always rides with luggage
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
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I dumped my truck (it was our second car, my wife still has/needs one) three years ago. We were paying a bunch of money for a vehicle that we weren't driving and couldn't keep once we had kids. It barely fit in the carport, was a pain to park, and had outlived its usefuless for us.
I am pretty sure my dad will never understand... but then, he has a car and a truck just for himself and Mom doesn't drive.
There are a lot of people who just don't get the concept of not having a car at one's disposal at all time. Recently, I had taken a car-share car to the ear doctor. He was running late, and I had to cut him short so I could get the car back on time. (The appointment was a waste of time and co-pay anyway.) He looked at me like I had lobsters coming out of my ears (all puns intended!).
Or when I make my one early trip to church a month by bike and my wife comes on-time with the car and the bike rack. You would think I'd shown up dressed like Old Gregg, green paint, seaweed, tutu, and all.
It isn't so much "persecution" as a lack of perspective or not being able to conceive that people can live in a different manner. And this is the Bay Area.
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
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