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Is it ‘A Brave New World’ for you?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by install, May 18, 2020.

  1. install

    install Star commenter

    So it’ll be cycling to work for me in a mask. Then the 2m distancing where practical.

    Anyone else planning to change their habits when we return to ‘normality’?
  2. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Don't forget your distancing stick.

  3. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I wouldn’t have thought a mask was necessary when cycling.
    Having tried on my washable face masks that arrived the other day, I’ll only be wearing them when social distancing is difficult - buses and trains. I found them pretty uncomfortable.
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  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    There is no way in a million years I will wear a mask for cycling.
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  5. install

    install Star commenter

    It’s an anti-pollution mask for the bike - never tried one before.
  6. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    They don't work. Leave it at home. Try and find a route that keeps you away from as much traffic as possible. My husband has cycled to work for years and knows all kinds of back ways and quiet routes. They add to the length of the journey a bit but make it a million times more pleasant.
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  7. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    It's The Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies here. No work until a provisional idea for returning to work on Monday 6th July so, everything is chilled out and steady with an emphasis on having the housework, including that day's project done by noon.

    From then on it's just a matter of avoiding sofa sores. Turn the cushions regularly.
  8. install

    install Star commenter

    Thanks @Doitforfree
  9. install

    install Star commenter

    So sorry @Jude Fawley - is that as Supply?
  10. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    There was a good bit of advice in the paper this morning, that's obvious really. Try out any route you're planning before you're actually cycling to work so that you know how long it actually takes and whether you can manage it and if there's a better way.
  11. MyOrchid

    MyOrchid Established commenter

    Agree with this. It's very unpleasant riding in a mask, for limited benefit. Try to find a quiet route, give yourself a bit of extra time to get in until you find the best way and then watch your commute time fall as you get fitter!
    Don't forget to take a spare inner tube, pump, multitool and tyre levers as the bare minimum. And a drink, depending on how far it is.

  12. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    More a demand on my part. I haven't taught since 2004. Of course there'll be a lot of posters on here who will feel the same and are still in teaching.

    I'm free of it all.
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  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    It is, in the summer evenings when the moths are out!
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  14. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    We have extra tough tyres on our books. I can't remember the name but they're brilliant. I've never had a puncture and my husband's had one, and he cycles some very rough paths. He doesn't usually bother with carrying spares. On the two occasions he's had a problem, over many years, I've just gone and rescued him in the car!
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  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  16. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Nice picture! I thought I'd edited all the mistakes my phone chooses to put in.
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  17. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    @Doitforfree: Do you mean Schwalbe tyres? We have them on our bikes, and neither of us has had a puncture since fitting them, well over fifteen years ago.
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  18. install

    install Star commenter

    And I’ve just realised that when I cycle I will need to beat any other cyclists to the one school staff shower whilst social distancing.

    Any answers on how to do this on a postcard please...
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  19. install

    install Star commenter

    You are lucky. I think I may have forgotten how to teach large groups
  20. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Will the shower be open?
    I doubt it, somehow.
    Hotbed of germs (even if you don't share!!)
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