Category Archives: Car-Free

Tired

28 miles today.  I had to run to the bank before work.  I had a late day at the office, then rode home. The temperature was nicer.  Traffic was lighter.  That’s all nice, but I’m really tired.  I’d forgotten how … Continue reading

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Job News

Yay!  I get to stay employed!  Yay!  I get a week and half off between jobs!  Boo!  I don’t get paid for that time off! My contract job ends this Wednesday.  It’s been a fun 18 months, but it’s time … Continue reading

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Do or Die

There’s something about nice round numbers or dates that appeals to me.  So today, June 1st, 2015, is a new start. As mentioned yesterday, I’m not drinking beer during the month of June.  I’m not a fan of liquor and … Continue reading

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I Rode to a Job Interview Recently

I had a job interview downtown recently.  I rode there in a suit. I also had an interview on the East End, but I drove due to distance and weather. Wish me luck!

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Beer-Free for a Month

My weight gain has continued.  I’ve also continued to drink too much beer. I can’t (yet) commit to quitting beer, but I can commit to quitting it for a month.  June is that month. Since the weather has been nicer, … Continue reading

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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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