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    Years ago I commuted by bike pretty religiously,...

    Years ago I commuted by bike pretty religiously, but about three years ago I got out of the habit when it seemed life got in the way. New job, new house, got a dog, all within 6 months or so. Three...
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    First, thanks for the advice everyone. I wanted...

    First, thanks for the advice everyone. I wanted to give an update on my situation. I decided one wall of my office is my 'suit coat storage'. I don't know if the pictures do it justice, but you...
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    First of all, thanks for all of the replies so...

    First of all, thanks for all of the replies so far.



    I do have an office, but the door is glass, and there is no decent place to hang clothes where people couldn't see them walking by. They...
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    Commuting carrying full suit and tie?

    For years I biked to work, nearly year round rain or shine. I had a more casual dress code and could easily roll clothes up in panniers. Now I am at a new job where I have to wear a suit and tie...
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    Do you have links to those studies? I would be...

    Do you have links to those studies? I would be interested in reading them.



    With respect, Budda and Plato did not have ideas that could build the physical infrastructure of a society. It is...
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    I understand what you are saying, but I disagree....

    I understand what you are saying, but I disagree. I know there are some people out there who work long hours for the fun of it, but the majority of people who do very essential jobs to our economy...
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    Is happiness the ultimate goal of humans, or...

    Is happiness the ultimate goal of humans, or should it be?: Absolutely not. If people thought of nothing but happiness, we wouldn't have innovative companies, since no one is happy working 90 hours...
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    Third day commuting by bike to a new job. It is...

    Third day commuting by bike to a new job. It is close enough that biking is legitimately faster than driving or public transit, and there is a shower in the building. I really can't complain about...
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    You can also argue that cops heavily favor...

    You can also argue that cops heavily favor cyclists. How many cyclists break traffic laws and cops simply do nothing? No cyclists gets a ticket for running a red light, whereas most every driver...
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    First day on a bike to a new job. Pros of the...

    First day on a bike to a new job. Pros of the new job: only 4 miles away, and all downhill in the morning, so no more worrying about sweat on the way in.

    Cons: only four miles each way, so much...
  11. My purpose is to understand this way of thinking....

    My purpose is to understand this way of thinking. Do you only want people who mirror your way of thought to respond? If that is the case, then I will stop asking questions in this thread. I am...
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    Commuters who make fun of slow riders who wear...

    Commuters who make fun of slow riders who wear spandex. They are on a bike. Isn't that what counts?
  13. I have an honest question...is this really an...

    I have an honest question...is this really an attractive idea? What would you DO with all of that free time?

    I am asking because I work between 50-90 hours/week right now, depending on the week....
  14. I want one at my office: Bicycle Repair Vending Machine

    http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2011/07/25/bike-fixtation-bike-repair-vending-machine/



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    Bicycle Repair Vending Machine

    It will be interesting to see if it takes off.

    http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2011/07/25/bike-fixtation-bike-repair-vending-machine/


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  16. What would the economy be based on if not...

    What would the economy be based on if not consumption? Why is this sad?
  17. I know plenty of people who made a lot of money...

    I know plenty of people who made a lot of money around the time of the housing bubble. Also, you don't buy a car to make money off of it, so there is not going to be a 'car bubble' to destroy the...
  18. You can get a car loan on a new car for under...

    You can get a car loan on a new car for under 3.5%. If your investment portfolio can't get more than that, you are doing something wrong. Put 0% down on your car, take out a loan and invest the...
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    lol...or I have never caused a car to change...

    lol...or I have never caused a car to change their course for me once. If you can't pay attention to the traffic around you then you have no business riding on a street.
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    And if I don't interfere with vehicles that have...

    And if I don't interfere with vehicles that have the right of way, why should I care what color the light is? Traffic lights never kill anyone, cars do.
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    I was cut off by a car this morning when driving...

    I was cut off by a car this morning when driving to work. Then when a red light that I was waiting at just turned green, a bike flew between the lanes, passed me, cut across the front of my car and...
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    Sticky: I have seriously considered what other posters...

    I have seriously considered what other posters (those who have actually given me beneficial material) have said. You, on the other hand, need to look up 'self fulfilling prophesy'. You seem like...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the book recommendation, I will...

    Thanks for the book recommendation, I will definitely check it out. On the other hand though, isn't crying 'look at me, I am getting by with so much less than the rest of you' just as bad?


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    Sticky: Since I am actually taking the time to try and...

    Since I am actually taking the time to try and learn something, could you explain it to me?

    I understand the philosophy of simplicity, however observing the difference between being financially...
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    Sticky: I know how my questions sound, but I am honestly...

    I know how my questions sound, but I am honestly not trying to start an argument.

    To be candid, I am asking because after reading through this thread, I got the impression that many people live...
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