2 Replies to “Solo Riding or Not?”

  1. The virus is not airborne, but is carried in small droplets of water that are expelled with your breath. These particles of water eventually drop to the ground, but they do stay airborne for a couple of seconds. This means that if you are riding behind someone at 30 kph, you need to be about 17 metres behind the person in front and at 35 kph you must be 20 metres behind them in order to avoid inhaling their exhaled breath. Riding with just one other person is complicated. If you add two other people, it is probably not possible to avoid breathing their exhaled breath, which could include the virus if they are pre-symptomatic.

  2. Certainly, riding immediately behind someone in a paceline is not a good idea at the moment. But going out riding with another Bee, staying 2m apart where you meet and then cycling with generous distance inbetween will make it safe (the World Health Organization has been repeating that the virus is not airborne). I hope you guys can go out and ride with at least one or two of your friends. Or go skiing, it’s still great 🙂

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