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    scofflaw
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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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    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
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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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    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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    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCCommuter

    Does a tandem count extra?
    nope that's minus TWO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    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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    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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    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.
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    Two cars, four bikes, one airplane.

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    6:0 - Bikes
    The slow down is accelerating

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    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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    6 bikes, 3 cars, 2 canoes
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    7 bikes and two cars, plus two child trailers.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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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

    RFM

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    6 bikes, 4 cars (one on blocks... classic convertable VW), 3 people.

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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.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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