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Old 05-11-05, 10:20 PM   #1
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Ratio of Bikes to Cars

Okay today I was thinking about my ratio of cars to bikes. (We are a middle aged couple with no small children living at home. ) We have one 1999 Ford Taurus between the both of us (we like to
sea kayak) and six bicyles in our basement. The bikes get way more use then the car.
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Old 05-11-05, 10:22 PM   #2
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Yeah...well my family has 4 cars and 2 bikes...both bikes are mine. I promise the cars get more use, not by my choice. I can't even convince my father to buy a 55 dollar walmart 10 speed
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Old 05-11-05, 10:43 PM   #3
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6:2 in favor of the bikes.
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My family has one car, four bikes, three trail-a-bikes, three tricycles and two trailers. Plus two more bikes we just ordered, and probably another two within a few months. All the bikes are in the garage and the car stays out on the street.

Does a tandem count extra?
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Old 05-11-05, 11:14 PM   #5
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Does a tandem count extra?
nope that's minus TWO!
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Old 05-11-05, 11:19 PM   #6
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nope that's minus TWO!


3 bikes 1 car.
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3 bikes (one loaned out and one just sitting there) - ZERO cars.
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4 to 1 ratio...........which translates to 8 bikes to 2 SUVeeees
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3:2 in my garage but I keep trying to increase the former.
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1:1 but the bikes are bound to multiply....
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Old 05-12-05, 03:51 AM   #11
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6:2 in favor of the bikes.
Gaa! Simplify your fractions! 6 bikes, 2 cars = 3:1 (Prof. Smit would get upset )

1:1 for me, with plans to increase the ratio soon.
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Old 05-12-05, 09:21 AM   #12
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What's in my fleet
Wheeled gas Vehicles:'76 Chevy 4X4 truck, '95 GMC conversion van, '52 Ford 8N tractor, '72 John Deere 56 mower

Bikes:'02 Raleigh C500 hybrid, '84 Raleigh grand prix, 16" Magna - 6 YO girl, 20" Murray "Doom" 5 spd-6YO's next bike, Trek Mt Train tag a long, '04 Trek 7100 - son, , '03 raleigh M40 - daughter

7 bikes/3 road vehicles 2.3/1

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Old 05-12-05, 09:24 AM   #13
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3 (soon 4) bikes to zero car.
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Personally: 6, soon to be 7, to 1 car.
Household/roommates: 9 (soon 10) to 3.
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Two cars, four bikes, one airplane.

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6:0 - Bikes
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Old 05-12-05, 10:30 AM   #17
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2 cars, 3 bikes, 2 people.

I'd like to ditch one car, but stuff is just so spread out here, and I'm not a strong enough rider yet.
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2 road, 1 mountain, 1 bmx, 1 car, 1 truck

2:1 oooo The truck isn't used often though. It's what most trucks should be... a workhorse.
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Personally: 6, soon to be 7, to 1 car.
Household/roommates: 9 (soon 10) to 3.
whoa - you live with 9 people? i think i would have a mental breakdown.
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Old 05-12-05, 10:40 AM   #20
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1 car and:

Me: 2 road bikes, 1 mountain bike, 1 BMX bike (but that's currently disassembled)
Wife: 1 Comfort bike
Son: 1 Mountain bike
Daughter: 1 small kid bike, 1 trailer bike, 1 trailer

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Old 05-12-05, 11:25 AM   #23
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Old 05-12-05, 11:35 AM   #24
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I personally have 4 (working) bikes and one car, but we have two other cars and two other bikes in the household as well.
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