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Covid-19

As this country hunkers down to beat the Covid-19 coronavirus, Rob Dingman from the AMA offers this advice....

•Avoid crowded spaces: Ride motorcycles.
•Do not use public transportation: Ride motorcycles.
•Well-ventilated spaces are virus free: Ride motorcycles.
•Wear gloves: Ride motorcycles.
•Keep at least six feet from other people: Ride motorcycles.
•Keep a positive attitude: Ride motorcycles!

Sounds like good advice to me!!

Stay safe out there!!

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Thanks. First smile since the outbreak started.
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As this country hunkers down to beat the Covid-19 coronavirus, Rob Dingman from the AMA offers this advice....

•Avoid crowded spaces: Ride motorcycles.
•Do not use public transportation: Ride motorcycles.
•Well-ventilated spaces are virus free: Ride motorcycles.
•Wear gloves: Ride motorcycles.
•Keep at least six feet from other people: Ride motorcycles.
•Keep a positive attitude: Ride motorcycles!

Sounds like good advice to me!!

Stay safe out there!!
Truth.

I was just commenting the other day on the benefits of less traffic (due to people staying at home).
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I was thinking this would be a good week end to warm the motor up and change the oil. But, where can I get the oil (I've got the filter and plug gaskets)? Well, I figure one year old oil won't be too bad for a while. The AMA does have a great message - stay cautious, stay safe and ride.
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About the only problem I can see with this is getting hurt and having to use our already taxed health care system.

I believe that is why cycling is banned in a few European countries now..

Take care guys!
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Another plus: No traffic!
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I was thinking this would be a good week end to warm the motor up and change the oil. But, where can I get the oil
Are Walmart and some auto repair shops open ?
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About the only problem I can see with this is getting hurt and having to use our already taxed health care system.

I believe that is why cycling is banned in a few European countries now..

Take care guys!
You totally ruined my fantasy.
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...cycling is banned in a few European countries now...
Communists! Hate them....
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You totally ruined my fantasy.
Oops, sorry!

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Communists! Hate them....
The governmints or cyclists??

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France and Italy are in complete lockdown you even need paperwork to go shopping,we are marginally better than that in the UK but apart from those with certain jobs the rest go out for shopping and one trip a day out of the house for excercise,riding a bike!! do not think we are too far away from getting stopped by police to check if your trip is important.

We currently have two very unhappy golden retrievers who are on one walk day

The plus side so far have painted 2 garden sheds,changed oil on 3 bikes and de-catted and removed the lamba’s on a KTMGT.
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...we are marginally better.
Believe me you are not better. Maybe more comfortable but not safer. Riding a bike or motorcycle is irresponsible. You will need to stop for gas or a piss and boom you got the bug and pass it on to your family and all hell breaks loose.

Italy has closed all factories that are not important for health so sorry no more Ducatis being made. In spite of their drastic and (tardy) measures cases continue to rise with around 1000 deaths per day.

All people should stay the f...k home and help with this terrible pandemic no matter what Trump tells you. Listen to you scientist that know what they are doing and saying.

Keep safe folks and tune that bike for future rides
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...The governmints or cyclists?
Sarcasm or rhetorical? Doesn't matter, you know the answer... '-)
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Got out for a decent ride yesterday, man I love my bike. Really noticed how great it is, Hums along, literally no vibration, and just a lot of fun. So much fun that I managed to have my kidney belt ripped off my fat ass (didn’t notice until I got home). Not bad for a nearly 20 year old bike with close to 100k. And this is literally after being parked over winter in a ****ty Canadian winter with only fuel stabilizer. Get on and go.
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Plenty of bikes in the garage great weather te boot,at home painting the house.....
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All people should stay the f...k home and help with this terrible pandemic no matter what Trump tells you.
Easy for you to say with the second worst economy in South America and 38% poverty rate... seems you don't have much or perhaps nothing to lose.

Who the hell do you think President Trump is getting advice from? Doctors and scientists... that's who. He has to walk the line of keeping the world's predominate economy alive (which he's done nothing but improve) along with public safety. All while taking nonstop incoming from the people low-information types (ahem) listen to. Unless we all want to live in a 3rd world economy sooner or later people will need to emerge and using reasonable/sensible and proven measures get back to business, work and life.
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Who do you think Trump is not taking advice from? Doctors and scientists... that's who.
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Easy for you to say with the second worst economy in South America and 38% poverty rate... seems you don't have much or perhaps nothing to lose.
This opener does nothing but make you sound ignorant and pretty much invalidates
everything else you have to say after it.

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Unless we all want to live in a 3rd world economy sooner
or later people will need to emerge and using reasonable/sensible and proven
measures get back to business, work and life.
What measures?

Go put your own elderly parents on the front line as cannon fodder to keep our
"FABULOUS! GREAT! PERFECT!" economy on top.
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Easy for you to say with the second worst economy in South America and 38% poverty rate... seems you don't have much or perhaps nothing to lose.

Who the hell do you think President Trump is getting advice from?
Rich and poor people in all countries. Serious poverty rate but I´m doing quite fine thank you. Your comment has nothing to do with Covid19. Trying to undermine my advice on staying home and safe for the sake of your family and yours is a sign of a petty mind.

Who do I think Trump is getting advice from? other ignorant poorly educated rich people. Although I am not American I am very well aware that Mr. Trump literally destroyed the EPA, removed first alert CDC team from China that could have spotted covid19 in time. I can go one for days with all the bad decisions Trump has taken.

In the end, go out, forget social distancing but don´t complain when you suffocate on the hospital bed.

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