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#1 scarpint

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 03:41 PM

Not sure if this will survive the mods, but as we wait for the flurries to fly...

 

With widespread vaccinations for Covid not likely until late winter/spring 2021, I'm thinking about how I intend to ride this winter, particularly with regards to stopping at restaurants and taverns.

 

Covid-19 is efficiently spread through respiratory moisture.  You know, the kind that condenses in your helmet.  I worry greatly about going into some confined bar with lots of helmets sitting on tables, hanging from the ceiling, dripping all manner of that aforementioned, respiratory moisture.

 

And FWIW, the people most likely to be asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19, the "young", are also the most likely to not really give a rat's arse about where their bodily fluids end up.

 

I'm thinking I'm pretty much going to avoid my beloved riding establishments this season, until a clear sign that imbibing there won't result in an unwanted Covid infection.

 

Is this reasonable, or paranoid?

 

 


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Posted 30 September 2020 - 04:10 PM

There was already a thread on this. Pack a sandwich.



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Posted 30 September 2020 - 04:45 PM

Muffpot sales will skyrocket! 😂

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 04:54 PM

If you're scared you should either stay home or take steps to avoid what scares you.

Me? I'm riding. The guy riding on my side if the trail scares me a lot more. ;)

And, as mentioned, this topic has already been discussed, feel free to take a read;

https://www.dootalk....room-and-covid/

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 05:06 PM

Easy way to avoid the issue all together; well, two ways. Ride in a bubble, or not at all.

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 05:08 PM

If you're scared you should either stay home or take steps to avoid what scares you.

Me? I'm riding. The guy riding on my side if the trail scares me a lot more. ;)

And, as mentioned, this topic has already been discussed, feel free to take a read;

https://www.dootalk....room-and-covid/

 

Thanks.  I'll check out the existing thread.

 

And to be clear, I'm riding no matter what.  Stopping and going into an establishment packed with sledders?  Highly unlikely. 


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Posted 30 September 2020 - 05:28 PM

I havent worried from day 1, not gonna live in fear, im healthy, take my vitamins and eat healthy. If i get it, i get it. Im riding, if restaurants n motels are shut down, ill pack snacks and sleep in my trailer. Outdoors is the ultimate social distancing any way, and i like about 3 people and beverages anyway......


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Posted 30 September 2020 - 06:15 PM

Well the simple fact is the cdc had found that most people arent a symptomatic in the first place.  Now what will cause real issues are the people that know they are sick but choose to go public places anyways.  Your not going to get rid of those people in the first place, so why worry about it?  Also I cant tell you the last time i went to an actual bar that was packed snowmobiling.  For better or for worse theres usually a ton of space, or i just stay off the beaten path.  Then again Its a pretty rare day you see me out going restaurant hunting anyways. 


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Posted 30 September 2020 - 07:25 PM

What better way to get away from crowds and enjoy the outdoors! Never did see the point in going to restaurants and bars on sled tho. Get out and into the woods, have a fire and make some deadly meals trailside. All last spring while this was going on my 4 year old daughter and I would head out almost daily in April/first of May and go for picnics as she calls it. No better way to get away from people! Make the best of it!

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 07:33 PM

Not sure if this will survive the mods, but as we wait for the flurries to fly...

 

With widespread vaccinations for Covid not likely until late winter/spring 2021, I'm thinking about how I intend to ride this winter, particularly with regards to stopping at restaurants and taverns.

 

Covid-19 is efficiently spread through respiratory moisture.  You know, the kind that condenses in your helmet.  I worry greatly about going into some confined bar with lots of helmets sitting on tables, hanging from the ceiling, dripping all manner of that aforementioned, respiratory moisture.

 

And FWIW, the people most likely to be asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19, the "young", are also the most likely to not really give a rat's arse about where their bodily fluids end up.

 

I'm thinking I'm pretty much going to avoid my beloved riding establishments this season, until a clear sign that imbibing there won't result in an unwanted Covid infection.

 

Is this reasonable, or paranoid?

My wife's oldest brothers son has been in a coma for over two weeks with covid.  Has blood clots and infections.  Machine breathing for him is all that is keeping him alive.  Doesn't look good.  No prior medical conditions.  Do what you feel you need to do to stay safe.  Pack a thermos and lunch.  Gas station hot dogs and coffee will look good.



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Posted 30 September 2020 - 07:40 PM

My wife's oldest brothers son has been in a coma for over two weeks with covid.  Has blood clots and infections.  Machine breathing for him is all that is keeping him alive.  Doesn't look good.  No prior medical conditions.  Do what you feel you need to do to stay safe.  Pack a thermos and lunch.  Gas station hot dogs and coffee will look good.

 

Prayers out for your Nephew hope all goes well for him and your family. 


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Posted 30 September 2020 - 08:47 PM

If this thread goes to political...... It will be deleted.  Just like all the rest. 


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Posted 30 September 2020 - 09:11 PM

One thing that was mentioned on another thread, lots of people with extra disposable income due to working from home, not taking vacations, and here in Canada at least, people getting generous payments resulting in extra money to burn. Some sled dealers selling out early and used sales up, the point was we may see some extra busy trails this year, and perhaps a lot of new people. We may have to ride with that in mind, and be a bit more defensive on the trails. 



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Posted 30 September 2020 - 09:21 PM

I know two who have died. 6 who have been infected, recovered with little side affects. My son is a D-1 athlete in the best shape of his life, no pre-existing conditions and is suffering to recover.

All of you who say you cannot live in a bubble or you’re not worried about getting infected, I wish you to rethink your stance. This is real. I wouldn’t wish the effects of COVID on anyone.

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 06:17 AM

Live Life or hide in a bubble....

 

Turn off the tv and enjoy your life...  

 

I'm Mask free and traveled several states this last 6 months.






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