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Old 04-02-12, 10:11 AM
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Llamero
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
My wife and I have two cars between us. Over the last four years, I've been cycling more and driving less, so I might be considered car-light. It's hard, because we have real weather here and also some real hills. But I'm determined. I'm thinking I might be able to get rid of my car. I can't always borrow my wife's car, but maybe I can get a motorcycle for many of the occasions when I have to go big distances quickly. It could be fun, and it would use a heck of a lot less fuel.
Be careful with the motorcycle idea, especially on the east coast. We're in Maine, without a car, but do have a motorcycle to supplement our transportation, and it is completely unusable from December through April, not because of snow or ice, which are manageable, but because of the sand which is a total death trap. You hit sand in a turn on a motorcycle and you are going down, no matter what. It like riding on greased ball-bearings.

If you're in a more metro area, then consider using rental cars. Most companies are dirt cheap, especially on weekends.
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