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Forum: Living Car Free 03-08-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By TuckertonRR
You'll have plenty of stories to tell your...

You'll have plenty of stories to tell your grandchildren! (I had to walk 32 miles to school and back when I was your age!!! And with 40 pounds of books on my back! You youngins don't know how good...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-06-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,193
Posted By TuckertonRR
So Mayberry still exists? Must be nice.

So Mayberry still exists? Must be nice.
Forum: Living Car Free 03-02-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By TuckertonRR
Wow, I love those pics! Especially the ones near...

Wow, I love those pics! Especially the ones near the beach! It's almost like the New Jersey shore that I'm used to. I've never drove/rode on left - hand lanes (UK, Aus, etc) do you ride your bike...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-28-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,193
Posted By TuckertonRR
You don't have much interaction with law...

You don't have much interaction with law enforcement, do you? You can bet you'll get a ticket for unlicenced operation of a motor vehicle or some such, plus a few other things to tack on.
Forum: Living Car Free 02-28-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,193
Posted By TuckertonRR
I guess we all have our own concept of what "off...

I guess we all have our own concept of what "off grid" means...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-27-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,193
Posted By TuckertonRR
I didn't say you were automatically "off the...

I didn't say you were automatically "off the grid" by not driving - I said you were **almost** off grid. Complete with asterisks! I used two sets of asterisks this time.

As Walter S alludes,...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-26-16, 01:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,193
Posted By TuckertonRR
- Parking ($20 or more per day in big cities) -...

- Parking ($20 or more per day in big cities)
- Tickets (miscellaneous, speeding, BS revenue generator tix)
- an asset which can be seized by the State or a business

With the above, you know...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-20-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,410
Posted By TuckertonRR
So, in your idea of how society and government...

So, in your idea of how society and government work, the conditions of slavery was acceptable in this country for 75 - ish years. And society demanded not equality for blacks, but "separate but...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-17-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,410
Posted By TuckertonRR
fify

fify
Forum: Living Car Free 02-17-16, 12:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By TuckertonRR
The NJ seashore last summer. A week at the...

The NJ seashore last summer. A week at the beach. Without a car. First time 100% car free (other than a taxi to & back from the bus terminal). Relied on my two feet the rest of the time there. ...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-13-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,410
Posted By TuckertonRR
Depends on where you are & what provisions you've...

Depends on where you are & what provisions you've made. Also depends on your lifestyle. Do you need to get to places that are very difficult to get to without a car on a frequent basis? You can...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-11-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By TuckertonRR
Thanks all! Also, the initial days/weeks...

Thanks all!

Also, the initial days/weeks are the worst; after you get through that, things get better. You begin to see you *can* do it, since the car is no longer an *option*, as in - Oh, I'm...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-10-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By TuckertonRR
1 year anniversary

Coming up on my 1 year anniversary of being car free! It's been a very interesting journey over this time; I was quite surprised at the mental challenges and overcoming them. From getting...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-01-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By TuckertonRR
Trying to drive in or just after a blizzard like...

Trying to drive in or just after a blizzard like the one just past has to be crazy. I usually work on Satudays, but work allowed me to take a free personal day, as they just needed a few people to...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-17-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,730
Posted By TuckertonRR
I've now been car - free for 11 months. Since I...

I've now been car - free for 11 months. Since I usually work 6 days a week, and take the train to & from work, I don't get to bike around too often. But a challenge would definitely be going...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-05-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By TuckertonRR
Taxis

To the carfree here - how often do you use taxis? I've used them thrice since becoming car - free in February. Before CF, I hardly ever took taxis, for anything. But those times I did, it was just...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-29-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,702
Posted By TuckertonRR
I took my first car-free vacation to the NJ shore...

I took my first car-free vacation to the NJ shore last month. I had anticipated most, but not all of my needs, as I was staying by myself in a house for a week. I had wanted to try one of those...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-31-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,592
Posted By TuckertonRR
I predict the country will be slightly poorer,...

I predict the country will be slightly poorer, worse off, and infrastructure in general (both road & rail, as well as gas, water, sewerage systems) will be slightly worse off. No "driverless"...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-19-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,428
Posted By TuckertonRR
Sounds like the bathrooms at Penn Station.

Sounds like the bathrooms at Penn Station.
Forum: Living Car Free 04-02-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By TuckertonRR
I'm in Delaware County, southwest of the city. ...

I'm in Delaware County, southwest of the city. The topography is mostly flat, but there are some hills, mostly just where creeks & streams are. Good local knowledge of roads & layouts is pretty...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-01-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By TuckertonRR
Thanks for the well - wishes! While I am car...

Thanks for the well - wishes! While I am car free now, I would like to be able to "prove" to people in suburban areas that it is possible to be car free, and not be the end of the world!
Forum: Living Car Free 04-01-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,813
Posted By TuckertonRR
Alot of these posts are missing some basic...

Alot of these posts are missing some basic economics - capital costs vs operating costs, and how to account for those two factors. Plus, what one considers a "cost".

Cost of operating a car -...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-31-15, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By TuckertonRR
I have a Raleigh Technium from roughly 1990 or...

I have a Raleigh Technium from roughly 1990 or so, which my father bought me when I was maybe 15. Still have it, still rides good. Of course, I've done work on it over the years, and replaced the...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-29-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By TuckertonRR
Officially Car Free

Hello all,

Well, as of Wednesday last, I've been officially car - free for one month. Although I have not biked anywhere yet; and still need to get my commuter up and running again, ie; cleaned...
Forum: Commuting 12-14-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By TuckertonRR
Getting back in the swing of things

Greetings & salutations,

I haven't commuted in almost two years - or ridden regularly for a great while. I will now have a new commute which will be roughly 6.9 - 7.3 miles, and need to get into...
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