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Forum: Living Car Free 09-01-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By gwd
Larger people on bikes....

I've noticed this year that I see more overweight women biking to work or wherever carrying packages and wearing normal clothes. This is a good sign. Last night I stopped to help one who was having...
Forum: Living Car Free 09-01-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By gwd
As long as you guys are talking about water, I've...

As long as you guys are talking about water, I've noticed that homeowners are returning to using rain barrels to parcel out their roof runoff to their gardens over time rather than all at once at...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-31-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,080
Posted By gwd
The whole debate exposes a schism in our world...

The whole debate exposes a schism in our world views. Some people see it as a property rights issue:

" Opponents of line drying decry the aesthetic impact of clotheslines and suggest that...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-30-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By gwd
No!!! Does he have to write a book report? Is it...

No!!! Does he have to write a book report? Is it punishment for an illiterate? A friend just finished that book and says it is worth reading. Maybe I should hold off until I run someone down on...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-30-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By gwd
The shortcoming is that the law can't be enforced...

The shortcoming is that the law can't be enforced until after you kill someone, unlike drunk driving.
Forum: Living Car Free 08-30-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,495
Posted By gwd
It read like you're post implied improved schools...

It read like you're post implied improved schools -> more housing in good school districts -> less dependence of house prices on school district -> more choices for families -> lower shelter cost. ...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-29-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By gwd
I'm equally fast as a bus in DC so most riders...

I'm equally fast as a bus in DC so most riders should be able to outpace the bus. Its because of the stops, I often play leapfrog with a bus for as long as I stay on the same route as the bus.
Forum: Living Car Free 08-29-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,495
Posted By gwd
So by improving schools the supply of houses...

So by improving schools the supply of houses within desireable school districts increases, decreasing the cost of such housing, reduceing family expenses in a chain reaction......
Forum: Living Car Free 08-28-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,162
Posted By gwd
Gee, I see the bailouts and stimulus as moves...

Gee, I see the bailouts and stimulus as moves toward the worst parts of Capitalism not away from Capitalism- concentrate the wealth in the upper classes. As far as bikes go the new boss takes his...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-27-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,162
Posted By gwd
Well, not getting to vote on it isn't a problem. ...

Well, not getting to vote on it isn't a problem. Since most voters seem to be car dependent, voters would probably vote to make the car free partially subsidize their new cars. We could've...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-27-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By gwd
Like Brushing Your Teeth?

"Research shows that the more people who travel by bike, the safer it is for each individual cyclist. "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8224141.stm
With Videos too.

Maybe the delegates at...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-25-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By gwd
recumbent. sit and spin. raise the handle bars.

recumbent. sit and spin. raise the handle bars.
Forum: Living Car Free 08-25-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,888
Posted By gwd
Yes. I bought my friend a bike last winter with...

Yes. I bought my friend a bike last winter with the shimano generator hub and the LED Lumotec lights. My old 2000 setup has the halogen light which isn't as bright but still nice. The battery...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-25-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,162
Posted By gwd
I don't think we'll be able to see the results...

I don't think we'll be able to see the results clearly with so many other confounding events taking place. I think whatever stimulative effect it would have would have been the same if they just...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-25-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,501
Posted By gwd
The greeting I get from roadies is "ON YOUR...

The greeting I get from roadies is "ON YOUR LEFT!!!". Thats ok as long as they're safe about passing. This morning was a beautiful morning and the weird thing is that I took a ten mile ride in a...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-25-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By gwd
I think places with clean air have commanded a...

I think places with clean air have commanded a premium over equivalent homes in areas with bad air for decades. Here in the US I had neighbors who moved from Pittsburgh because of the air. They...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-25-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By gwd
Tell us what stress you had that affected you in...

Tell us what stress you had that affected you in adverse ways when you went car-free. I find car-free so much less stressful that I can't imagine what you could be referring to.
Forum: Living Car Free 08-24-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By gwd
The second side doesn't automatically follow...

The second side doesn't automatically follow especially with a bike you can extend the area where you can be car free. As bike facilities are extended the area where it is feasible to be car-free...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-24-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By gwd
The Ortliebs have a shoulder strap and you can...

The Ortliebs have a shoulder strap and you can hook them on the grocery cart. You fill the Ortliebs instead of the cart and then you don't buy much more than their capacity. You can strap the...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-21-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,404
Posted By gwd
I don't put my self in the "women only want men...

I don't put my self in the "women only want men for money" category but my ex made a LOT more than me. She didn't like me biking or walking to work either.. but that's another story. Most of the...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-21-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,404
Posted By gwd
Yeah, when I wear a suit I get more smiles and...

Yeah, when I wear a suit I get more smiles and longer conversations from females than when I'm doing the business casual thing. But still I think the health and happiness from car free living also...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-20-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,404
Posted By gwd
I think college is different isn't it? When I...

I think college is different isn't it? When I attended, "Whats your major?" was a proxy for "Whats your likely future worth?" but even if you had some hokey intellectual major like philosophy or...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-19-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By gwd
That was their intention wasn't it? They had to...

That was their intention wasn't it? They had to do something about GNU/Linux in addition to lying about return rates.
Forum: Living Car Free 08-19-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,215
Posted By gwd
This thread has gotten me to put my hand to the...

This thread has gotten me to put my hand to the side of my head with the pinky and thumb spread like its a phone when I yell at the idiots who do something stupid while driving and talking on their...
Forum: Living Car Free 08-18-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By gwd
I've not had this problem with Ubuntu. I like...

I've not had this problem with Ubuntu. I like the way you can test it from the cd first to see if it works on a particular machine before installing it. I did have to install a wrapper for the...
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