I'm Jesse from Iowa City, Iowa. I'm 24 and recently graduated college from the U of I, last May. I mainly ride a fixed gear...and old fuji with 48x16 gearing. This Saturday I'm getting a Surly Steamroller with 48x17 gearing, brakeless. I live car free and it rules. I wouldn't say that my life is entirely car-free as I do get rides with people occasionally to places out of town or whatever. But I don't own a car. I actually tried it out for about 2 or 3 months and hated it...too much responsibility, too much to worry about, too much money wasted on gas and maintenance. So there you have it. Live the simple life.