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Old 04-02-08, 05:09 PM
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Currently I'm back to being car light.

It's sort of a contradiction, but I found I needed a car again for:

1. mountain biking as all the good freeride trails are 40 - 60 miles away

2. To get to the centuries that don't start near (<10miles) home.

3. To go hiking.

So as I result I use the car for commuting when the weather is bad and for recovery days especially before a big weekend ride.

Went car free for 2 years, from 2005-07 and grew up relying on my bike, feet, and public trans more than on a car.

I seem to average about 4500 miles/year biking although last year was a light year for riding as I had a major surgery that kept me off the bike and back in the car for a few months.
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