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In 2009, I didn't get in my car very often. I found I could do most of what I needed to do on my bike. And, of course, that made me feel better in lots of ways.
But you have to have a special kind of life to do that around here. My special kind of life was called joblessness. Connecticut doesn't seem to have a bike-friendly culture. Cars have owned this place for decades and, like Tyrannosaurus Rex, they're not going to yield their place as kings of the world to little people in helmets pedaling along on the immediate right.
Maybe I'm imagining it, but it seems like Connecticut is one of the least bike friendly places around, particularly when it comes to commuting. There is, however, a very lively bike culture, people who ride bikes, sell bikes, fix bikes and blog about the whole thing. You'll meet a whole slew of them today. And what about you? Tempted to leave your car at home? I am.
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