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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2020, 11:26:00 AM »
But the risk is not the same for everyone, everywhere. We know for a fact that certain people have more of a risk than others because of various factors....overall health, age, location, etc.  Should Required behavior be based on the worst case and highest risk, or something else?  Should the rules for all be based on what is dangerous for the most vulnerable? Should the rules be the same everywhere, or should people in the most effected areas take extra precautions?


In addition, the risk can be reduced even further by certain behaviors.  So IMO behavior should be based on the actual risk and not just the possible risk, and behavior should be a compromise between actual need and actions taken to reduce the risk. 

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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2020, 11:39:19 AM »


However by drinking and riding w/o a helmet you answer many questions. Actually I've done so but it was many decades ago when I felt death was for others. I paid a hefty price that lives with me still. Perhaps that influences my choices today.

this is exactly what I'm talking about. your opinion differs from mine based on experience.  as for the virus I am much more likely to catch if from my ICU nurse wife than a stranger. so, once again my circumstances are different than yours.
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2020, 11:41:33 AM »
But the risk is not the same for everyone, everywhere. We know for a fact that certain people have more of a risk than others because of various factors....overall health, age, location, etc.  Should Required behavior be based on the worst case and highest risk, or something else?  Should the rules for all be based on what is dangerous for the most vulnerable? Should the rules be the same everywhere, or should people in the most effected areas take extra precautions?


In addition, the risk can be reduced even further by certain behaviors.  So IMO behavior should be based on the actual risk and not just the possible risk, and behavior should be a compromise between actual need and actions taken to reduce the risk.

exactly!
anyone who has experienced the results of what can go wrong in my workplace (powerline const. and maint) would most likely not recommend the career path, yet here I am.
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #103 on: May 11, 2020, 11:45:17 AM »
I have never been drinking and riding without a helmet. In my much younger years I used to get quite drunk and ride, but NEVER without a helmet!  :angry: :gerg: :nono:

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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #104 on: May 11, 2020, 11:47:03 AM »
to be safe I don't do wheelies and obey the speed limit in that case.  ;)
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #105 on: May 11, 2020, 12:10:19 PM »
I have never been drinking and riding without a helmet. In my much younger years I used to get quite drunk and ride, but NEVER without a helmet!  :angry: :gerg: :nono:

Yeah, me too, and today I feel naked without full kit of pants, gloves, boots , jacket, etc. 

But occasionally I ride around the block without a helmet just to listen to that engine while.

And every now & then, I have a beer with lunch while out riding.  But never without a helmet

Why take unnecessary risks?
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #106 on: May 11, 2020, 12:11:59 PM »
Typical.

You guys take a global pandemic thread and turn it into a motorcycle thread...


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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #107 on: May 11, 2020, 12:13:10 PM »
Sarcasm.............the hallmark of a man with nothing to say. We'll just let it go with we disagree.
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #108 on: May 11, 2020, 12:14:48 PM »
Typical.

You guys take a global pandemic thread and turn it into a motorcycle thread...


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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #109 on: May 11, 2020, 12:15:54 PM »
Sarcasm.............the hallmark of a man with nothing to say who likes a laugh or two. We'll just let it go with we disagree.

fixed it for ya, and ya that's as close as we're gonna get. 
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #110 on: May 11, 2020, 12:21:04 PM »


Yeah, me too, and today I feel naked without full kit of pants, gloves, boots , jacket, etc. 

But occasionally I ride around the block without a helmet just to listen to that engine while.

And every now & then, I have a beer with lunch while out riding.  But never without a helmet

Why take unnecessary risks?

it is crazy how vulnerable you feel without gear. to be realistic it's only occasionally, when I've been working around the house and it getting late so my wife an I hop on the bike and ride 3 miles at 45 MPH to the edge of town to have a couple beers and split a pizza. not nearly as wild and crazy as some think.
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #111 on: May 11, 2020, 12:54:11 PM »


Yeah, me too, and today I feel naked without full kit of pants, gloves, boots , jacket, etc. 

But occasionally I ride around the block without a helmet just to listen to that engine while.

And every now & then, I have a beer with lunch while out riding.  But never without a helmet

Why take unnecessary risks?

it is crazy how vulnerable you feel without gear. to be realistic it's only occasionally, when I've been working around the house and it getting late so my wife an I hop on the bike and ride 3 miles at 45 MPH to the edge of town to have a couple beers and split a pizza. not nearly as wild and crazy as some think.

I can understand those issues.  I ride a half mile down to get gas once in awhile with no gear, and you truly feel naked. 
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #112 on: May 11, 2020, 02:35:21 PM »
it'll be over when people stop calling health workers "heroes" or "brave" and go back to the usual attitude.
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #113 on: May 11, 2020, 03:16:14 PM »
it'll be over when people stop calling health workers "heroes" or "brave" and go back to the usual attitude.

I agree.. personally I think we will get to that point long before it's over. It is now out there, like SARs, Ebola, etc. we may control it well enough but it will never be gone. and looking at things like measles and mumps in this day and age it will make a reappearance far too often.
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #114 on: May 11, 2020, 03:20:31 PM »
it'll be over when people stop calling health workers "heroes" or "brave" and go back to the usual attitude.

I agree.. personally I think we will get to that point long before it's over. It is now out there, like SARs, Ebola, etc. we may control it well enough but it will never be gone. and looking at things like measles and mumps in this day and age it will make a reappearance far too often.

and  I was only semi-joking...




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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #115 on: May 11, 2020, 03:24:37 PM »
it'll be over when people stop calling health workers "heroes" or "brave" and go back to the usual attitude.

I agree.. personally I think we will get to that point long before it's over. It is now out there, like SARs, Ebola, etc. we may control it well enough but it will never be gone. and looking at things like measles and mumps in this day and age it will make a reappearance far too often.

and  I was only semi-joking...




Oh look! A squirrel!

well, ya, but it's true! it will be forgotten by the masses long before people quit dying of it...
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #116 on: May 11, 2020, 03:56:30 PM »
it'll be over when people stop calling health workers "heroes" or "brave" and go back to the usual attitude.

I agree.. personally I think we will get to that point long before it's over. It is now out there, like SARs, Ebola, etc. we may control it well enough but it will never be gone. and looking at things like measles and mumps in this day and age it will make a reappearance far too often.

and  I was only semi-joking...




Oh look! A squirrel!

well, ya, but it's true! it will be forgotten by the masses long before people quit dying of it...

doomed. doomed, I say
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #117 on: May 11, 2020, 06:13:30 PM »

doomed. doomed  Dewummed  DEEWWMEDED, I say
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #118 on: May 11, 2020, 06:42:40 PM »
It's good to be all geared up with ear plugs. And sober when riding.

I also will take short in-town trips with just a t-shirt, but I do always wear a helmet.

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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #119 on: May 11, 2020, 06:54:00 PM »
It's good to be all geared up with ear plugs. And sober when riding.

I also will take short in-town trips with just a t-shirt, but I do always wear a helmet.

And gloves! It just feels weird to ride without gloves. I've done lots of short trips to the store in shorts, T shirt, sneakers with helmet and gloves. Probably looks pretty goofy to the pirates.

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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #120 on: May 11, 2020, 07:09:53 PM »
Agreed.

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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #121 on: May 11, 2020, 08:07:43 PM »
Agreed.
Agreed that you do that too
Or that it looks goofy?
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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #122 on: May 12, 2020, 11:24:49 AM »
Typical.

You guys take a global pandemic thread and turn it into a motorcycle thread...


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Re: When will we consider covid 'over'?
« Reply #123 on: May 12, 2020, 05:31:38 PM »
Agreed.
Agreed that you do that too
Or that it looks goofy?

Um, both.