In a locked-down world ... well, at least a good portion of it ... how are cyclists contributing to the pandemic situation? Viviani says nada.
Read more about it here as Italy prepares to resume (some) normal activities.
If you can't cycle outside ... is virtual the way to go?
Peter Sagan says ... no way!
Read about it here.
" ... never take for granted ... [the] ability to go for a ride outside"
Keen words in this day and time. Porte describes the 2020 season ... the ups and downs (in life) given our current situation:
Read more here.
I rode 41 miles yesterday from Newport to Atlantic Beach and back.
I named the ride (Strava) the Remarkable 41 because I was quite surprised, and pleasingly so, that nearly every person I saw (riding, walking, running, doing yard work), which were many, smiled and waved at me.
A friend from Durham County, not a cyclist, wrote me to tell of how many cyclists he observed in and around RTP over the weekend -- and how glad/happy he was to see so many of them out there.
Social media posts are changing ... people are looking for "good news." Things like asking for people to post anything (like a photo) that will make you smile -- e.g. post a picture of your bike, your last trip to the beach.
What is it about a national crisis that brings out this behavior? i.e. this is not "normal." And we should like it.
Stay healthy -- ride on.