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Old 05-26-20, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Bassmanbob View Post
Early this year, I planned to participate in six different cycling events-- actually five plus the first one I was going to do on my own.
1. Mid- March: Cycle DC to Mt. Vernon and back for the day with a tour of the Mt. Vernon estate. This was going to be on my own, and I even booked my flight a day early for my meeting so I could do this ride.
3. May: North Fork Century in Long Island: A great opportunity to visit family and get in a century
4. August 15: Crater Lake Century in Oregon
Consider yourself fortunate to have a lifestyle that allows so much travel for personal reasons. Are you retired?
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Old 05-26-20, 08:07 AM
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I signed up for most of my charity rides at the beginning of the year or when the rides are first posted. This year, I signed up for three prior to the CV-19 cancellations. Each of the ride promoters sent out emails to those that had already registered and advised us that we could respond to the email to get our full refund back. Since the money was going for charity, I never responded. They certainly can use the money more than me, especially now.
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Old 05-26-20, 01:13 PM
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My buddies and I have been showing up to the cancelled events, getting last years routes off ridewithgps, and riding them anyway.
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Old 05-26-20, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
The good news is I was there along with my son and the moyle
Point of order there achi, thatís Ďmohelí not moyle. Nevertheless, mazel tov!
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Old 05-26-20, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Strange View Post
Point of order there achi, thatís Ďmohelí not moyle. Nevertheless, mazel tov!
Actually it's מויל
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Old 05-26-20, 02:17 PM
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I've tried to keep everything in perspective. My little area was not nearly as hard hit as some areas of the country; harder than some, much better than most, and my job wasn't affected. Not infected yet, nor any family that I know of so far, so things are good. I'm mindful that things are truly awful for a great many of our countrymen, whether it's because they've lost their income, or their loved ones, or their own lives. Any little annoyances I've faced are truly miniscule by comparison.

As far as cycling goes only the things I've missed due to the virocalypse are group rides. Most of the events around here that I know about are in the Fall when things get cooler. Hopefully things will have cleared up enough by then that the events can take place safely. If all goes well I'm hoping to do at least the Tour de Tucson century and the Tour de Mesa later on this year.
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Old 05-26-20, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by glennr View Post
actually it's מויל
.אתה מדבר אמת
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Old 05-26-20, 06:25 PM
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Yeah so this was my first year joining a bike club, got in the St Patrick's day ride before lock down.
  • Lost a family member... Funerals via Zoom are *****
  • Lost a childhood friend
  • 2 family members recovered
  • Zip code I grew up in is a top 15 hotspot in NY
  • F*ck COVID-19

so yeah bike things cancelled boo
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Old 05-26-20, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by taco2ewsday View Post
Yeah so this was my first year joining a bike club, got in the St Patrick's day ride before lock down.
  • Lost a family member... Funerals via Zoom are *****
  • Lost a childhood friend
  • 2 family members recovered
  • Zip code I grew up in is a top 15 hotspot in NY
  • F*ck COVID-19

so yeah bike things cancelled boo
Sux big time. Sorry for you loss.
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Old 05-26-20, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bmach View Post
And your point is????
His point is pretty obvious and he explains it in detail.
He is bummed that events are cancelled and is wondering if anyone else is also bummed.
Judging by the responses so far he is not alone.
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Old 05-27-20, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by BNSF View Post
Consider yourself fortunate to have a lifestyle that allows so much travel for personal reasons. Are you retired?
I do consider myself fortunate. I am not retired, but I make a fairly comfortable living. I also have little to no desire for material things with the exception of two really nice bass guitars and a couple of nice bikes. The basses paid for themselves and more with the part-time work my music hobby has allowed me. I can't seem to find a way for the bikes to pay for themselves. Oh well. While others in my line of work live in bigger homes and drive cars twice the price of mine, I'm comfortable with the functionality of most material objects. For example, my Kuat bike rack sits on the back of a 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback. The Washington, DC business trip was paid for by another company; I was just going to pay for the one extra hotel room night and the $40 fee for my extra bag that my folding bike fits in. Flights to Long Island from SE Florida are commonly inexpensive, and I have family to stay with when I'm there. And yes, they insist that they feed me. The trip to Oregon was my own expense, but most of it was paid for with credit card points. I realize I'm fortunate, but I also try to be smart about how I can attach some selfish fun without breaking the bank.
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Old 05-27-20, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by taco2ewsday View Post
Yeah so this was my first year joining a bike club, got in the St Patrick's day ride before lock down.
  • Lost a family member... Funerals via Zoom are *****
  • Lost a childhood friend
  • 2 family members recovered
  • Zip code I grew up in is a top 15 hotspot in NY
  • F*ck COVID-19

so yeah bike things cancelled boo
Wow. I'm so sorry for you and your family. Yeah. The biking issues obviously pale in comparison to losing family or friends and also those whom have lost income. Perspective...
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Old 05-27-20, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
Today the US will cross the 100,000 dead threshhold due to COVID. Maybe one of them or their families and friends will feel sorry for your loss of riding opportunity.

You know, you can ride your bike without it being an event and far away? The people who were lucky enough to recover from COVID will have scared lungs and limited lung function the rest of their life and may not be able to ride again.

But yeah, your problem is the big problem to worry about.
You're being a putz!

You win the "cancellation crybaby thread" award.

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Old 05-27-20, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Bassmanbob View Post
I do consider myself fortunate. I am not retired, but I make a fairly comfortable living. I also have little to no desire for material things with the exception of two really nice bass guitars and a couple of nice bikes. The basses paid for themselves and more with the part-time work my music hobby has allowed me. I can't seem to find a way for the bikes to pay for themselves. Oh well. While others in my line of work live in bigger homes and drive cars twice the price of mine, I'm comfortable with the functionality of most material objects. For example, my Kuat bike rack sits on the back of a 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback. The Washington, DC business trip was paid for by another company; I was just going to pay for the one extra hotel room night and the $40 fee for my extra bag that my folding bike fits in. Flights to Long Island from SE Florida are commonly inexpensive, and I have family to stay with when I'm there. And yes, they insist that they feed me. The trip to Oregon was my own expense, but most of it was paid for with credit card points. I realize I'm fortunate, but I also try to be smart about how I can attach some selfish fun without breaking the bank.
Same here. Iím 55 and have only bought two cars in my life, neither of which were/are fancy. Paying off the current one this month. Very modest house which I paid off early after buying with a relatively large down payment. Not a clothes horse. Donít need the latest and greatest of everything. And Iíve paid my dues at my job and now get 5 weeks of vacation.
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Old 05-27-20, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
Today the US will cross the 100,000 dead threshhold due to COVID. Maybe one of them or their families and friends will feel sorry for your loss of riding opportunity.

You know, you can ride your bike without it being an event and far away? The people who were lucky enough to recover from COVID will have scared lungs and limited lung function the rest of their life and may not be able to ride again.

But yeah, your problem is the big problem to worry about.
Thanks Karen.
But where did he reference that it was Ďthe big problem to worry aboutí ??
And did you just conveniently miss where he put it into perspective vs the virus?
Eithey way itís good to know that for the rest of your entire life you will never complain about anything because people tragically suffered during a pandemic.
You are a rock.
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