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Do you now carry a face mask in your saddle bag or jersey pockets?

Old 07-08-20, 07:30 AM
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Do you now carry a face mask in your saddle bag or jersey pockets?

I only carry a spare tubular in my saddle bag, so am curious if other riders here have recently added a face mask to their bag (or jersey pockets)? I usually do a 90 minute loop by my house so never stop, but was thinking I should carry a mask in case I need to get a ride home from Uber/Lyft due to a mechanical failure.
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Old 07-08-20, 07:34 AM
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Yes. I always carry a cloth facemask in a ziploc bag in my jersey pocket.
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Old 07-08-20, 07:38 AM
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Thanks! I'll start tomorrow doing the same!
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Old 07-08-20, 07:40 AM
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No. Only food & my cellphone, as usual. If I were to go in a place where wearing mask is mandatory, I expect the merchant to provide them to their customers. If not, I'll go somewhere else.

You'll get tons of different opinions / answers though, as many of us are living outside the US and are facing a different (better if you ask me ) reality.
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Old 07-08-20, 07:41 AM
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Yes. I always carry a cloth facemask in a ziploc bag in my jersey pocket.
Yep, same here. It's a necessity now.
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Old 07-08-20, 07:43 AM
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Yes, in case I need to go into a store or something.
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Old 07-08-20, 08:05 AM
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I have brought one along when I plan to go to a store in the middle of the ride(ice cream stop with the family). I dont bring one on every ride though. They arent required by the state/towns where I am and most stores ask but dont require them to be worn. If I am on a ride, the only place I would go to is a gas station where its maybe 40/60 for wearing masks anyways.
I plan for a lot when cycling, but have to draw an arbitrary line somewhere. I for sure would have one if I was in an area that requires them in any/all stores.
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Old 07-08-20, 08:07 AM
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No. My rides are never more than about 30 miles and all in a local loop. And, I only ride solo or with my gf. We live together. Given all that I don't see the need for it when cycling.
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Yes. Required for stores and also in case I have to give or receive first aid on the road.
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Old 07-08-20, 08:11 AM
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I haven't been, but will probably start throwing a disposable one in my saddlebag with all my other stuff just in case of emergencies.
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Old 07-08-20, 08:13 AM
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Yes. Required for stores and also in case I have to give or receive first aid on the road.
Exactly this. You don't know when you're going to crash, or someone else is. And it weighs almost nothing and takes up very little space in the pocket.
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Old 07-08-20, 08:15 AM
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No,because mine is always hanging off my ears/face for easy access.
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Yup, started yesterday cuz you just never know.

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Yes, always.
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No.
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Good idea.
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Yep, but mainly for the bugs! Im a mouth breather.
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I wear mine while cycling. Required at all times when away from home. I find the light weight paper ones to be the most comfortable. As we speak I have three men digging a trench, all wearing masks.
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Uhhhh, no.
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No. No plans to, either, but I haven't been in a store while on a ride in years, so that's not an issue. If I crash, the last thing I'm going to worry about is putting on a mask.
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On rides long enough where I would expect to need to stop in somewhere, then yes. Otherwise, no.
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No, but I’ll start to. In California, everything seems to be getting worse.
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Do you now carry a face mask in your saddle bag or jersey pockets?
Originally Posted by Chubby715 View Post
I only carry a spare tubular in my saddle bag, so am curious if other riders here have recently added a face mask to their bag (or jersey pockets)?

I usually do a 90 minute loop by my house so never stop, but was thinking I should carry a mask in case I need to get a ride home from Uber/Lyft due to a mechanical failure.
Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
No,because mine is always hanging off my ears/face for easy access.
I have posted:
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My riding (commuting) has been through Boston, Brookline, West Roxbury, Dedham and Norwood, mostly on lightly trafficked roads with rare cyclists on the opposite side, and a small fraction of my routes on the lightly cycled Jamaica Pond / Muddy River MUPS.

I wear a mask, but when riding I lower it below my nose.

With the mask over my nose at rest, I have some fogging of my prescription eyeglasses, though the moisture is ventilated while riding, but breathing is improved through unencumbered nostrils. During the recent “cold” snap [May 15], the mask indeed was a chin and cheek warmer.
Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
quiet day on the Minuteman & saw a new sign


There have been recent reports of vigorous law enforcement of wearing masks, e.g. a young mother arrested in the Brooklyn subway for lowering her mask to answer her phone (not necessary IMO). If this starts to occur in Boston, I hope my slightly lowered mask we’ll give me enough “cover” to avoid being stopped.

I do wear the mask when riding because if I want to enter an enclosed space.e.g. a store or Commmuter Rall car, it's cumbersome to remove my helmet with the chin strap over my ears, to secure the ear elastics of the mask, but so easy to just raise it above my nose since it is in place already.

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