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Motorcycle Riding Tips – Touring During COVID Pandemic

Helmets, gloves, gps devices, grips and essentially everything related to motorcycle use that requires touching is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental in Quito. It’s not as if these items weren’t wiped down before, but now, it is done with more frequency, fervor and efficiency, with microorganisms and the debatably nonliving viral particles in mind. Even the keys and keychain are sanitized.



a man riding a bike down a dirt road in the snow: Wide open spaces on a motorcycle journey may just be the safest (and best) way to enjoy life during a pandemic.


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Wide open spaces on a motorcycle journey may just be the safest (and best) way to enjoy life during a pandemic.

Motorcycle touring and indeed, travel in general, has changed. But the reality is that if these tour operators want to stay open, these changes, both big and small, must be made.



Though motorcycle touring during a pandemic comes with the hassle of extra biosafety measures, this is a nuisance many are willing to accept in order to get out and explore.


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Though motorcycle touring during a pandemic comes with the hassle of extra biosafety measures, this is a nuisance many are willing to accept in order

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Sourdough Starter? Learning to Knit? My COVID Hobby Is Riding Motorcycles

I mean, don’t get me wrong: I tried the other stuff. I read more fiction—hell, I read more poetry, lots more; I lost 30 pounds; I convinced myself, for perhaps the 11th time, that I would take up drawing again; I took apart one of my guitars, redesigned it a bit, and put it back together again. (All of which got me through, what—May?) But when all those moments passed, I was left staring in the face of one of the biggest dreams I’ve always deferred: I wanted to buy a motorcycle and ride it fast, and often.

It started off this time, oddly enough, as a safety consideration. When we all thought we’d still be going back to work in our offices, oh, soonish, it seemed wise to make a plan to do so without relying on the subway. The fact that I can (and often did)

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Responsible for at Least 86 COVID Cases, 1 Death in Minnesota, CDC Says

In a weekly report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this past summer’s Sturgis motorcycle rally was responsible for at least 86 COVID-19 cases and one death in Minnesota.

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Friday said that after investigating all outbreaks associated with the rally among Minnesotans, the Minnesota Department of Health found 51 primary event-associated cases and identified another 35 among their close contacts, or “secondary or tertiary cases”.

Among the 86 related cases in the state, four patients were hospitalized and one died.

Over a 10-day period in August, nearly half a million people attended the motorcycle rally in South Dakota with no mask requirements or social distancing. The event was supported by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who continues to refuse to implement a statewide mask mandate as the state faces one of the nation’s deadliest outbreaks.

Although the rally did

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