Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HerrDeacon, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    Anyone thinking their summer travel plans may be impacted or at least modified due to Coronavirus? I don't follow the news so I'm not really up on how widespread it is in Canada/U.S. but I know its certainly having an impact on the motorsport world. First few races of the MotoGP season have already been cancelled with the expectation that more may be cut or postponed. I can imagine is also affecting a lot of people's vacation plans as well.
  2. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    It is very much a concern for anyone flying but methinks less so on a bike trip. Less likely to catch it when travelling to remote areas with no tourists from around the world. Makes remote camping seem like the best idea.
  3. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I will certainly be watching for the prevalence of the virus and will avoid areas where there is a high infection rate. I will be especially careful about crowds in these areas.
    Depending upon the spread, certain regions or borders may be closed!

    Real-time statistics:

    Not in panic mode by any means but I won't take excessive chances.
    AS murph mentioned, less risk on a bike but you need to eat and you need to stay somewhere. That, or camp, bring all your food and pay at the pump for gas.
  4. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Eating is usually a grocery store for me and that is inevitable no matter where you are. Camp, cook and ride. Risk free??? Nope but sure beats airports and cruise ships right now.
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  5. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Depending on how long this virus continues, we could see the effects on the Rock. Not only from the virus, but maybe stock on the shelves. Lots of stuff made in China. And international shipping is already having an effect. If you are looking to buy something, why wait for Spring, do it now. Lol.
    And Murph, this might include tin beans from a grocery store during a riding trip.
  6. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    I agree, bike travelling would be much better than being on a plane or boat. You could also keep your helmet on when you go into the supermarket :p. Will also depend on where you are going as well, like any kind of event, city or touristy event/location. I believe the Horizons Unlimited are hosting something over on the west coast this year so hopefully this doesn't impact that too much. Also, what about those planning on travelling off the island via the ferry?
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  7. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    They’re starting to use administrative doublespeak and oxymoronic terms like “social distancing”, “non essential travel” and other such bafflegarb over here now when discussing Covid19.
    I take that as a sign..,
  8. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Eastern health just dismissed the archaic rule that Drs notes are required for sick leave of more than 2-3 days. The NLMA has been pushing for this for years as it was causing spread of flus/colds because self quarantine was not possible and Drs offices/ emergency depts were full of people with no need to be there except the note. It only took a global pandemic threat.
  9. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    I'm monitoring things, but I still plan to do some long trips this summer. It does help in telling friends/relatives why I won't be visiting their city (I wasn't planning to anyway, but now I have an excuse. As to the ferry, carry wet wipes for everything and for once I am glad there are no 60 bed dorms on the Blue Putties or the Highlander like there was on the Caribou and Smallwood.
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    We’re going to be feeling the effects of this for a long time to come. Staying close to home for the riding season will be easier. Work trips to Guyana May end up being more difficult however.
  11. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    If I book campgrounds via internet, load up my trailer with food, plan on pay-at- the- pump for gas and make sure there's lots of room on the credit card, I bet I could manage a couple of months on the road without significant human interaction. Only issue might be an oil change or tire change so might have to have a pit stop at home in the middle. Sounds vaguely comforting... Having only myself to offend, I wouldn't have to worry about doing laundry very frequently.
  12. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    Wouldn't impact my travelling much either, most of my day is spent by myself, only social type areas that could be a problem would be something like a ferry or public washrooms at the campsite. I'm not one to worry about these type of things anyway but I guess it still wouldn't hurt to be a bit aware.
  13. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

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  14. CoolHand

    CoolHand Administrator Staff Member

    Can't say it will affect my summer plans....but I spend half my life in a work camp with a few thousand other people, many from all over....its not if, but when that its going to hit.
  15. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    From VOCM:

    "COVID-19 has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and while there are no confirmed case of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador a number of people are in self-isolation."
  16. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    NBA has just suspended the season last night after finding out a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive. Also, college basketball's March Madness this month will reportedly be played in fan-less arenas, that's going to be really strange to see! I wouldn't doubt it if the NHL follows suit.
  17. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    World is in dire straights,
  18. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    ...and tRump has suspended all travel to the USA from Europe (except the UK).
    Wonder how long before travel is restricted to the USA from Canada.
    Whether or not there is any logic, it seems to be his way to blame someone else.
    Stay tuned...
  19. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    We will be feeling the after effects of this for a long time.
  20. 8382

    8382 New Member

    We are only getting started with Covid 19 here in Canada. Virus will spread here, probably already here in NL.
    If we wash hands etc, we can slow the spread. Please use common sense with this one. It will likely not kill you unless you are frail etc.
    Knowledge is power! Read up, take the fear mongering with a grain of salt (like all things in the intranetz). It will shag up a lot of things we all think are important like business and the stock market, but when it is all said and done, we will probably still meet here talking about what happened...."How bout Dat" - "still here to talk about it" - you know what i'm sayin"

    My reality is waiting patiently until the (weather / roads / 25 feet of 7 foot deep snow to get to the shed / come on please spring ) clears up

    I still have rum (for now)

    EDIT - heading to Costco with a burly friend to get in a fisticuffs over Toilet Paper
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