Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby whoof » 25 Apr 2020, 9:57pm

pwa wrote:
Cowsham wrote:
pwa wrote:I'm not worried for myself. I'm nearly 60, and male, so perhaps I ought to be a little worried but I'm not. But I am worried for my Mum (85) and for kids I know of locally who have underlying conditions such as asthma. And others treating this casually and not minding whether they are carrying it from one household to another is a threat to them. It is a threat to those who are weaker.

In my work I often come close to the old and the vulnerable, and in recent weeks I have been doing my best to keep them at a distance, even when they seem not to care, because I am a threat to them. Somehow we have to protect these people until a vaccine is available.


Has anyone noticed when in a supermarket it seems to be mostly the old who are not obeying the SD guidelines?

There does seem to be a problem with some (not all) very old people being unaware of how close they get to others.

I seem to be encountering pairs of people in supermarkets and on narrow lanes who don't seem realise that the aisle/lane isn't much more than a couple of metres wide but is tens if not hundreds of metres long. When I approach them they each move to the opposite side for me to pass between them.

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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby Oldjohnw » 26 Apr 2020, 2:55am

The utility cyclist wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Seems cyclists aren't immune from accident after all:

https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2020/ ... moor-crash

what do you mean "after all", who has ever said that people on bikes don't suffer self induced injuries? :?
What is the point of your comment exactly?


A number have said that they gave no concern about an injury because they never have a problem.
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby simonhill » 26 Apr 2020, 8:00am

Utility Cyclist wrote:

"Carrying ID, 'proof' etc, seems just like a police state to me. I don't even take my phone out when cycling anymore."

Regardless of the Covid-19 thing, I would have thought that carrying some sort of id was a good idea, particularly if you ride on your own.

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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby Oldjohnw » 26 Apr 2020, 8:17am

simonhill wrote:Utility Cyclist wrote:

"Carrying ID, 'proof' etc, seems just like a police state to me. I don't even take my phone out when cycling anymore."

Regardless of the Covid-19 thing, I would have thought that carrying some sort of id was a good idea, particularly if you ride on your own.


I fear UC does not know what a police state is. Whilst I would always be concerned about the police taking power to their heads, and we have had various examples of some police state tendencies from time to time (Blair using the police at a party conference, today the Police acting on government ministers musings rather than law and issuing fines) we are not in a police state. Both of the examples I have quoted could be challenged in court. That makes a difference. Few would say European countries are police states yet all require ID. And the example of an individual carrying various ID was his own initiative, not a legal requirement anyway.

But I do agree that we have to always be vigilant.
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby Cowsham » 26 Apr 2020, 10:50am

Stay away from people using air hand driers. They blow all sorts of bug stuff around. Not that there's many to avoid on the open road but when you go shopping etc.
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby Cyril Haearn » 26 Apr 2020, 11:03am

whoof wrote:..
I seem to be encountering pairs of people in supermarkets and on narrow lanes who don't seem realise that the aisle/lane isn't much more than a couple of metres wide but is tens if not hundreds of metres long. When I approach them they each move to the opposite side for me to pass between them.

Stupid, to minimise separation? :?
I really hate that, or people chatting, maybe at work, they move left and right expecting one to go through the middle
Happens a lot in normal times, grr
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Is about 60 young? Seems to be a typical average age on these fora
But I have read about older people (60+) being a Problem Group
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby Oldjohnw » 27 Apr 2020, 3:16am

Police in England warn rural vigilantes not to take law into own hands during lockdown

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... _clipboard
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby chesterpete » 27 Apr 2020, 7:51am

Oldjohnw wrote:Police in England warn rural vigilantes not to take law into own hands during lockdown

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... _clipboard


Some people think the countryside belongs to them rather than to everyone. Maybe we should ban 'them' from 'our' supermarkets.

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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby mjr » 27 Apr 2020, 8:38am

chesterpete wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Police in England warn rural vigilantes not to take law into own hands during lockdown

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... _clipboard


Some people think the countryside belongs to them rather than to everyone. Maybe we should ban 'them' from 'our' supermarkets.

Don't start fights you won't win. "We" have most of the food and I suspect most of the guns. ;)
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby landsurfer » 27 Apr 2020, 8:48am

mjr wrote:Don't start fights you won't win. "We" have most of the food and I suspect most of the guns. ;)


:lol: I'll pass this comment on to Norfolk Police ... then see how much longer you have your guns .....
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby willswitchengage » 27 Apr 2020, 9:43am

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/som ... ns-4080390

It's worth looking at the photo in this article. Despite riding 1000 miles now during lockdown I've managed to completely avoid all this rubbish but unsurprisingly the vigilantism continues throughout the country. It all seems very bizarre to me as recently I've received more waves and smiles from pedestrians in the countryside than ever.

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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby Oldjohnw » 27 Apr 2020, 9:51am

willswitchengage wrote:https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/cyclists-report-assaults-abuse-pins-4080390

It's worth looking at the photo in this article. Despite riding 1000 miles now during lockdown I've managed to completely avoid all this rubbish but unsurprisingly the vigilantism continues throughout the country. It all seems very bizarre to me as recently I've received more waves and smiles from pedestrians in the countryside than ever.


I have only had courteous and friendly acknowledgement from other cyclists, pedestrians, joggers, dog walkers and drivers - both private and commercial. I cycle about 100 miles a week.
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby reohn2 » 27 Apr 2020, 9:53am

willswitchengage wrote:...... It all seems very bizarre to me as recently I've received more waves and smiles from pedestrians in the countryside than ever.

Same here apart from the odd miserable so and so who cant arrised to retain a cheery hello/how do you do/good morning but they're always about anyway.

The anti cycling numpties are just that,I honestly can't understand their stupidity :?
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby Oldjohnw » 27 Apr 2020, 9:57am

I suspect anticycling numpties were such before CV-19. They just now think that their views are legit. They aren't. In the same way that people who were idiots in any part of life, including transportation, remain so, then and now.

Trump used to be a moron. He still is.
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Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Postby Jamesh » 27 Apr 2020, 1:10pm

landsurfer wrote:
mjr wrote:Don't start fights you won't win. "We" have most of the food and I suspect most of the guns. ;)


:lol: I'll pass this comment on to Norfolk Police ... then see how much longer you have your guns .....


Would be interesting who has the most guns in civilian life? townies for criminal purposes or country folk for farming etc....!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:

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