Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

Robert Linhares /

63 degrees in Fairfield, Connecticut. My moped is still in storage but I took a 10 mile bicycle ride. I mostly use sidewalks and that is legal...and safer than being close to cars. Very quiet out.

One stretch of Post road I could see a mile in both directions. I counted 10 cars. It is easier to describe what is open: grocery, pharmacy, liquor, gas station. The large Honda car dealer is closed for another month, as is Toyota and Lexus. I fell sorry for the local restaurants. I talked to an owner today: he has made March rent, and still has his employees, but is not too confident about April rent.

Interesting that liquor stores are open because they are deemed "essential". Even more interesting that in California, marijuana shops remain open for the same reason!

If you are wondering what is shutdown will bring, the news source "The Atlantic" has some crystal ball predictions. They are free to read on Google during these trying times. For the brave, investigate where this virus originated: live food markets in China. Ugh. Worse than 3rd world ugly. And here we are.

Funny thing: we will finally learn how to wash our hands. Next up: using car directional signals!

Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

> Robert Linhares Wrote:

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> Even more interesting that in California, marijuana shops

> remain open for the same reason!

Over here they were closed for 1 day which caused an explosion of illegal drug dealing, so they were soon reopened.

Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

Barack Obama /

> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> i think riding and being behind a full face helmet out in fresh air and

> a long ways away from everyone is a great idea.

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> but...

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> i have been thinking lately that god forbid you get smoked by a car and

> have to go to the hospital, its a really bad time to be taking up a bed

> and exposing yourself to sick people. in 15+ years of riding thousands

> of miles a year, i've never been hurt bad enough to go to the ER but you

> never know.... of course the same thing can happen driving a car so what

> are ya gonna do? i'm just scared to death of hospitals under normal

> circumstances and especially now, i would have to be literally dying or

> unconscious to get me in one.

Yea exactly! That hit when I was at the skatepark today...I was like if I get hurt I’ll being going to a hospital full of sick people with the virus, thats the last place I wanna be!

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Bought my wife a 3-wheeled Sun Bike trike yesterday. Almost new. 7-speed derailleur with rear disc brake.

She can't wait to try it out. Temp 85 today.

Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

> Don Ohio Wrote:

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> Bought my wife a 3-wheeled Sun Bike trike yesterday. Almost new. 7-speed

> derailleur with rear disc brake.

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> She can't wait to try it out. Temp 85 today.

My folks have a couple of those Sun recumbent trikes, but 21 and 24-speed. But now dad just bought a Terra-Trike tadpole right before winter. Hasn’t ridden it yet.

Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

^^ Shut down, AI.(edited)

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> Seth B Wrote:

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> > Don Ohio Wrote:

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> > Bought my wife a 3-wheeled Sun Bike trike yesterday. Almost new.

> 7-speed

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> > derailleur with rear disc brake.

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> > She can't wait to try it out. Temp 85 today.

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> My folks have a couple of those Sun recumbent trikes, but 21 and

> 24-speed. But now dad just bought a Terra-Trike tadpole right before

> winter. Hasn’t ridden it yet.

Yeah, she just wanted the traditional trike. It's nice and not TOO heavy with those gears helping out. This one probably was only ridden twice by an 80+ yr. old.

He has a bad balance problem and couldn't handle it.

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Buncha counties in PA are on lockdown. Honestly I’ve seen more bikes on the road during the past week than I have in a long time, maybe because so many are off work idk. I commute by motorcycle/moped as much as possible and it’s been really nice to have less car traffic out on the roads. Screw staying inside

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Got mopeds running yesterday and took them all for a spin around the neighborhood. Going to ride today going to be even warmer! 8)

Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

Collin Marshall /

I've been cruising around MI, been beautiful these last few days.

Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

> Collin Marshall Wrote:

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> I've been cruising around MI, been beautiful these last few days.

Takes more than a few days to cruise around Michigan . ;)

We have a site reserved in north western Michigan for the summer . Hopefully , the park will be open and this c19 crap will subside .

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It snowed yesterday..... :( dead serious, gone today, but MN has a way of keeping you inside...lol. I NEED french fries! The jones is strong with me... ;)

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> It snowed yesterday..... :( dead serious, gone today, but MN has a way

> of keeping you inside...lol. I NEED french fries! The jones is strong

> with me... ;)

Go to the store and buy Oreida Extra Crispy Fries . Convection or regular oven .

Nice crispy outside and done soft inside , with good flavor . Salt to taste . ;)

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Bruce Zapper /

> P D Wrote:

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> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > It snowed yesterday..... :( dead serious, gone today, but MN has a way

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> > of keeping you inside...lol. I NEED french fries! The jones is strong

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> > with me... ;)

>

> Go to the store and buy Oreida Extra Crispy Fries . Convection or

> regular oven .

>

> Nice crispy outside and done soft inside , with good flavor . Salt to

> taste . ;)

Oreida Extra Crispy Fries ! I'm on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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> Bruce Zapper Wrote:

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> > P D Wrote:

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> > > It snowed yesterday..... :( dead serious, gone today, but MN has a

> way

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> > > of keeping you inside...lol. I NEED french fries! The jones is

> strong

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> > > with me... ;)

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> > Go to the store and buy Oreida Extra Crispy Fries . Convection or

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> > regular oven .

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> > Nice crispy outside and done soft inside , with good flavor . Salt to

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> > taste . ;)

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> Oreida Extra Crispy Fries ! I'm on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds great but not worth going to the grocery around here. Line is like a city block long. Frozen food section is barren.

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> Satan 666 Wrote:

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> Sounds great but not worth going to the grocery around here. Line is

> like a city block long.

Saw that on the news . Good thing to stay away from .

Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

I feel like riding our bikes around right now is pretty selfish. I get that its a huge temptation, especially with being cooped up inside lately, but theres too much risk. Like Lar said, when he went out he saw lots of other motorcyclist. One person goes out and sees all the other bikes and now they feel justified. If everyone with a bike doesn't see the harm, and a small percentage wind up in an er or ICU, then you've unnecessarily strained our already stressed out system. God forbit you need a ventilator and they dont have one available.

The point is, no matter if you've been officially ordered or not, stay home unless absolutely necessary. It's your civic duty. This is what we have to do for each other. To make some sort of justification for a frivolous activity, like a spin around the block, is nothing short of selfishness. You could have it and the paramedics or the concerned citizen that rush to your aid could die because you needed to spin the block or blast that normally crowded street.

This is a small thing to ask of us in this uniquely dangerous time. Just stay home, and go out only when you need to. It's the right thing to do.

Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

Moped Lar (OFMC) /

^agreed. I stopped riding all my bikes. I felt so guilty, it just wasn’t enjoyable anymore. It’ll be that much better when the “coast is clear “.(edited)

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I ride when it's the best use vehicle for what has to be done .

Other than that , I'm just saving 'gas' . ;)

Re: Mopeds and the lockdown.....

> Charlie BUZZARD Wrote:

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Because people are stubborn. I was even riding around every once in a while, went and got gas and told myself to stop with the dumb shit and stay inside. Everyone wants this to be over, but it doesn't look like we're getting close anytime soon no matter how hopeful and optimistic we try to be about it.

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