Thursday, December 21, 2006

One Less Car


The short phrase above is a common phrase among cyclists the world over. It's our own (sometimes arrogant sounding) way of saying how much better bikes can be compared to cars. Well, I don't always agree with that notion, but in many cases, the bike will get you around faster and more efficiently than a car would. Those that live in large, dense cities know this much better than the rest of us!

For me at the particular time, "One Less Car" literally means one less car, i.e. we sold the Audi and now have "one less car" than we did before. We are now down to a grand total of 1 automobile in our household and even with winter storms and long distances traveled (I work 40 miles from home) we haven't had any major problems with only having one car. On top of that, the one car that we do have is a VW TDI so it gets near 50 MPG regularly and costs under $50/month for insurance. AND it's more fun to drive than the Audi was! Because of the longevity and reliability of the diesel engine, I don't plan on having to fix it near as much as a gasoline car either!

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Seo Link Master said...
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Peter said...

Your post reminds me of an episode of Top Gear where the challenge was to get accross London during morning rush hour. One of them took a car, another public transport, another bike and the fourth a boat down the river thames. It was really entertaining but the final finish order was bike, boat, public transport and then car.

Two Wheeler said...

Nice! I think I've seen a part of that Top Gear. Isn't that the best show?!