The roads cannot possibly be more open during this time...
Back on topic, I'd really like to but all non-essential travel is banned and there's no way I could convince a cop it was absolutely necessary to drive my 1963 Porsche on some twisty mountain roads like Skyline Blvd.
Personally? Yeah, same as you. What essential travel am I going to do in the Lotus? I could use the SS, but, I really don't want to be out in public, so I'll just stay at home.
I am getting my coilovers, drivetrain mounts, and exhuast installed on Friday. If a LEO wants to find me in the canyons this weekend, I would be happy to have him/her explain to me how I am legally required to stay in my residence.
Shelter-in-place is not martial law. Its a measure to contain the public to their homes, most of the time, to mitigate the spread of the virus. If someone has to proof to the contrary about what the legal precedent might be, I am all ears. Until then, I am going to try to avoid people, but I'm not going to stop living a reasonable life. Just like the public statements of the local governments have encouraged. (For the record, I've been doing nothing but working from home and playing xbox for the last 4 days)
Drove the x5 across the street to top up the tank 2 days ago!
Mostly just been running and cycling.
Only been in touch with a couple people since I started working from home 2 weeks ago.
It's been pretty wet lately anyway, not the best time for a drive. *shrug* I guess I sorta outgrew "going for a drive" for the most part. I enjoy a fun road if it's on my route, but I don't go out of my way to carve the canyons when I could just be doing something else.
Supercar owners: If your housekeeper can afford to register their car in your state, so can you.
We've got an amazing country; don't like the taxes in your state, you can just move. How many other countries have this freedom?
There aren't actual check points set up, right?
The fact that there's so little traffic means the mandate is working. It was pretty eerie driving to work this morning with practically no traffic.
Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code § 120295, et seq.
I went out on my bicycle yesterday and there was lots of people driving around, so apparently they are not enforcing it. I imagine they will start to enforce once things get worse.
I have a special needs kid, we do regular sunday drives as a way to get him (and me) out of the house to blow off some steam and keep him from acting out, was thinking I could claim that as "essential travel" but at the same time driving around in a really loud Lotus is a bit conspicuous and I don't want my neighbors judging me for flouting the seriousness of the situation.
Buuuut, this thing is serious. I feel like I can easily tell a LEO to pound sand if I get stopped while going for a run, but I also feel like I just could easily get a flat, meet someone who has it, spread it to someone if I have it and don't know, etc.
It's just not worth it. I'll do my part and keep contained. I have the rest of my life to pound the mountains.
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Sounds perfect for some nice driving. As long as gas stations remain open.
I’m working from home but had to set up a desktop computer the last couple days. Yesterday, I drove down to Sunnyvale from Redwood City to try and find dual monitors. Frys was completely sold out, same with Office Depot and Costco. Luckily, I found a couple monitors at Walmart. Lots of El Camino cruising in my Jeep WK2.
Today, I had to go to the office in SSF (we’re exempt)to grab some stuff. Took the Golf R. Got back home to RWC and realized I needed to do something back at the office. Another round trip. Later on I needed a VGA cable, which could only be found at Best Buy in Mountain View. Went back to RWC and realized the office scanner I borrowed was a piece of junk, so back to Best Buy Mountain View for a scanner.
So I drove all around the bay for a simple computer setup that I could of bought complete in one shot a couple weeks ago. Blew through a ton of gas, especially in the Jeep. Weird times.
What I'd like is the opportunity to work from home as needed because if given the option, I'd definitely want to be present at work for certain tasks. If we're having a design review, we're much more efficient all being in the same room and being able to use a whiteboard.
But on the days where I'm just compiling a report, I'm more efficient from home with fewer distractions and having background music play through speakers instead of headphones.
I had a full tank and went for a drive, and we only got out of the car to take a few pics when nobody was around, so we had no social interaction. We just drove for 3 hours through the forest and out to the coast. Came back home, drove into the garage, jumped in the shower and thankful to get some fresh air. After 12 days inside my house, it felt great. Hwy 84 to 35 to 9 to 1 to 92 and home. Woodside, La Honda, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomand, Davenport, Half Moon Bay. Since I was in the Mustang, luckily there were no crowds to careen through.