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    I had something like this happen to me when I was...

    I had something like this happen to me when I was running. This duck or goose or I don't even remember came up to me hissing and making himself big... really aggressive. I was in the zone gettin my...
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    Every spring my protein intake increases by just...

    Every spring my protein intake increases by just a tiny amount until I learn to ride with my mouth closed again...
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    I almost hit a deer. A big one. I think the...

    I almost hit a deer. A big one. I think the bike is quiet and stealthy sometimes to a fault. This deer didn't see me until I was right up on him and I didn't see him until he cut across the front...
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    Haha, this is exactly how my son is. I joke that...

    Haha, this is exactly how my son is. I joke that he's never met a stranger.
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    Today there was a guy standing on the corner with...

    Today there was a guy standing on the corner with a sign. He is running for county council. He was just standing there waving at people as they drove by one by one trying to get some face to face...
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    Yes! This is one of my favorite parts of...

    Yes! This is one of my favorite parts of cycling, especially with my son. I know the people who live on our route to his school. We've been invited to bon fires, we pet the dogs on the way. ...
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    Here's a little more info of what they're looking...

    Here's a little more info of what they're looking at. If this happens I would be so happy.

    Plan Calls for Congestion Pricing, More Bike Lanes, and Expanded Transit for D.C. - Housing Complex
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    213 more miles!

    What would your city look like with 213 more miles of bike infrastructure? It looks like that's what could be on the table in DC. The map looks like a spiderweb of awesome.

    Cutting ribbons,...
  9. Wow. Long but comprehensive and a good read!

    Wow. Long but comprehensive and a good read!
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    I think the reasons behind a reduction, in per ...

    I think the reasons behind a reduction, in per capita and overall VMT are probably numerous and largely unknown. We've talked about them lots, but these are the ones that I can think of...
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    I haven't because they're not where I live. ...

    I haven't because they're not where I live.

    This spring I did spend my own money and 'installed' (locked) bike pumps onto various bike racks where I work and shop and quite a few other people...
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    It just keeps going...

    While the Economy Grows, Americans Continue to Drive Less | Streetsblog USA

    And this is for all the naysayers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUXJ_RP-7IA
  13. This sums up my view, too. I don't think we...

    This sums up my view, too. I don't think we should bring out the stick. They should just get the same size carrot as everybody else.
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    I'm coming up on a year car free and I'm so glad...

    I'm coming up on a year car free and I'm so glad I went through with it. Good luck, you can do it!
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    The county that I live in has recognized that...

    The county that I live in has recognized that about 50% of the trips in the county are less than 2 miles. As such they are making a genuine effort at alternative transportation methods. Part of...
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    This guy is my spirit animal.

    This guy is my spirit animal.
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    Last month I had access to a vehicle for a few...

    Last month I had access to a vehicle for a few weeks. My neighbor needed to be picked up from an airport about 30 miles away and so he left me the keys to his yukon and told me drive it wherever I...
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    I like that he pinged on the difficulty of...

    I like that he pinged on the difficulty of reading bus route info and that it's a hurdle to public transportation. I had been car free for months before I found out that there's a bus that travels...
  19. The affordability index linked in the original...

    The affordability index linked in the original article is pretty cool. "H+T affordability index"
  20. I love the comments section on all of these...

    I love the comments section on all of these 'millenials aren't driving' articles. They generally seem to try to summarize everything into a solid nexus.

    1. It's the economy, stupid.
    2. Kids...
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    I fell in love with the phrase, "The things you...

    I fell in love with the phrase, "The things you own end up owning you." It took me a while to realize that it came from Fight Club, and not Walden. Cars are definitely in this vein, in fact...
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    Asking 'am I car-free' is just beeeeeegging the...

    Asking 'am I car-free' is just beeeeeegging the question of what car-free actually is. Nobody on here will have the same answer to that. The fact is, though, that there's no club or certificate or...
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    There has definitely been an increase where I...

    There has definitely been an increase where I live. When I first moved here, it was rare to see another cyclist. Now it's a daily occurrence. On Monday there was even a discussion between 3 or 4...
  24. I was prepared, but this winter was rough. I...

    I was prepared, but this winter was rough. I don't have to contend with what some other people here do, so I feel bad complaining, but I'm so done with winter. Luckily, (I guess not luckily, it's...
  25. Super long article but worth the read. It...

    Super long article but worth the read.

    It poses an interesting "chicken or the egg" question about culture and infrastructure. I, for one, would be ok if we stopped referring to automobile...
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