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Was a fantastic day today with lots of sun, very little wind, and temps around 54-58F. Needed to pick up a bag of tea and a few dozen pre-planting pots from my son's car while he was at work. He works at a coffee roastery that supplies several coffee houses in the area and also writes programs for remote ordering of bags of coffee and tea online from the business (iPhone and Android and web apps). His work place is about 8 miles away, a lot closer than his house. So off I go on the Burgman 650 with the new top case mounted and once again took the long route on country roads to get there. Rode 47 miles this time. That included a trip across the Mile Long Bridge across the middle of Saylorville Lake and then back across the dam at the southern end. Photos are from the dam. In the longer shot up the lake you can just barely see the Mile Long Bridge way out about 6 miles out at what looks like the upper end of the lake (about the left center of the photo left of the taller sign post). That bridge is actually only half way up the lake. It's fairly tall off the water, enough for all sailing boats to easily pass under it, with a low railing on each side... not the place to ride on a really windy day. There were other motorcycle riders out and about but not a lot. Many still haven't polished 4 months of dust off their chrome yet.
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16 mile trip took 47 miles, Yup, it's a burgman. That thang can't go in a straight line !
 

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Continuing my isolating from others, but not in place really unless you count the entire 5 county area around my home, I went for another ride today. Rode just under 64 miles toward the south and somewhat west. Came within a few miles of John Wayne's museum and birth home but didn't bother to go into town. That place wouldn't be open now anyway and I'd have to park the bike to see it so turned onto another county highway and just kept on riding. Just keeping my social distance without loosing my sanity. A really fine day with no clouds and temps in the mid 60's F. I broke out my spring/summer gloves for this ride which are good for around 60F and up. Soon will be taking out the wind liner in the jacket and pants to get a bit more air flow. But today was really comfortable. :D

No errands or shopping today. Just an essential sanity check ride.
 

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Bob, I hate you! :p

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I could sute up and do a 20 mile loop out in the country and see about 5 cars. But no people within 6 feet.
 

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Getting in my miles while I still can. Only a matter of time before our governor finally decides to implement a strict stay at home mandate with legal consequences as the surrounding states to us have done.
 

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Needed to visit the Post Office so rode the Burgman. Was only around 34F the whole way. Wore my Nitrile gloves under my riding gloves. When I parked the bike I traded my full face helmet for a face mask. Only one customer was at the counter so waited at the floor marking for them to finish. Funny thing is the floor markings are 6 ft apart but the 2 clerks at the counter were only 3 ft apart so if they were helping more than one customer people would have to be too close for the CDC recommendations. Once again took the long way there but not as long as I could have. Only rode 17 miles this time.
 

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Perfect riding weather yesterday and today - around 70 and sunny. Ride and hike yesterday on the Helix, and a country ride on the Burgman today. Met a Burgman (or something similar) riding with a red Helix like mine...two bikes I've never met while riding before.
 

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Here in Arizona, the governor implemented the stay at home order on the 31st at 5pm. Got home at 3 after a long 160 mile loop quiet ride because I had been busy the few days prior with errands (that are probably allowed after the order) and I just knew that that day was going to be my last day for a whole month to get my riding ya-yas out of my system.
That said, I may still use the bike for needed resupplying errands some time during the month just to keep its juices flowing.
 

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I have to go get gas for the lawn mower and leaf blower. The weather for the next 5 days is mid 50's and dry. I will strap a 5 gallon gas can on the Burgman and ride over to Costco to get gas for both.

I will have my N95 mask on for the trip. In a car the air coming head on is going thru a Cabin Air Filter. On a bike it does not so if the Ya-hoo in front of you sneezes out his window, you ride right thru the cloud.
 

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...if the Ya-hoo in front of you sneezes out his window, you ride right thru the cloud.
I've wondered about this, especially since I tend to ride not-too-far behind cars that are going 10 mph under the speed limit. My hope is any virus particles would be sufficiently diluted/dispersed in the open air that there wouldn't be enough to cause an infection. Might should follow your lead and wear a mask until the time comes I can't ride.
 
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