I was recently asked why I’m going to be taking my bike commuting to such an extreme level. I was asked why I didn’t take a balanced approach to it, somewhere in the middle between only car and only bike. What I was responded was, if I want to convince people that using a bicycle as a form an alternative form of transportation was feasible, I had to go to the absolute extreme. What I’m trying to do here is to have people see what I do, and say, hey, I can probably do that also, but somewhere in the middle.
Besides, I’m nearly car-free as it is. I just put some gas in my car this past Friday, and not very much. I hadn’t purchased any gas since 2010. That should put things in perspective.