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What's your alternative mode of transportation ?

 
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Re: What's your alternative mode of transportation ?
Hi ! Its ok when single but not with family, you need the mini van by then..
 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINIST


True, you need a grocery-getter and something to haul the grubs around if you have a family.

I don't have family, so it's been good for me, especially financially. Even if I did have kids, they'd become well-acquainted with walking and riding a bike, or public transportation.

I feel like my health is better for it too, it's helped keep me slim.
 Quoting: !saac


I like the best part in public trasportation is the better cruising...

As in rubbing your privates on other peoples bums... leg and leg rubbing while pretending to be asleep... mmmmmmmmm... public transport! what a "loser" transport!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27045246


The bus is always a great experience in my area, never a dull moment, lol. I always get to have the most interesting conversations with people on the bus. There's always an ear to bend, or a story to be heard, a friend to be made etc.

It's dirty, it smells, the people are oddly shaped and I love every minute of it.

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Hi ! Its ok when single but not with family, you need the mini van by then..
 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINIST


True, you need a grocery-getter and something to haul the grubs around if you have a family.

I don't have family, so it's been good for me, especially financially. Even if I did have kids, they'd become well-acquainted with walking and riding a bike, or public transportation.

I feel like my health is better for it too, it's helped keep me slim.
 Quoting: !saac


That is great if you have a safe place for them to walk and ride a bike. And most places don't have public transportation. Especially reliable/safe public transportation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


Very true. People around here have really pushed it as a mode of transportation over the years, so we have bike lanes, lots of bike shops, plus mountain biking trails all over.

Definitely a bike friendly town here, but it took a while, pissed a lot of people off. We even had a local firefighter freak out and shoot a guy on his bike, while the guy was riding around with his kid on the bike.

Reliable and safe ?

I've never seen a public bus crash, and I've never seen more then loud mouths on the bus, which is a rarity in itself.

It was the same when I lived in DC too.

Idk, works for me 1dunno1
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Hi ! Its ok when single but not with family, you need the mini van by then..
 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINIST


True, you need a grocery-getter and something to haul the grubs around if you have a family.

I don't have family, so it's been good for me, especially financially. Even if I did have kids, they'd become well-acquainted with walking and riding a bike, or public transportation.

I feel like my health is better for it too, it's helped keep me slim.
 Quoting: !saac


That is great if you have a safe place for them to walk and ride a bike. And most places don't have public transportation. Especially reliable/safe public transportation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


Very true. People around here have really pushed it as a mode of transportation over the years, so we have bike lanes, lots of bike shops, plus mountain biking trails all over.

Definitely a bike friendly town here, but it took a while, pissed a lot of people off. We even had a local firefighter freak out and shoot a guy on his bike, while the guy was riding around with his kid on the bike.

Reliable and safe ?

I've never seen a public bus crash, and I've never seen more then loud mouths on the bus, which is a rarity in itself.

It was the same when I lived in DC too.

Idk, works for me 1dunno1
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I am glad it works for you. Wish it were that way all over the US.
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11/06/2012 02:24 PM
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You must live in the city.
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Good for you OP.
That wouldn't be an option for a lot of us.
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You must live in the city.
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Asheville, couple blocks away from a bus stop, 10 minutes to town or grocery store, I can walk it under 20.
 Quoting: !saac


It is very pretty around there. That would be a nice place to raise a family.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


Asheville is a hoot. It's a very interesting blend of counter-culture with conservative bible beltness, but it's been a very successful model from what I've seen. Been here for about 18 years and the whole time it's been a hot area to move to. People pour money into this town like it's going out of style, but it's very oriented towards small businesses and families.

I'm always amused to hear people on GLP saying it's " Demonic ".

I live about a block away from the Grove Park Inn, it's very scenic here, especially in the fall.
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Re: What's your alternative mode of transportation ?
I live in a rural area so a vehicle is a must. Walking 20 miles to work or biking in -5 degree weather isn't my idea of fun. My children wouldn't like it either.
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Haha, tell 'em about how you had to walk uphill to school in the snow wearing newspaper shoes. Toughen those little punks up.

cruise

No, seriously though, I know what you mean, I've lived a fair bit in the country too. Can't ride the Kubota into town, lol.
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11/06/2012 02:38 PM
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I recently totaled my car and have to rely on a bicycle for the time being. I'm finally losing some weight and getting into shape.

And an unexpected bonus to all this is: I'm amazed at how much money I am now saving!

I'm saving the direct costs of owning a car. Gasoline, insurance, car repairs, taxes, etc.

But I'm also saving additional money. I now no longer impulse buy. Because its now more trouble and time-consuming to spend money than its worth. With a car, its too easy to hop in it on a whim and go to restaurants or the mall and end up spending $30-$100 on stuff I didn't realize I needed.

Now, I only go to a store when I absolutely need to. I have $400 extra cash per month now. Totally unexpected and very pleasantly surprised to have this much additional dough.

I'm seriously questioning ever getting a car again. I never realized its something I do not absolutely need and can live comfortably without.
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11/06/2012 02:40 PM
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i didn't get my license till i was 20 or 21
realized cars were bullshit when i was 25 or so
gave it up and haven't looked back
auto insurance, supporting wars for oil, getting pulled over and beaten up for your lunch money.. fuck alllll of that
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Instead they run you over and steal your lunch money.
Wait till you're old, I live eight miles from work,
2 and a half hour walk, doing good to walk a mile at a time.
SO do I quit and go on welfare?
Who is feeding the OP?
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11/06/2012 02:44 PM
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Re: What's your alternative mode of transportation ?
In ObamaCare mentality, you will be forced to buy gas for all those people who enjoy driving gas hogs.
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11/06/2012 02:44 PM
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Re: What's your alternative mode of transportation ?
Good for you OP.
That wouldn't be an option for a lot of us.
 Quoting: Blue Skies


That's true, I have very little on my table, few responsibilities, so it's not something I need.

I'm not saying that eventually I wouldn't get one, that's always possible, especially if I move out to the country.
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clappa


i didn't get my license till i was 20 or 21
realized cars were bullshit when i was 25 or so
gave it up and haven't looked back
auto insurance, supporting wars for oil, getting pulled over and beaten up for your lunch money.. fuck alllll of that
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Man, everybody I know is constantly bitchin' and moanin' about having to pay for this, pay for that, broken water pump, price of gas, etc.

I really don't knock it if that's what people want, but it's saved me some serious cash over the years, plus headaches, etc.
 Quoting: !saac


totally agree. one of the straws that broke the camels back for me was the ungodly amount of time and effort it took me to get a measly 200 bucks from my insurance company to fix my bumper after paying them who knows how many thousands of dollars. being treated like some kinda criminal trying to scam them out of money. also gas prices were sky high an i was feeling like a hypocrite nancying on against the war in iraq. the final blow tho..

(stupid story incoming) i pissed off a very drunk girl at a party that was quickly getting out of control... i left before the shit could hit the fan, she called in my car for a hit an run accident. my car (with a fucked up front bumper, was wrestling with aforementioned insurance company) sure looked like it had been in an accident.. long story short, they were in my driveway when i got home and beat the shit out of me and charged me w/ a DUI and a suspected hit and run. blah blah blah, lost my license, court, fees, probation, total nightmare, blahblahblah...

skip ahead 6 months.. i was walking to work a few days before getting my license reinstated, damn near killed by an asshole in a hummer with a "WWJD?" bumper sticker

and i thought to myself he'd prolly be WALKING or riding a donkey, but certainly not running pedestrians off the road in a fuckin hummer. i'm not one who is a hardcore christian or someone who is always "looking for signs" or anything, but i decided then for sure that i was done w/ the whole routine and have not looked back.
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Congrats!! You deserve a prestigious award....I'm all out of first place medals but your lucky I did find a 2nd...keep up the good work and thanks for saving on polution

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fuck OP, learn how to spell, good god, you're a fuckin adult. It's THAN.
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I recently totaled my car and have to rely on a bicycle for the time being. I'm finally losing some weight and getting into shape.

And an unexpected bonus to all this is: I'm amazed at how much money I am now saving!

I'm saving the direct costs of owning a car. Gasoline, insurance, car repairs, taxes, etc.

But I'm also saving additional money. I now no longer impulse buy. Because its now more trouble and time-consuming to spend money than its worth. With a car, its too easy to hop in it on a whim and go to restaurants or the mall and end up spending $30-$100 on stuff I didn't realize I needed.

Now, I only go to a store when I absolutely need to. I have $400 extra cash per month now. Totally unexpected and very pleasantly surprised to have this much additional dough.

I'm seriously questioning ever getting a car again. I never realized its something I do not absolutely need and can live comfortably without.
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Awesome !

It's definitely not for everybody, but I bet there a lot of folks who would find the benefits outweigh the detriments.
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Some might consider this odd, but I've felt it to be complimentary to my lifestyle of non-materialism and asceticism, some people call it " Poverty ".

My whole life I've watched people whizzing down the road to get somewhere they usually don't even want to be.

I prefer schlepping around in Birkenstocks, and I get there when I do.

What's your alternate mode of transportation these days ?

1dunno1
 Quoting: !saac


are you a communist

please buy a Car

I call it brainwashed communist "socialist" fool

get a car its fun to drive but not in a city, or buy a rocket ship or some roller skates buy something that has some speed or maybe you are just a pussy
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fuck OP, learn how to spell, good god, you're a fuckin adult. It's THAN.
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clappa


i didn't get my license till i was 20 or 21
realized cars were bullshit when i was 25 or so
gave it up and haven't looked back
auto insurance, supporting wars for oil, getting pulled over and beaten up for your lunch money.. fuck alllll of that
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Instead they run you over and steal your lunch money.
Wait till you're old, I live eight miles from work,
2 and a half hour walk, doing good to walk a mile at a time.
SO do I quit and go on welfare?
Who is feeding the OP?
 Quoting: bvndy


I saved my money when I worked my ass off as a cook, I have no debt, I live life with few frills aside from internet, and I work for myself from home.

I feed myself, you ?

And do you have an alternate mode of transportation ?

Why do most of the people who answer this thread seem more interested in insulting my character then they do in answering a harmless question ?

drevil
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I make nearly $80K a year and haven't owned a car in 14 years.

Hell, I recently had to go back and do another road test because my license had been expired for so long and I figured I might want to rent a car, join ZipCars, etc. at some point.

Yeah, I'm a real "loser" without a car. I live in a city and walk to work, and ride transit or bike anywhere else. I'm such a loser that I have a couple hundred grand in investments since I have so much disposible income, and instead of a car I have a stash of gold and silver.
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I make nearly $80K a year and haven't owned a car in 14 years.

Hell, I recently had to go back and do another road test because my license had been expired for so long and I figured I might want to rent a car, join ZipCars, etc. at some point.

Yeah, I'm a real "loser" without a car. I live in a city and walk to work, and ride transit or bike anywhere else. I'm such a loser that I have a couple hundred grand in investments since I have so much disposible income, and instead of a car I have a stash of gold and silver.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1283316

I don't think that makes you a loser.....I'm sure millions of people who live in cities have no need for vehicle.
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clappa


i didn't get my license till i was 20 or 21
realized cars were bullshit when i was 25 or so
gave it up and haven't looked back
auto insurance, supporting wars for oil, getting pulled over and beaten up for your lunch money.. fuck alllll of that
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Man, everybody I know is constantly bitchin' and moanin' about having to pay for this, pay for that, broken water pump, price of gas, etc.

I really don't knock it if that's what people want, but it's saved me some serious cash over the years, plus headaches, etc.
 Quoting: !saac


totally agree. one of the straws that broke the camels back for me was the ungodly amount of time and effort it took me to get a measly 200 bucks from my insurance company to fix my bumper after paying them who knows how many thousands of dollars. being treated like some kinda criminal trying to scam them out of money. also gas prices were sky high an i was feeling like a hypocrite nancying on against the war in iraq. the final blow tho..

(stupid story incoming) i pissed off a very drunk girl at a party that was quickly getting out of control... i left before the shit could hit the fan, she called in my car for a hit an run accident. my car (with a fucked up front bumper, was wrestling with aforementioned insurance company) sure looked like it had been in an accident.. long story short, they were in my driveway when i got home and beat the shit out of me and charged me w/ a DUI and a suspected hit and run. blah blah blah, lost my license, court, fees, probation, total nightmare, blahblahblah...

skip ahead 6 months.. i was walking to work a few days before getting my license reinstated, damn near killed by an asshole in a hummer with a "WWJD?" bumper sticker

and i thought to myself he'd prolly be WALKING or riding a donkey, but certainly not running pedestrians off the road in a fuckin hummer. i'm not one who is a hardcore christian or someone who is always "looking for signs" or anything, but i decided then for sure that i was done w/ the whole routine and have not looked back.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Don't be silly, people never walk to church. afro
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I don't even know why I have a car I only use it less than 2 hours a day. I would get rid of it tomorrow if I didn't need the ride around town and all the hauling I do. If I didn't need to leave the house I would just put an ad in the paper tomorrow. I probably average what, maybe 12000 miles a year...I think if I started training I could easily jog that in a year....thanks for the inspiration O.P
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fuck OP, learn how to spell, good god, you're a fuckin adult. It's THAN.
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Aren't you supposed to capitalize the first letter in a sentence ?

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I used to have a couple of cars, I've ditched them. I use a bike now, but I'm working on a electric bike for longer distances. This is just an example, mine will be less bulky.



Last Edited by Coma Patient #7 on 11/06/2012 02:57 PM
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Some might consider this odd, but I've felt it to be complimentary to my lifestyle of non-materialism and asceticism, some people call it " Poverty ".

My whole life I've watched people whizzing down the road to get somewhere they usually don't even want to be.

I prefer schlepping around in Birkenstocks, and I get there when I do.

What's your alternate mode of transportation these days ?

1dunno1
 Quoting: !saac


are you a communist

please buy a Car

I call it brainwashed communist "socialist" fool

get a car its fun to drive but not in a city, or buy a rocket ship or some roller skates buy something that has some speed or maybe you are just a pussy
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Does stupid just fall out of your mouth when you open it ?

Try a chinstrap, it might help you with the drooling too.

tard
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Re: What's your alternative mode of transportation ?
I make nearly $80K a year and haven't owned a car in 14 years.

Hell, I recently had to go back and do another road test because my license had been expired for so long and I figured I might want to rent a car, join ZipCars, etc. at some point.

Yeah, I'm a real "loser" without a car. I live in a city and walk to work, and ride transit or bike anywhere else. I'm such a loser that I have a couple hundred grand in investments since I have so much disposible income, and instead of a car I have a stash of gold and silver.
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A car is a money pit in so many ways. Good for you, and for the OP!
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run Forrest run!
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Nissan 350z hauling ass past you, might have to start sleeping in it though

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Re: What's your alternative mode of transportation ?
I saved my money when I worked my ass off as a cook, I have no debt, I live life with few frills aside from internet, and I work for myself from home.

I feed myself, you ?

And do you have an alternate mode of transportation ?

Why do most of the people who answer this thread seem more interested in insulting my character then they do in answering a harmless question ?

drevil
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Because they are used to shills creating "life" stories up.
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Re: What's your alternative mode of transportation ?
I make nearly $80K a year and haven't owned a car in 14 years.

Hell, I recently had to go back and do another road test because my license had been expired for so long and I figured I might want to rent a car, join ZipCars, etc. at some point.

Yeah, I'm a real "loser" without a car. I live in a city and walk to work, and ride transit or bike anywhere else. I'm such a loser that I have a couple hundred grand in investments since I have so much disposible income, and instead of a car I have a stash of gold and silver.
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Zipcar is great idea.

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