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03-08-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,576
Posted By TuckertonRR

You'll have plenty of stories to tell your...

You'll have plenty of stories to tell your grandchildren! (I had to walk 32 miles to school and back when I was your age!!! And with 40 pounds of books on my back! You youngins don't know how good...
03-06-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,161
Posted By TuckertonRR

So Mayberry still exists? Must be nice.

So Mayberry still exists? Must be nice.
03-02-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,732
Posted By TuckertonRR

Wow, I love those pics! Especially the ones near...

Wow, I love those pics! Especially the ones near the beach! It's almost like the New Jersey shore that I'm used to. I've never drove/rode on left - hand lanes (UK, Aus, etc) do you ride your bike...
02-28-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,161
Posted By TuckertonRR

You don't have much interaction with law...

You don't have much interaction with law enforcement, do you? You can bet you'll get a ticket for unlicenced operation of a motor vehicle or some such, plus a few other things to tack on.
02-28-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,161
Posted By TuckertonRR

I guess we all have our own concept of what "off...

I guess we all have our own concept of what "off grid" means...
02-27-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,161
Posted By TuckertonRR

I didn't say you were automatically "off the...

I didn't say you were automatically "off the grid" by not driving - I said you were **almost** off grid. Complete with asterisks! I used two sets of asterisks this time.

As Walter S alludes,...
02-26-16, 01:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,161
Posted By TuckertonRR

- Parking ($20 or more per day in big cities) -...

- Parking ($20 or more per day in big cities)
- Tickets (miscellaneous, speeding, BS revenue generator tix)
- an asset which can be seized by the State or a business

With the above, you know...
02-20-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,715
Posted By TuckertonRR

So, in your idea of how society and government...

So, in your idea of how society and government work, the conditions of slavery was acceptable in this country for 75 - ish years. And society demanded not equality for blacks, but "separate but...
02-17-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,715
Posted By TuckertonRR

fify

fify
02-17-16, 12:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,732
Posted By TuckertonRR

The NJ seashore last summer. A week at the...

The NJ seashore last summer. A week at the beach. Without a car. First time 100% car free (other than a taxi to & back from the bus terminal). Relied on my two feet the rest of the time there. ...
02-13-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,715
Posted By TuckertonRR

Depends on where you are & what provisions you've...

Depends on where you are & what provisions you've made. Also depends on your lifestyle. Do you need to get to places that are very difficult to get to without a car on a frequent basis? You can...
02-11-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By TuckertonRR

Thanks all! Also, the initial days/weeks...

Thanks all!

Also, the initial days/weeks are the worst; after you get through that, things get better. You begin to see you *can* do it, since the car is no longer an *option*, as in - Oh, I'm...
02-10-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By TuckertonRR

1 year anniversary

Coming up on my 1 year anniversary of being car free! It's been a very interesting journey over this time; I was quite surprised at the mental challenges and overcoming them. From getting...
02-01-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By TuckertonRR

Trying to drive in or just after a blizzard like...

Trying to drive in or just after a blizzard like the one just past has to be crazy. I usually work on Satudays, but work allowed me to take a free personal day, as they just needed a few people to...
01-17-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,135
Posted By TuckertonRR

I've now been car - free for 11 months. Since I...

I've now been car - free for 11 months. Since I usually work 6 days a week, and take the train to & from work, I don't get to bike around too often. But a challenge would definitely be going...
10-05-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By TuckertonRR

Taxis

To the carfree here - how often do you use taxis? I've used them thrice since becoming car - free in February. Before CF, I hardly ever took taxis, for anything. But those times I did, it was just...
06-29-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,846
Posted By TuckertonRR

I took my first car-free vacation to the NJ shore...

I took my first car-free vacation to the NJ shore last month. I had anticipated most, but not all of my needs, as I was staying by myself in a house for a week. I had wanted to try one of those...
05-31-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 78,810
Posted By TuckertonRR

I predict the country will be slightly poorer,...

I predict the country will be slightly poorer, worse off, and infrastructure in general (both road & rail, as well as gas, water, sewerage systems) will be slightly worse off. No "driverless"...
04-19-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,969
Posted By TuckertonRR

Sounds like the bathrooms at Penn Station.

Sounds like the bathrooms at Penn Station.
04-02-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By TuckertonRR

I'm in Delaware County, southwest of the city. ...

I'm in Delaware County, southwest of the city. The topography is mostly flat, but there are some hills, mostly just where creeks & streams are. Good local knowledge of roads & layouts is pretty...
04-01-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By TuckertonRR

Thanks for the well - wishes! While I am car...

Thanks for the well - wishes! While I am car free now, I would like to be able to "prove" to people in suburban areas that it is possible to be car free, and not be the end of the world!
04-01-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,864
Posted By TuckertonRR

Alot of these posts are missing some basic...

Alot of these posts are missing some basic economics - capital costs vs operating costs, and how to account for those two factors. Plus, what one considers a "cost".

Cost of operating a car -...
03-31-15, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By TuckertonRR

I have a Raleigh Technium from roughly 1990 or...

I have a Raleigh Technium from roughly 1990 or so, which my father bought me when I was maybe 15. Still have it, still rides good. Of course, I've done work on it over the years, and replaced the...
03-29-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By TuckertonRR

Officially Car Free

Hello all,

Well, as of Wednesday last, I've been officially car - free for one month. Although I have not biked anywhere yet; and still need to get my commuter up and running again, ie; cleaned...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By TuckertonRR

Getting back in the swing of things

Greetings & salutations,

I haven't commuted in almost two years - or ridden regularly for a great while. I will now have a new commute which will be roughly 6.9 - 7.3 miles, and need to get into...
04-25-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By TuckertonRR

the pertinent part is "both hands on the...

the pertinent part is "both hands on the handlebars". If none of those things obstruct you from doing that, or are otherwise a hazard, there shouldn't be a summons "ticket" issued.
04-25-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By TuckertonRR

And how was making a comment "interfering" with...

And how was making a comment "interfering" with the cops giving the biker a BS ticket?

NYC's "finest" at their best......
04-19-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,382
Posted By TuckertonRR

Wow.... those cops should be fired

Wow.... those cops should be fired
10-13-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By TuckertonRR

Another issue with infrequent car use (once a...

Another issue with infrequent car use (once a week or less) is that the gas gets stale. The gasoline sold today gets "old" after about a month or two, and can make the cars' engine not work as well...
Forum: Foo
09-11-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,135
Posted By TuckertonRR

a folder would solve half of your issue....

a folder would solve half of your issue....
Forum: Foo
09-11-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,135
Posted By TuckertonRR

about 12 years ago I had an internship which was...

about 12 years ago I had an internship which was a 50 mile drive each way. Morning rush hour wasn't so bad, but evenings were worse, esp. Friday nights. I tried to get out 1/2 hour early....
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09-04-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By TuckertonRR

Why? I just got a statement from a specialist I...

Why? I just got a statement from a specialist I recently saw (just a visit - no procedures) and the bill was over $300. Add in even just basic procedures, such as bloodwork, more detailed exams,...
08-15-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By TuckertonRR

I wouldn't worry about it. Just get good...

I wouldn't worry about it. Just get good lights/reflecors & you'll be fine. You've got a few alternate routes to take, so try them all, see which one(s) work best for you. I wouldn't take a taxi...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By TuckertonRR

There are some hills along that route that i can...

There are some hills along that route that i can remember - - I wouldn't recommend a SS
07-27-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,590
Posted By TuckertonRR

the ex-gas money/insurance/upkeep $$ now goes...

the ex-gas money/insurance/upkeep $$ now goes towards savings, house stuff, food.....
06-26-10, 06:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,207
Posted By TuckertonRR

Think New York too. Saw lots of it last summer...

Think New York too. Saw lots of it last summer on the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan.
Forum: Foo
06-16-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,837
Posted By TuckertonRR

when were mens skirts "in style" ?

when were mens skirts "in style" ?
06-11-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,104
Posted By TuckertonRR

I got as far as "silver mercedes". Don't need to...

I got as far as "silver mercedes". Don't need to hear any more.
Forum: Foo
05-31-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 46,891
Posted By TuckertonRR

how can one state enforce another states' laws??...

how can one state enforce another states' laws?? (ie; getting stopped & ticketed in PA for expired NH inspection). PA cop doesn't know NH law. What specific citation of PA law will he use as basis...
Forum: Foo
05-30-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,312
Posted By TuckertonRR

my old job had something like that - usually once...

my old job had something like that - usually once a month. The thing is, you can then tell who "contributed" to the "cause" and who didn't..... ... corporate politics.......
05-29-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By TuckertonRR

My old commute was 13 miles one way. What i...

My old commute was 13 miles one way. What i noticed is that the bike (chain, wheels, etc) gets very dirty & grimy, with that mileage you're going to put on. Make it a point to clean off the chain &...
05-27-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By TuckertonRR

14 miles - look at google maps & see if you can...

14 miles - look at google maps & see if you can plan at least one alternate route. I have 3 routes I can take on my 6 1/2 mile commute. Depends on how I feel that day, which streets I take. I...
05-26-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By TuckertonRR

Looks like everyone commenting is from North...

Looks like everyone commenting is from North America. Don't know exactly UK law, but it would probably be worth it to spend a hundred quid on a descent solicitor & see what they say.
05-13-10, 06:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,498
Posted By TuckertonRR

His bank should have all the electronic transfer...

His bank should have all the electronic transfer info - If in fact he's giving us the whole, complete situation, the bank should be able to see the $amount, what date, and to what routing/destination...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-10, 06:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,475
Posted By TuckertonRR

6 1/2 - 7 miles

6 1/2 - 7 miles
Forum: Foo
04-10-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By TuckertonRR

I do everything myself. But then I've been...

I do everything myself. But then I've been investing for about 15+ years. There's many low-cost mutual funds available from low-cost companies like Trowe Price, Vanguard, American Century, etc. If...
04-09-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,671
Posted By TuckertonRR

You ever carry their growlers on your rear rack? ...

You ever carry their growlers on your rear rack? I haven't tried it yet...
04-02-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,290
Posted By TuckertonRR

the rules of the (land) road are a bit different...

the rules of the (land) road are a bit different from the International & Inland Navigation Rules (water).
03-29-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,909
Posted By TuckertonRR

get rid of the powerboat & buy a Sunfish...which...

get rid of the powerboat & buy a Sunfish...which is easily trailerable via bike......I do it!!!
03-18-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By TuckertonRR

Note the comment regarding helmet. helmets are...

Note the comment regarding helmet. helmets are not required for people over 16 in PA.
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