Saturday, April 25, 2020

Stay in your lane!

    I went for a bike ride today - with a mask and distancing from other people - and had a lady yell at me to "stay in your lane!". People often yell weird stuff, and usually I just ignore it. But this one bugged me because at that particular point in time, there were no lanes.
    You can see in the picture below that the lanes kind of end. I was beyond the yellow markers as seen in the photo. The path bends around under the overpass and eventually reconnects with some more bike lanes. But in between, there's just road with no painted or even implied lanes.
    Thinking back on it now, maybe she was just warning me to continue staying in my lane, that's the only thing I can think of that makes sense. Or maybe she was just being a New Yorker and wanted to yell at someone. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

But I wanna see the big boat!

The USNS Comfort was sent to NY to help provide extra beds for non-corona hospital patients. It's here because NYC is the epicenter for the covid-19 in the US and the city is running out of ICU beds to treat them.
But being NY, people are silly. Despite all the warnings and orders for social distancing, people gathered in large crowds to watch the ship arrive. The best way to avoid the corona virus is to stay away from other people, yet people ignore that to go see a ship that's supposed to help ease the pain of the hospitals during this time. Crazy.

USNS Comfort, in center, from our neighborhood across the river. (Taken while practicing social distancing.)