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Tips to go car-free
3 years ago
Here is a Care2 article on tips to help people go car-free: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/tips-to-go-car-free.html .
Anonymous
3 years ago
I have been riding bicycles for transportation since I was ten to Little League practice, throwing newspapers and now out and about Memphis and across Arkansas. (I'm sixty now) To get started, I recommend checking out Craigslist for a good used bike that can be fixed up. Check the bigger cities in a 100 mile radius of where you live. If you can, visit a dedicated bicycle shop to try out a model or two and find out what frame size fits you. If you are an older person, I recommend a comfort bike with upright handlebars. A very good website to learn about adult bikes is www.rivbike.com/article/bike_fit/fit_sizing_position A really good bike blog is www.LetsGoRideAbike.com 2 friends/2 cities/2 wheels Dottie in Chicago and Trisha in Nashville ride their bicycles to work in high fashion. This blog is updated daily with lot's of outstanding photos and the most comprehensive list of bicycle related links out there. Another site I check for technical info is www.SheltonBrown.com The bicycle tech guru. Thank you and enjoy!
3 years ago
I am car-free, never had driver license and I can't drive at all. I'm living in a big city (Kiev- the capital of Ukraine) and use mass transit (buses, trolleybuses, trams and subway). Walking 30 minutes is not a problem to be if the weather is nice, of course, I don't want to walk for so long with a heavy bag at snowy winter day :) Unfortunately, it's not easy to be car-free in USA. Some neighborhoods are totally bus-free, or some places are situated at the area where the only way to get there- to drive a car only. That's car-dependency with the fact that I can't drive was one of the main reasons why I can't adjust to American life and had to return back to Ukraine.
Anonymous
3 years ago
What brand of bike, do you ride, Elena?
3 years ago
John, I don't ride a bike. I can't. I tried to learn while at school but no success. I spent my summer holiday in Siberian village, where my relatives lived. I rode in a very big field with the only tree, but within 5 minutes I crushed into this tree :) That was my last attempt to ride a bike. The day before I broke the neighbor's fence... As you see, for the sake of other people safety, it's better if I'd not ride :) I can ride horses only. Bikes, cars and other mechanical devices are too complicated for me.
3 years ago
hahha very funny elena:)
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