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Hi,<br><br><br><br>
I found this forum recently, and it looks like its a good one.<br><br><br><br>
So what to say:<br><br><br><br>
I'm a male, almost 36 and live in Europe.<br><br><br><br>
After being vegetarian for a few months, I heard about veganism and thought it over.<br><br>
It seemed difficult to be vegan, but I decided to start having vegan evening meals.<br><br>
Eventualy I learned more and more and became more vegan.<br><br><br><br>
For about four years I ate vegan at home and with family/friends, with an exeption for "work dinners" where I took the vegetarian option. (once or twice a year)<br><br><br><br>
When I took another job I decided not to "hide" anymore and cut the non-vegan company dinners.<br><br>
A year ago I bought a set of 100% vegan shoes and now I'm 100% vegan. (<b>and proud of it !</b>)<br><br><br><br>
I'm also "concerned" about environmental issues and buy most of my food "organic". Got rid of the car, use a bicycle instead and public transport.<br><br><br><br>
Well, thats about it I guess.
 

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Hi 1vegan!<br><br><br><br>
I really admire you for giving up the car! I'd be lost without mine, maybe one day I'll be able to give it up & do what you're doing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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To Michael: let's hope so.<br><br><br><br>
To Vicky: Thanks!, getting rid of the car was a proces that took several years.<br><br>
Looking back I would say I was addicted to that thing, emotionaly attatched to a ton of steel in a "not normal" way.<br><br>
When I brought him/her/it to the breaker it felt like loosing a buddy.(sort of)<br><br><br><br>
Now I commute with my bicycle, 8 miles one way from home to work. Depending on the weather that takes 30 to 45 minutes.<br><br>
There's also public transport, but I prefer the bike.
 

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I can totally understand the addiction 1vegan!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I passed my driving test a couple of years ago after trying for so long!! It means a lot to me now which is stupid I know. I commute by train to work so I only use the car at evenings & weekends but I am suprised by how much mileage I rack up! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome, 1vegan! I admire you for eliminating your use of the car. For over 25 years, my dad has ridden his bicycle to work and back. Snow, ice, rain, wind, and heat don't phase him. Right now I feel tied to my car because I am a full-time college student commuting to school and work. Because of schedule restraints, I perceive that I don't have time to ride my bicycle to get where I need to go. It's not that I don't have a great bicycle (a barely-used Rans Rocket) or that I don't enjoy bike riding, but right now my car is something I don't want to give up badly enough.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
froggy, why did you bump 1vegan's intro thread? He's been on VB for 3 1/3 years now.
 
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