Category Archives: Car-Free

Updates, More Riding?

I’d meant to “catch up” on what interesting things I’ve done this year, but I’m falling behind. I did a bike camping trip with Tim back in September.  I don’t have time to write about it. My mileage for the … Continue reading

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A Plan

Yes, I’m tracking all my calories again.  I don’t yet have a specific calorie goal, but I’ll get there.  Just writing it down has kept things in check.  I have had a 3000-calorie day, but I’ve also had a 1000-calorie … Continue reading

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Sometime’s It’s Not Worth It

There was an article on a local news website today that drivers are driving in the new “protected” bike lanes.  I haven’t yet used these lanes, they don’t go where I’m going, but I’ve seen them.  They’re “protected” with paint.  … Continue reading

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Riding, Updates, and New Resolve

Driving I don’t care for driving, but I still do it for longer trips.  I first got a drivers license two days after my 16th birthday.  I rarely drive these days.  After having a valid license for a solid 27 … Continue reading

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Just Bikes

This is the first week that I’m truly back on the bike.  This means I ride the bike to work every day.  I don’t borrow the car, or take the bus.  I’m getting back to normal – as normal as … Continue reading

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New Job

On Monday I had to get an MMR vaccine.  My new job is in a healthcare facility.  Even though I work in a separate building from the patients, it’s still mandatory.  With that out of the way, I started the … Continue reading

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The Suit Worked?

Sorry for the lack of updates, but life has been weird. I interviewed for a contract job through an agency.  The client wants me.  It’s in healthcare, so in addition to a drug screen and background check, I need a … Continue reading

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Job Interview and New Clothes

Yes, I had an interview today.  Yes, I had a mad rush to get appropriate clothes last night. I think it worked out alright. I didn’t ride a bike to the interview.  Diane drove me there from work.  I walked … Continue reading

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Recovered

Diane rode her bike to my work.  We went out for a beer.  On the way home she was complaining about not having her car. We were home for about 20 minutes when we got a call from LMPD.  They … Continue reading

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More Lifestyle Changes

All I’ve posted about recently has been bikes and beer.  My life is changing. I won’t be giving up bikes, but beer is a maybe.  My doctor has said I need to cut back.  Diane says I need to cut … Continue reading

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Car-Free Volleyball

Diane and I had discussed riding the tandem to the indoor volleyball location even before her car was stolen.  Now it was our only option. Luckily Diane is fearless in traffic – as long as I’m driving.  So, as the … Continue reading

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Car-Free : Year Two

It’s been two full years (to the day!) since I sold my truck and have chosen to live without a car. I have been in relationships with women who own cars.  So, some trips have been made by car.  I’ve … Continue reading

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One Less Car?

One Less Car.  That phrase is often seen on bicycles… not my bicycles, but I’ve seen it around. It’s a good phrase for today.  With the cooler weather, Diane wasn’t going to ride her bike to work today.  She did … Continue reading

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Busy Day

My day started with a 7:00am dentist appointment.  It was just for cleaning and perio-care.  Yes, I have gum disease.  I rode my bike there, in the pre-dawn coolness. I’ve been on the tandem a lot recently, but Diane was … Continue reading

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Back From San Francisco

Yes, Diane and I went to San Francisco in mid-July.  Yes, I’ve haven’t posted a thing here since. I had a four-day conference to attend in San Francisco.  I went out two days early to see the city. We didn’t … Continue reading

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It’s Been A While…

I’m still here, and I’m still riding.  I’ve been busy.  I spend time with Diane, I have social gatherings, and I ride my bike.  Having Diane around has been a positive to my bike commuting – as in she pushes … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Change… Again

I had a few of huge lifestyle changes over the last few years.  The diet and exercise that began in late 2007, the bicycling in 2008, and the car-free lifestyle that went into full-force in 2011 are all a big … Continue reading

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Homebody Weekend?

I had hoped to get out and get some mileage in this weekend.  That didn’t happen. I was up late Friday after my date with Renee.  I slept in on Saturday, and once I was up mowed the lawn for … Continue reading

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A Familiar Feeling

In 2008 and 2009 I felt better mentally and physically than I had since I was a child.  Not surprisingly, this is when I lost most of the weight that I did.  It was neat to discover that I actually … Continue reading

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I Don’t Feel Like a Cyclist Anymore

Even after closing my dating site account, I’ve been fixated on relationships.  It’s not been healthy for me.  It’s time to move on.  I need to enjoy the good points of being single. Another issue is bike riding.  I haven’t … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

For some reason Louisville has the St. Patrick’s Day Parade eight days before the actual holiday.  I’d never attended before, but Timothy told me the Pedal de Ville team needed some help.  He wanted to, but he was busy racing … Continue reading

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Would You Date a Sweaty Bike-Riding Guy With No Car?

I mentioned I had a date tonight.  “L” and I were to meet in Okolona – a southern part of Louisville. The trip there was interesting.  I rode my rSogn to work this morning, because it’ll fit on a bus … Continue reading

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Migraine

On Monday I ended my post with “We’ll see what tomorrow brings.”  It brought a massive headache.  My neck is having a minor flare-up, and the muscles were so tight that it was pulling my head, causing a severe headache. … Continue reading

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Car-Free Fun

It was another cold morning in Louisville.  I had trouble pushing myself out the door.  I did my best to not over-dress for the 20 degree temperatures.  I was wearing work clothes, and didn’t want to get sweaty. Once on … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here!

I’ve been lax about writing.  Instead, I fire off a sentence or two on Google+.  I’ve also been using Google+ less, which has helped my productivity, but I’ve had nearly no social life – even an online one.  I’ll be … Continue reading

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