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Forum: Living Car Free 05-31-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,841
Posted By Platy
Updated link: 1900 Predictions...

Updated link:

1900 Predictions (http://yorktownhistory.org/wp-content/archives/homepages/1900_predictions.htm)
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Platy
BlueFox, I've got a question and it looks like...

BlueFox, I've got a question and it looks like you're just the guy who could answer it. What is the break-even point between owning a private car (always available, low incremental cost per...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,699
Posted By Platy
I went to the Youtube link and watched the...

I went to the Youtube link and watched the authors' talk, which was about an hour long. I thought it was a very interesting discussion that ranged from the anecdotal to the theoretical. My...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 292,164
Posted By Platy
We disagree about the method, but I think all of...

We disagree about the method, but I think all of us here prefer the healthy, happy and simple life. :)
Forum: Living Car Free 07-25-11, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 292,164
Posted By Platy
You're right about that. In present day North...

You're right about that. In present day North America rural living entails a considerable degree of car dependency.

From about 1850-1940s there was an extensive railroad network that penetrated...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-24-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By Platy
An extra inner tube, a patch kit, a small air...

An extra inner tube, a patch kit, a small air pump.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-24-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,481
Posted By Platy
Okay then, sincere answer, bearing in mind that...

Okay then, sincere answer, bearing in mind that I'm speaking only for myself and other posters may have different opinions. If you are looking for an official answer you'll have to get it from a...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-24-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,481
Posted By Platy
Back in the real world, relationships with other...

Back in the real world, relationships with other people always require accommodation and compromise. If your partner is utterly unwilling to walk, bike, or use public transit then you cannot go...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-23-11, 06:56 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 200,360
Posted By Platy
Hi newsun, good to have you here! ...

Hi newsun, good to have you here!



Welcome to the living car free forum, lilybay. What kind of bike do you prefer?
Forum: Living Car Free 07-22-11, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 292,164
Posted By Platy
Sure. Choices have consequences. But a more...

Sure. Choices have consequences. But a more common situation would be the people who come here and post "I desperately want to be car free but cycling isn't a powerful enough form of transportation...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-22-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 292,164
Posted By Platy
One thing I think I've learned from this thread...

One thing I think I've learned from this thread is that car free living and simple/frugal living are mutually enabling lifestyle choices. It's easier to be car free if one has a simple/frugal way of...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-22-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,689
Posted By Platy
About half the time I pick pistachio almond, the...

About half the time I pick pistachio almond, the rest of the time I pick the most offbeat flavor available (champagne ice, li hing mui, etc).
Forum: Living Car Free 07-21-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,689
Posted By Platy
I see almost unbelievable forecasts for high...

I see almost unbelievable forecasts for high temps in parts of the U.S. that aren't used to that kind of heat. I assume that since all of us here are cyclists we have a fair idea of how to recognize...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-19-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 10,765
Posted By Platy
My sympathies. In the south we're more set up to...

My sympathies. In the south we're more set up to deal with that kind of heat. (A light dusting of snow, on the other hand, can easily close a southern city down in the winter. I remember one year...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-19-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 10,765
Posted By Platy
The high of the day in the summer here in central...

The high of the day in the summer here in central Texas is 4-6 PM. That happens especially if you're at the western edge of the local time zone. Daylight savings time also makes the high of the day...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-19-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,696
Posted By Platy
There's another reason why you might want to...

There's another reason why you might want to repair something instead of simply replacing it. In the course of making the repair, you may have an opportunity to reinforce a weak point or even to...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-18-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,481
Posted By Platy
Okay then, let's add Mineral Wells to the "Six...

Okay then, let's add Mineral Wells to the "Six Surprising Cities for a Carfree Vacation" thread. You're saying you can guarantee the surprise factor, right? :twitchy:
Forum: Living Car Free 07-18-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,481
Posted By Platy
In Austin, there are a few businesses that...

In Austin, there are a few businesses that feature some kind of positive statement about cycling as part of their image. Mellow Johnnys bike shop says it wants to be a "temple of two wheeled living"...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-17-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By Platy
Every bikeable shortcut I've ever found!

Every bikeable shortcut I've ever found!
Forum: Living Car Free 07-14-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Platy
In 2003 I gave my car to my daughter, who was at...

In 2003 I gave my car to my daughter, who was at college and in need of one. I'd been playing at being car free for about a year, with the car mostly gathering dust in the parking lot. Real car...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-12-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 10,765
Posted By Platy
Yikes, I remember that. I was a daily bike...

Yikes, I remember that. I was a daily bike commuter. I was working on weather station software at the time and when it registered 117 I thought for sure it was a programming bug. When I got home I...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-09-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,244
Posted By Platy
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: Living Car Free 07-01-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 292,164
Posted By Platy
Very well said. We've argued a lot in this...

Very well said. We've argued a lot in this thread about whether various things are simple or not. But the bicycle, 25 pounds of metal and rubber that lets fat old men go as fast as olympic medium...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-01-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 292,164
Posted By Platy
The Internet offers equal opportunity insulting...

The Internet offers equal opportunity insulting for everyone!

Neil_B, if it makes any difference, weight wise I'm much closer to you than bluefoxicy. Us clydes can just keep riding and prove...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-01-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Platy
For me, the main reason to live car free is to...

For me, the main reason to live car free is to gain insight about alternative living arrangements. Nothing can take away the insight and perspective you've acquired over the past six years of car...
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