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    Sticky: Poll: Ashamed to say that i went from car-free to car...

    Ashamed to say that i went from car-free to car lite again. The weather was killing me! rain, rain, hard wind and more rain. Arriving at the office soaking wet every day is not my idea of a good...
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    I have had my sony PSRT-1 ereader for 2 years...

    I have had my sony PSRT-1 ereader for 2 years now, have read countless books on it, lugged it around on holidays and its still working like a new one. So durability isnt a issue (for me at least it...
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    Nice build , chain is a bit loose though.

    Nice build , chain is a bit loose though.
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    Technical obsolence isnt that big of a problem....

    Technical obsolence isnt that big of a problem. Just use a common standard such as PDF or E-pub which have been around for quite some time and when these standards become obsolete you convert them...
  5. I dont have hills but a lot of bridges and...

    I dont have hills but a lot of bridges and viaducts, i just measured the elevation levels on the way back: 157 meters / 515 ft gain, 146 meters / 479 ft loss in total so even though i dont have...
  6. 29 mile round trip here , a little under 2 hours...

    29 mile round trip here , a little under 2 hours a day with unfortunaltely not the best commuting route in the world with lots of steep bridges and viaducts to cross and almost all of it is open...
  7. Around 40 minutes without parking so worst case...

    Around 40 minutes without parking so worst case scenario would be around 1 hour total.
  8. Where i live we have a pretty good public...

    Where i live we have a pretty good public transport system and even here (most densely populated area of the Netherlands) its faster to bike somewhere than to take the train most of the time.
    Last...
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    I could but i wont, i use my bicycle in the...

    I could but i wont, i use my bicycle in the winter as i always do. I wont drive a car when it snows or the roads are icy either. Too afraid of crashing or others crashing into me. If i fall with my...
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    Yeah, riding 2 up is another thing indeed. But...

    Yeah, riding 2 up is another thing indeed. But for me the cost of owning a car is the biggest argument against it. I also like to keep my vehicles either in the house, shed or garden and not parked...
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    Thats a good description of how i feel without a...

    Thats a good description of how i feel without a car. Sure it can be a little bit of a hassle if you want to go long distances but the financial gain from not owning a car (which means i could...
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    For me personally i will always take the bike...

    For me personally i will always take the bike when it snows in winter:

    If i go by car im in a monster traffic jam and there is always the possibility to crash or damage the car, if i use public...
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    Sticky: I was late because i had to wait a veeeeeeeeery...

    I was late because i had to wait a veeeeeeeeery long time for the bridge :(
  14. Yes they are. Mostly intended to slow down...

    Yes they are. Mostly intended to slow down mopeds, not so much for bicycles. Even with my velomobile i can take them at 30km/h :D
  15. My commute takes me along a couple of cities and...

    My commute takes me along a couple of cities and some oil refineries. I'm so jealous at all those pretty rural commutes, hope one day to get such a nice commute as well. Well here are my pics:
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    People with health issues have used assisted...

    People with health issues have used assisted bikes for ages (look for solex for example) and thats great but al least 75% of people on electric bikes i see over here in the Netherlands are young and...
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    Where i commute there are a lot of electric bikes...

    Where i commute there are a lot of electric bikes but they are easily recognizable. Besides the fact that you can see the electric motor in the front or rearwheel you can also see the rider being...
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    My commute is 15 miles each way and i spend...

    My commute is 15 miles each way and i spend about 2 hours a day on my bike. I don't mind spending 2 hours of my day doing what i like: Riding my bike!
    Just make sure your bike is in good...
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    Too wide for bike paths, no doors so you still...

    Too wide for bike paths, no doors so you still get wet, too small for ordinary traffic. Not something i would ever buy.

    only plus point: It is cheap
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    pictures say more than words: ...

    pictures say more than words:

    http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o153/metro2005/2013-01-16173825_zps3ec27cd4.jpg
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  21. First time i rode a velomobile was on a recumbent...

    First time i rode a velomobile was on a recumbent try-out event and i was a bit dissapointed because i didn't go very fast and i was reading everybody was going very fast with these machines. It kept...
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    It's the car ownership costs that i hate so no i...

    It's the car ownership costs that i hate so no i wouldn't take it.
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    Last year in the snow: ...

    Last year in the snow:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v_oDWkcogtg/TywiiYBCl6I/AAAAAAAAAFY/C66heapnaas/s1600/2012-02-03%2B17.04.47.jpg
  24. My bike (velomobile) costs about the same as a...

    My bike (velomobile) costs about the same as a small car (if you buy it new it would be around 5000 euro's or about 6000 dollars) but i dont have to pay for insurance, road taxed, fuel and it doesn't...
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    Sticky: Poll: I have sold my car a week ago so i can consider...

    I have sold my car a week ago so i can consider myself now 'carfree' :) whoohoo.
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