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Old 03-06-08, 08:47 PM   #1
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Article in the Dispatch today...

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content...M.html?sid=101

Good article highlighting one of the local bike commuters.


So the week I start seriously considering a car free life in the near future, my car breaks down and this article is in the paper.

Is this a sign or something??
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http://www.dispatch.com/live/content...M.html?sid=101

Good article highlighting one of the local bike commuters.


So the week I start seriously considering a car free life in the near future, my car breaks down and this article is in the paper.

Is this a sign or something??
Maybe it is. I was inspired to give my car away by three things:

1. A brief look at my budget;
2. A careful reading of the IPCC reports;
3. An article in my local newspaper about a family of four that had been car-free for 20 years.

It was the article that tipped the balance. The family described was a normal family, not a bunch of hippies reeking of patchuli. They just happened not to spend any money on cars. It inspired me to get rid of mine, after a bit of trepidation.
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