Bike Rides and other COVID-19 Sanity Solutions

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty West Sound WA State 52404

Okay, so I don't know about you, but given our State's current "Stay Home" order, I'm finding it increasingly difficult not to get a little stir-crazy! As a result, it's become really important to find ways to effectively overcome the quarantine blues and steal away moments of joy and relaxation.

Fortunately for us, my wife and I recently purchased a couple of e-Bikes from the good folks at Rad Power Bikes over in Ballard WA. We had been researching e-Bikes for quite a while, and had settled on Rad Power because of the many features their e-Bikes offer, and the fact that they have local sales and service here in the Seattle area.

I love the fact that you can pedal these bad boys just like traditional bikes, but you can also employ pedal-assist, or a 'throttle-only' option. That's especially helpful here in Poulsbo WA where we live up on the hillside overlooking Liberty Bay. When the Sun-breaks permit, we usually take a trek through downtown, a quick stop to check our mail, then a leisurely drive along the waterfront. It feels great to be outside, enjoying the beauty of our quaint waterfront community, and spend a few minutes feeling as though life is normal.

What are you doing to cope with the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 virus? What creative ways are you finding joy and escape?

Remember to stay safe and hold tightly the ones you love!

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Rich Jacobson is a REALTOR® and licensed Broker with Fathom Realty. He's a Crab Hunter, Clam Digger, and Oyster Shucker, skilffuly vanquishing anything in a shell! He is the Social Media Evangelist for Life on the Kitsap Peninsula & The Western Puget Sound in scenic WA State.

Comments (7)

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

I wish now I had a bike! Yesterday I had a "virtual lunch" with friends via Zoom. We all logged in and ate lunch in front of our computers. It was great "seeing" them!

Apr 01, 2020 01:57 PM
Rich Jacobson

Hey Lorrie! Thanks for stopping by! e-Bikes are a 'hoot!' ZOOM meetings are a great way to connect!

Apr 01, 2020 02:18 PM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

What a great idea!  I haven't been going stir crazy, yet, because I typically work from home and we live on a farm.  So, it isn't unusual for me to be home 2-3 days straight.  But, I have been keeping busy with gardening, planting seeds in the green house, and taking care of the animals.    In between online real estate work.

Apr 01, 2020 02:16 PM
Rich Jacobson

Hey, Catherine! Thanks for your comment! No doubt being on a farm keeps you busy! Stay safe!


Apr 01, 2020 02:19 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Rich.

We take short road trips on a daily basis.  Like yesterday, of course today we have another one planned

Apr 02, 2020 02:03 AM
Rich Jacobson

Nice to see your smiling face pop up here, James! Hope you and your loved ones are staying safe & sane!

Apr 02, 2020 09:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Rich- thankfully our parks are still open. We head out early every morning for our walk while maintaining social distance from the other walkers. Keeping our fingers crossed that heavy rains won't come our way to prevent our walking. 

Apr 02, 2020 08:01 PM
Rich Jacobson

Hey, Kathy! Thank you so much for stopping by! Yeah, all of our State, County, and most of the City Parks are closed. But we can still go for walks, or ride our bikes. We are approaching Spring soon, so hopefully more Sun will be in the forecast. Stay Safe!


Apr 02, 2020 09:45 PM
Sandra Mathewson
RE/MAX 4000 - Grand Junction, CO

Rich, thank you for the information, I have been wondering about thos E-Bikes...I have a regular Trex bike and I'm getting ready to take it out!

Apr 07, 2020 06:19 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Get out into the open air is my advice Please stay safe and healthy and try to laugh.

Sep 07, 2020 09:26 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

E bikes can be one of those things that you look at it at like a 45° angle and one that I wonder what the heck is going on, figuratively speaking.

Sep 07, 2020 09:28 PM