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The Big 'Let's sell our cars and take buses/ebikes instead' thread (warning: probably very dull)

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"I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,713
    What colour are Ricktopian passports?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892

    What colour are Ricktopian passports?

    Same colour as a bus pass?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644

    What colour are Ricktopian passports?

    vanilla
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • How close to urban areas do we need to live? I’d love to live in downtown Las Coventry but it’s rough as f*ck and I don’t fancy getting shanked.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    on the contrary, I don't want to live in an urban area as I like peace and quiet and don't like people.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle said:

    on the contrary, I don't want to live in an urban area as I like peace and quiet and don't like people.

    Spot on!

    People spoil everything and noise and convenience is way overrated. Like you, I’ll happily have my little slice of paradise and let the others argue over the built up, smelly, noisy, congested, expensive, crowded, ugly, urban sprawl.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 11,198
    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited December 2022
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    wavefront said:

    MattFalle said:

    on the contrary, I don't want to live in an urban area as I like peace and quiet and don't like people.

    Spot on!

    People spoil everything and noise and convenience is way overrated. Like you, I’ll happily have my little slice of paradise and let the others argue over the built up, smelly, noisy, congested, expensive, crowded, ugly, urban sprawl.
    as Sartre said, hell is other people.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 11,488
    orraloon said:

    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

    Something hallucinogenic. He can see imaginary green railways everywhere.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 47,803
    orraloon said:

    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

    Won't all the urban areas dissolve from leaking batteries?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644

    orraloon said:

    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

    Something hallucinogenic. He can see imaginary green railways everywhere.
    i see them, into the distance, people on eBikes, everywhere, in the freezingpissingcold rain, smiling, rejoicing that they no longer have their car to get them to Lidl!
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892
    wavefront said:

    MattFalle said:

    on the contrary, I don't want to live in an urban area as I like peace and quiet and don't like people.

    Spot on!

    People spoil everything and noise and convenience is way overrated. Like you, I’ll happily have my little slice of paradise and let the others argue over the built up, smelly, noisy, congested, expensive, crowded, ugly, urban sprawl.
    +2.

    It's better to keep all those obedient, bus using little worker bees cooped up in small densely populated areas so there's more nice green spaces for those in the know to enjoy. There's also a lot less whining to put up with out here.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 21,911
    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

    Won't all the urban areas dissolve from leaking batteries?
    Remember when diesel was seen as the saviour?
    History can be cruel.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892
    orraloon said:

    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

    Maybe the Ricktopians just think they're in the ideal place but in reality they're being used as batteries for high performance hybrids for us to zoom around in.

    And who are the Agents?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 5,729
    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

    Won't all the urban areas dissolve from leaking batteries?
    Remember when diesel was seen as the saviour?
    History can be cruel.
    My switch to diesel does feel how I envisage a smoker moving to vaping will feel very shortly.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892
    MattFalle said:

    .

    wavefront said:

    MattFalle said:

    on the contrary, I don't want to live in an urban area as I like peace and quiet and don't like people.

    Spot on!

    People spoil everything and noise and convenience is way overrated. Like you, I’ll happily have my little slice of paradise and let the others argue over the built up, smelly, noisy, congested, expensive, crowded, ugly, urban sprawl.
    as Sartre said, hell is other people.
    Apparently Sartre said that hell is an eternity in the same room as your friends. But he would have said that, as all his mates were French.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 11,488
    morstar said:

    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

    Won't all the urban areas dissolve from leaking batteries?
    Remember when diesel was seen as the saviour?
    History can be cruel.
    My switch to diesel does feel how I envisage a smoker moving to vaping will feel very shortly.
    Still better for the planet than petrol. Or less bad.
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 5,729

    morstar said:

    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

    Won't all the urban areas dissolve from leaking batteries?
    Remember when diesel was seen as the saviour?
    History can be cruel.
    My switch to diesel does feel how I envisage a smoker moving to vaping will feel very shortly.
    Still better for the planet than petrol. Or less bad.
    Misled.

    Quite happy with my move to diesel given the driving I was doing and it was the encouraged choice. Now diesels are persona non-grata. My expectation is the fuel will become prohibitively expensive in years to come vs petrol (let alone when electric becomes default).

    I anticipate vaping will be found to be very bad in years to come having been encouraged as a better than smoking choice.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 11,488
    morstar said:

    morstar said:

    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    orraloon said:

    Blue pill? Red pill? Is Ricktopia the site of all those battery pods? And which pill has Rick taken?

    Won't all the urban areas dissolve from leaking batteries?
    Remember when diesel was seen as the saviour?
    History can be cruel.
    My switch to diesel does feel how I envisage a smoker moving to vaping will feel very shortly.
    Still better for the planet than petrol. Or less bad.
    Misled.

    Quite happy with my move to diesel given the driving I was doing and it was the encouraged choice. Now diesels are persona non-grata. My expectation is the fuel will become prohibitively expensive in years to come vs petrol (let alone when electric becomes default).

    I anticipate vaping will be found to be very bad in years to come having been encouraged as a better than smoking choice.
    Vaping is less bad than smoking. But it is still more bad than not vaping.

    If you accept human respiratory issues as collateral, diesel is better.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892
    Do electric bikes look like this in the Big City?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Stevo_666 said:

    MattFalle said:

    .

    wavefront said:

    MattFalle said:

    on the contrary, I don't want to live in an urban area as I like peace and quiet and don't like people.

    Spot on!

    People spoil everything and noise and convenience is way overrated. Like you, I’ll happily have my little slice of paradise and let the others argue over the built up, smelly, noisy, congested, expensive, crowded, ugly, urban sprawl.
    as Sartre said, hell is other people.
    Apparently Sartre said that hell is an eternity in the same room as your friends. But he would have said that, as all his mates were French.
    zut alors. quel domage.....
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    to put this all into perspective.

    I've just had to pop out to, errrr, sort something out.

    considering itsutterlyfuckingfreezing and where i was going i decided to forgo public transport, bicycle and ebike and took the M4, drove likeatwat, sorted out what needed sorting, drovelikeatwat home (with heated seats, heater on and some mega tunes blaring) and still made it back for a glass of wine in front of the fire.

    I don't think Ricktopia's transport plans ill succeed.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,892
    edited December 2022
    MattFalle said:

    to put this all into perspective.

    I've just had to pop out to, errrr, sort something out.

    considering itsutterlyfuckingfreezing and where i was going i decided to forgo public transport, bicycle and ebike and took the M4, drove likeatwat, sorted out what needed sorting, drovelikeatwat home (with heated seats, heater on and some mega tunes blaring) and still made it back for a glass of wine in front of the fire.

    I don't think Ricktopia's transport plans ill succeed.

    The slight flaw in the plan is that most people apart from few assorted tree huggers and car hating socialists really don't like the idea at all.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 21,911
    Bottom line is that what Rick really really wants is the trains to be sorted for his commute.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,833
    MattFalle said:

    on the contrary, I don't want to live in an urban area as I like peace and quiet and don't like people.

    You can do that. For a while. Sooner or later the urban area will come to you...
    Happened to two couples I know. Nice house in country just outside of towns. Great views. Within 10 years surrounding land sold off for housing development. Gutted.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,177
    Join the ebike and bus brigade I'd sooner trap my nuts in a door. My OH has no choice but to use buses and the stuff she has seen and come across is unreal. One bus was stopped mid route after the driver was becoming affected by weed smoking junkies. PoPo turn up relieve them of the weed and let them back on stinking. Drugged wiped driver as he didn't feel good. End result was bus was stopped and had to pick her up as no spare drivers. Only mass transport system I like is Nottingham trams as cheap, clean and saves me the hell of city centre parking. As to RC,s rail vision. Not a chance there to busy screwing things up for themselves by striking.
    We will end up going back in time with industry surrounded by the houses the workers live in. Comutting 20 plus miles by any vehicle will be socially unacceptable. But I as I'm approaching retirement I really dgaf.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited December 2022

    MattFalle said:

    on the contrary, I don't want to live in an urban area as I like peace and quiet and don't like people.

    You can do that. For a while. Sooner or later the urban area will come to you...
    Happened to two couples I know. Nice house in country just outside of towns. Great views. Within 10 years surrounding land sold off for housing development. Gutted.
    just outside of towns is too close. we're talking miiiiiiiles away.

    I really have no desire to be near a town, city, whatever.

    me, hound and tdlw. sorted.

    i really have no desire at all for the lifestyle Rick dreams of - it all just seems such hard work and tiresome.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 11,488
    I drove into the city last night for our Xmas market pilgrimage. 12miles and 30 mins each way.

    Same trip on a weekday at 9 am would be 90 mins at least. Beats any option involving public transport by about half an hour. But is much more costly to park As it should be.

    So the problem isn't personal transportation per se, but the choice to use it to get to work, drop the kids off, etc. at the same time as everyone else.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 24,225
    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    on the contrary, I don't want to live in an urban area as I like peace and quiet and don't like people.

    You can do that. For a while. Sooner or later the urban area will come to you...
    Happened to two couples I know. Nice house in country just outside of towns. Great views. Within 10 years surrounding land sold off for housing development. Gutted.
    just outside of towns is too close. we're talking miiiiiiiles away.

    I really have no desire to be near a town, city, whatever.

    me, hound and tdlw. sorted.

    i really have no desire at all for the lifestyle Rick dreams of - it all just seems such hard work and tiresome.
    Probably best for everyone. An island would be even safer.
    1985 Mercian King of Mercia - work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Part of the anti-growth coalition
  • If the cost of EVs is not going to go down significantly over the next few years, I fear many of us will give up on cars after 2030. Currently, an EV demands about 2.5 times the price tag of an equivalent petrol car… admittedly, this is based on the Renault range only
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