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    "Fake" bike commutes to work during Covid-19 outbreak

    My wife is the sort of person who likes the consistency and predictability of following a daily routine. That has been upended the past couple of weeks with social distancing and working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak.

    Between the weather not being super cooperative and limited time in the evenings or on the weekends to ride together, it has been a bit of a challenge.

    This weekend she came up with the idea of starting a "fake bike commute to work" in a similar pattern to what she did prior to this very challenging time. This morning, it really boosted her mojo and I think she may be onto something...

    Anyone else doing this sort of thing to maintain their exercise/pedaling/sanity and semi-typical routine?
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    Yup, still riding bikes. Iím retired tho, so nothing ďfakeĒ about it.
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    Yep, I get up in the morning and bike to work

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    Wel nothing holds you back to make a nice bikeride before you start working.

    I myself had planned to replace commuting with a nice mtb ride in the afternoon or a ride with the kids, but last week I learned that it doesnt work that way when both kids are at home and have homework to do. This week I try something else to see if it will work.

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    Ive been doing my errands, and shopping on the bike and on the few days that i go into the office i ride. But the weather hasnt been very conducive to either lately

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    Guilty as charged.

    Since medical services will be effectively unavailable if I crash or get hit, I wanted a route as predictable as possible.

    I even call them "Fake Commute" on Strava....
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    Why not ride new area's and explore more.

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    We have low-traffic roads, half-price gas, and distracted police.

    People are driving like mad max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    Guilty as charged.

    Since medical services will be effectively unavailable if I crash or get hit, I wanted a route as predictable as possible.

    I even call them "Fake Commute" on Strava....
    Nice!

    I live <20 mi from downtown DC and it is surreal lately. There is so little traffic that it was too tempting to push the envelope the past couple of weeks.

    Once on the trails and once on the road I darn near had a full on yard sale. So now I'm backing off of the pace a bit to avoid a visit to "the big H".

    I also keep reminding myself that I don't bounce as well as when I was younger
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    Yes- lots of lead-footed drivers hauling arse around the Washington, DC area (and running more traffic lights and stop signs "than usual" haha).

    Some drivers on the highway have completely lost the plot- going insanely fast, swerve-passing on the left or right (even in breakdown lanes!), etc.
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    Iíve been riding the trails almost every morning before starting work. And even a couple of times after work.

    Itís cool being able to watch the sunrise from my bike.




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    Variety over same old same old. I dont even drive the same route, 2 hrs, to the cabin. Gotta switch it up.

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    The town was almost a ghost town on Friday's ride. A stricter close down was initiated Thursday.

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    This mornings' commute was entirely fraudulent and completely bogus.

    Rail trail was getting busier and a lot of businesses along the way seem to have declared that they are essential, after all (leaf blowing and and driveway re-paving apparently have to happen at any cost), so I may need to adjust the ride even earlier in the morning.
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    This is a good idea. I've wondered if I should just start walking the dogs before work. Usually walk them in the evening, but play in the morning before I (usually) walk to work. Something about just leaving the breakfast table for the office doesn't translate to the same level of readiness. I do get to bike to the lab and the greenhouse one day a week, so that's great. Even got to use the dog trailer to transport a couple flats of plants.

    Been doing a bit of exploring around, including some longer rides through the city and around downtown, because it's been dead. Traffic seems to have steadily grown, though. Won't really stop me, but I'll be less carefree than I was, as I was heavy on rolling stop signs the past few weeks.
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    Sunday's gravel ride does not even qualify for a fake commute, but I tried some unfamiliar local gravel roads and enjoyed a 25 mile loop. One road petered out into an class IV road(unmaintained)/ATV trail, but my computer said it was only a half mile to the next turn/road so I kept going. Most of the dirt roads are starting to firm up nicely (I don't really like that energy-sucking sinking-in feeling), but some had loose sharp rocks from recent grading.

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