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Low carb commuting miles for October

I didn’t walk or bike anywhere from home this month, which made it really tough to accumulate many miles: Just 4.5, basically from leaving the car wherever it was parked and walking to other errands around town. One time I … Continue reading

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Low-carb commuting miles for July

This month I packed all my low-carb cycling miles – 42 – into a four-day period. In a July 22 post I was all psyched to be carrying my bike around on the back of the car like a built-in … Continue reading

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Low-Carbon Commuting Miles for June

Our Tennessee trip didn’t do much for my low-carb communting miles for June. Our mountaintop condo was accessible only by steep switchbacks with no sidewalks and scary drop-offs, so there were no walks to the local convenience store for milk … Continue reading

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Low-carb commuting update

I had to go in even earlier than usual to work yesterday, so I didn’t bother trying to ride my bike. But because that meant an earlier bedtime Sunday night, I left a gathering at my parents’ house early and … Continue reading

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A control freak learns to go with the flow (sort of)

About a million years ago, my husband and I both lived in cheap crappy apartments in the historic West Central neighborhood in Fort Wayne, a couple of blocks from the newspaper building where we’ve both worked (in my case, on … Continue reading

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What happened to the Fulton Street hookers?

I know this doesn’t make much difference mileage-wise, but just to shake up my routine I decided to park a couple of blocks away from the office Tuesday to get a bit of that “walking to work” vibe. It did … Continue reading

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Low-carb commuting miles for May

That’s low-carb as in carbon, not carbohydrates. After accumulating totals in the very low single digits the first four months of the year, I finally came up with 41 miles of biking or walking that replaced driving for the month … Continue reading

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Human Motor Miles vs. Low-Carb Commuting

Some pretty good suggestions have been made in my search for a new name for my sustainability miles project, but the two finalists appear to be “Human Motor Miles” (inspired by a local triathlon store called Human Motor Works) and … Continue reading

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Putting a plastic Easter egg to work

Colleen won’t let me use plastic bags in her lunch box anymore, but it’s been hard to figure out what to do with the small stuff, like Craisins. Enter this plastic Easter egg – the perfect-sized reusable container for dried … Continue reading

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Construction and the ‘car habit’

I always think I’m going to walk to any downtown after-work errands, but I rarely do because I’m always in a hurry. (It’s not that I mind walking to the library or wherever, but I hate the idea of walking … Continue reading

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