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11-10-18, 05:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,429
Posted By Roody

Sorry, your figures seem a little shakey. Did you...

Sorry, your figures seem a little shakey. Did you just make up all those numbers?

I appreciate your expressing your opinions and preferences. That is what forums are for. But you don't have to...
11-10-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,919
Posted By Roody

I don't know... Two companies (lime and...

I don't know...

Two companies (lime and bird) put in scooters in downtown Lansing just a couple months ago. Those things are flying around all over the city now! First snowfall was tonight, so it...
11-10-18, 03:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,108
Posted By Roody

Tying a carefree program onto the workplace is a...

Tying a carefree program onto the workplace is a great idea! Companies spend enormous amounts on construction, maintenance, and security for parking facilities. Allocation of a small percentage of...
05-31-18, 10:46 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,550
Posted By Roody

You all need to get outdoors more often....

You all need to get outdoors more often. Seriously!
05-31-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By Roody

Who are you aiming to teach? The "commuters" or...

Who are you aiming to teach? The "commuters" or the "DUIs"? Or could you find some common ground?

Personally, I would advocate for better bike infrastructure even while teaching survival skills...
05-31-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,824
Posted By Roody

My last car was a 1996 Tercel, so I guess it must...

My last car was a 1996 Tercel, so I guess it must be parked in Salvage Heaven.
05-31-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,856
Posted By Roody

And yet Warren Buffet managed to get comfortably...

And yet Warren Buffet managed to get comfortably well off without ever driving a car!
05-31-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,856
Posted By Roody

That's the same bike, same color, that my uncle...

That's the same bike, same color, that my uncle rode in the 1960s and 1970s. He wasn't carfree--taught drivers ed, in fact :) --but he commuted all the time at a time when very few people did. He...
03-07-18, 01:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,831
Posted By Roody

The person you're quoting never said anything...

The person you're quoting never said anything about buying cheap rotten fruit. Where did you get such a weird idea? The fruit I buy at the farmers market is usually ready-to-eat ripe, and is quite...
03-07-18, 01:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,369
Posted By Roody

I do feel bad for the guy who came here looking...

I do feel bad for the guy who came here looking for some practical advice and some encouragement.

The OP did wonder whether he should hold onto the car in case LCF doesn't work for him. Another...
03-06-18, 01:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,369
Posted By Roody

When I first started year-round commuting, I...

When I first started year-round commuting, I resolved to ride every day up until a certain date (Dec. 15 IIRC). By then it was so enjoyable that I just went ahead and decided to ride all winter.
...
03-03-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 83,560
Posted By Roody

I always enjoyed it. We're lucky here to have a...

I always enjoyed it. We're lucky here to have a pleasant variety of seasons and weather. One nice thing about being a mammal is the ability to adapt to different conditions.
03-03-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 83,560
Posted By Roody

Absolutely.

Absolutely.
03-03-18, 01:18 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 34,586
Posted By Roody

Basically, IMO, the passenger is responsible for...

Basically, IMO, the passenger is responsible for his/her transportation just as much as I'm responsible for my own ride. For years I kept an extra bicycle or two so that visitors could join me if we...
02-27-18, 01:25 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,655
Posted By Roody

Good ideas for cutting back on car usage....

Good ideas for cutting back on car usage. Countries in the EU have committed to carfree cities by 2050. At this time it looks like the US will be a few years behind them.
02-26-18, 01:16 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,029
Posted By Roody

Just to be clear, we do have many who live in the...

Just to be clear, we do have many who live in the suburbs posting on this forum. And I happen to enjoy TV and the internet, and I'm sure others do also. So your stereotypes seem to have no basis in...
02-26-18, 01:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,703
Posted By Roody

I've had two injuries where I couldn't ride or...

I've had two injuries where I couldn't ride or walk. In both cases I was also unable to drive a car, so it made no difference that I was carfree. Around here the bus company has on-demand service...
02-22-18, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 83,560
Posted By Roody

Why? I've lived carfree in Michigan for more...

Why?
I've lived carfree in Michigan for more than 30 wonderful years.
02-22-18, 01:09 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,935
Posted By Roody

Different people obviously want different things...

Different people obviously want different things out of life. Arguing about it is a silly waste of time, IMO.
02-22-18, 01:06 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,029
Posted By Roody

Thanks for the nice posts. Detroit is a great...

Thanks for the nice posts. Detroit is a great city and I do hope I can move back some day!
02-18-18, 01:11 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,029
Posted By Roody

And yet people don't seem to realize it. At least...

And yet people don't seem to realize it. At least they settle in areas (like Dubai and many other places) where there is no fresh water, then figure out expensive ways to obtain it.
02-17-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,238
Posted By Roody

Y'aal should try to remember that different...

Y'aal should try to remember that different people have different philosophies about equipment and "kit" (I DK why but I hate that word!). I love reading about preferences and reasons for liking the...
02-17-18, 01:21 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,029
Posted By Roody

I'm happy to agree with you. It's natural that...

I'm happy to agree with you. It's natural that people become frightened when they're in novel situations. It's important to remember the distinction between "It is dangerous here" as opposed to "I...
02-17-18, 01:12 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,029
Posted By Roody

Thanks for the sound advice. A bike is actually a...

Thanks for the sound advice. A bike is actually a pretty safe way to go, compared to walking or even driving a car.

I grew up in Detroit, Highland Park actually. I was carfree much of the time....
02-11-18, 01:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,658
Posted By Roody

I will be glad to wear a sensor to make myself...

I will be glad to wear a sensor to make myself visible to machines--provided the car companies pay me very well to do it, and agree to pay me if I get injured because the sensor doesn't work 100% of...
02-11-18, 01:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,238
Posted By Roody

set-up. The fan is another item not often thought...

set-up. The fan is another item not often thought of as rain equipment, but it really is. Likewise a drying rack or clothesline for the wet stuff. Unless you have everything duplicated, you usually...
02-06-18, 01:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,658
Posted By Roody

Self-driving cars aren’t good at detecting...

Self-driving cars aren’t good at detecting cyclists. The latest proposed fix is a cop-out.
Relevant article:
...
02-06-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 115,682
Posted By Roody

Did you have fried chicken for dinner?...

Did you have fried chicken for dinner? (Frankenmuth is, or used to be, well known for it's family-style chicken dinners.)
02-06-18, 01:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,238
Posted By Roody

:eek:

:eek:
02-06-18, 01:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,246
Posted By Roody

There have been several excellent threads about...

There have been several excellent threads about building trailers on this LCF forum. Scroll through the index to find them. (Of course you'll continue to get some more good answers right here on this...
02-05-18, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 83,560
Posted By Roody

I don't think anybody has a delusion that we'll...

I don't think anybody has a delusion that we'll solve these problems or even have any psychic skills for making predictions. It's just an interesting topic--for those who are interested in it. If you...
02-05-18, 01:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,238
Posted By Roody

Hope you were wearing nice Knickers! :D

Hope you were wearing nice Knickers! :D
02-04-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 83,560
Posted By Roody

Are there also concerns about the carrying...

Are there also concerns about the carrying capacity of these radio networks? Will they handle 100,000 cars on a L.A. freeway at rush hour when a truck jackknifes in the number 3 lane?
02-04-18, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 83,560
Posted By Roody

Will they read road signs that say "Road out....

Will they read road signs that say "Road out. Follow detour"?
02-04-18, 01:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,658
Posted By Roody

Interesting. Do you happen to know how Garmin or...

Interesting. Do you happen to know how Garmin or Strava communicate with the mapping data base? Are they updated frequently?
02-04-18, 01:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,658
Posted By Roody

My understanding is that the cars must AT LEAST...

My understanding is that the cars must AT LEAST communicate with the mapping programs, which must be very up-to-date and accurate. For example, the car needs to "know" exactly when and where a road...
02-04-18, 01:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,238
Posted By Roody

So, any actual tips for rainy day cycling?

So, any actual tips for rainy day cycling?
01-30-18, 01:33 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,935
Posted By Roody

And you seem to have a hard time accepting that...

And you seem to have a hard time accepting that we don't come here to read defenses (or attacks) of the automobile. We come here to discuss living without an automobile to the extent that each of us...
01-30-18, 01:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,238
Posted By Roody

Lighting and bright colors aren't often mentioned...

Lighting and bright colors aren't often mentioned as "rain gear" but they really are!
01-29-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 83,560
Posted By Roody

Possibly the biggest start-up cost will be...

Possibly the biggest start-up cost will be related to cellular service that the cars will require. We're in the midst of switching over to 5G, but some people are concerned that this new technology...
01-29-18, 01:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,658
Posted By Roody

The do-over cost is going to be astronomical. Not...

The do-over cost is going to be astronomical. Not only R&D but legal costs, co-ordination between the many companies that are developing autonomous vehicles, and even the mapping that will be...
01-29-18, 01:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,238
Posted By Roody

Good information, thanks. Do you modify your bike...

Good information, thanks. Do you modify your bike or riding style in the wet weather?
01-23-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,549
Posted By Roody

I agree, but the point of this particular forum...

I agree, but the point of this particular forum is living carfree. It's off-topic for people to post how it's impossible to live carfree. (It's similar to posting on the bike touring forum that it's...
01-22-18, 01:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,549
Posted By Roody

Do you have any ideas for making it more...

Do you have any ideas for making it more practical? Or do you have questions that we might be able to answer about overcoming obstacles? (I mean, it's really kind of pointless to just post that it...
01-22-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 115,682
Posted By Roody

Hope your foot improves soon! Is the walking...

Hope your foot improves soon! Is the walking therapy for it?

Sorry if I missed this, but why can't you ride a bike for errands where you live now?
01-22-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,831
Posted By Roody

Try tying the handles to the bars, then you don't...

Try tying the handles to the bars, then you don't need to use your hands to hold them. And we (I, at least) are talking about the little shopping bags, not the big trash bags. They're not even long...
01-22-18, 01:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,831
Posted By Roody

Yes, I use it several times, then carry my lunch...

Yes, I use it several times, then carry my lunch to work in it. Of course, one must dispose of them properly so they don't end up in the lake or ocean.
01-22-18, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 83,560
Posted By Roody

I predict driverless cars will never get...

I predict driverless cars will never get inexpensive for short trips. The cost of the sensors, AI, and mapping will be astronomical. The waste and inefficiency will be great--empty much of the time,...
01-21-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,831
Posted By Roody

Like you, I've never had any problem using...

Like you, I've never had any problem using plastic bags to carry certain items on a bicycle--as long as I was going shortish distances, not trying to carry too much, nor travel too quickly. In spite...
01-21-18, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 83,560
Posted By Roody

Waitresses complain endlessly about the diners....

Waitresses complain endlessly about the diners. Shopkeepers are annoyed by the customers. Nurse tell horror stories about patients. Are you going to quit eating and shopping and getting sick?
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