18451Re: [CF] Carfree for three years.
- Jan 29 3:07 PMOn Sep 1, 2007, at 12:08 AM, Sam Wilson wrote:
> I'm just wondering whether anyone else on this list has decided to goWell, I don't, nor have I EVER, owned a car. ;)
> COMPLETELY carfree?
> It makes for some interesting conversations, mainly, and a little bitI used to get offers for lifts occasionally during severe weather,
> of awkwardness around friends who offer me lifts sometimes . . .
particularly from my mother. After I rode to work in a few blizzards,
however, they finally got the hint that I can handle myself in severe
I'll admit, though, that I have occasionally accepted rides if my bike
is somehow rendered out of commission. This is fairly rare, though, as
I always have good quality, reliable bikes. The last time I needed
ride was my own stupid fault for not bringing a spare tube or patch kit
and I found my front tire flat when I went to leave... :/
Actually, in that situation, I only accept a ride if I don't have the
time to spare to walk. Another time that happened (I was going though
some depression and wasn't thinking clearly this summer; I forgot my
patch kit and tubes more than usual this season :() when I had plenty
of time, I just popped the front wheel off, carried it home, fixed it,
carried it back in the next morning, popped it back onto the bike and
rode away at the end of the day. ;)
> I've just got a new job, in a rather conservative IT company, and IJust say "thanks, but not thanks; I can get there."
> know they're going to ask me to go in a car one of these days, and I
> just don't know how to broach the subject!
> I just get the impression that they'll think me utterly weird, andWeird is good; it distinguishes you from others. If they make things
> make things difficult.
difficult, well they're not very good friends, then; just stand firm.
John A. Ardelli
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