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    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...
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    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"...
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    Sounds like the bathrooms at Penn Station.

    Sounds like the bathrooms at Penn Station.
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    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...
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    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!
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    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 -...
  7. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  10. the pertinent part is "both hands on the...

    the pertinent part is "both hands on the handlebars". If none of those things obstruct you from doing that, or are otherwise a hazard, there shouldn't be a summons "ticket" issued.
  11. And how was making a comment "interfering" with...

    And how was making a comment "interfering" with the cops giving the biker a BS ticket?

    NYC's "finest" at their best......
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    Wow.... those cops should be fired

    Wow.... those cops should be fired
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    Another issue with infrequent car use (once a...

    Another issue with infrequent car use (once a week or less) is that the gas gets stale. The gasoline sold today gets "old" after about a month or two, and can make the cars' engine not work as well...
  14. a folder would solve half of your issue....

    a folder would solve half of your issue....
  15. about 12 years ago I had an internship which was...

    about 12 years ago I had an internship which was a 50 mile drive each way. Morning rush hour wasn't so bad, but evenings were worse, esp. Friday nights. I tried to get out 1/2 hour early....
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  16. Why? I just got a statement from a specialist I...

    Why? I just got a statement from a specialist I recently saw (just a visit - no procedures) and the bill was over $300. Add in even just basic procedures, such as bloodwork, more detailed exams,...
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    I wouldn't worry about it. Just get good...

    I wouldn't worry about it. Just get good lights/reflecors & you'll be fine. You've got a few alternate routes to take, so try them all, see which one(s) work best for you. I wouldn't take a taxi...
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    There are some hills along that route that i can...

    There are some hills along that route that i can remember - - I wouldn't recommend a SS
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    the ex-gas money/insurance/upkeep $$ now goes...

    the ex-gas money/insurance/upkeep $$ now goes towards savings, house stuff, food.....
  20. Think New York too. Saw lots of it last summer...

    Think New York too. Saw lots of it last summer on the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan.
  21. when were mens skirts "in style" ?

    when were mens skirts "in style" ?
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    I got as far as "silver mercedes". Don't need to...

    I got as far as "silver mercedes". Don't need to hear any more.
  23. how can one state enforce another states' laws??...

    how can one state enforce another states' laws?? (ie; getting stopped & ticketed in PA for expired NH inspection). PA cop doesn't know NH law. What specific citation of PA law will he use as basis...
  24. my old job had something like that - usually once...

    my old job had something like that - usually once a month. The thing is, you can then tell who "contributed" to the "cause" and who didn't..... ... corporate politics.......
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    My old commute was 13 miles one way. What i...

    My old commute was 13 miles one way. What i noticed is that the bike (chain, wheels, etc) gets very dirty & grimy, with that mileage you're going to put on. Make it a point to clean off the chain &...
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