Life Without Wheels: Chronicle of a Car-Free Lifestyle
 
So I decided to attend the Tweed Ride this coming Saturday, which I meant I needed to get an outfit together. I recently ripped a pair of cordoroy pants, so I thought I could deconstruct and reconstruct those pants into a skirt suitable for the Tweed Ride. I learned this practice is called "Re-fashioning", and I love it as it fits in with a sustainable lifestyle.

However...I don't own a sewing machine. At first I was going to borrow through www.neighborgoods.net (you should check them out), but I didn't have time to set up the transaction, so I bought a $30, 3-stitch sewing machine at K-Mart. As I left the store, I realized I had no idea how I was going to get it home. Fortunately, I'm always prepared. My bike trunk has an attached bungee, so I used that to strap the box on top of the trunk. It didn't even wobble the whole 5 miles home. As I was riding home, thinking about how I just carried a freaking sewing machine on my bike, all I could think was: I LOVE MY BIKE!
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Schwinn with sewing machine on top. HAH!
 


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12/22/2009 03:16

You should consider am Xtracycle or a Yuba Mundo. As I only do business locally, this is not an attempt to sale you one. Just a friendly suggestion.You can see a bunch of pictures f these bikes in use on my web page. They will take you life on a bike to new levels of simplicity.

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