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Living Car Free Do you live car free or car light? Do you prefer to use alternative transportation (bicycles, walking, other human-powered or public transportation) for everyday activities whenever possible? Discuss your lifestyle here.

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Old 12-11-06, 01:01 PM   #1
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Humorous article: How to give up cycling

Apparently, all it involves is buying a car...

Enjoy!

http://www.culturechange.org/cms/ind...id=87&Itemid=1
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Old 12-11-06, 05:15 PM   #2
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A great web site. More stuff from there: "be particularly wary in towns that have announced they want to "encourage" bicycling. Usually, the net result in such cities is an explosion of ridiculous, unenforceable or very randomly enforced absurd rules which utterly discourage bicycling. Inept bureaucrats who always drive, although they may have a racing bike gathering dust in storage somewhere, will generally just observe whatever it is that bicyclists need to do in a town to get by, then enact prohibitions against that and call this "encouraging" bicycling."

Brilliant. Tells it just like it is.
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Old 12-12-06, 03:28 AM   #3
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There are many aspects of our western society that are completely ridiculous when viewed from 'outside'. The sad thing is that most people never question the way they lead their lives.
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Old 12-20-06, 12:10 PM   #4
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Great article, thanks for posting.

Since I'm still driving mostly myself I find that I slightly adhere to the motorist mentality. I can see how owning a bike would make someone more humble in many ways...
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Old 01-09-07, 10:38 PM   #5
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hello

I agree we all should look at the meaning of our lives..
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thats great, i drive mostly too (60 miles a day just to work and back), so i can definatly see the humor.
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Old 01-23-07, 10:32 PM   #7
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Excellent! I know some people I need to send that link to...
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