Do you cycle? That device with two wheels that you have to peddle and burn off a few calories and get a bit of cardio.
I'm fortunate, I don't have a car anymore. Never used it much anyway though still have a car and motorbike licence. I live close to where I can cycle and use public transport if out of distance.
Yeh, the car was good when I had to drive the kids to sport's training but they're grown up now. The car is redundant and it's gone.
Walking is important. You can listen to podcasts while you do that.
The mountain bike, OK it's got disk brakes, but otherwise it hasn't changed much for a couple of hundred years. It rests in my loungeroom because I looking at it and doing maintenace. What a marvellous device. Better and more useful than an iPhone.
In OZ we have a high rate of obesity and it's getting worst. People are becoming "couch potatoes". Cycling could help.
Cycling places minimal stress on your joints providing the bike seat is adjusted so you extend your legs about 90%. No more, no less.
Cycle if it's safe to do so. Sometimes it's not. Can't wait till we run out of oil.
I did mountain bikes for years, 5 years back I bought two 21 speed hybrids, ie mountain bikes but narrower wheels as I was doing most of my riding on the road and wanted to reduce rolling resistance. Bad move, I have a lot of sand here and the thinner wheels don't take much to get stuck, they also have less suspension that my mountain bikes had. Still ride them though.
I have 2 bikes: a ten speed racing bike (I call this my city bike) and a 21 speed mountain bike (my country bike). Even though I live on an island I use my city bike more (for all the paved roads). The country bike is used to visit people with long dirt roads. Our island is the biking capital of the area and, in the summer there are a lot of bikers on the island. We usually get around 1,000 bikers for the event.
I also biked to work for a couple years after a divorce and ex had ex-ed my credit.
First one was stolen right off the damned porch. That's OK it was a piece of crap anyway.
Bought a fairly nice bike from Craig and then another one. Don't buy a bike from Walmart. Those are toys.
Completely for recreation now. Credit is restored and I mainly drive a pretty little silver Toyota 5-Speed.
Now riding Citibike bike share. I have 200,000 or so logged on bicycles and assorted human power vehicles. I am an avocational advocate for alternative transportation for purposes of lung disease mitigation. And nothing is better than riding around with a puppy in a basket.
I love to cycle. I could never bring myself to buy a gym membership, but with a bike (at least in the summer months), it's not really necessary.
I don't do as much of it as I would like to though, and it shows LOL. But hey . . . I love it first. Everything else is just a bonus.
It's my 'go-to' form of transport. I recently spent 5 weeks cycling in Malaysia/Thailand. Next trip is likely to be up the Rhine. I absolutely love it and really, perhaps sadly, I live for those trips. I have a free travel pass in London (the perks of aging) and now I've got a folder and can have the best of both worlds. As I merrily ride past the cars at lights and take my rightful place at the head of the queue I pity all those mugs behind me who are spending good money just to look at my ancient, skinny, shining, lycra-clad butt from their glass-and-metal cages.
I ended up with a daily 13 mile cycle-commute (26 there and back ?) forced upon me when my car broke and I had no money to fix it.
It ground me down after three years and I became obsessed with the weather report, but blimey did it ever shave the pounds off!
Now I love cycling. The feeling of getting up a head of steam on a fast road and shifting air through your lungs... Wonderful. It busted depression pretty well and my resting heart rate is never above 60 BPM any more. Taken years off me, to be honest.
But I have a car again, so the cycle-commute is over. Sod that for a game of soldiers.
Soon nobody will use fuel injection gasoline engines in cars anymore..very polluting and inefficient.
Even the 1968 Jaguar Harry and Meghan drove away in after the wedding has been converted to e-power. Not only does the Jaguar have zero emissions, it is nearly silent, and its 220kW engine can can jump the car to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.
The one-of-a kind electric Jaguar Harry and Meghan drove to their after-party [independent.co.uk]