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Offline canalligators

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2020, 10:10:31 pm »
I'm going to work up a plan that is about a week long, from and to my door, a big loop.  Then if the restrictions are eased, campgrounds are open and the healthcare system has the capacity to deal with me if I'm injured, I might fit it in.  I won't make any transportation or lodging reservations.

Otherwise, I'll continue day rides most days that it's not lousy out.

Offline BikePacker

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2020, 08:55:52 am »
the healthcare system has the capacity to deal with me if I'm injured, I might fit it in. 
You make a worthy point of the possibility of injury and then being able to access healthcare.
Until your post I had been so focused on just the avoidance of the bug
I was temporarily forgetting the reality of injury risk/related matters that is always out there for cyclists.
Thx.

Offline brhoward

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2020, 05:12:09 pm »
My XC starts 3/1/21, next year. Going East to west. Warmshowers back yards, city parks, Hoping all is better by then.

Offline fastrog

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2020, 12:15:33 am »
i had a plan for the third leg of my transam trek to commence in missoula about june 20. thinking about july 20 now, in light of closures. i am optimistically hoping the virus itself will abate by then. since my wife drives support van and we therefore have food and water, a camp stove, etc., all we need is a place to park the van.  too optimistic?
 

Offline staehpj1

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2020, 05:56:37 am »
i had a plan for the third leg of my transam trek to commence in missoula about june 20. thinking about july 20 now, in light of closures. i am optimistically hoping the virus itself will abate by then. since my wife drives support van and we therefore have food and water, a camp stove, etc., all we need is a place to park the van.  too optimistic?
 
It is hard to say.  How flexible are your plans?  Personally I am less optimistic and have tentatively put off all my plans for at least the entire year 2020.  I figure if things go better than I expect I can make some fall plans at the last minute.  On the other hand I may be waiting for a vaccine and/or less widespread contagion into at least early 2021.

Offline fastrog

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2020, 09:04:28 pm »
i'm very flexible, except my wife/support driver has to return to brazil sometime in the fall for some professorial duties. of course trying to get over the last of the rockies from missoula, the ranges in idaho and eastern oregon, the cascades and the coast range too late in the fall is obviously problematic. i will be 71 in a month, and with congestive heart disease and diabetes (controlled) i do not feel i have an unlimited  number of years to get the transam off my bucket list. and as jimmy buffet sings "i'd rather die while i'm living than live while i'm dead."

Offline hikerjer

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2020, 12:51:10 pm »
I'm the same age and know exactly how you feel. What's the saying, "youth is wasted on the young."

Offline fastrog

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2020, 08:19:38 pm »
for sure

Offline RustyCrank

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2020, 09:35:21 pm »
I'm gonna go for it. I had originally planned to do the Great Divide this summer, but that's not happening. My current plan is a June start out of Brooklyn on the NYC>Chicago route to Denver IN, then the Northern Tier route to Dickinson ND, and then Lewis & Clark route to Portland, OR.
Cycling from Brooklyn to Portland OR Summer 2020

Offline hikerjer

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2020, 08:57:49 pm »
"I'm gonna go for it" -  Well, I guess it's your choice but I'd wait and see how things pan out before making any definite decisions. Just too many variables right now. My state has a 14 day quarantine requirement for anyone entering the state and we're still in a lock down for the most part. It looks as if things are going to ease up a bit real shortly but I'm fearful that it's far too early for that. I can easily see the second wave of the pandemic engulfing the nation shortly after you start your trip. I hope not, but that seems the reality to me. I wouldn't want to be on the road then. I wish you well but do be careful.

Offline fastrog

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2020, 12:14:10 am »
i have an idea that i'm a lot older than rusty. i've moved my start for the last leg of my transam from missoula to florence to july 1, from june 20. could take it a week later if conditions apply. wish everyone luck, including myself.

Offline hikerjer

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2020, 01:45:22 am »
I'm still waiting to set a time table for my x-county tour.  Originally I was hoping to leave Oregon in mid-July. I suppose that's still a possibility but for now it's waiting game.  Let's face it, we just don't know what to expect or really plan for.

Offline timcote1960

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2020, 08:12:46 pm »
We are starting May 29 in Yorktown, headed to KY over two weeks.  Whether we do the whole TA this year or not is hugely unknown, but we will do 2 weeks.  "We" are three guys and a woman driving the RV, the couple will stay in the RV and the two other guys in their own tents.  We think we will be pretty socially distanced and safe.

Offline hikerjer

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2020, 12:29:05 am »
I wish you luck and safe travels.

Offline goofylbj

Re: XC Cycling and the Coronavirus .... is anyone riding XC ?
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2020, 01:01:03 pm »
How's it going? Any updates? I'm hoping to do a partial transam or Eastern express XC (solo self supported) in July or so... but am nervous about finding places to stay (mix of camping/hotels). Any thoughts? Want to do this as safely and respectfully of local communities as possible..