We have some really wonderful friends. These 2 other couples only have one vehicle between each couple. I am pleased to say that they are both using alternative transportation and only minimally using their cars. This brings a smile to my face. Every chance my husband and I have we try to get them on bikes. The other day we needed some things from the store (only 3 blocks away) so I took my friend and the xtracycle to the store. She was super nervous to ride because she hadn't been on a bike for years. She did fabulous! We hadn't even gone even a block and she turned to me and said "This is absolutely wonderful! I need to get a bike!". Chalk one up for another bicycle conversion. Conversion isn't even the correct word because we were all in love with bikes when we were younger right? Who didn't love the first time that there dad took their training wheels off! Think back. A little bit farther. There it is. That wonderful moment. Freeze and keep it right there in the front. Don't let it go. Now imagine having that feeling everyday, or even once a week! Oh absolutely wonderful. Just makes me smile.
Take the time. Ride a bike. Remember how good it feels! Just around the block or around the driveway! Take the kids along. Share a smile!
This is mainly an information blog. We no longer own a car and we thought it would be fun to document our adventures. Our main goal is to help people try to be less dependant on their cars by giving them a glimpse into how we do it. We certainly wish we would have had this kinda info when we first started out!