Author Topic: Carless in 2017  (Read 334 times)

jj_k80

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Carless in 2017
« on: March 20, 2017, 05:41:52 PM »
I finally bit the bullet and transitioned to bike commuting.  Got rid of my car and the sickening monthly payment that came with it.  7.8 miles Round trip to work.  Groceries and necessities within 2 miles.  Last week the temps were as low as 19f which is as cold as it gets here, so i've toughed out the worst already. 

A nice side effect is that I've lost 9 pounds already.  And I feel better overall with the consistent excercise. 

Full disclosure, we kept my wife's car which I use when I have the little one with me.

Overall couldn't be happier with the decision!

nouveauRiche

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Re: Carless in 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 05:57:42 PM »
This is awesome.  Great work. Bonus on the weight loss!

onemorebike

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Re: Carless in 2017
« Reply #2 on: Today at 05:49:19 AM »
Not having a car payment makes life so much easier. I participate in a living car free forum at bikeforums.Net that is full of tips and tricks for the newly indoctrinated and encouragement for those that have been at it awhile. We've been a one car household with kids for many years and I attribute my fitness and continued sanity solely to my commutes - otherwise I likely wouldn't find time for either. 😁

jj_k80

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Re: Carless in 2017
« Reply #3 on: Today at 08:43:30 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement nouveaRiche!  onemorebike, I will check out the site.  It is definitely making a difference in how I feel on a day to day basis.  The health aspect is huge.  The weight is dropping off and I'm not even being as careful with the diet as I was before I started riding.