(Cycle) Life is Challenging

When I put up the CLC2020 post a little over two weeks ago, I could not envision our world changing so much. Thanks COVID-19.

I’m so glad to see that folks are still able to get out and do physical-distanced cycling. I thought I could too but well … I’ve got a 93yo mother who is in rehab. The night before she was due to be discharged a new patient tested positive for covid. Her assisted living refused her at the door. So now my sibs and I are busy working to rescue her from there. All facilities are trying to figure out what they can and can’t do with a pandemic erupting around us.

In my role as irate daughter I had some exposure to rehab staff. It was minimal and I was protected, but BJ and I are self-isolated just to be on the safe side. So I can’t go out for any therapeutic rides for 14 days. I am going out into the backyard for some pedaling though. What do you think of my setup?

Let’s ride, cowgirl!

I would not be surprised if the world has changed again by the time our isolation is up on April 2. So we’ll see what kinds of rides I can imagine and post here.

Everyone stay home, wash your hands, keep your distance from others, get out solo for some fresh air. It’ll be good to keep in touch through this site. Anyone interested in doing a Zoom with me? Go to zoom.us and install on phone and/or computer. I’ll make a separate post to set up a date and time.

Good luck to all of us.

IMPORTANT: Supporting the local economy is waived as a requirement this year. Do what you feel safe doing.

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7 response to "(Cycle) Life is Challenging"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: March 21, 2020

    Sorry to hear about all that. I feel your pain. My mid-90s father was scheduled to enter a senior facility in Virginia a few days ago, but covid-19 quarantine rules were put into place that day, so no one could accompany him inside and stay with him until he was fully settled. Naturally, my brother and sister decided it was entirely inappropriate to simply push him through the door and wave goodbye, especially when he was already very apprehensive about being “put away.” Rough days all the way around. Hope all is well with you guys.

    As to cycling at home in self-isolation, I trust you have studied my safety tips: https://youtu.be/UO9IA5w03cw

    • By: Kathleen Jones Posted: March 21, 2020

      That’s a tough situation, Bill. You have my complete sympathy.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: March 21, 2020

    Also, we might waive biking itself as a requirement. Seems like a session on your indoor trainer would be quite appropriate.

    Zoom! I didn’t know that was even a thing until a few days ago, and suddenly it’s everywhere. I’m going to have to self-educate.

    • By: Kathleen Jones Posted: March 21, 2020

      Agreed about waiving actual bike riding. You are allowed to make up rides or use old rides/photos.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: March 22, 2020

    Unhappy situation for your mom. Hope you can get her home soon!
    I have a granddaughter doing a social year in Mexico and no flights to get her home. Her father is worried sick – as am I about both of them.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: March 22, 2020

    This is such a difficult, sad and weary situation for everyone of us!
    Like Scott, I just heard of Zoom for the first time last week, and now everyone I know seems to be doing it. Need a course in this for myself.

    Susan and I (aged as we are) stay in our house (or RV house) most of the time. When we go out it is for either a solo bike ride or walk, or for the two of us, keeping WELL away from anyone. We have stocked up well for food a while back, and when we need perishables we plan to have it delivered. We are being much more vigilant and determined than some of the people we know. Dang it!
    Wishing us all the best that can be.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: March 23, 2020

    Oh, that’s awful, Kathleen. I am so sad for you and your mom. The backyard trainer is a great idea though. I was going to say I hoped you had a good birthday last weekend, but it sounds like it will be one you would rather forget. Not a fun start to retirement either! All the best – will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

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