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ZePetiteStash

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I sold my car!
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:14:33 PM »
I made a big step and finally sold my car! It was a definite clown car too (mid-sized SUV, although, I bought it used)

Iím a born and raised Midwesterner and lived in several college towns (where I couldíve, shouldíve gone car-less, but just couldnít). Iíve worked for a couple of years in a larger, non-college, but still Midwestern city. When I moved here, I purposefully lived close to work (close enough to walk!), but still couldnít give up my gas hog. Then, a friend moved into a new house and had use for it, so I let her borrow it for the last six months, while I tested out a car-free lifestyle and surprisingly, I loved it! Weíve arranged for her to buy the car from me.  Iím not a naturally athletic person, but itís easy to bike when your other option is walking!

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Re: I sold my car!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 09:54:39 AM »
That is totally badass! Way to go.

Bikes are where its at - I use them as much as I can (and sometimes more than I should!).

Is it a huge relief to not have to worry about the car, insurance, parking, and all that other nonsense? When I downshifted to one family car and sold my second car, the biggest profit was the mental space, not even the money.

ZePetiteStash

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Re: I sold my car!
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 07:09:17 PM »
Oh for sure! There is a sense of extra mental space post-car. There were definitely more logistics to think about when I first gave up my car (which roads are most bikable, how to carry larger things, stringing together errands based on how much stuff I can carry), but the bike itself is so simple and any biking clears my head in a way driving doesnít.

PrinsKheldar

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Re: I sold my car!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 04:40:54 AM »
Nice! Well done! =)

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Re: I sold my car!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 05:14:40 PM »
Wow!!!

You are on my inspirations list now.