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Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:47 AM
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1. Waiting for those people ...
who keep asking us to give up driving our cars for a month or forever, to chime in here.

When you live in the country, that is like asking someone to become a Zen Monk who has no job and goes door to door with a begging bowl after scrubbing the temple down. Problem is, there is no temple and nobody is making begging bowls ... yet.

Oh, there are horses, (PETA aside) and that old, reliable standby could be a potential alternative, but that is only if you can sleep overnight at work and are allowed rather lengthy commute times in-between. It could take days or weeks to get back and forth for many of us on our trusty steeds. That is, not to mention the fact that there are not really any convenient equestrian fueling stations around and a stable needs to be somewhat larger than a garage.

Of course, horses came to mind because, in places like Virginia, you will literally take hours just to get up one hill before you can coast down the next one and all of your energy for work will have been spent by the time you arrive if you rely on the bicycle.

Oh, we will manage. Hi-oh, Silver!
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