This forum has made me think back to exactly why I started cycle commuting. It was three fold, exersize, enviromental, and monetary. I saved a bunch of money not driving, so much I sold my truck and went 12 years without a car. Yes there was some sacrifice, my freedom to go camping at a moments notice. It was hard for me to get out of the city. Now I find myself once again owning a vehicle and driving it more than I should. So after reading many a post on this forum I began to think once again on why I was commuting I came up with the original 3 reason and an additional one. How can I support huge multi national corparations who strive to control every aspect of my life and that the money that goes to them some of it does funnel down into terrorist hands (I guess that is really 2) I am not trying to start a political debate here, but I have decided to make October (too late for August and do to scheduling difficulties I am going to have to drive to a wedding in September) Auto free, no cars period. Bus, train or cycle only. I know it can be done I was hoping that maybe some of you would care to join me and post some ideas on how to acomplish this. The more I ride and drive the angrier I get with a very large and vocal minority of drivers and I really do not want to buy into that life style anymore. Cycling is truly a lifestyle more than anything else and I want to return to my simpler times.