Going Carless

Well, the human-powered explorer (that's, um, me) has gone carless. After minimal deliberation, I sold my trusty 1994 Honda Prelude this past weekend. Got some extra money in my pocket and a $3,500 liability off the street. Didn't really need it, anyway; in six years I put fewer than 25,000 miles on the odometer. That, and the fact that our new place is three blocks from the MacArthur BART station. And that I bike to work every day (and just about everywhere else, now that I reside in the flats).
It's wonderful getting around by bike and by foot. I'm addicted. Hence the blog. This is the theme that binds my passions for running, hiking, backpacking, and biking. It's also a symbol of my philosophy toward man's ideal relationship with his environment, whether urban, suburban, or rural. Human-powered exploration allows us to interact with nature and other people. It provides health and exercise benefits. And it makes transportation less a chore than an experience in and of itself.
Without a car, I'll be doing even more human-powered exploring. I can't wait. And I'll report back about the best of it, so stay tuned.

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