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Mar 31st 2020, 09:46 PM   #1
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Smile I'm done with this SARS-COV2 - Covid19...

Anybody else have the premonition the 2020 riding season will be done and over before the state lifts their ban on meetings and riding motorcycles?
Apr 1st 2020, 03:44 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
I hear ya! Been twisting wrenches and catching up with maintenance/projects on three bikes but that's getting old. Next semi-decent day I'm taking the Dual Sport for a solo, social distance ride in the Olympic National Forest.

Governor Inslee specifically said it was OK to go outside to walk, hike and ride BIKES. He didn't specify pedal, motor or engine powered!
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Apr 1st 2020, 06:00 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

There is no 'ban' on riding motorcycles. Just a ban on PEOPLE grouping closer than 6'. I have ridden solo for nearly all of my 53 years of riding, so that is fine with me.
Took the liter Strom for a ride yesterday. Yup, the idiot cagers are still out there driving poorly. It almost seems worse with less cars out there to corral them.
I was bummed out last week as I trailered my fat tired TW200 (BW350 front end) to the beach just as they shut the beaches down and closed the roads. I really wanted to see how the big front tire worked in the sand!
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Edited by Parilla125 on Apr 1st 2020 at 06:04 AM
Apr 1st 2020, 01:59 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S, Suzuki VStrom 650, Yamaha Radian, MZ 125SM
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Originally Posted by Parilla125
Yup, the idiot cagers are still out there driving poorly. It almost seems worse with less cars out there to corral them.
That's my impression as well and have noticed cars driving at a much higher speed. This was reported on a couple days after I began noticing.
https://www.koin.com/news/crime/with...ehaving-badly/

The hidden danger is that if people get hurt in a crash, then they could potentially take supplies and/or bedspace away from someone else unnecessarily.

Edited by Flyboymedic on Apr 1st 2020 at 02:03 PM
Apr 1st 2020, 03:21 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
if you get hurt in a crash and it's not "life threatening" they're going to turn you away from hospitals...no one is going to waste needed supplies on your dumb ass for not staying home and SAFE...safe being an operative word in that sentence...
Apr 1st 2020, 08:00 PM   #6
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  Sep 2018
  🎶 Oh Bellingham... 🎶

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Apr 2nd 2020, 05:07 AM   #7
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle

  DL650A
Another reason to stay home is that eventually you will need gas. That means handling the pump which other, possibly infected, patrons are using, and maybe you will need to interact closely with the clerk. The fewer times you get gas, the better.
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Apr 2nd 2020, 05:35 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Blaine, WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
Wash hands, go for ride, wash hands.
Apr 2nd 2020, 07:00 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by juanitotheclumsy
Another reason to stay home is that eventually you will need gas. That means handling the pump which other, possibly infected, patrons are using, and maybe you will need to interact closely with the clerk. The fewer times you get gas, the better.
Did you ever think about all the diseases on the gas pump before this? Cuz this has always been a thing.
Apr 2nd 2020, 07:40 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Leave your riding gloves on while getting gas and don't lick the gloves or hand grips after for a day? Come on, let's not be TOO silly about this. Your food has been handled by 'someone'. Delivered mail or packages get handled by someone. Unless you are spraying everything with alcohol there is a risk.
Keeping a distance from people is key so you don't get spit droplets on you is the biggest thing you can do.
I am pretty sure riding a motorcycle and getting gas is pretty low on the list as far as infection risks. Unless you are going in a group. Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer if you have it.
Ride safe! Or don't ride. If you do ride be more careful, ride like an old fragile person that rides slow and carefully so you dont' end up in the hospital. No extra chances, no lane splitting, don't rip around being crazy.
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Apr 2nd 2020, 04:34 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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Originally Posted by chadams66
if you get hurt in a crash and it's not "life threatening" they're going to turn you away from hospitals...no one is going to waste needed supplies on your dumb ass for not staying home and SAFE...safe being an operative word in that sentence...
Had a Tel-Appointment with my Primary Care Doc today. Finished up by talking motorcycles and of my plans for getting out into the woods.

He said people can't just work or sit around the house day after day. People have to get out for walks, hikes, general exercise, etc. just maintain physical distance.

For motorcycles he said Go For It. When asked about being injured in a crash he said there's plenty of capacity at Western Washington hospitals. So for now receiving Non-Covid care is not an issue.
Apr 2nd 2020, 06:17 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
it's going to be 70 next week...I AM NOT STAYING HOME...
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Apr 2nd 2020, 07:08 PM   #13
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham

  Suzuki
With regard to injuries overwhelming ER's I get that, but all the activities we're "supposedly" allowed to do under current state lockdown, have injury potential too.

I've seen more people of all ages walking riding, sk8ing, than I ever seen on our street, as of late. All these extra essential outdoor exercisers, are just as likely as solo mc going for a calculated ride to injure themselves.

Just a 1/8 mile from where I live, a golfer tripped on likely a root overgrowing a cement slab, causing a tripping hazard, merely walking...his life ended there ugh!

This was a while ago, but still, a simple benign physical action ends in a tragic accident.

Ride with more restraint than usual, if you have to ride, for physical/mental "essential" exercise and you'll be just like anyone else in Washington taking a drive, walk, or ride allowed under the rules, no?
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Apr 2nd 2020, 08:28 PM   #14
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
One of the few advantages of this current situation is getting to ride with less traffic.

Rumor has it that the police are not wanting to write speeding tickets so that might explain the faster traffic (I have no idea if this is true, maybe someone who has recently has a speeding ticket can dispel this).
Apr 3rd 2020, 02:24 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Looks like Monday will be my season opener followed by runs on Wednesday or Thursday!
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