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Old 08-14-12, 02:04 PM
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You know you're a hardcore commuter when...

.... your 20 y/o rusted-out car hasn't seen more than a quarter tank of gas in the past few months.


Others??
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The last time you drove, you had to ride your bike to get a can of gas because it had all evaporated.
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I looked to see when the oil was changed in my car last (2001 Subaru Outback). It was last done July 2011, 3000 miles ago. It's a decent car and I do try to drive it about once a week, and sometimes take it out of town on a road trip.
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Your co-workers laugh when they hear you have to renew your car registration.
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When you notice your car's safety inspection was due six months ago.
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you spend more for insurance (50/mo) than fuel.
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When my Element has turned into a storage unit in my driveway.
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When you drive a car, you have to rent or borrow one first.
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...when you can't find your old thread about the topic?

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...re-commuter-if
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Hey- it was over a year ago!!

Fancy I forgot about that old thread.... good times!
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When, on the really rare and truly unusual day you do drive it totally screws up everything; You can't find your keys, you forget the stuff you leave on your bike. Parking is just beyond exasperating. And when you get ready to go home, you can't find your bike.
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When you notice your car's safety inspection was due six months ago.
One day last fall it occured to me that I didn't recall renewing my car's plates lately. I went out to look at it and they had expired a year ago! D'oh! Guess the cops didn't notice. I went and renewed the plates the next day.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
...when you can't find your old thread about the topic?

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...re-commuter-if
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Hey- it was over a year ago!!

Fancy I forgot about that old thread.... good times!
When you forgot about that old thread... (Dammit ThermonicScott... I was looking for that thread to post the same kind of comment)
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When you don't know where to store the trailer tent for the winter because there's 11 bikes in the garage.
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When your co-worker will introduce you to new costumers always with the same lime : that's him, the cyclist.
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when you have a hard time buying something new for yourself instead of you bike.
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...when you ride home and it's so cold that you can feel the grease in your hubs seize up.
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When people ask what kind of car you have and you can't remember.
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Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
When you drive a car, you have to rent or borrow one first.
+1... that's pretty hardcore in my book. How about this: I need a ladder to finish painting my house, so I will either have to rent a truck or borrow someone's BikesAtWork trailer.
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so when my car died, I inherited my wife's minivan. I only really drove it on weekends (mostly to go somewhere for long rides), and the battery kept dying on me. took it to the shop and they said "well, whoever owned this car before you had a remote starter installed, and it has been drawing current ever since." apparently she never noticed because she drives every day, but I figured it out in a couple weeks

hardcore is also when you experience severe discouragement when you are forced to drive to work, as I had to this summer when my kid needed a ride to camp not far from my office (13 miles, too far for him to ride w/me).
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When people seem to keep asking if you own a car.
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When your bicycle tire has more air than your car tire.

Yeah that's me. I ruin a car tire by letting it sit flat for too long instead of getting that slow leak fixed.
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Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
When you drive a car, you have to rent or borrow one first.
Good one.
I would love to be in that position.
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When you have to walk up and down floors trying to locate your car, but never have trouble finding your bike, no matter where it's parked.
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When you think that boasting about being ignorant about maintaining your own car is a virtue?
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