Category Archives: Biking

In August 2016, I agreed to trade-in my car for a new bike. I also agreed to go car-free for one year. These posts document that journey.

Lizzy

We moved to Boise in January of 2007. We arrived sight-unseen from England with very low expectations. Having lived in Seattle and Portland before moving abroad, we knew Idaho was where you ended up only if you’d done something bad … Continue reading

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One month car free

It’s been one month since I stopped driving and so far the experience is going well. There have been interesting times, such as the wasp that stung me between the eyes on my ride home from work. Apparently I ran … Continue reading

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Bicycle Delivery

When deciding to give up driving for a year, there was one life-changing event I saw in the near future that would make this particularly challenging, the birth of our first child. How to get us to the birth center … Continue reading

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Limbo

Saturday was the day. I stood on stage (briefly) and promised to relinquish my car as well as go car-free for a year in exchange for a fancy new bike. It was quite the experience. If you’ve never been to … Continue reading

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Wanna trade?

Every year, Tour de Fat comes to Boise for a day of biking, beer and bemusement (usually music and vaudeville routines). Last year when they came through, I got a chance to talk with one of their brewers before the … Continue reading

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