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has the virus curtailed your riding,and if so how?

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Not yet, but it might if current conditions get a lot worse.

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Not so much.

Live in a pretty isolated resort area that has 45 miles of paved paths so pretty much doing the same riding. Has stopped me from going outside the area just to keep with the stay at home guidelines. Would usually go for a long ride elsewhere for change of scenery.

Has stopped me from chatting with neighbors I meet on the paths. Now just a nod of the noggin.

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No big changes so far. I am retired, so plenty of free time. I usually bike ride every other day, about 30-38 miles per ride. I ride in the morning, to avoid afternoon wind.

The one small thing I did is to avoid the main Tucson loop bike path on weekends. That path has too many joggers, bike riders, skaters, walkers (with & without dogs) etc. When I ride on a weekend or most weekdays, I ride on a vast grid of quiet side streets and back roads on the eastern side of Tucson. I will see just a handful of other cyclists, usually on the opposite side of the street. There are some pedestrians, but plenty of space between us on the streets.

One observation while on my rides, many people seem more likely to greet or wave to strangers along the way.

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I still ride but I'm mindful of the social distance thing. I rarely ride with other folks anyway.

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Actually, I'm riding more. I only have 5 hard-scheduled hours a week, so "work from home" is more flexible than sitting in an office. If I want to take a morning ride, then work noon to 8, etc, what the heck. And I've finally started doing a little bit of utility cycling — grocery and pharmacy shopping is "essential", so I might as well get rides out of it.

(And like Hawkeye761 below, with trails closed, I'm doing more road riding.)
post edited on 4/7/2020 at 7:52:58 AM

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The city has closed their section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail and the parks are all closed, so I have to ride the roads more than I normally would.

My riding had been stopped as I have been in Arizona taking care of business for my Mom who had a stroke in January. She has been under quarantine since this business started as she has been in assisted living, rehab facilities, or a hospital since it started. The quarantine was futile as she contracted the coronavirus while at the rehab facility. Now that facility is shut down since so many patients and workers tested positive for the virus. Mom is now quarantined at St Mary’s Hospital in Tucson. She has been very weak with different issues since her stroke and the coronavirus nearly did her in. She is over the worst of it, but has been left in a very weakened state that may be the end of her.

South Carolina is under a work or home order, but you are allowed to be out for exercise or for a single person to shop for necessities. So I can get out for a ride or walk, but I have to stay away from others and not go places I would normally go.

I’m glad that I’m retired or I would be putting in a lot of hours at work. The USPS never shuts down, so I would be there doing my duty and likely the duty of others as well.

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Not so much in totals for this time of year so far. I did do some longer rides last year including some add-ons to my standard loops where I went to the gym and stores like REI.
I find it necessary to ride early to avoid others especially on local wetland trails. Even on the roads I ride earlier to avoid maybe being passed too closely by others. Most are giving distance but I like more distance.

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I'm commuting the same amount, but my bike club has canceled all rides for the foreseeable future, and is trying very hard to convince us that we shouldn't ride with other people at all. Went on a ride on the Jordan River Parkway on Sunday and it was more crowded than I would have liked, but the few motorists still on the roads are really rude, so I'm not very happy there either.

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posted 4/7/2020
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Has the virus curtailed your riding,and if so how?

Nope, as a matter of fact it got me back on the bike after 75 days off the bike.!!!
Be safe everyone.
post edited on 4/7/2020 at 8:10:20 AM

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I am riding more.
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