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Coronavirus riding

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Draeger, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,461

    Location: Bristol

    Lack of headlight too.
     
  2. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,007

    I got a leather jacket but it's a summer one it's cool, Kevlar jeans which didn't come with any armour but had the inserts, so I got some third party knee and upper thighs (arse?) Armour pads which went in nicely.

    Make sure you get jeans that can zip to your jacket, if not you can get a thing that goes onto a belt so you can zip it to your jacket.

    It's really important to have a zip at your back that connects your trousers/jeans to your jacket.

    I been out a few times this week, 40 mile or there about trips, just staying local, I appreciate 40 miles seems a lot for local but I really do live in the middle of nowhere, 15 miles to the nearest town. Anyway I don't really care, I get the argument that you might have an accident and take up NHS resources but you can say the same for a fat person that decides to go for a run out of the blue. Or lots of other things.

    There are plenty of people doing far worse in terms of spreading.

    I would also say, the roads are quiet but the traffic is also a bit more wreck less, people assuming nothing around so not looking out when pulling out, taking more risks overtaking, but as a good biker you should always be prepared for worst case at any time anyway.

    Stay safe.
     
  3. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,461

    Location: Bristol

    Yeah, my current winter gear zips together from like mid front thigh all the way round and I prefer the feel of it like that anyway, then you add in the aspect of it meaning the gear doesn't shift about if you have an off and it seems a no brainer. Just have to find some gear I like the look of and isn't hideously expensive which will fit the bill of safety too.
    I'd rather sweat far too much than have some gear which isn't very protective so will hold out on buying until I've found stuff I do want.
     
  4. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,007

    Not gonna lie, gear that is safe, cool and looks good = ££££££££

    I think my jacket alone was like £300, jeans £120 maybe.

    But worth it, good stuff will last a long time. I feel cool, can move around freely on the bike and look fine to walk around, and the gear is supposed to be good stuff.

    Hopefully I'll never have to find out.
     
  5. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,800

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Your choice, but I think that it is an irresponsible one. Fat people can't un-fat over a weekend, but you can choose not to ride a bike. The 'I don't care' comment is incredibly selfish and thoughtless.

    There was an accident with a bike around our way yesterday morning. It consumed three police car units and the air ambulance, and goodness knows what else once the injured arrived at hospital.
     
  6. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,642

    If your riding the Saturn 5 then yes when your doing 150 + you know it any one who says different is full of **** or has never been 150 on a bike.
     
  7. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,461

    Location: Bristol

    What? I actually don't understand what you're trying to say there?
    You do or don't know that you're doing 150?
    All I said is it's easy to speed creep and not realise your true speed, especially if the road is quiet. Sure you know you're going "fast" but without looking at the speed on the dash you may not realise quite how fast....but that wasn't the point anyway, I was just saying it's easy to creep up over 70, that's all.
     
  8. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,832

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Gotta to go to work tomorrow, first time in ages I need to go to a client, going to rock the GS1250 for the day, should be 120 mile round trip of empty roads. Heaven
     
  9. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

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    Nice one supposed to be dry and not too hot tomorrow
     
  10. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    I am a key worker (emergency services) but I'm still a bit reluctant to use the bike to go to work, a bit paranoid about what the neighbours might think of me when they hear me start it up and then ride off on it given that I have a response car sat on the drive. :confused:

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  11. chaparral

    Capodecina

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    Tell them you use the bike as a fast response vehicle :p
     
  12. Draeger

    Capodecina

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    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Well, it is red I suppose :D
     
  13. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

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    Petrol sooooo cheap at the moment.

    I tell you what though, drivers are even more retarded than normal at the moment, one guy pull out in front of me today, saw it coming so was ready.
     
  14. Scythe

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 23, 2005

    Posts: 5,227

    I've noticed that too. I popped down to the shop in my car the other day, had a car pull out on me whilst I was doing 30mph on a clear road, on the return trip I was tail gated all the way home and was close to hitting me as I slowed to turn into my street (I was indicating). Morons.
     
  15. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,829

    Location: West mids

    Went into the office last week plenty of people absolutely hammering it down the motorway and red lights simply didn't exist for a few drivers.
     
  16. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

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    With the announcement today, what do you reckon, Wednesday onwards back on the bike?

    Can say you are riding to the beach for some exercise?
     
  17. killsta

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,069

    Location: Around

    Not even that, you can ride to enjoy the sun in a park :)
     
  18. Captain

    Capodecina

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    Yeah Wednesday morning you can travel to places for exercise with no restrictions on how far you can travel. :)

    Just wish i still had my GSX-S1000 because i'd be out first thing :(
     
  19. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

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    Excellent, my Furlough days are numbered but should have next week at least. Fingers crossed the weather improves it's not looking great next few days.
     
  20. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,461

    Location: Bristol

    This shouldn't change anything, going out just to ride is still a very silly and selfish thing to be doing, potentially putting a whole load more pressure on emergency services. Especially as riding out "to then exercise" is clearly not what you'll be doing and is entirely taking the pre out of the mild changes to the lockdown rules.