Living Car Free - I'm one less car!
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05-09-08, 11:50 AM
Today, I got rid a decent vehicle to go "one less car." Last year at this time I was thinking pretty soon I would need a new vehicle. But, since hanging around LCF and Commutting, my transportaion views have changed. We still have one car but, we have cut our mileage in half. Thanks. :D
I had the same revelation after spending a while reading LCF posts. I used to be in the habit of replacing my car every 5-7 years. Now, I rarely use the car and even my wife seems to be catching the LCF bug. Who needs a car?
Now, if only my kids would stop borrowing the vehicle.
05-10-08, 08:11 AM
Good for you! congradulations!
05-10-08, 09:41 AM
Me too! Doesn't it feel liberating?
A bit different for me though, as 1-1=0 :D
05-14-08, 09:58 AM
surfin the commuting board convinced me I could go w/o my truck, I sold it 2 weeks ago. So, we have 1 vehicle and it's great! I've gone as far as velcroing the garage door opener to my handlebars...
05-14-08, 09:33 PM
I still remember the feeling of liberation when i watched that old, broke-down hatchback being towed away....
It was 3-1/2 years ago, and I haven't even been to a car lot, looked at a car ad in a paper, paid an insurance premium, (I DID renew my license last year, though, just in case I needed to drive something) or been to an auto parts store.
Snow sucks, as cars driving over it turns it to ice, and it was only last month when I found some studded tires for less than $100 apiece; other than that, I'm riding! I commute, pay bills, do family fun rides w/ nephew(s) & my daughter, even have a trailer in case I need to haul...I dunno, groceries or laundry, maybe? Used it for both at various times.
I'm absolutely loving it, and it's gonna take something earth-shattering to make me buy a car again.
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