Six years ago, Bruce Wilbur did what most Americans wouldn’t dream of: he got rid of his car. And his minivan, too.
He started taking the bus to work not a common sight in Rochester, N.Y. and loved the switch. More recently, he’s been biking to work.
Getting rid of the car gave him his sanity back, the 49-year-old Web designer said, and saved him a lot of money too.
As a driver, “I tended to be prone to road rage,” Wilbur said. “It was nice to arrive at one’s destination without feeling all tense and angry.”
Car-free commuting is common in large cities with extensive public transportation, or in famously bicycle-friendly cities like Portland, Ore., but the surge in gasoline prices is making people across the country wonder if they can get to work without a car.
A survey by the Pew Research Center in June found 55 percent of drivers said they had cut back on driving in response to high gas prices.
However, making shorter trips or letting the car stand in the driveway isn’t a very good way of saving money. The real savings come when you get rid of the car altogether.
Bike Your Drive!
Check out this bike…this was done at home!
Read all about it on Instructables.com
Some people are under the assumption that a “bike commuter” is some one that rides their bike to and from work.
But what if you don’t ride your bike just to work and back? What about when you go to the store, head down to the coffee shop or out to get some dinner?
In my opinion, you’re a “bike commuter” when ever you get on your bike. Whether it’s going to school, to your buddy’s house or anywhere. You’re a bike commuter.
So if you’re a reader that lurks and doesn’t comment because you feel like you’re not a real bike commuter…think again. Just remember, anytime you get on your bike…YOU ARE A BIKE COMMUTER!
images provided by Cicle.org and Fixpert.com
Earlier this afternoon my wife Soraya and I went out for a ride around post. I just love going out for a ride with her.
It’s quality time spent together without spending a dime. For those of us broke suckers, you have to be resourceful on keeping your lady happy.
Soraya was having fun riding around the dirt. She found riding off road to be more accelerating specially going down hill. She enjoyed this more than riding on the road. With a little more persuasion I just might have found my new mountain biking partner.
The State of California issued a sticker to 20,000 Hybrid Vehicles giving them the privilege to drive solo in the carpool lanes. It’s freaking 97 degrees over here in Arvada, so I had some time to mess around with Photoshop. This would be my “Access to the whole lane sticker”