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    This is a pretty lame stereotype. Or have you...

    This is a pretty lame stereotype. Or have you conducted a survey of bike thieves to determine that they lack homes?
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    Nothing, in a cost analysis of this type. The...

    Nothing, in a cost analysis of this type. The value of one's time is totally subjective and varies from time to time. The value could even be a negative number, as with time spent riding in a car.
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    Complex math aside, it's cheaper and more...

    Complex math aside, it's cheaper and more efficient on a per-mile basis to to operate a 30 pound machine rather than a 2,000 pound machine. The savings result mainly from higher variable costs with...
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    They drive because it's cheap and convenient,...

    They drive because it's cheap and convenient, which is partially due to subsidies received by the auto/oil/highway industries. They also drive because infrastructure subsidization has been so...
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    Very inspirational. Thanks for posting it,...

    Very inspirational. Thanks for posting it, Wanderer. :thumb:

    We had a program here in Lansing called Bikes for Kids. Adult volunteers would mentor a kid who was repairing and assembling a bike,...
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    I think you're wise to start thinking about aging...

    I think you're wise to start thinking about aging a little bit right now. 35 is certainly over the hill for elite professional cycling, but people do continue to race into their 60s and 70s. More...
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    Congratulations. It sounds like you're having fun...

    Congratulations. It sounds like you're having fun with it. Keep up the positive attitude and you should do just fine.
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    Sticky: What do you do about meals?

    What do you do about meals?
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    Here's a cash example. When we moved to a new...

    Here's a cash example. When we moved to a new location a few years ago, we rented a Uhaul truck for the day, and some friends were to help with the lifting. The friends cancelled out at the last...
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    Here in the inner city, a 12 pack of malt liquor...

    Here in the inner city, a 12 pack of malt liquor will get a lot of work done.
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    Very wise. A philosophy professor explained his...

    Very wise. A philosophy professor explained his opposition th the concept of free will: "Maybe we have the freedom at some point to choose which road we will travel. But once we get on that road,...
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    That sounds idyllic. I sometimes wish I had gone...

    That sounds idyllic. I sometimes wish I had gone that route. But I was blinded by the bright lights of the big city...or maybe I was just too lazy! :)
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    Except that in some places, large numbers of...

    Except that in some places, large numbers of people already do ride bikes. These are places with sensible bike infrastructure and good public transit as a backup or alternative. Think Copenhagen,...
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    I don't ride competetively. But thanks for...

    I don't ride competetively. But thanks for asking. :)
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    It surprises me that you don't list the bicycle...

    It surprises me that you don't list the bicycle as a "personal, individual, convenient method of transportation." They certainly fit that bill for many of us. I think you classify bikes as toys or...
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    Yes, two sides. In this case, your side and the...

    Yes, two sides. In this case, your side and the correct side! :p
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    Great Vegan Athletes | The World's Best...

    Great Vegan Athletes | The World's Best
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    Ah, you're very fortunate. :)

    Ah, you're very fortunate. :)
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    You make some good points with logical support...

    You make some good points with logical support for your position. :)

    I agree with you up to the last two sentences. To make a blanket statement that being carfree is "a very expensive lifestyle"...
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    Is it the end of "peak car"?

    It was starting to look like "peak car" was a real thing. Total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) went down pretty dramatically in every year between 2008 and 2013--even as the economy improved and gas...
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    Some people feel they can have a better quality...

    Some people feel they can have a better quality of life if they eat healthy and stay skinny. For other people, quality of life means being able to eat whatever they want. I'm kinda on the fence about...
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    I'm sure you already know this, but you don't...

    I'm sure you already know this, but you don't have to be a vegetarian in order to eat a nutritious diet and lose weight.
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    Do you think anybody here is trying to persuade...

    Do you think anybody here is trying to persuade you that you should live like th people in medieval Edinburgh (or whatever the heck you're talking about). What is all this crap about horse crap? What...
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    Once again, our two favorite contributors have...

    Once again, our two favorite contributors have transformed the Living Carfree Forum into the I Can't Possibly Live Without a Car Forum. Now why don't you visit the Bike Mechanics Forum and explain to...
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    Have you conducted measurements? ;) Horse...

    Have you conducted measurements? ;)

    Horse waste was certainly a problem in 19th century cities, but one that was dealt with. Sanitation departments were among the first public services that...
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