I'm coming up on one year car free. I did make a few trips with a loaned pickup out to a friend in the sticks after she broke her arm, but since those weren't for me I'm not counting them. My S-10 kicked the bucket for the last time in late April of last year, and I decided to buy a bike instead of spending another grand on repairs. I finally ditched the thing in August to a guy who wanted parts. I've been through an unusually cold Alaskan winter and have come out OK. The ice was no problem once I put Nokian studs on. I didn't have any serious falls. The deep snow drifts were difficult to get through, but I'm not sure how that can be helped.
My knees are still paining me some, but not as much as they were before I got back into shape. I've got at least some of my old strength back, and I haven't had any illness since I started riding again. I still have a ways to go to get back to where I was 15 years ago fitness wise, but my heart rate is down as is my BP. And though most of it is going to pay off an old loan, I do have $2,500 in cash in my pocket right now, so I must be saving money somewhere
Meanwhile, the Rat abides