I can tell that it's a slippery slope for excuses to rid oneself of such a convenient crutch as a car. There will always be a "need" for a car in most people's mind--work, trips, emergencies, more work. If you don't take a stand at some point, you will always need a car. I think "okay, I'll keep the car until after my students leave." But then, I start to think "oh, but my brother's hoe-down (really) is the next month, we'll have to get to Portland," then, "I'll be out of town after that, the boys won't be able to manage without me and the car." Finally, "my students will be here next year, what would I do then..." and so it continues. I have to put my foot down sometime. Mid-August. Mid-August. Mid-August.
So, month three is down. Looking forward, I have some major obstacles for my 365 day challenge. The first will be the weekend I go to Southern California with my students. I'll have to take the Mobic and ride up and down the hotel hallways if I want to keep going. The second problem will be a trip to Italy...I won't be able to pack the Mobic in carry-on luggage so I don't know how I'll be able to ride each day. Bike rental? Microbike? Cheat and pack my roller blades? I could use some suggestions!