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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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A Motorcycle Rally in a Pandemic? ‘We Kind of Knew What Was Going to Happen.’

Mayor Mark Carstensen in Sturgis, S.D., a town that hosts a popular annual motorcycle rally late in the summer, Oct. 24, 2020. (Benjamin Rasmussen/The New York Times)
Mayor Mark Carstensen in Sturgis, S.D., a town that hosts a popular annual motorcycle rally late in the summer, Oct. 24, 2020. (Benjamin Rasmussen/The New York Times)

STURGIS, S.D. — Albert Aguirre was amped as he and a buddy skimmed across the South Dakota plains, heading to join 460,000 bikers for a motorcycle rally shaping up to be a Woodstock of unmasked, uninhibited coronavirus defiance.

“Sit tight Sturgis,” Aguirre, 40, posted on Facebook on Aug. 7 as he snapped a photo of the sun sifting through the clouds. “We’re almost there!”

A month later, back home in the college town of Vermillion, South Dakota, Aguirre was so sick he could barely take a shower. He had not been tested but told friends that it had to be COVID-19.

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Infectious-disease experts had warned about the dangers of cramming thousands of

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Tennessee’s “Motorcycle Santa” Hits the Road Early to Spread Christmas Cheer Amid Pandemic

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AJ Wolf and his decked-out Harley Davidson have been spreading Christmas cheer throughout Cross Plains, Tennessee, for the past seven years.

But this year, the man known locally as “Motorcycle Santa” was inspired by the coronavirus pandemic to hit the road a few months ahead of schedule.

“After 2020 rolled in, so many people became unhappy, the cheer level dropped, there is sadness, there’s all kind of stuff happening that we sure don’t need, but it’s here,” Wolf told WTVF.

His said that his wife, A.K.A. Mrs. Claus, encouraged him to take out his Harley adorned with antlers, 1,400 lights, and a sleigh.

“She said ‘honey, you need to go out get the reindeer bike and just go and wave to people and get the cheer up, spread some cheer honey, do it somehow,'” Wolf told WTVF reporter Hannah McDonald.

So far this month, he’s taken

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Shoppers Eye 4th of July Car Sales as Pandemic Expedites Car-Buying Plans

Some consumers may celebrate the birth of the nation by buying a new car, as Fourth of July car deals and pandemic concerns provide an incentive to shop.

Automotive marketplace Cars.com surveyed consumers who have an interest in acquiring a new car to see if the COVID-19 outbreak was impacting their plans. The survey found that not only were most respondents expediting their timeline for getting another car in part because of the pandemic, but 44% said they were prepared to close the deal on a vehicle over the holiday weekend.

A myriad of reasons to buy

Respondents gave a host of reasons for why they were quickly moving forward with their car-buying plans.

More than half — 52% — said they want something new, or at least newer than the vehicle they already own. More than a third of respondents — 42% — said they believed the deals that

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