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Mr.Gib
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OnTheRivet wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:16 am
Mr.Gib wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:18 pm
Andrew69 wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:39 am
The state of New South Wales in Australia (most populous state) has now gone into a snap 7 day lock down
We already had the area of Greater Sydney in lockdown (Im in this area), but now its been extended state wide.
The distance we are allowed to travel for exercise has been steadily getting smaller over the last few weeks
Its gone from your local government area, to within 10km of your home, and from 12:01am monday morning, its now within 5 km of your home

Looks like I will be doing lots of lockdown laps around my suburb, which is rather boring , but at least with a new police crackdown on people travelling, the roads should be quite.
I guess I will be having a go at several Strava segments that I think the times are a bit soft on. Will see exactly where my fitness is at
that sucks, sorry to hear this. It will be interesting to see what other jurisdiction go the lockdown route. The US has some real hotspots which might face the same fate but I wouldn't count on lockdowns in those districts. Spain has some problem areas.

Well guys, it's been a slice, I'll be off for a few weeks (NW Italy, yeah baby yeah). If I could ask a favour and maybe a few of you could babysit OnTheRivet for me. You don't have to do much, he's pretty good as supplying his own entertainment. Just make sure he doesn't miss his nap.
Nope, headed to Colorado to ride the mtb. Hope you have a great trip, ride the Passo Fedaia - Marmolada for me.
Well thanks and you have yourself a good mtb adventure in Colorado as well. You west coast US guys have lot's of great options if you are willing to travel a bit.

FWIW I am far West of the Dolomites so won't see the Fedaia etc. So it'll be Faunaria, Sempeyre, Dell'Agnello, Finestre, etc. In Barolo/Barbaresco as we speak. Italy is empty and silent. Zero tourists, only Italians checking out their own country and very few at that. Normally this area would be swarming with busloads of tourists at this time of year. Roads are empty and silent, town squares are nearly deserted. People are noticeably subdued and a little sad relative to my other times in Italy. It's a bit heartbreaking.

And btw, I highly recommend to everyone a trip to the vineyard regions of Piemonte. Mindblowing landscape with the vines in full greenery and grapes hanging. One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Great climbing, constantly up and down, 2 - 5km mostly, and very steep if you want it, saw 28% for a few meters today on some forgotten snake of a road that switchbacks its way up a wall of a vineyard.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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Got my first Pfizer jab yesterday
Feeling fine, sore shoulder last night and this morning, but riding is so far uneffected.
In fact, last night and this morning, I feel like I could wrestle a gorilla! :mrgreen:

My state (NSW) here in Australia now has the highest rate of daily vaccination per capita in the world at the moment (at least according to the government)

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Seriously on topic - Mrs. Gib getting a PCR test in bike clothes before taking on the dell'Angello and Izoard. (Sorry can't show her charming face :( )
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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It's all a conspiracy theory .....until it isn't
https://www.theblaze.com/news/australia ... antine-app

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OnTheRivet wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:48 am
It's all a conspiracy theory .....until it isn't
https://www.theblaze.com/news/australia ... antine-app

So, um, don't break your quarantine? Don't worry about being tracked by a COVID quarantine app...you own a smartphone, you're already being tracked. Welcome to the year 2010.

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OnTheRivet wrote:It's all a conspiracy theory .....until it isn't
https://www.theblaze.com/news/australia ... antine-app
And?

Do you know how modern cell phones work?


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Mr.Gib wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:30 am
OnTheRivet wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:16 am
Mr.Gib wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:18 pm
Andrew69 wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:39 am
The state of New South Wales in Australia (most populous state) has now gone into a snap 7 day lock down
We already had the area of Greater Sydney in lockdown (Im in this area), but now its been extended state wide.
The distance we are allowed to travel for exercise has been steadily getting smaller over the last few weeks
Its gone from your local government area, to within 10km of your home, and from 12:01am monday morning, its now within 5 km of your home

Looks like I will be doing lots of lockdown laps around my suburb, which is rather boring , but at least with a new police crackdown on people travelling, the roads should be quite.
I guess I will be having a go at several Strava segments that I think the times are a bit soft on. Will see exactly where my fitness is at
that sucks, sorry to hear this. It will be interesting to see what other jurisdiction go the lockdown route. The US has some real hotspots which might face the same fate but I wouldn't count on lockdowns in those districts. Spain has some problem areas.

Well guys, it's been a slice, I'll be off for a few weeks (NW Italy, yeah baby yeah). If I could ask a favour and maybe a few of you could babysit OnTheRivet for me. You don't have to do much, he's pretty good as supplying his own entertainment. Just make sure he doesn't miss his nap.
Nope, headed to Colorado to ride the mtb. Hope you have a great trip, ride the Passo Fedaia - Marmolada for me.
Well thanks and you have yourself a good mtb adventure in Colorado as well. You west coast US guys have lot's of great options if you are willing to travel a bit.

FWIW I am far West of the Dolomites so won't see the Fedaia etc. So it'll be Faunaria, Sempeyre, Dell'Agnello, Finestre, etc. In Barolo/Barbaresco as we speak. Italy is empty and silent. Zero tourists, only Italians checking out their own country and very few at that. Normally this area would be swarming with busloads of tourists at this time of year. Roads are empty and silent, town squares are nearly deserted. People are noticeably subdued and a little sad relative to my other times in Italy. It's a bit heartbreaking.

And btw, I highly recommend to everyone a trip to the vineyard regions of Piemonte. Mindblowing landscape with the vines in full greenery and grapes hanging. One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Great climbing, constantly up and down, 2 - 5km mostly, and very steep if you want it, saw 28% for a few meters today on some forgotten snake of a road that switchbacks its way up a wall of a vineyard.
Heartbraking? That's what you wish for, that's what you were advocating, or you didn't think that far?

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ico wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:03 am
Heartbraking? That's what you wish for, that's what you were advocating, or you didn't think that far?
Does anyone understand what this means? Baffling, weird, and angry all at once. Perhaps it amounts to nothing more than a testament to the variety of humans that occupy this planet. Keeps things interesting at least. :noidea:
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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by basilic

Mr.Gib wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:30 am
Italy is empty and silent. Zero tourists, only Italians checking out their own country and very few at that.
Sounds nice, but. I was in the Grisons, ventured into Alto Adige/Lombardy a few times, and it was teeming with traffic, mostly Italian. Climbing Umbrail from Mustair I saw half a dozen cars, but the Stelvio road was a bazaar, Livigno had traffic jams.

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I was having huge problems to find a free b&b for my mother for a couple of day in Trentino; whole August was fully booked and even September there were few available spots.
Local people in Venice were complaining about tourists number going up exponentially and having troubles to respect the safety measures for example on public boats.
So no, Italy isn't empty.

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I guess it depends exactly where you are. The Stelvio is always a zoo in nice weather. Perhaps the northwest is just that much harder to get to, or simply lower priority to tourists. Cuneo and Saluzzo were really quiet. The whole of the Langhe was tranquil. Town centers of both Barolo and Barbaresco were completely deserted at mid day. I was on the viewing platform of La Morra at noon and there was no one. The only action was on the Colle dell'Agnello, mostly motorcycles hanging out on top, and a bit on the Izoard. But still very quiet relative to normal times. On the whole trip I think I only had to pass two cars on a descent. Usually that's a regular thing. And all of this in perfect weather so no excuses for people not to be out.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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LeDuke wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:58 am
OnTheRivet wrote:It's all a conspiracy theory .....until it isn't
https://www.theblaze.com/news/australia ... antine-app
And?

Do you know how modern cell phones work?


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Ah yes the smug "I'm smarter than you reply" Leftists are going to ride that one straight into authoritarianism. Sudenly lefties are all cool with this police state madnness, the only real explanation is "Orange man bad psychosis". Don't trust me, how about a Melbourne legal activists group, you know the people on the far left protesting government overreach, something lefties used be a into until switching to the religion of Science. Government backs science for profit, lefties back government, what a strange turn of events.https://melbactivistlegal.org.au/2021/0 ... rupt-bill/

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You’ve been constantly surveilled forever. You leave a trail wherever you go online and even offline…
The only difference here is this time it fits your narrative. Oh nooo, very specific individuals under obligate quarantine disobey that order and trigger a notification. Oh booohooohoooo.
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I agree that phones track you but it's a little different when it's a direct order from the government to "check in" or else. No way in hell I would partake in this app. This is a huge overstep of the government in my eyes. Citizens going along with a program like this are just setting the stage for losing more and more freedoms and for what? #staysafe #hugs Covid isn't going anywhere. No amount of guaranteeing will make it just magically disappear. Suppressing the inevitable. But I'm an American so what do I know.

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