Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The no car challenge returns!

Its back and better than ever! I'm going to do the no-car challenge again, slightly modified from last time. I'll be doing this all summer long, from this weekend until it snows, so the rules are as follows:

  • No car for trips shorter than 5 miles, except to ferry children and animals. Riding along for trips less than 5 miles is ok, but I'll try and avoid it if at all possible.
  • If the trip is greater than 5 miles, I'm allowed to take a car, as long as someone else is in the car with me; carpooling only.

I imagine the first few days will be rough; winter was tough on my endurance. The biggest challenge I can foresee is riding out to Geiss; I'll have to figure out this weekend how to attach the trailer we bought at a garage sale last year. Trips to the grocery store are going to be ok, as I got a hook n' go shopping cart that's plenty light but can still carry 70 lbs. The only tricky part there is using an umbrella with it...

So wish me luck, and if you have any ideas, or questions, let me know.


Tait said...

Good luck!

holly the great said...

It might snow this weekend so it could be short if you do the challenge until it