Dear bike forum gods,
I've never owned a car. I've only driven a car outside of driver's ed. a handful of times. I don't even have a full driver's license.
BUT -- I do use mass transit. I do hitch rides from my girlfriend sometimes. If I were to move, I'd probably have her help me move my stuff, or at least use the bus system.
I had never heard of this concept of living car-free until about a month ago, after having moved up here to Portland in November. (And yes, I used an airplane for that, not a bike.)
I feel guilty for using the bus and hitching rides from people. I mean, my body weight (not that I'm fat) creates extra strain on the engines, and causes them to burn more gas/diesel. And what am I supposed to tell my girlfriend (who drives 98% of the time) when we go out together? "You stay here and wait, so I can get a head start," or "Ok, you go ahead, but I'll be a little late."?
Spoke in the Heart
Oh, and PS: Do motorcycle riders count as car-free? Not that I own or drive one, just wondering how literal this term is used.