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    It was Kyle Wagenschutz, the city's bike/ped...

    It was Kyle Wagenschutz, the city's bike/ped coordinator's idea. I don't think there's any federal money involved, but it has something to do with the Green Lane Project, I think.
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    Hillier than it appears at first glance. Nothing...

    Hillier than it appears at first glance. Nothing like east Tennessee or some other cities, of course, but still not quite as flat as people always say it is. The streets themselves can be pretty...
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    The blog posts will be on the main...

    The blog posts will be on the main carfreememphis.com page. Scroll down to the bottom to see the latest posts. Starting tomorrow, each day there will be two new posts - one each from two different...
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    I've worked with the organizer quite a bit...

    I've worked with the organizer quite a bit through Bike to Work Day activities. I guess he thought of me when he was putting this project together. There was a general meeting where the guidelines...
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    City of Memphis' Car-free Challenge

    Thought some of you might find this interesting. The City of Memphis is challenging residents to go car-free during the month of April. People can take the challenge for one day, a number of days,...
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    Yep, this past winter was no fun, and the wacky...

    Yep, this past winter was no fun, and the wacky weather is still lingering. I did more driving to work than I ordinarily would have. But, our normal winters are, fortunately, relatively mild, so I...
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    I have a Ford Focus that I use to get to work if...

    I have a Ford Focus that I use to get to work if it is raining heavily, when it is too cold for me to ride my bicycle even to the bus stop (I still have not found a workable solution to keep my...
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    Roody: I'm not necessarily recommending my...

    Roody: I'm not necessarily recommending my method at all, just describing what I do. I don't have to worry about a flat making me late for work since I use the bus in the mornings and could still...
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    I feel like a turtle compared to some of y'all -...

    I feel like a turtle compared to some of y'all - carrying my home in my bicycle basket. My everyday bag weighs about 10 pounds by itself, then there's my lunch and, these days, a drawstring backpack...
  10. Whenever I am asked, "why don't more [demographic...

    Whenever I am asked, "why don't more [demographic of which I am a member] do [whatever activity the asker doesn't appear to see enough of said demographic doing (or perhaps, not doing it to his...
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    A big thanks to all of you for all of this...

    A big thanks to all of you for all of this helpful information and advice! A few responses:

    My first inclination was to just get on my bike and go. The Natchez Trace Parkway is my goal for when...
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    Thanks for these suggestions! I usually have no...

    Thanks for these suggestions! I usually have no problems just doing some research and setting off on my own to learn new things, but this is one area in which my gut is telling me to try it with more...
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    Is there an organized tour for me?

    I have been interested in bicycle touring for a long time and have decided that this is the year when I want to give it a try. Since I've never done anything like this before, I wanted to find an...
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    My bike weighs 37.2 pounds by itself. With my...

    My bike weighs 37.2 pounds by itself. With my everyday bag included, the total comes to 47.4 pounds. I don't know my average speed, but I, too, plan new trips with 10mph in mind and always manage...
  15. We ended up with low turnout at the energizer...

    We ended up with low turnout at the energizer stations yesterday morning because of the rain. I got up at 4 o'clock in the morning to staff one of them, stood there for two hours getting soaking...
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    I don't think that your approach is silly at all,...

    I don't think that your approach is silly at all, but then, I admit that self-indulgence is practially a virtue in my book. :)

    I don't buy a lot of stuff for my bike nor for riding it. I do,...
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    I'm not implying anything about all or most...

    I'm not implying anything about all or most people so much as trying to describe my experiences with local green living/sustainability (another term that I've come to despise) advocates. I...
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    Bingo. I do not have a lot of patience for...

    Bingo. I do not have a lot of patience for people who do not practice what they preach. It's been my observation, from participating in various initiatives through my job, serving on various...
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    This. I work downtown at an organization that...

    This.

    I work downtown at an organization that promotes downtown living and commercial and real estate development. I have a longstanding, recurrent argument going on with the head of our...
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    I prefer riding in the suburban area where I live...

    I prefer riding in the suburban area where I live to the urban area where I work. While the urban speed limits are lower, the streets and lanes are narrower, the traffic is all jammed together, and...
  21. I don't feel strongly one way or another about...

    I don't feel strongly one way or another about other people identifying me as a "cyclist". I do think it's a little weird to identify someone by what they do, though. Outside of custom user titles...
  22. Being carfree is a goal towards which I am...

    Being carfree is a goal towards which I am s-l-o-w-l-y working. I lurk and occasionally post here to get ideas for bicycle-centric solutions to various minor problems, to read about broader, related...
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    I use a simple tote bag that I made myself. It...

    I use a simple tote bag that I made myself. It usually rides in a cheapo basket hooked onto my handlebars. If I need the basket space for other things, I just ride with the bag on my shoulder. ...
  24. Poll: Our office is small and the work environment is...

    Our office is small and the work environment is relaxed, but I still like to maintain some boundaries at work. I don't really want my boss or any of my other coworkers seeing me half nekkid. It was...
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    I think 7 billion people are going to have a...

    I think 7 billion people are going to have a significant effect on the planet no matter what. The worker bees of the world - a category in which I include myself in spite of my well-developed and...
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