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Old 03-25-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: EAST-SIDE INDIANAPOLIS
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In the past 3 weeks I've had some car trouble which has made me currently be car free. I've realized that I've handled the situation pretty welll but one thing gets me. The neighborhood I live in is in between washington st, and 10th street going east to west and bordered by franklin rd and post rd going north south. and my work is at 16th and franklin. I've been using a bike as my primary source of travel and its occured to me that I can go most anywhere I need with my bike. For example I have two gas stations, my bank, walgreens and a few other stores all in my neighboorhood. With a mall only 1 or 2 blocks away. Any several resteraunts. Also it takes me 11 minutes to ride my bike to work and 8 to drive lol. But when I tell people this is how I've been getting around they are shocked with all the same answers, "I couldnt live without my car, I have to have it around" Washington Street put up big wide sidewalks all along my neighborhood making it easy to ride my bike. I went to a club this weekend with a group of 8-10 friends, we took 4 different cars with two people in each, completly unneeded. Granted its nice having a car when needed but sometimes its a little much.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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If I had to go without a car, I would rather ride a horse around. Problem is that most places don't have hitching posts.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: EAST-SIDE INDIANAPOLIS
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Lol I see people riding around 38th and german church area on horses. They ride all around city.

Im just pointing out that even though I do not live in an area that would be considered bike or walking friendly I can get around to most places without the use of a car.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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I ride a bike mostly for fun and exercise but it is amazing how fast you can get from point a to point b if you're in fairly good shape and your destination is in the 5 to 10 mile range.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Houston-ish, TX
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That's awesome! Wish I could bike more, but I can't fit my kids on the bike! Maybe I need a sidecar!
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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same problem here, my kids cant all fit on one bike, but they are now old enough to ride along on their own bikes. I have been looking for a good bike to ride to work because I also agree, no real need for a car to get to work and back. Any good suggestions for dependable bike?
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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I have a brand named GIANT they are nice bike -good feel-mine is kind of a hybrid for on street jumping curbs and such.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I'm still riding my 1992 Giant mountain bike that I put on LAYAWAY with my first real paycheck
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: S.C.
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I have a brand named Harley......very comfortable with great gas mileage!!!
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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That's awesome! Wish I could bike more, but I can't fit my kids on the bike! Maybe I need a sidecar!
You need a bicycle trailer or trail-a-bike (or both) depending on the number of and ages of the kids.

Trail-a-Bike

Burley

(Yes, Burley is expensive, they are kind of the Volvo--over-engineered and super safe-- of the kid-trailer world. I recommend them for people who have more than one child and expect to use them daily/long-term)

If you have 3K burning hole in your pocket, and you want to turn heads consider a bakfiets:

http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...ed=0CCYQsAQwAw

These are super cool!
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