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    Yes... this is a good one but IMHO this forum is...

    Yes... this is a good one but IMHO this forum is less an educational resource than a lonely outpost in a far galaxy of internal combustion...
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    If it's on Youtube, gotta be true ...

    If it's on Youtube, gotta be true


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBukcIFQSnw
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    Yes... bikes are ideal in older suburbs where...

    Yes... bikes are ideal in older suburbs where things are a little spread out, but traffic isn't too wild (or rather the streets don't act as feeders into large thru-ways).

    However, don't forget...
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    I notice you also have a Bike-to-Coffee week as...

    I notice you also have a Bike-to-Coffee week as well. Bike to Coffee : Bike to Work Week

    These events may not get you in the habit of doing all these destinations, but they are great introductions...
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    Also great photos! Thanks for sharing.

    Also great photos! Thanks for sharing.
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    We need a Bike to Shop Day!!

    I like this blog post, which advocates a Nation Bike to Shop Day.

    Why We Need a National Bike to Shop Day | One woman. Many bicycles.

    http://ladyfleur.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/cherie.jpg

    ...
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    Great photos Machka! Here in the US Midwest,...

    Great photos Machka!

    Here in the US Midwest, there's a new fashion of riding gravel roads (of which there are a gazillion in our state). Friday I did a few miles of MUP after work and then a few...
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    Or get a cab. The last time I bought an el cheapo...

    Or get a cab. The last time I bought an el cheapo car, the repairs didn't make it look very cheap.
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    This seems like a silly idea. I prefer the OP's...

    This seems like a silly idea. I prefer the OP's style of making role models out of people who are doing it day-to-day.
  10. Hmm... I imagine there's a lot of this going on....

    Hmm... I imagine there's a lot of this going on. I know I did the same thing with my children... gave them one of our two cars (when we had two...)... while I rode a bike.

    I'm not going to attempt...
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    Hat's off to Kyle. You never know when a great...

    Hat's off to Kyle. You never know when a great idea is going to take off.. hopefully he'll see sine results.

    One of the craziest programs I've ever heard of was from Malmo Sweden a few years ago....
  12. On the flip side it does indicate you are in...

    On the flip side it does indicate you are in stellar health.
  13. On the contrary. I really love making such...

    On the contrary. I really love making such discoveries.
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    Basically what's needed is a Plan B. If you can't...

    Basically what's needed is a Plan B. If you can't travel by car, you have arranged some other means. You have a mutual agreement with a relative or neighbor to help each other when needed. You...
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    It's not a self-imposed 5-mile limit. That's just...

    It's not a self-imposed 5-mile limit. That's just the way it worked out.

    As for the cinema, I don't have any friends currently who are into making the trip. Many of them seem to exist in that same...
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    Fair enough. I guess I go on long rides when the...

    Fair enough. I guess I go on long rides when the weather is good.

    I do catch flight to Canada once a year too :)

    However about 90% of my life is in my zone. Everything I need to live is there....
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    **** sapiens? A species like no other.

    Actually, a lot of restraint would be even more proper.
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    Your maximum car-free zone

    A while ago (when I had a car) I read somewhere that the average Medieval citizen rarely moved outside their small village. I imagined that was a stultifying existence.

    However, in the years...
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    OMG! I had to google this.

    OMG! I had to google this.
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    Thanks, shipwreck. I'm gonna give this a shot. I...

    Thanks, shipwreck. I'm gonna give this a shot. I have a couple of tight sweaters... :)
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    Interesting challenge. I wonder if the city got...

    Interesting challenge. I wonder if the city got some federal funding to put all this together. Whose brainchild was this?
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    :lol:

    :lol:
  23. When you factor in the lack of good jobs for...

    When you factor in the lack of good jobs for those students graduating with $25,000 in debt... the picture becomes clearer. A monthly payment of $200 on $25,000... that's going to take a while.
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    There certainly are quite a few practical reasons...

    There certainly are quite a few practical reasons to go without a car. I don't know about the metaphorical cilice. I prefer a good polyester base layer. :)
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    To the OP: please don't get hung up on terms....

    To the OP: please don't get hung up on terms. What difference does it make to your life if you are car free or car light?

    Just try to avoid unnecessary motorized trips, don't own anything you...
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