Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

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AlanInBangor
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby AlanInBangor » 25 Mar 2020, 8:09am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
I am still planning june, maybe I might get lucky by then.

Good luck but I'll be surprised if it's all clear by then, YHA have announced its hostels will close until the end of July.

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 25 Mar 2020, 8:14am

I’d at least wait until the cafes, bars, restaurants, and the like are allowed to reopen fully. Then there won’t be any significant issues.

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby philvantwo » 25 Mar 2020, 9:27am

Be next year then!
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 25 Mar 2020, 8:33pm

Hi,
AlanInBangor wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
I am still planning june, maybe I might get lucky by then.

Good luck but I'll be surprised if it's all clear by then, YHA have announced its hostels will close until the end of July.

Well I will be wild camping, and co-ops / spar shops / petrol station shops etc.
I did use cafes on coastal ride last year, but a sandwhich etc will do.
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Ellieb » 25 Mar 2020, 11:18pm

Yes. What happens if you catch it part of the way along?

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 26 Mar 2020, 10:28am

Hi,
Ellieb wrote:Yes. What happens if you catch it part of the way along?

I Will be XXXXXX :mrgreen:
I will only consider doing it if all the regulations allow us to do that sort of thing.
I will not go against the advice of the authorities for sure.
Also I am in a vulnerable group, so I'm not going to take any unnecessary risks.
I already take measures to limit any contact with other people, my partner catches a cold at work, and I automatically take measures not to pick it up.
Years ago I realise that it's very easy to pick up the cold if you work in a group of people.
I didn't catch a cold but everybody else had one.
I was the only one who didn't touch the Kettle before I had my food.
I realise this is not the same as the coronavirus.
But like I said I already take safety measures.
we all know that the current measures are likely to become more restrictive.
Most probably that all restrictions won't be lifted for say four months or even more?
I will probably do some sort of ride but it won't be the full Monty.
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Sweep » 26 Mar 2020, 10:48am

Paulatic wrote:I used to do a full day at work on a packet of chocolate digestives in my pocket. That was after breakfast and before dinner mind you :D

Am planning to use this period to consume all those weird cycling gels I have never been able to face. Won't be getting any more.
I also have a 5kg bag of maltodextrin i bought recently on a special special offer. I find it ok but was wondering how i would get through it.
A quick back of an envelope calculation with my dodgy maths seems to indicate that even if bricked up i could pretty easily survive on it for 14 days.
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby LollyKat » 26 Mar 2020, 10:56am

Better pad the walls first! :D

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Sweep » 26 Mar 2020, 1:10pm

LollyKat wrote:Better pad the walls first! :D

I'd be fine. :)
Thank god I don't use wider social media or there might be a run on maltodextrin.

Would supplement with veg.

Migh tend up healthier.


(for cycling I usually use my home made cycling snack but it uses a lot of oats - harder to get hold of at the moment I think)
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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Chris Ince » 27 Mar 2020, 7:51pm

Don’t do it. You will not be welcome up here in Scotland.Most places for food and accommodation are closed. If you go in to a small rural store or filling station, you could compromise the wellbeing of the whole community. Please wait until we have better and healthier days in this country and you will be welcomed with open arms.

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Re: Does the Covid-19 virus outbreak make LeJoG too risky ?

Postby Cunobelin » 27 Mar 2020, 9:11pm

Beware of all the links, as has been said.

We were in the highlands on a pre-booked holiday. we wrre able to keed distances and by eating in our room effectively self-isolate ourselves. Duringthe day we would travel, but again maintain distances, so were reasonably compliant.

However, we did have issues where things began to close down. Our ferry back from Mull was the last day they were carrying booked traffic, and the sleeper in Glasgow was also looking at limiting services. When we reached Waterloo, there was an uncertain train service as well.


The logistics will all be difficult

Also (as above) these communities do have true isolation, don't break that