Riding My Bike During Lockdown ?

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  1. Glen C

    Glen C Well-Known Member

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    During this current lockdown if I use my bike to take me to work that appears to be ok, but can I take my bike out of the garage, drive it around for an hour then put it back in the garage. As I won't be in contact with anyone else do you think this will be acceptable under Boris's new 'lockdown' ?
     
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  2. chiari1

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    I have a feeling you might struggle to prove its an essential journey , unless you say you were trying to find bog rolls ;);)
     
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  3. littleade

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    Short answer...No ;)
     
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  4. Fourbears

    Fourbears Senior Member

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    Nope.
     
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  5. David Cooper

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  6. Carl556

    Carl556 Well-Known Member

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    Can’t see the problem in using it to get to work instead of public transport or to get essentials from the shop.
     
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  7. Smilinjack

    Smilinjack Crème de la Crème

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    Not what the OP asked though. He wanted to know if he can simply still go for a bit of a spin. :)
     
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  8. JerryBB

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    Not at this time, it can only be used to take you to work and back or go shopping for essentials.
     
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  9. Rocker

    Rocker First Class Member
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    So you can go out on a bicycle or walk the dog but not go out on a motorcycle.
    This is my exercise to keep body and soul together.
     
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  10. Smilinjack

    Smilinjack Crème de la Crème

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    There's tenuous, then there's downright ludicrous. Come on mate, just suck it up for a bit like most of are happy to do. :)
     
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  11. Kenbro

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    Hi Glen C;
    There’s a long thread I started on Sunday on this subject, it’s in ‘The Lounge’ under heading ‘Social Riding’.
    Plenty answers there.
    Ken.
     
  12. Glen C

    Glen C Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Ken I didn't see your thread in the Lounge Forum.

    Would Moderators please lock this thread, no point in having two on the same subject.

    Glen
     
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  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    Can’t believe people are still asking about this :confused:
    All those people at the beach at the weekend :mad: selfish idiots :mad:
    People rammed into park’s :mad:ditto :mad:
    The countryside almost brought to a stand still by day trippers :mad:again selfish unthinking morons :mad:
    Group of dickheads coughing into the faces of an elderly couple :eek::mad:FFS mindless moronic scum :mad:
    Unbelievable idiot on some social media site licking products on the shelf in a shop :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
    Motorcycle riding for pleasure and putting unnecessary Pressure on our already pushed to the limit NHS:mad::mad:in the event of an accident :mad::mad:again unthinking selfish mor......:confused:.....:eek:HOLD ON A MINUTE :eek:
    SURELY THEY CANNOT MEAN US BIKERS IN ALL OF THIS :(
    We’re the salt of the earth :)
    We’re cool :cool:
    We’re wearing gloves :grinning:
    And helmets :grinning:
    We’re very careful :grinning:
    Nah....when they say nobody is to make UNNECESSARY journeys they mean the general public not us :confused:
    I’m right eh???:confused:
    Am I??:confused:

    FFS :mad: JUST FECKIN STAY AT HOME :mad:
    IT WONT FECKIN KILL YOU :grinning:
    GOING OUT MIGHT :skull:
    OR IT COULD KILL SOMEONE ELSE :mad:
     
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  14. Smilinjack

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    #14 Smilinjack, Mar 24, 2020
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    @dilligaf Before we started calling everyone who thinks they're a bit special by a particular type of precipitation, me and my mate called it Cinderella Complex. "But you see, it's me. I'm special" Not even Jose Mourinho thinks so now, but what I can tell you is there are plenty of idiots around. Ironically it seems in this particular case there are a fair few people of a certain age group who are propounding this cult of self. Were it a young Millennial they would quite likely be on their high horse. We all know that statistically having a ride out isn't a massive risk, but it remains a risk, and the bottom line is it's UNNECESSARY, so let's show the world how grown up we actually are. :)
     
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  15. Tigcraft

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    Ride to essential work and back only I’d say. Ride to get food. Other than that just polish it!!
     
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  16. andypandy

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    Seems to me if everybody rode to work on a motorcycle at this time everybody would be much safer (corona virus wise). There are still people packed like sardines on the London tube today.
     
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  17. Glen C

    Glen C Well-Known Member

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    My opening question was to initiate a discussion by fellow motorcyclists on the current lockdown, I wasn't expecting a full blown rant - please calm down mate.

    For the record I have no intention of taking my bike out until this lockdown is over
     
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  18. Wessa

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    There is a lot of strong feelings about this subject mate. It is a shame that you asked a question that has stirred that feeling up. Leave your bike in the garage unless for work or food and then move on and forget about the ranting responses.
     
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  19. Baldrick174

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    Would taking the bike out for a spin not come under your daily exercise which we all are allowed to do. I mean, your moving your body around, using the mind to remember what gear you're in, concentrating on watching for danger signs, assessing your surroundings etc. I'd give it a go but remember this, you will have to fill up after a few days so make sure you use gloves at the petrol stations. I keep a bunch under my seat in case they have run out of their own ones (which I wouldn't trust anyway!).
     
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  20. steve lovatt

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    Short answer - no! :D
     
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