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    The Good Things from Covid

    Probably not too many positives from the past year. But, I have noticed, the convenience store restrooms have the Hot water valves open!
    Any other good things noticed on the road?

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    Being forced to focus on peopleís eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramble View Post
    Any other good things noticed on the road?
    Havenít been on the road for a year so I canít weigh in yet, that being one of the bad things from Covid. But that will change soon as I get the second dose of Moderna Tuesday and a few weeks after that I will start riding again without worrying about taking a hospital bed away from someone who needs it more because some idiot pulled out in front of me.

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    When going out to eat (and yes, we do) the select places we go meticulously clean the tables, chairs, and everything else you might touch. Shouldn't it always be that way?
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    Nearly all my riding is one day or less so the the past year provided good riding conditions. Traffic was lighter than normal so I traveled to places I would normally have avoided. With no school buses and light rush hour traffic I was able to take quick rides into nearby rural areas after work. Fuel was inexpensive. I had a record mileage year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Being forced to focus on peopleís eyes.
    I can usually recognize women by their eyes and hair.
    Still trying to break the habit of talking to their boobs
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    Family units generally stronger?
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    I've not spent anywhere near my travel budget and that has me looking to blow the savings on a South America Expedition tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnsd View Post
    Family units generally stronger?
    Most of us have not been able to visit family.
    First time in years we were not able to have Thanksgiving and Christmas with my two sisters who live in Iowa.
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    Next to no wear and tear on our cars. Very little money spent on gas, going out to eat and movies.
    My wife earned a lot of extra income this year because of overtime and bonuses due to covid.
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    Forced to re-evaluate what is truly important in life instead of just coasting along experiencing what we thought was important year after year can lead to better focus in the future.

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    Greatly reduced entertainment spending has enabled the purchase of:
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    Greatly reduced dining out has enabled the 2 inch reduction of my waistline.
    More time is spent walking outdoors and on the treadmill.

    I still talk to women's boobs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Forced to re-evaluate what is truly important in life instead of just coasting along experiencing what we thought was important year after year can lead to better focus in the future.
    Spot on! Memorial services and funerals have reminded me to stay focused on what really matters. What really matters? In the immortal words of Curley from City Slickers, that ďOneĒ thing.
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    More funny videos of people doing dumb things ("Fail Army" and "hey Bubba, hold my beer...) and even a few more decent pet videos. TBDTV has had some hilarious stuff, but they're stuck in reruns.

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