Friday, 3 April 2020

10 Days into UK Self Isolation...


Were a week and a half into the 21 Day Self Isolation here in the UK and with the coastal car parks now closed the coast is quieter now when out for once a day exercise as permitted by the UK Goverment...


Social Media as expected is full of folk on Town and village groups of folks going off their heads who obviously canny deal with being couped up at home and trying to self police telling folk they should not be outside etc.  These folk are not listening to UK Goverment headlines, which along with one outside area exercise a day also behaving in a calm and sensible manner...

There are probably going to be more mental health problems than Corona Virus problems the way some are behaving. Some folk are off their trolly the way they are ranting on social media and behaving at shops not social distancing...

All you have to do is be safe and sensible, and wash your hands, and exercise outdoors as per guidelines. We are going a 1-2 hour cycle daily with a weekly shop - that is the scary bit being in contact with things in a busy public area.

I do wonder once all this passes how long will it be till the masses return to moaning about the NHS and appointment times, Ambulance turn out times, and treatment when in Hospital...
Because so many people are hypocrites now they now need the good folk of the NHS now we are in crisis-before they were in their hoards always slagging our NHS workers.  As someone whose life was saved from Cancer a year ago i know the good work of many NHS workers who work under payed for over hours saving people here in the UK...

Facebook and the likes are of course full of posts trying to put a smile on it,  some are funny..

I`ve been self isolating with new Girlfriend G, a weird situation meeting my female Doppleganger at such a time will be a good test for us both,
We met via cycling and G`s interest in Fatbikes, and things just clicked, we have both been through the ups and downs of life with partners but both of us decidied to stay together through all this and adhere to Goverment guidelines,
So were out a cycle everyday and as you can see in the pics and short films of the last few days apart from other cyclists, runners, and a few fit walkers the coast is really quiet with the car parks closed now after the crazy scenes of 2 weeks ago...



Another couple of pics from Facebook...  :)



And with all the hairdressers and Beauty treatment shops now shut a lot of folk will start to look a bit rough and grey, and with the home haircuts folks are going to start looking a bit feral!...




Plenty of time at home to do some Apocalypse reading...



And daily isolation cycling...








Bug out hut built on the beach, this must have kept a family busy for the day and tired the bairns out!,
But no doubt some twats on Facebook etc will be having a stroke a folk outdoors enjoying themselves!...


And there is some amount of wood on the coast - free heat if you cycle and own a trailer!


Good getting out every day a wee cycle...



And time to edit up films...


Beachride; Belhaven Bay, March 2020 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


Another day and local trails...






Isolation Cycle; March 2020 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

And more pics of near deserted beaches...





Came across a Bug Out hut hidden in the woods..





Wee film












Isolation Cycle 2; April 2020 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

Stay safe...
Got a load of blogs to post up previous to the shut down that will post up soon...

More soon...

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Corona Apocalypse...



TO BE UPDATED...

Folk all around the world read my blog, and wherever you live you will be aware of what`s going on,
Easy to brush it off and say it won`t effect you being fit and healthy and dismiss the news...
But nothing like this has every happened in our lifetime, and who knows how many people will die from this... and a lot of people are going to die in the next few weeks here in the UK...
`The Shit is about to hit the fan`...

Scary stuff and once again something that was predicted on the Simpsons has happened for real...

Here in the UK were 2 to 3 weeks behind Italy where today the death toll is over 5000 now...


In typical British response folk have been selfish and over shopping, clearing the shelves of some supplies...


`The Great Loo Roll Pandemic`... WTF did folk wipe there backsides with before this kicked off?...


And Pasta?, a handfull fills a cereal bowl, and there are 20 handfulls in an average package, and how much calories are folk needing to go fill themselves with when they are staying at home as most office workers are now doing?...


You can do your regular shop and stockpile supplies,  i now got loads of Cider Squirreled away in last month...


And Whiskey and some wine... so i`m sorted to sit it out at home if told to not go into work...


Though to be honest i would rather pack a bike and head into the hills and set up a camp,
Never been a better time to own a Bug Out bike...

Folk are still not listening to Goverment advice and keeping a 2 meter distance and everywhere out doors has been packed with folk out walking-and talking to folk!,
There were cars parked all over the countryside today as well as coastal car parks and people were wandering around like lost Zombies...
Sales in outdoors clothing i bet have went through the roof!

Talking of Zombies i have been going on about the Zombie Apocalypse for years on here and what`s happening this now could be a good forerun for it...




Glad i recently got the Surly Moonlander out of the loft to reinstate it for beach riding, more soon on updates to the bike on the blog soon...


It really is the ultimate Apocalypse Bug Out Bike using regular MTB hubs and parts you will source anywhere...

Dave from Surly explains...



Until we are told to self isolate or we go to lockdown as i think it will very soon looking at Europe and folk ignoring Goverment advice i will still be out and about cycling after work and blogging...

Stay safe and more soon...