I'm on my third day of being car free. It feels great, though my legs are super tired. I think I made the right decision. Perhaps when it gets cold again (tomorrow or maybe next winter), I'll get insurance again for my car, but for the time being, it's not necessary. The two times I've been car free in my life have not been that difficult. I imagine if I had a child, it would be much harder, but I don't have a child, and so I really have no excuse to drive. I can easily get around by bus, bicycle, and roller blades. I wish I had done this years ago.
Day 1 (I am reposting this because I had to delete my other one to get rid of an annoying spam comment)
This is the first true day of my car-free life. I've cancelled my insurance and parked my car. I've been thinking about doing this for years, but my desire to climb in Rocky Mountain National Park has kept me driving. However, I've spoken with my favorite climbing partner in Estes about just crashing there the night before we go to the Park. We shall see how it works. I'm not selling my car. It's a great little vehicle that I will probably use again at some point, when the recession is over and when I've assuaged some of my guilt for contributing to global warming.
Today I took my heavy mountain bike to Boulder by car (hitching with my friend Alison) and then by bus. Yesterday I was also car free. I got a ride into Boulder with Alison, rode my roller blades around town all day (really fun until my legs started to burn and wobble), and then I hitched home with a nice, long-haired fellow names Sam, who was headed up to Estes to see some bluegrass.
1 year ago