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    This guy made the switch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    Maybe I will someday too.
    Well, would it be an easy or a difficult thing to do, considering your specific situation?

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    Even not using the car to get to work is a positive thing. I recall a few years ago when I rode my bike to a job that required me to drive a 3 ton cub van or flat deck truck. My driving style was completely calm and relaxed and truly enjoyed bombing around town when someone else was paying for the fuel and my time. I became rather detached from traffic and took nothing personal; just went with flow. As a matter of fact, I rather felt like Jane Goodall watching all the chimps running amok. Just the very act of riding the 45 minutes or so to work made all the difference in my mood and made me happy even to go to a job I disliked. I wonder many of the 'rages' (air, road, work, coffee... etc etc) we could dramatically reduce if more people either rode their bikes or used other forms of transport to get to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platy
    Well, would it be an easy or a difficult thing to do, considering your specific situation?
    At the moment it would be difficult. Public transportation does not go everywhere I need to go, especially to where I work & the city buses do not have bike carriers on them, yet. Also my wife is currently unable to ride bike & we both work 40 hours a week & have only one vehicle.

    One thing we did do is get rid of our second vehicle. Sometimes it is difficult to deal with that when ours breaks down & we do not have a back up or when our work hours are differant. But we make do.

    The vehicle we have is a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. It is ideal for us. We have no kids, it is not a large SUV. It is great for our active life. It carries my bike easily on a tray style receiver rack, it has enough space for camping gear or luggage for road trips & the dog. At the time it was considered a small to mid size SUV when we bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    Maybe I will someday too.
    So what's stopping you?

    (BTW, most know that one of the people quoted in the article linked by the OP is bizurke, one of the Living Carfree regulars. See his popular thread on getting girls for an update.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    Hey, I'm "this guy", Bruce from the article. The writer did most of his research right here in the LCF forum. Andy in the article is "bizurke", also here on BF.net. There seems to be resolution for him, BTW, on the chicka, chicka front. See the latest in this thread: Getting girls?
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    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    At the moment it would be difficult. Public transportation does not go everywhere I need to go, especially to where I work & the city buses do not have bike carriers on them, yet. Also my wife is currently unable to ride bike & we both work 40 hours a week & have only one vehicle.

    One thing we did do is get rid of our second vehicle. Sometimes it is difficult to deal with that when ours breaks down & we do not have a back up or when our work hours are differant. But we make do.

    The vehicle we have is a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. It is ideal for us. We have no kids, it is not a large SUV. It is great for our active life. It carries my bike easily on a tray style receiver rack, it has enough space for camping gear or luggage for road trips & the dog. At the time it was considered a small to mid size SUV when we bought it
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    Sounds like you're what's called "carlite." You're doing good! If you're interested, there's lots of tips and ideas here for reducing car usage even more. Welcome!


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