My hat is off to you. I do what I can on the single speed, but haven't got to that point... probably never will.i have been car free for 3 years now.it's not so hard if you live in a climate like i do.i do everything on "one" of my bikes.as i have found out,it's a lot easier to do it with a few different styles.i have road,mountain,hybreds,and beach cruisers.they all serve their purposes.i also have a "big tow" by yak. that i use to carry large items around with. i do have to sometimes get an occasional ride in a car from one of my friends,but they seem to understand me and appreciate my concerne for the inviornment.besides,using the barter system with them,likecookouts,fresh fish,or anything i can offer works too! ride on
I couldn't give up cars completely myself... But I have talked to a few guys that don't own one themselves. When I was in Boston, MA, I talked to a few guys that were car-less. One guy was a bike messenger that ran a fixed gear and was on it 40+ hours a week and just walked or took the train "T" to get where else he needed to go. Another was a guy that rode his fixed gear bike from Maine to Boston, went to school, then rode back home every summer. Never got a clear answer on the distance traveled in that trip though. It's quite do-able and I'd love to do so myself.... It just won't happen for me. I love driving too much.
x3 on this. Even if I lived in the city, I would still keep the Jeep, because I have too much fun with it to NOT have it.Plus I doubt I could ever not have a Jeep. It's my man toy.
Sounds wonderful, where did you grow-up?With the exception of missing my motorcycling days, I am quite happy to give up the auto. I haven't kept track, but I am certain I've saved gobs of cash by not having to pay for gas, car-insurance/car-taxes, and vehicle maintenance.
Now all I need to do is save up for a Bionx or similar electric motor, and I'm all set!