The moms on the school playground are horrified that I am not driving my car anymore, I can tell. They make 'oh no' type faces and ask what my plans are, what happened to it. I say it's still there, I'm just not driving it, I'd rather get around on the bus/bike. They look at me like I've lost my mind, and I start to believe that maybe I have.
I am glad for the context of the university, which also has 80 billion cars but at least in my program, people 'get' why you might want to ditch the gas guzzler and don't look at you like maybe you've fallen on hard financial times or something and are justifying.
We pulled up to the schoolyard on the Xtracycle this morning though and attracted a HUGE crowd of kids. That was awesome. We took it the first day but the focus was on 'first day,' and since then we've bussed due to threatened rain (that hasn't materialized til later both days, oy). The Xtracycle is a more impressive way to be carfree than the bus, that's for sure.