its a basic culture thing. until something major happens with our economy, etc most people will consider not having a car, an inconvenience thats part of theMessage 1 of 11 , Apr 3, 2008View Sourceits a basic culture thing. until something major happens with our economy, etcmost people will consider not having a car, an inconveniencethats part of the reason(s) motorists often get bent with bikes.i can not tell you how often some person has commented on how "I think i own the world. riding your bike down the side of the road, parking in front of the store, and pulling right up front to the intersection with cars."I can not begin to tell you often I'd comment on the state of debt most people carry. primarily as a by-product of living a Car-centric life.now that i dont have a job, for the last 6 months people keep asking me about my finance. while, yes, i need to figure out a way to stop leaking cash, however, the last few years of working full time and saving money. i think i can still manage until Fall of 09' without a job.when it comes to insurance, my filtering process was the bicycle parking ease. my favorite of course was the local agent with free coffee, and they let me park inside. so they got my biz.insurance, and cars... definitely two areas, i try to avoid. like getting stuck in a big slummy city, at a minimum wage job.simply avoid it... if possible.godspeedpeace...dOn Apr 3, 2008, at 9:33 PM, kwikfile08 wrote:
I got that same response, but the link did not work for me. off to the bit-bucket I guess. On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 9:02 PM, Phil Good-ElliottMessage 1 of 11 , Apr 5, 2008View SourceI got that same response, but the link did not work for me. off to the bit-bucket I guess.On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 9:02 PM, Phil Good-Elliott <poppamando@...> wrote:
here's the official response when I wrote to State Farm using their web response form. Talk
about less than helpful! I sent off a terse note in response, noting the poor customer
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... Yup, that s something I think most cyclists underestimate. You can proselytize all you want, and tell people how great cycling is, but... The mostMessage 1 of 11 , Apr 14, 2008View SourceOn Apr 3, Devian Gilbert tripped the electrons lexically so:
> its a basic culture thing. until something major happens with ourYup, that's something I think most cyclists underestimate. You can
> economy, etc most people will consider not having a car, an
proselytize all you want, and tell people how great cycling is, but...
The most effective way to get more cyclists is to make driving suck
When you make it more expensive, make it harder to park, make it take
more time, make it less enjoyable, that's when people start to consider
alternatives. The carrot is nice, but driving is so much the assumed
standard in the US that the stick tends to work better.
> thats part of the reason(s) motorists often get bent with bikes.I find most of these people all already upset (internally) and just feel
cyclists are 'other', so they're safe to lash out at. There seems to be
a large body of experience showing that people who attack other people
with their vehicles (to take the extreme case) rarely have much
justification. It's simply a case of xenophobia in most cases.
Attacking the *other* because it's *other*. The motivations given later
for the attack usually smack of rationalization after the fact.
> i can not tell you how often some person has commented on how "I thinkWell yeah! I can't help it I'm using the superior (and appropriate)
> i own the world. riding your bike down the side of the road, parking
> in front of the store, and pulling right up front to the intersection
> with cars."
transportation for an urban shopping outting.
> I can not begin to tell you often I'd comment on the state of debtTrue, instead of being a two car family, we have one car and many
> most people carry. primarily as a by-product of living a Car-centric
bicycles. The car is paid for and gets reasonably low mileage since
it's not used as a commuter. This means we have a lot more money left
over than your typical single income family.
Dane Buson - Buson@...
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defying their parents and copying one another." -Quentin Crisp