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Old 07-29-08, 06:07 PM
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Car free and loving it!

Hey everyone! I have been meaning to be a part of this community for a long time! I got started loving bikes when I was a kid and collected and rode old cruisers from the 40s and 50s. In my late 20s I started biking to work-at least half way. I rode old ten speeds and got a trek 7500fx in '05. It still serves me well but I want a cyclo-cross and a single fixed gear now with a freewheel. I think I may try to sell the Trek here. I became car free by choice last year and now bike and bus to most of the places I need to go. Little by little I'm learning to maintain and fix my bike. I started to get into a little bike advocacy this year with the League of Michigan Bicyclists. We are trying to change legislation in favor of cyclists' rights and for better non-motorized transportation planning. I am also an artist who works in a variety of traditional and digital media. I live in Lansing, Michigan. Love to hear from you...
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Old 07-30-08, 01:48 PM
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Hello!

I'm car free as well, but only because it's easier to not have a car where I live. I can still feel smug about it though.

Oh yessss.


And the money I save is pretty good as well.
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Old 07-30-08, 06:15 PM
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Welcome in fellow Michiganer, I turned 12 in Lansing. Tried to Google Earth the old neighborhood, but a lot's changed in 40 years.

I also quit driving in 96, big savings, but more for exercise.
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Old 08-03-08, 06:50 PM
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Hello sushisoo, one of my favourite members, Roody, also lives in Lansing. He too is car free, and if you have not already found him, he's a valuable member, with a lot of good insights.


Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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