Took a ride to a Caribou coffee yesterday to pick up my wife's favorite tea. Alas, they changed their hours and I got there after closing. Being the dutiful husband, I rode to a couple more Caribou shops, figuring they'd be closed. A nice little ride. The Twin Cities (Minneapolis-Saint Paul) aren't on a shelter-in-place order, but traffic is definitely sparse with schools shuttered and most businesses closed. I'm off work today so it's time to tighten the chain and mess about the garage.
As it is yet too cold for comfort on a naked bike mine is still on the lift, half apart as originally planned, I'm still tinkering with it. I am afraid things will get worse before they get better, restrictions will increase for a month or two and we might not even be allowed to go on a ride. I also dread the unlikely event of going down and not being rescued or properly put back together if the hospitals become a zoo, no supplies, lack of staff, etc...
Not riding for pleasure. But, if I need to make a trip to the office, or to pick up something small from a store, I'll ride my CB1100 as long as I can fit what I need in my Givi trunk.
Unfortunately, my Bonneville went into a shop for some work right before everything shut down. The shop is still open, but they can't give me an idea as to when they'll finish my bike since they are waiting for parts with no idea as to when they'll receive them.
Where I live only life essential businesses are open. I'm working from home with some in person time. We are not shelter in place. If it wasn't so damn cold and damp I'd be out every day. I just put the battery back in and had one day of good riding. With not many drivers on the road now is the time.
Only riding for essential stuff if it will fit in back pack or rear box . Lucky that I live rural in the middle of my own fields keeping 100 yards separation from strangers . Only have to risk my life for food shopping ! Will be delivering eggs to my father a mile away later today , just leave them on the wall outside his house .
Not yet, sure I can think of a few “essential” repair jobs I’ll need to do (without the need for the 7m ladder like today’s).
Only problem is I need to work out how to get mine off the sorn I put it on when I couldn’t get it to the garage for it’s MOT. One of the down sides to owning a bonneville and living in an acre of woodland down a dirt track.
I'd really love to get out in this glorius spring weather.
Many biker organisations are requesring 'stay @ home' .. Whilst I know I'm isolated on my bike its just a case of setting a good example.
But I'm hearing plenty of bikes out there.
An aside is not want to put extra stress on Health services in case of any road mishap.
But I can fully see why folk are out there [beautiful empty roads]
What ever you do Be Safe..
Snowing here today, but I've been out a few times this month, good run at the weekend to get beer!......Need those heated grips. We're not in lockdown in Nova Scotia.........social distancing etc, advised to stay in your neighbourhood.
Just spoke to my brother in New Zealand they're in a 4 week lockdown........strange times..........roads are quiet if you get out tho'............keep healthy
Got in a nice ride yesterday but looks like it will be my last for awhile. While I was out, Colorado issued a state-wide shelter in place. Want to do my small part to get this over with! What's happening in Italy and Spain is a real eye opener and a lesson for us.
Great weather here in Thailand but just nowhere to go! Most places shut down and the cops are putting up road check points to ensure everyone stays home. Could zoom around the island just cant stop anywhere.
Polish this, polish that, go back and polish the first thing again.....
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