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Offline Matchbox

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Riding over 70 (years)!
« on: March 18, 2020, 05:57:29 PM »
In these perilous times just wondering who will still go for a spin?

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Re: Riding over 70 (years)!
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 05:59:08 PM »
I'm out on Sunday with the club. May ride on Saturday if weather is ok.

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Re: Riding over 70 (years)!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 07:08:43 PM »
No rain forecast so I'll be out until it does.
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Re: Riding over 70 (years)!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 07:12:21 PM »
I'm planning on riding from Oxfordshire to Somerset on Saturday to go fill my panniers, top box and passenger seat with Thatchers Cider ready for the upcoming apocalypse. :031:

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Re: Riding over 70 (years)!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 07:59:14 AM »
I'm still riding until the ban on non-essential travel 😭

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Re: Riding over 70 (years)!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 08:06:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by PapaTom [+]
I'm still riding until the ban on non-essential travel 😭
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They have that in France & Spain. Not a problem going for a spin on your bike or in a car, just have to take a flask & butties instead of calling at a caff. It's if we go visiting folk and spreading the virus. Bit of common sense.
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Re: Riding over 70 (years)!
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 08:21:44 AM »
The first rideout of 2020 for our IAM Group was due to take place on Sun 22nd Mar but has been cancelled. I will still be riding on my own, or maybe with one other person, and taking food and drink with me so as to avoid using cafes. I have already planned our Groups second rideout of the year which was to take place on 19th Apr but thats been cancelled as well.

Oh, Im 73 so over70 riding is definitely going to happen.

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Re: Riding over 70 (years)!
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 08:23:36 AM »
Very little risk to yourself or others, though refuelling could be critical. Trying to remember which garages have pay at pump, especially if contactless.
Of course if you should have an accident then you might put emergency services under extra stress.
You could also enjoy virtual rides on YouTube.
BTW I was referring specifically to over 70s. Im sure there are lots of us who enjoy a Tiger between our knees!

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Re: Riding over 70 (years)!
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 08:29:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Matchbox [+]
Very little risk to yourself or others, though refuelling could be critical.

I filled up at Bamford on Monday, they had a sign on the pumps asking people to use the gloves provided. Makes sense eh.
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Re: Riding over 70 (years)!
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 11:52:22 AM »
this is a very unusual situation. I am using the bike to get from A to B, but will not do any fun trips. Main reason for this was already mentioned here: if I have an accident on a ride which was not necessary I may block medical ressources needed in this crisis. In other words: In my eyes fun trips are selfish and should be avoided.

Our chancellor had a speech on German TV last night (first one after the war which was not connected with X-Max or the New Year) and urged us to use common sense, follow the instructions of the specialists and simply stop doing unnecessary things. It is really stupid to shut down bars, clubs (and even the brothels...) when people then have private parties. So far we have no general curfew (apart from one small town in Bavaria) but if some people carry own regardless of the situation they will put one in action.
Life is too short to drink bad wine or to ride bad bikes.

 


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