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(Daily Star)   "Cyclists stop panting viruses through our village / stay away." Your dog wants another route to ride his/her bike (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
    More: Stupid, Village, sign asking cyclists, Bicycle, Barry Matthews, chairman of Coveney Parish Council, strict guidelines, small village of Coveney, social distancing  
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2020-04-14 8:51:30 AM  
In village presumably OK.
 
2020-04-14 11:07:18 AM  
It's always "the other."
 
2020-04-14 11:48:07 AM  

edmo: It's always "the other."


Also known as social distancing?
 
2020-04-14 11:50:32 AM  
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2020-04-14 11:55:19 AM  
"This is a local village, for local panters, we'll have no COVID here"
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2020-04-14 11:59:36 AM  
I wish there would be a ban on panties in my village
 
2020-04-14 11:59:40 AM  
"Cllr Matthews said no one had come forward to take ownership for the sign or discuss their concerns with the council."

...and people say mind-numbing regret isn't a thing anymore.
 
2020-04-14 12:01:54 PM  
Fine. People can just ride through their village pantsless. Problem solved.
 
2020-04-14 12:03:13 PM  
Panting Viruses is my Hole/Smashing Pumpkins mashup group
 
2020-04-14 12:14:44 PM  
I've got neighbours like that. There's a park nearby, technically it belongs to the development but it's between a public right-of-way path and a canal so people once in a while bike through it to access the towpath and get on the canal. Whatever.

But I often walk past little cliques of my neighbours, four or five all hanging out in one person's garden, barely a foot between any of them, spilling out onto the footpath, all nattering on about how dangerous it is that they're letting just anyone bike through our park,why can't they put up some proper fencing to keep them out, and what if I catch coronavirus off them?

Because yes, the kid riding his bike two hundred meters away through a bit of dog-walking park is much more of a danger than any of the people you're currently having your daily garden drinks with, or the other guy you're going to hang around and chat with while he does some painting, or any of the other people you happily chat with, oh, but it's fine, I know him, John's a good un, as if the coronavirus can only be transmitted by strangers.
 
2020-04-14 12:16:48 PM  

Yoleus: I wish there would be a ban on panties in my village


All dudes?
 
2020-04-14 12:21:12 PM  
Well apparently non panting person can project the virus 13 ft, a 26 ft radius and it seems likely a panting person could conceivably double that

I don't put that much stock in the latest studies and assume that this is an exaggeration but it isn't unreasonable for someone who thinks studies are all that to be concerned
 
2020-04-14 12:28:04 PM  
I do catch myself giving wide berth to passersby, more than the 6' minimum. I imagine them making a wet P sound when talking, resulting in a spit particle drifting my way in the breeze. I stay 30' upwind of people. It's funny all the new things to think about that went unnoticed before.
 
2020-04-14 12:35:44 PM  
The official position of the public health authority where I live is that the risk of catching COV-SARS-2 from a passing cyclist is too low to be concerned about.

Cyclists, however, are narcissistic vermin and all hostility they receive is entirely deserved.
 
2020-04-14 12:43:28 PM  
I could have done without the ass pic.

Meanwhile, in related news.......
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2020-04-14 1:06:48 PM  
I've seen this running around FB.

The 6ft rule more or less comes from the fact if you breath out Covid-19 at a distance of 6ft it's most likely has fallen on to another object or blow a level were a normal person would be able to breath it back in.

So this worry about cycling, and running, comes from an self-published research study that shows the turbulence you generate with those activities could cause the virus to remain in the air longer and since bikes and runners are faster they'll be much further away than 6ft before the virus has landed.

Couple that with the fact that the accompanying graphs and charts are confusing to your average person it makes it look like someone is shedding the virus like a paint sprayer when biking or running.  Thus the "OMG CYCLISTS ARE GOING TO KILL US" signs.
 
2020-04-14 1:07:03 PM  
The only panting I'm hearing is from the neckbreathers in tfa
 
2020-04-14 1:09:15 PM  

TimeCubeFan: I do catch myself giving wide berth to passersby, more than the 6' minimum. I imagine them making a wet P sound when talking, resulting in a spit particle drifting my way in the breeze. I stay 30' upwind of people. It's funny all the new things to think about that went unnoticed before.


I've lived my entire life like this.
 
2020-04-14 1:09:50 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: The official position of the public health authority where I live is that the risk of catching COV-SARS-2 from a passing cyclist is too low to be concerned about.

Cyclists, however, are narcissistic vermin and all hostility they receive is entirely deserved.


well it's nice he took an official position

I'm sure the subject has been well studied
 
2020-04-14 1:11:16 PM  
And he thoroughly researched it
 
2020-04-14 1:17:43 PM  

dennysgod: So this worry about cycling, and running, comes from an self-published research study


interesting good find
 
2020-04-14 1:38:21 PM  
"Oh no, there's a cyclist over there.  Well, time for my daily trip to buy much needed supplies."
 
2020-04-14 3:17:16 PM  

dennysgod: I've seen this running around FB.

The 6ft rule more or less comes from the fact if you breath out Covid-19 at a distance of 6ft it's most likely has fallen on to another object or blow a level were a normal person would be able to breath it back in.

So this worry about cycling, and running, comes from an self-published research study that shows the turbulence you generate with those activities could cause the virus to remain in the air longer and since bikes and runners are faster they'll be much further away than 6ft before the virus has landed.

Couple that with the fact that the accompanying graphs and charts are confusing to your average person it makes it look like someone is shedding the virus like a paint sprayer when biking or running.  Thus the "OMG CYCLISTS ARE GOING TO KILL US" signs.


Now that people aren't driving, you'd think they'd stop complaining about cyclists.  Nope, and they're also directing their ire at joggers.  So it turns out that it isn't road rage, it's just that they're miserable people.
 
2020-04-14 7:13:12 PM  
A pro cyclist fark thread?  This IS the weirdest timeline.
 
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