Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dancing in Lansing
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This carfree stuff is working for me!
Yesterday, on my day off, I took my stepson out to lunch, went to Meijer's and a couple other stores, hung out at the library, and visited two sets of friends. For transportation, I used a complex combination of bike, walking, bus, and a short car ride. The temperature never went above 25 degrees with a gusty wind.
I stayed comfortable and warm. The only time I got cold was when I was waiting for a bus. I felt safe and secure at all times, even though I was riding in heavy traffic and there was ice on some streets.
The total time I spent exercising (both bike and ped) was just over two hours. That is wonderful, in my opinion. One of several reasons that I don't have a car is to "force" myself to exercise. This strategy is working, and I feel pretty good about it.
I also had fun. In the last few years, there have been several tragedies in my life. Walking and especially riding have been the consistently enjoyable activities that kept me sane.
I pity people who have to drive everywhere.