2 weeks ago
With the weather heating up and Stage 4 lockdown still in place the DHHS has clarified the difference between a Mid Ride Snack and a PICNIC.
A Picnic is very much not allowed under the rules.
However for your health and those of your household or the chosen +1 from another house you are riding with its important to remember to hydrate and stay fuelled.
The safest place to take your Mid Ride Snack is away from the bike path or road you were on so as to keep to social distancing rules. A nice patch of grass is often best.
And as we are in the shoulder season and the ground may be damp that blanket you were carrying in case of sudden storms also makes the perfect ground protection.
So to recap. Its a no to picnics but a solid YES to a Mid Ride Snack.
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That is really not helpful at all, especially from an organisation that should be promoting the need to stay strong and achieve the community health targets
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For all of us in the Lock down areas Masks from Wednesday will be compulsory. However when riding the commonsense approach would indicate you wont need to wear it. Maybe worth carrying one to wear if you stop for a chat.
As always stay safe and stay clean and with luck we can get some racing happening in a few months. ... See MoreSee Less
My cross Melbourne work bike commute working in an essential service throughout both lockdowns I've been using a buff/muff/neck tube thing that I intermittently pull up when using shared pathways where 1.5mts distance is impossible then pulling it down for the road sections away for other riders. Also I've changed my route to take in far more roadway where there is opportunity for greater distance to others. I've personally found masks, whether disposable or washable way too restrictive when combined with the effort required when cycling (my commute is 30kms each way in full lycra). I do use (work supplied) masks during work through. www.wiggle.co.uk/buff/neck-tubes
We are sharing this with absolutely NO opinion. It is up to all of you to work out what "Satisfying your exercise requirements" is and just what you define as your local area.
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Well if your standard ride week is 200kms, and you were unable to ride during the week, then 200kms is your "minimum" distance on Saturday/ Sunday morning which you need to to achieve to obtain your expected level of fitness to stay healthy...
I've sat locked in my house for 3 days now pondering any place I had been, who I had been with and was I careful enough.
Thankfully I am OK and I can go back to... Um that's right being at home and not planning events. But hey, reminder people: Stay safe and wear a mask if you are out.
PS. Did you know that an upset stomach could be a sign. I didn't
#thisisREAL #masksforall #staysafe #sanitize ... See MoreSee Less
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There is also a women's specific model with rear clip.
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The indication that in easing restrictions we wont be limited to 100 participants on one hand is great.
On the other hand, it kind of kills the need for this new event idea! ... See MoreSee Less
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Ha ha brilliant!