As September 2008 rolls to an end, I celebrate another anniversary.
The last time I drove a car to work - in downtown Boise, Idaho - was in the month of September, 1997.
Since then, it's been essentially all bicycle transportation, with occasional forays into motorcycle (but not for 3 years), bus, and the ever-so-occasional carpool. (The carpool thing has always been when I was running a car-specific errand, like dropping the wife's Family Truckster off at the shop, or something like that.)
Free from being at the mercy of Big Oil.
Free from parking hassles.
Free from being on Algore's black list.
Free from bumper-to-bumper, stop-and-go, traffic jams, etc. (For me, that is probably the sweetest of all. I hate driving in heavy traffic!)
Yep, I'm breathing deeply of the fresh air of freedom.