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Old 05-20-07, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hello

I haven't really done much biking since college. But buying a house near a bike path has inspired us to give it a try as a family. We'll likely just be biking around the neighborhood and occasionally to work which is only a few miles away and not far off the bike path. I'm mostly just looking around to get ideas about what kind of bikes and trailers to get for the adults and kids.
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Old 05-20-07, 02:37 PM   #2
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Welcome, rockmom. I hope you find the information you are looking for here. If not, please ask. There are quite a number of knowledgeable people that visit this forum.

Have you checked the General Bicycling and/or Recreational & Family forums?
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Hello rockmom, even if you're just looking around to get ideas, we'd still like to see you post every once in a while as it's always nice to hear from a new voice.

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Hello, rockmom! I just posted a very similar intro, myself. I have found a lot of great suggestions, browsing around.

Good luck! I wish we were near a trail system.
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Thank you all for the welcome. We took the plunge today and bought some bikes and trailers. Trek 7100s for the adults, a trek go-bug for the preschooler, and a freeloader for the almost riding on her own but not quite there 7 year old. Having no other means of getting them home, we biked. And it was a blast!
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Where are you located? Are you having an easy time getting around being car free?

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We live in Madison, Wisconsin. We've also been car free in Northfield, MN and Portland, OR and Salt Lake City, UT. The key to car free for us has been planning. Planning to live near work, combining errands, scheduling appointments around bus schedules. We also joined a car share when one became available.

We're pretty excited about adding regular bike trips. We were hesitant in the past because we had babies and would have had to travel on busy streets with them. Our current and permanent location lets us stick mostly to bike paths and safer streets.
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I saw some of your posts in the Living Car Free forum, and found them quite interesting. As I said, it's nice to have a fresh voice from someone with different experiences .

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