In my case I don't HAVE a car, but I borrow the land owner's car quite a bit. Now that the weather's nice, I borrow it more than I need to, really. I have an old beach cruiser with a coaster brake I can get around on, but I want something better. So, I've decided on .... the Felt Cafe 3! It's got everything I want and none of the stuff I don't want, 3 speed internal hub, can keep the fenders off during the dry months and it just looks like a really slick ride. I know some are serious riders and even racers, we've all been there. this thread is more about bicycling around for fun, exploring, and replacing a motor vehicle with a bicycle and having the experience be a good one. I'm not entering any races again no matter how big my legs get, I'm all about puttin' around these days.