I've been carfree for the greater part of a year, only driving when deep snowfall covers the ground. Public Transportation is more then a mile away, "which sucks at times". I know a year isn't real long, and there are others who have been carfree all their lives. So here's some of the peer pressure. I'm a younger rider and always seem to be carrying a bag. but at times like going out to dinner, church, dates the "bag" draws stairs from people. but at the same time there's times when i need to carry rain pants, lock, light and other gear.
while young people are buying trendy clothing, Ipods and such, I'm buying more practical clothing for riding and using them for street clothing to. A part of me wants to fit in to a "drivers world", but then again i don't want to purchase my world or have it marketed to me.