out, then went on to Tesco in a 27 mile round trip.That included a rather nasty hill. I probably bought more than some people who drove there, most in my backpack!
My dog eats more biggrin

sisu

650 posts

128 months

Sunday 5th April
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It is an interesting reflection though of how people are taking this and interpreting this.

A single person in a bicycle, car, motorbike or van going from A to A isn't transmitting a virus. They are a risk if they crash, break down or delay people getting to hospital as there are fewer staff.

The bit that I find odd is everyone wearing masks that they bought online over the past 2 weeks because no white people had a stash of these in the back of the cupboard did they?

Everybody needs space and how you make sure the time you spend indoors is peaceful if you are with others. If they walk the dog again, mouch around Tescos twice a day in a mask like the Dude Lebowski or go for a blat in a car. Then let it be.

swisstoni

9,079 posts

234 months

Sunday 5th April
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Have another go.

Johnnytheboy

20,133 posts

141 months

Sunday 5th April
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sisu said:
The bit that I find odd is everyone wearing masks that they bought online over the past 2 weeks because no white people had a stash of these in the back of the cupboard did they?
confused

VeeFource

1,004 posts

132 months

Sunday 5th April
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What I find odd is that nowhere in the news is it saying wearing masks with exhale valves are totally pointless. We know only the high end ones protect the wearer with the rest helping to protect others around the wearer. But not with an exhale valve so anyone you see wearing a dust mask or equivalent with one of those on is just wasting the mask.

sparkyhx

3,439 posts

159 months

Sunday 5th April
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my neighbours went out for a 5 hrs cycle ride, how is that different to going for a drive, if anything far riskier. I had to go to mother in laws, and saw plenty of kitted out cyclists. And I bet every one of them was not doing a quick ride round the block for an hr.

So police, start stopping the lycra brigade as well.

SidewaysSi

7,336 posts

189 months

Sunday 5th April
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sparkyhx said:
my neighbours went out for a 5 hrs cycle ride, how is that different to going for a drive, if anything far riskier. I had to go to mother in laws, and saw plenty of kitted out cyclists. And I bet every one of them was not doing a quick ride round the block for an hr.

So police, start stopping the lycra brigade as well.
Yep they should be stopped, kicked in the balls and fined. smile

rosetank

634 posts

5 months

Sunday 5th April
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sparkyhx said:
my neighbours went out for a 5 hrs cycle ride, how is that different to going for a drive, if anything far riskier. I had to go to mother in laws, and saw plenty of kitted out cyclists. And I bet every one of them was not doing a quick ride round the block for an hr.

So police, start stopping the lycra brigade as well.
Did you record the times on a spreadsheet to upload to social media later.

Damn those ‘kitted our types’ they should be wearing tweed.

HM-2

4,988 posts

124 months

Sunday 5th April
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sparkyhx said:
And I bet every one of them was not doing a quick ride round the block for an hr.
IIRC it's half an hour for cycling or running and 1hr for walking.

Plenty of Lycra Louts flouting the rules, I took our daughter for a walk this morning so my wife could have a lie-in, then popped to the supermarket two hours later and passed the same cyclist I'd seen going out of my village, coming back from his ride. Seen plenty of them and runners etc spitting in the proximity of other pedestrians which is frankly nasty at the best of times too.

wazztie16

983 posts

86 months

Sunday 5th April
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HM-2 said:
IIRC it's half an hour for cycling or running and 1hr for walking.

Plenty of Lycra Louts flouting the rules, I took our daughter for a walk this morning so my wife could have a lie-in, then popped to the supermarket two hours later and passed the same cyclist I'd seen going out of my village, coming back from his ride.
Source? IIRC it's once per day for exercise.

Boosted LS1

19,047 posts

215 months

Sunday 5th April
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Yep and a walk could take 8 hours. This will have been factored into the gov's equations imo. Infections are spread where people are congested. Think shops, petrol stations etc.

markyb_lcy

3,633 posts

17 months

Sunday 5th April
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HM-2 said:
sparkyhx said:
And I bet every one of them was not doing a quick ride round the block for an hr.
IIRC it's half an hour for cycling or running and 1hr for walking.

Plenty of Lycra Louts flouting the rules, I took our daughter for a walk this morning so my wife could have a lie-in, then popped to the supermarket two hours later and passed the same cyclist I'd seen going out of my village, coming back from his ride. Seen plenty of them and runners etc spitting in the proximity of other pedestrians which is frankly nasty at the best of times too.
I bet your hour of walking and shopping in a supermarket provided more transmission opportunities than the cyclist. Not having a dig, we all need to shop.

Dg504

86 posts

118 months

Sunday 5th April
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HM-2 said:
IIRC it's half an hour for cycling or running and 1hr for walking.

Plenty of Lycra Louts flouting the rules, I took our daughter for a walk this morning so my wife could have a lie-in, then popped to the supermarket two hours later and passed the same cyclist I'd seen going out of my village, coming back from his ride. Seen plenty of them and runners etc spitting in the proximity of other pedestrians which is frankly nasty at the best of times too.
You recall incorrectly - where did you read that?

Roads are very quiet, even compared to Sunday morning quiet. I managed a couple of hours earlier, passed a few with extra distance on the empty roads. Most of the population were seemingly in huge snaking queues around supermarket car parks from what I saw.

MiseryStreak

1,720 posts

162 months

Sunday 5th April
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I just got back from my first solo ride since the lockdown. I have been out with the kids every day so not had the opportunity.

Even though it’s not the law, I stopped when my Garmin read 15 minutes and turned back. Unfortunately I didn’t account for the bd of a headwind on the return leg and was rapidly running out of time to get back to the safety of my house. With 29 minutes and 45 secs showing on my Garmin I took the final corner into my road a bit too quickly and ploughed straight into a family of 6 having a picnic at the side of the road.

It’s ok though, because the s were clearly from two different families as they weren’t arguing, so I don’t have to feel bad about bleeding all over them.

I was just about to notify the local police of my infringement as I had now been out for 36 minutes, but as I walked the last 6 (as bike was in two bits) I realised that I’m allowed an extra 30 minutes as the activity is now a walk.

Phew!

HM-2

4,988 posts

124 months

Sunday 5th April
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Dg504 said:
You recall incorrectly - where did you read that?
I'd seen it referenced on the Beeb I think, but in Googling it it appears to be Gove's verbal clarification in response to the "how long is acceptable" question as per https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/news/amp31973975/c...

"I would have thought for most people a walk of up to an hour, a run of 30 minutes or a cycle ride of between that, depending on their level of fitness, is appropriate."

Not sure if that's codified though.