I rarely drive for any purpose, but it occurred to me that when I do, it's almost always for a frivolous reason. I might not be able to stand the idea of taking the car instead of my bike to work even in the dark and the winter but if I have a hankerin' for some fried chicken or feel like tossing down some good beer getting home from work, I'll drive to get there even though it's only .5 mi from my house.
If this weren't dumb enough, the beer and chicken places are on my way home and the first thing I do when getting home is walking the dog for two miles. The drive happens after the dog walk. Like many cyclists, I think there are too many cars on the road because people drive when they shouldn't. I probably do this once or twice a month. Does anyone else do things like that, or am I a hypocrite, insane, or stupid?