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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    H is still commuting a few times a week by bike. I have made grocery runs as well. We both took a long loop on motors Sunday afternoon after a long bicycle ride. So, on two wheels a lot.

    I will avoid both SanAntonio and Travis county (Austin) until things ease up. Our county had 6 reported, however, neighbor Travis Co. 2100 cases and 60 deaths... 40 miles away...SATX has 1900 and 57... also 40 miles away.
    Neither is “ flattened” or slowing.

    I am buying a bike in NC and want to go fly and ride home soon. Waiting on seeing a “ safest route/ timeline” to pull that off. Seeing the confusion with airlines, that may be longer Planned on camping as well but all the state/ nat’l parks on my route are not open yet or restricted to day use. Those same states are also not flattened either. Was avoiding hotels.
    H can’t get time off to haul you to North Carolina on the back of her bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    H can’t get time off to haul you to North Carolina on the back of her bike?
    That would be much preferable to this:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...avirus/611335/


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    Quote Originally Posted by GREGFEELER View Post
    Then why do you even ride at all?
    Because I can't stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    H can’t get time off to haul you to North Carolina on the back of her bike?
    We tried that ONCE Two pilots on one machine not a good plan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    H is still commuting a few times a week by bike. I have made grocery runs as well. We both took a long loop on motors Sunday afternoon after a long bicycle ride. So, on two wheels a lot.

    I will avoid both SanAntonio and Travis county (Austin) until things ease up. Our county had 6 reported, however, neighbor Travis Co. 2100 cases and 60 deaths... 40 miles away...SATX has 1900 and 57... also 40 miles away.
    Neither is “ flattened” or slowing.

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    Similar for us. Two cases in our county but 3,300 cases 60 miles north of us.
    The Iowa hot spot is where there's a lot of good bicycle trails
    So far I have not had the motorcycles out. I'll probably get both motorcycles out in the next couple weeks to make sure they run
    I have five counties I can ride in that only have a total of three cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post

    I am buying a bike in NC and want to go fly and ride home soon. Waiting on seeing a “ safest route/ timeline” to pull that off. Seeing the confusion with airlines, that may be longer Planned on camping as well but all the state/ nat’l parks on my route are not open yet or restricted to day use. Those same states are also not flattened either. Was avoiding hotels.
    I would hate to get on a plane in the next few months. I think flying is a hassle on a good day
    Is shipping a option or do you need to see it in person before buying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I would hate to get on a plane in the next few months. I think flying is a hassle on a good day
    Is shipping a option or do you need to see it in person before buying?
    Shipping always an option... was looking forward to riding it home. Costs probably close to do either.
    I will ride across the country any day to avoid air travel in a regular world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Shipping always an option... was looking forward to riding it home. Costs probably close to do either.
    I will ride across the country any day to avoid air travel in a regular world.
    I'd rent a car first before setting foot in a flying petri dish....
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    Headed West and North and East and South....

    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    I'd rent a car first before setting foot in a flying petri dish....
    Last time I flew was Mid February. I flew out to Salt Lake City and back to Bama. I was the only one on the plane with a mask on (N95). Talk about getting the looks like I had a you know what growing out of my forehead. I just sat there thinking it must suck going thru life waiting on someone to tell you how to protect yourself. Well the rest is history as they say.

    I'm taking off on a ride in two days that will take me thru the SW United States, up the coast into WA. (Hope to see the Canada border open before I get there.) If it's closed I'll head East thru the Badlands to Michigan then South back to Bama.

    The sweet part about the trip planning is that I was able to unload 10 years worth of stuff in the last few weeks that I have not used in years. FB Markets will pay for the whole trip!

    No timeline, just meeting up with ol Army buddies that I have not seen in years. Camp a little use some hotel points here and there.
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    With customers not allowed into restaurants, what would you do for rest room breaks? Count only on gas stations? Not even sure their bathrooms would be available. And if meals are take-out only, what do you do on a bike in the pouring rain?
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    I think what we're contemplating is the new normal for long-distance motorcycle travel. Perhaps the Anonymous Book will add a category for "outhouse available" or something to that effect...
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    Thinking of all the sharing of facilities at gas stops, camping showerhouses, quick turn around hotel rooms, and of course eateries has me realizing we share a lot of air. Hoping for the best, preparing for strange new habits and interactions has me doing a lot of head scratching.

    Again hoping we all figure this out but reality may be a slow climb.

    Shipping is sounding like the smarter choice for me unless something changes to convince me otherwise... yeh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    I think what we're contemplating is the new normal for long-distance motorcycle travel. Perhaps the Anonymous Book will add a category for "outhouse available" or something to that effect...
    Two footprints and a hole might be safer than a seat....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Two footprints and a hole might be safer than a seat....
    Like this...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squat_...-with-tank.jpg
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