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Went on a short bimble yesterday evening from Exeter to Seaton with mates from Exeter Classic M/C Club.
On the way back called in at a petrol station to top-up (Roadster tank).
From tomorrow, I would need to wear a face covering (crash helmets not allowed) to enter the shop/kiosk to pay for fuel.
There was no 'pay at pump' facility.
Just for UK riders info (I know the nations prob have different rules but this certainly applies in England).
I may get one of these from redbubble.com :)
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Are we entering the realm of the absurd now???
 

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250,000 Bikers vs. Covid-19: Who Wins? Sturgis is about to find out.

Coronavirus or no, a quarter-milliion bikers are expected to rumble into Sturgis this week, for the town’s 80th Motorcycle Rally.

In a survey of residents conducted by the city, more than 60% said the rally should be postponed. But businesses pressured the City Council to proceed.

Rod Woodruff, who operates the Buffalo Chip, said he felt he had little choice but to proceed with the rally... “We spend money for 355 days of the year without any return on it, hoping people show up for nine days,” he said. “We’re a nine-day business.”

 

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I am about to ride up to Sturgis with some friends in an hour. I am not stopping though. As soon as I get to S Dakota and am turning around and heading back to Denver. Looking forward to getting out on the beast (Harley)...

250,000 Bikers vs. Covid-19: Who Wins? Sturgis is about to find out.

Coronavirus or no, a quarter-milliion bikers are expected to rumble into Sturgis this week, for the town’s 80th Motorcycle Rally.

In a survey of residents conducted by the city, more than 60% said the rally should be postponed. But businesses pressured the City Council to proceed.

Rod Woodruff, who operates the Buffalo Chip, said he felt he had little choice but to proceed with the rally... “We spend money for 355 days of the year without any return on it, hoping people show up for nine days,” he said. “We’re a nine-day business.”

 

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Re: Sturgis:

Biker's Rally = Protest (of 4 wheels) = Permitted.

Some Biker's Rallies = Riots = Permitted

So, what's the problem?

Wish I could be there.

Slick
 
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I am about to ride up to Sturgis with some friends in an hour. I am not stopping though. As soon as I get to S Dakota and am turning around and heading back to Denver. Looking forward to getting out on the beast (Harley)...
How far is that Jerry?
 

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How far is that Jerry?
Its 600 miles or so to Sturgis from my house. I will probably turn around when I get to S Dakota. So long straight roads through Wyoming, cruising with music. The best bit to ride is the last part, but not going that far I don’t think. Its nice to be connected on the Harley, so can still receive text and phone calls when there is a signal. I will probably ride though a thunderstorm or 2.
I think it’s the most stupid thing ever to do Sturgis this year with Covid. Big mistake. I don’t like big gatherings anyway. Its just about being on the bike and getting away for a bit. Getting on the road now. Cheers
 

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Its 600 miles or so to Sturgis from my house. I will probably turn around when I get to S Dakota. So long straight roads through Wyoming, cruising with music. The best bit to ride is the last part, but not going that far I don’t think. Its nice to be connected on the Harley, so can still receive text and phone calls when there is a signal. I will probably ride though a thunderstorm or 2.
I think it’s the most stupid thing ever to do Sturgis this year with Covid. Big mistake. I don’t like big gatherings anyway. Its just about being on the bike and getting away for a bit. Getting on the road now. Cheers
Have a great trip and post some pics.
 

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Went on a short bimble yesterday evening from Exeter to Seaton with mates from Exeter Classic M/C Club.
On the way back called in at a petrol station to top-up (Roadster tank).
From tomorrow, I would need to wear a face covering (crash helmets not allowed) to enter the shop/kiosk to pay for fuel.
There was no 'pay at pump' facility.
Just for UK riders info (I know the nations prob have different rules but this certainly applies in England).
I may get one of these from redbubble.com :)
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Other designs and logos are available from various suppliers.
Andy
Do you get an oily chin wearing that ? ;)
 
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Its 600 miles or so to Sturgis from my house. I will probably turn around when I get to S Dakota. So long straight roads through Wyoming, cruising with music. The best bit to ride is the last part, but not going that far I don’t think. Its nice to be connected on the Harley, so can still receive text and phone calls when there is a signal. I will probably ride though a thunderstorm or 2.
I think it’s the most stupid thing ever to do Sturgis this year with Covid. Big mistake. I don’t like big gatherings anyway. Its just about being on the bike and getting away for a bit. Getting on the road now. Cheers
Music, texts and phone calls!!! Bloody hell, Jerry, I get on a bike to get away from all that! But each to their own, of course. Enjoy the ride :)
 

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I feel lucky if I get a 60-70 mile ride in these days. Had several great rides canned this year. So I can’t pretended I’m not a tad envious Jerry.

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For anyone near the Cotswolds, the road from Toddington ( the GWR steam railway station ) to Guiting Quarry on the way Stow in the Wold over Stanway Hill has just been resurfaced, it is motorcycle heaven - narrow, twisty, uphill, scenic. well worth a detour.
 

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Music, texts and phone calls!!! Bloody hell, Jerry, I get on a bike to get away from all that! But each to their own, of course. Enjoy the ride :)
It was a work day today, so had to be connected. Did about 600 or 700 miles. Was super hot 102 f at one point. I had to deal with 3 business calls and they had no idea I ws barreling up the 85 hwy at 85 mph lol
 

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Re: Sturgis:
Biker's Rally = Protest (of 4 wheels) = Permitted.
Some Biker's Rallies = Riots = Permitted
So, what's the problem?
Wish I could be there.
Slick
not sure what you trying to equate, but perhaps...

Sturgis, July 2020 = Philadelphia, September 1918
 
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Just because something is permitted or not against the law doesn't mean it's the right thing to do.
 
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