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    Self Isolating riding

    So we can go for walks but keep the 2 metre personal self isolating distance so will we see motorcyclists going riding to break the monotony?

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    In practical terms yes, as long as you accept it may be a long wait at A & E if you have an off...
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    It's all good. You can't stop for a coffee or visit anybody, but an "around the block" ride should be fine. Unless you live on Cecil Road in Wadestown.
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    I kind of have to. Need to ride up to Paraparam from Wellington to drop off groceries for my mother ( who is in the old age group that can't leave the house ).

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    There is no better vehicle for social distancing as a motorcycle.

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    I haven't been asked to wear one under my helmet as I toodle around delivering mail yet but I wouldn't be surprised ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie View Post
    I haven't been asked to wear one under my helmet as I toodle around delivering mail yet but I wouldn't be surprised ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    There is no better vehicle for social distancing as a motorcycle.
    Yeah mate , fill up at a self service and ride. Just no coffee stop !
    Maybe a stop out on the wops for a cigar ! All good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    Yeah mate , fill up at a self service and ride. Just no coffee stop !
    Maybe a stop out on the wops for a cigar ! All good.
    Yep. I'd probably swap the cigar in the wops for a sit on the beach watching the tide roll in. Or out.

    The local gas station has the option to pay at the pump with a credit card. I haven't used that option, but the time is right.

    Or I could ride the push bike to the coastal walkway and give the gas station a miss?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Yep. I'd probably swap the cigar in the wops for a sit on the beach watching the tide roll in. Or out.

    The local gas station has the option to pay at the pump with a credit card. I haven't used that option, but the time is right.

    Or I could ride the push bike to the coastal walkway and give the gas station a miss?
    Will you have enough puff?
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    Spare oil filters- check
    Spare oil-check
    Reserve of petrol just in case-check
    Spare set of tyres, bulbs etc-check
    Economocal m/c with decent range and easy to maintain-check
    Thermos of coffee and some snacks-check
    Willing rider-check

    I'm ready to go riding....
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    Um the more I hear on the radio, the more I don't think going for a ride (unless it's to a supermarket/gas station) is likely to be looked on favourably.

    Yay, even more time at home alone.
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    according to Mr Bush non essential travel is verboten

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimO View Post
    according to Mr Bush non essential travel is verboten
    As long as they just mnitor the main routes I'll be fine.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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