- Fancy bike purchase – essential journey?
Been offered an appointment to discuss a new (dream) bike at the builders next week.
It’s an hour away by car, and my immediate reaction was “it’s not allowed under the restrictions”
There’s all sorts of ways I can justify it to myself, but am I being weird for putting it off?Posted 1 week ago
Nope not weird at all, I wouldn’t either. It’s a very nice to have but not at all essential. Save up a bit longer and put even nicer bits on it when it happensPosted 1 week ago
Just say you are a Government advisor….Posted 1 week ago
Take your current bike with you and do some exercise while you are there.Posted 1 week ago
IF you are doing star jumps for the entire time that you’re discussing the bike then it’s part of your allowed exercise.Posted 1 week ago
Not sure it will be frowned upon if you go to collect/discuss your new bike. After all, bike shops are all open, and you are now allowed to go out in your car.Posted 1 week ago
Here in the Peak District it’s very busy with people driving to beauty spots to go for walks.
If you take this sort of reductionism to its logical conclusion you’d not class anything as essential.
I’m not sure how driving somewhere makes any difference to the spread of the virus, unless you’re planning on licking people along the way. I am sure that the virtue signalling lockdown fascists will be along soon to attempt to justify their own narrative.
JPPosted 1 week ago
Put it on a scale of essential journeys. Is it worse than driving half the country whilst ill with covid, to drop kids at grandparents?
No? Crack on 😉Posted 1 week ago
Never mind “essential” or not . . .Posted 1 week ago
Surely it’s your public duty, to help keep our economy running?
I’m liking the public duty argument, but have just been reminded I won’t have a car this week, so it’s a mute point.Posted 1 week ago
It’s essential to tell us what you’re buying so you can get a lot of opinions why you’re wrong and what you should be buying instead.Posted 1 week ago
Lockdown as we knew it is over, do what you feel is safe just 6’6″ away from others.
As you haven’t got the car it’s neither a mute nor a moot point.Posted 1 week ago
I’d be less concerned about the driving and more about going into the premises to talk about the new bike. Surely that’s a risk?
Unless they are actually measuring you why would you need to travel?Posted 1 week ago
Sounds like something that could be done by video conferencing.Posted 1 week ago
There would be a bit of measuring and/or trying for size, but they feel that they have got it as risk free as they can.Posted 1 week ago
Does it have to be an in-person meeting, could you not gawp at a pile of bike parts and discuss what colour hubs you want via zoom?Posted 1 week ago
I would just use my instinct and go …Posted 1 week ago
Just go, whats going to happen, public humiliation on public media and and anti social mediaPosted 1 week ago
Take your kid(s) just to be safe.Posted 1 week ago
I’m deeply offended by the Dominic Cummings comparison, but I’m confident that Boris will back the instinct of a fellow cyclistPosted 1 week ago
So long as you do it with integrity, you’ll be fine.Posted 1 week ago
In light of the cummings debacle. Just go for it. If the cops stop you,just tell them you’re following government guidelines.Posted 1 week ago
If you already have a bike you can ride until restrictions are eased then dont go. If you dont have a bike, so the new one means you can get your ‘daily cycle’, then go.Posted 1 week ago
Can’t believe no one has asked – what bike is it?Posted 6 days ago
Laverack J.Ack Disc
I had no idea they were relatively close to me.Posted 6 days ago
LovelyPosted 6 days ago
Lovely, but quite a bit more than equivalent spec EnigmaPosted 6 days ago
Is it just me, or there now about a thousand variants on the theme of titanium all day disc road/gravel/adventure bike?Posted 6 days ago
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