Monday, June 28, 2010

Weekly Tally #2: How I Got Around Last Week

I kept track again this week.  No T riding at all, and not as much bike or walking

So, last week, here's how I got around:

Monday:
walking:  3 miles  
bike:  6.4 miles


Tuesday:
walking: 1.5 miles
bike:  11 miles

Wednesday:
walking:  2 miles
bike:  3.5 miles

Thursday:
walking: 2 miles
bike:  3.2 miles

Friday:
walking:  1 miles
bike:  6 miles

Saturday:
walking: 2 miles

bike:  4.2 miles

Sunday:
walking:  3 miles 
bike:  0 miles

Totals:
walking:  14.5 miles
bike:  34.3 miles
T: 0 miles
Car:  0 miles

Now that my son is out of school, my walking miles are down a bit.  And I didn't do as much by bike last week.  This week, I have a lot of work over at MIT, so I'll have more bike miles (in the heat).  And we'll be getting a Zipcar on Sunday for a beach trip.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekly Tally: How I Got Around Last Week

So, we've been without a car for almost a year now.  I still need to go figure out how this all worked out financially, but I've been meaning to start keeping track of how I get around from place to place over the course of a week.  Last week, I finally did it.  I might keep this up for a little while longer, just out of curiosity, though summer vacation is a lot different from the rest of the year.

So, last week, here's how I got around:

Monday: 
walking:  3.5 miles   (walking the dog and getting my son from school gives me 3.5-4 miles a day on foot)
bike:  7 miles


Tuesday:
walking: 4.5 miles
bike:  6.5 miles

Wednesday:
walking:  4 miles
bike:  6 miles

Thursday:
walking:  3.5 miles
bike:  6.5 miles

Friday:
walking:  5 miles
bike:  9.2 miles

Saturday:
walking: 2 miles
T:  lots and lots of miles (I rode for about 4-5 hours, while write a play for the T Plays--a bunch of plays that take place on the T (I even wrote mine on the T)).  They open this Wednesday, produced by the Mill 6 Theatre Collaborative at the Factory Theatre in Boston.
bike:  8 miles

Sunday: 
walking:  1 mile  (It was Father's Day, so I didn't have to walk the dog as much).
bike:  12 miles

Totals:
walking:  23.5 miles
bike:  55 miles
T: 4-5 hours
Car:  0 miles

This was not a typical week for me.  Normally, I'd walk a bit more and ride my bike a lot less.  (I think I usually walk about 30 miles a week and bike about 5-10 miles, but I'm not sure.)  And I'd ride the T a little more.   But I was doing research on book at a library at Harvard and also had rehearsals and read-throughs of my T play, and I got to all of that by bike.  If we'd had a car, I would have driven for at least half of the bike miles, and maybe a few of the walking miles.

It might be worth doing this for a while, just to see how it goes.  I can definitely see that I'm getting plenty of exercise.  (No wonder I fall asleep so easily.)

CONTEST CAR

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CAR STYLE

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GREEN STYLE CAR CONTEST

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Car modification contest

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SILVER CAR

AUDIO CAR INTERIOR

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

SPIRRA SUPERCAR FROM KOREA

SPIRRA SUPERCAR Supercar named Spirra supercar is the first production car that claimed Korea has the capability of no less good with cars produced Lamborghini or the Ferrari Prancing Horse.
Equipped with 3.8-liter turbo engine, the highest type (GT) Spirra the entire bodinya using carbon fiber is claimed to be capable of speeding up to a maximum speed of 312 km / h with a burst of energy to reach 500 hp.Dengan the strength of it, is not wrong if a car weighs between 1320-1450 pounds are believed to be able to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in just 3.4 seconds. (Doc Spirra)
SPIRRA SUPERCAR

NEW LEXUS LFA JAKARTA

lexus LFAJakarta - It was reported earlier, Japan's share of 500 units of the Lexus supercar LSA are sold out for the entire world. But apparently, the Lexus still keep a few extra units to the U.S..

So, it looks like the recent reports about the Lexus LFA apparently sold out too early. Because of the total quota for the U.S. market as many as 150 units, have now increased by 21 units.

Although the origin is not known where additional units of the Lexus LFA is, but what is clear, as reported by Autoblog, Sunday (06/06/2010) a Lexus officials say the number of consumers interested in LFA exceed 500 units.

And specifically for the American market, consumers are required to hire LFA advance during the first two years, to then be given the opportunity to purchase these supercars.

Leasing system for 24 months, and can not be taken over is done to keep the Japanese supercar was not looted and disrupt the market speculators LFA.

Lexus LFA has 1LR-GUE/4.805 cc petrol engine, V10 is capable of generating power output of up to 412 kW (560 PS) at 8700 rpm and maximum torque of 480N / m at 6800 rpm.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

One of the hard parts


For the most part, getting rid of our car has been a lot easier than I expected.  I don't miss it much at all.  There are a few hard parts.  Getting the kids to doctor's appointments can be a challenge.  And gardening tasks can be tricky without a car.  And I do a lot of gardening.

The trailer helps a lot.  The other day I was able to transport these tomato seedlings to one of my garden projects (a really fun shared backyard garden).  We started these plants under lights in our basement (a little too soon) and grew tall and leggy.  They seemed to handle the ride pretty well.  I rode carefully and none of the plants broke.  I used the cart for pepper seedlings, too.

I had to rent a zipcar pickup truck to haul salt marsh hay bales (for mulch) and also tossed my cucumber seedlings in the truck.  They did not like the pick up ride (or transplanting in general).

Gardening can require a fair amount of hauling of heavy, bulky material, and a car or minivan definitely makes it easier.  Still, we've managed pretty well even without it.  And I'm getting in great shape from riding to all the different gardens (they're pretty close to home--the farthest is about 3.2 miles round trip, but up a pretty big hill on the way there).