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bit of a strange 24 hours

Post by barney » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:33 pm

I went for a little trip out last night, from the moment I left the house yesterday (6pm) till when I got home this afternoon I didn’t look on my phone/social media or listen to any news.

After the events of the past few weeks it was quite surreal, riding down country lanes nodding and saying greeting people, it was like everything was “back to normal”.

Just rambling really... I don’t want to be irresponsible (apologies if people think I am) but I think it’s good to have a bit of escapism and time out from what’s going on.
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Re: bit of a strange 24 hours

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:14 pm

Everytime I leave the house Mark - nowt strange about it. 'Tis perfectly normal, enjoy it, do it more :wink:
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Re: bit of a strange 24 hours

Post by sean_iow » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:50 pm

I had exactly the same experience last weekend, when I woke up in the woods and then sat up in my bag making a coffee it was like the outside world had ceased to exist, lovely it was :grin:
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Re: bit of a strange 24 hours

Post by FLV » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:54 pm

Makes me wish I'd gone out this weekend, perhaps one evening after work next week

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Re: bit of a strange 24 hours

Post by Escape Goat » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:09 pm

I bivvied out last night. It was fun and just what I needed. On the ride back, I let onto people. They smiled back etc, but it seamed strange. I don't know why.
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Re: bit of a strange 24 hours

Post by composite » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:19 pm

My bike trip last week meant I was pretty much out of touch for 4 days. It felt odd when I got back and things had been ramping up. The last day was particularly strange as a lot of places I rode through were ghost town like and even main roads very quiet.

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Re: bit of a strange 24 hours

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:40 pm

Went for a nice 10 miles, two hour pootle with My Very Active Girlfriend and her 9-year-old this morning. Very little traffic on the road sections we covered, which was not much, but loads more people walking and running than usual, and everyone either solo or just two of them. So social distancing is alive and well on the bridlepaths around Watford. Most interestingly, it was not me who said good morning to everyone first as we passed. I've never known people to be so "hullo'y". Quite nice. But very strange.
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Re: bit of a strange 24 hours

Post by trob6 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:37 pm

I went out today for 4 hours, just a little bit of road, took enough water and food so didnt need to get anything and my little stove, stopped and made coffee halfway.
Been roofing the shed/man cave extension this afternoon and I even managed to get a loaf from the local coop as well, first one we have had in 4 or 5 days! Its been a lovely day.
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