We have a riding group of 10 guys and I am one of four riders who have have decided NOT to ride on our normal group ride. Of the other three who aren't riding, one rider's wife is a nurse who is in a hospital daily, one rider is a surgeon and frequently in a hospital, one rider actually tested positive for COVID-19, but hasn't ridden with us in a few months.
The six riders that continue to ride are keeping distance between each other on the ride and still tailgate after the ride although they have increased the distance between themselves in the parking lot. One guy is going into an "essential" populated workplace each day, and also rides in another large group. One guy invited a friend to ride with the group Saturday, who we have met two or three times, but really know nothing about what he does on a daily basis. To me, riding with them is a risk and one I'm not willing to take if it means increasing the risk of getting my wife and daughters sick.
I have taken a couple solo rides in the last week at a small bike park just to keep the heart pumping and legs moving. Yeah it's boring as hell, but it's the decision I have made and will live with for now. I'm not self-righteous and I don't want a medal, I just want to get back on the trail with my boys. I don't lecture them on their decisions and I just don't talk about it. In my eyes, if they continue to ride like this, it postpones the day that we ride together again.
What an insane glitch. I have no clue how it says I commented in this thread, what you copied was a post I was trying to put in the classifieds thread....... Yet what it shows I posted is actually your post from yet another thread.....WTF? This is my post which disappeared from a thread immediately after I posted it in the Riding Passion forum!
And yet, when I clicked "Reply With Quote", it was your classified ad that came up! I had to manually change it to put my text in it.What an insane glitch. I have no clue how it says I commented in this thread, what you copied was a post I was trying to put in the classifieds thread....... Yet what it shows I posted is actually your post from yet another thread.....
I would expect that people not travel too far to ride, but I didn't see trail closures being part of any order. Regular exercise is crucial to the mental and physical well being of many folks.All Fellowship of the Wheel trails are closed due to both wet/muddy conditions and out of respect for the Governor's stay-home order. Two good reasons to avoid riding them.
The LT and other Vt State Park hiking trails are always closed for mud season. Being smart about riding, and not riding are two choices. I walk 6 days a week. I'll ride once to enjoy the previous 6 days of trail work without guilt. I have a hard time with mandates that contradict common sense from the Gub'ner.True, the VMBA communication wasn't clear.
I think the concern is people getting hurt and needing rescue and scarce medical attention. GMC closed the Long Trail too, so it's not just bikers.
Me personally, I know I'm far more likely to get hurt riding at Millstone rather than walking, so I guess I'm walking...
Heard that. FWIW, Hikers are by far the most likely trail user group to require rescue or medical attention. We have evolved around the existence of the wheel IMO. Walking down hill is just a bad idea.I hear you, Dave, no judgement here.
I sure don't want to visit a hospital right now either.