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Author Topic: Ditching your car for a bike  (Read 341 times)

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Offline abelnader

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Ditching your car for a bike
« on: October 14, 2020, 11:56:58 pm »
I can see there are a lot adventages when you ditch your car for a bike, like for example saving lots of gas and getting to places faster than with a car. You can scape from the traffic very easily when you ride a bike! But at the same time I think a car is really necessary, like for example when you go grocery shopping or if it starts to rain. A care provides a lot safety when it starts to rain, at least compared to riding a bike under the rain! I don't think I'd ever be able to make this decision, I'd rather keep both! I can save a lot gas if I use the bike when I need to a place faster and the climate is good. I can use the car the rest of the time- free action movies and free comedy movies

What about you, have you ever considered ditching your car for a bike?



Offline DrM

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Re: Ditching your car for a bike
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 03:33:57 am »
Put me in the four-wheel plus two-wheel camp.  I see them as complementary, not as competition.

My main "freedom" machine is my pickup truck -- carries all my loved ones anytime, night or day, rain or shine, in comfort and security, plus any cargo - from the bike itself to whatever I might need to transport.  And it is armored in front with a grill & brush guard, and in the rear with a massive iron retrieving tool.

My bike (the Bolt) is my personal toy -- can be ridden day or night, rain or shine, and carry one passenger and a little cargo -- though never as safe and secure as the pickup.  And I wouldn't want to ride it more than a couple hours at a time. 

Which do I use most, now?  The Bolt, because I don't go out much at night, or in the rain, or very far from home -- and the bike is easiest just to get on and go for a ride to nowhere in particular.  I even take it to the grocery store when I am just buying for myself.

Offline Crilly Wizard

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Re: Ditching your car for a bike
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 05:09:42 am »
I am only ever on 2 wheels, always have been, always will be.

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Offline Pir8

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Re: Ditching your car for a bike
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 08:28:20 pm »
I'm in the 4+2+2+2 camp... so far. I think I may need an motorvention.