I live in northern Rhode Island. Overall RI has been pretty good about things, pandemic-wise.
Lately I've been going biking, and pulling a mask - well a sun neck-gaiter thing - over my face if i see other people. Which I think is the rule - masks in public inside or outside. I actually kept it on today going up a hill to see if i could. no problem (Which may just mean it is not effective.)
But - i encounter walkers, joggers, dog walkers, and other cyclists - none who are wearing masks. To say nothing of cars with windows down, convertibles at red lights, people doing yard work at the edge of the road, and so on that are often closer than 6 feet. Today I turned around because I wasn't sure how to safely pass a slower cyclist and didn't want to ride for miles behind someone.
I read this - https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/4/24/21233226/coronavirus-runners-cyclists-airborne-infectious-dose - which says it was updated in June 2020, "As long as you’re maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from other people and you’re not in a high-risk group, you’re engaged in a very low-risk activity, particularly if you and others are wearing masks."
But others aren't wearing masks. Not outside.
I know outdoor transmission is less risky.
Am I being paranoid? Would it be safer on a windy day?