MODES OF TRANSPORTATION I'VE USED, SORTED AND RANKED

Inspired by @macnchz altho' I've also had this developing in my mental list file for months. Her list (Forms of Transportation I've Taken β˜€οΈπŸ“) is far more epic and has photos! Go read it! Mine is sorted by category, and then ranked by lifetime frequency. Another Boring Dad Mini List Historyβ„’πŸ’€
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    🌟🌟🌟 Self Powered 🌟🌟🌟
    (No motor, or with gravity assists)
  2. β€’
    Walking
    Daily since December '62! Including hiking, strolling, shopping, with and without dogs, mowing lawns, etc.
  3. β€’
    Bicycle
    Regularly since 1966, including road, cruiser and mountain bikes.
  4. β€’
    Running
    Including jogging & sprinting, recreationally and competitively from 50 yards and 110 yards high hurdles through 5k and 10k and a couple half marathons years ago.
  5. β€’
    Swimming
    Regularly since 1967, in pools, rivers, lakes and the Pacific Ocean, frequently in the early '80s triathlon days and '95-'08 children & pool membership days.
  6. β€’
    Skateboard
    Daily '74-'78
  7. β€’
    Unicycle
    Regularly since 2012.
  8. β€’
    Roller skates and rollerblades
    A few times as a child, and many times during that peak '94-'97 rollerblade craze.
  9. β€’
    Canoe
    Boy Scout merit badge, yo! Plus several river trips and a couple trips around Tom Sawyer Island, Disneyland.
  10. β€’
    Snow sled
    Frequently during winters when my kids were small, '95-'04ish
  11. β€’
    Ice skates
    A couple times per year '69-'78 and a couple times per decade '79-present. Both indoor rinks and outdoor frozen ponds.
  12. β€’
    Rowboat
    Ponds and lakes in California and Minnesota.
  13. β€’
    Crawling
    For a few months in '62, and for a few years as a horsey with one or both of my children on my back in mid 1990s
  14. β€’
    Snow Skis
    Occasionally since 1976; both downhill and cross-country. I once skied to work just to say I once skied to work.
  15. β€’
    Hopping, skipping, sashaying, other forms of locomotion
    Skipping is still fun people.
  16. β€’
    Tricycle
    A few times in that peak '64-'66 window.
  17. β€’
    Cardboard
    On sand dunes; five or six times.
  18. β€’
    River kayak
    Just twice, the American River in NorCal and the Cache La Poudre in Northern Colorado. Also twice for practice in swimming pools.
  19. β€’
    Snowboard
    One glorious day!
  20. β€’
    Sea kayak
    One glorious day, in San Francisco Bay for a story I wrote for River Runner magazine c.1985
  21. β€’
    Alpine Slide
    Once.
  22. β€’
    πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ SELF DRIVEN πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯
    (motor or other-than-human power)
  23. β€’
    Cars, Autos, Trucks, etc.
    Nearly daily since 1978. Also regularly as a passenger. See also: ALL MY CARS, RANKED CHRONOLOGICALLY
  24. β€’
    Sailboat
    On lakes in California, Colorado and Minnesota, and on San Diego's Mission Bay many times '83-'85.
  25. β€’
    Motor home
    Several trips as a teenager.
  26. β€’
    Soap Box Derby race car
    My brother had official wheels for a Soap Box Derby car but never built a racer but we did build a cart and rode it down so many neighborhood hills of Northern California as a child it makes the list.
  27. β€’
    Golf Cart
    I almost always walked.
  28. β€’
    Horse
    Maybe four times in my entire life?
  29. β€’
    'Malibu Speedway' go-kart race cars
    Twice. But fastest lap times both times. πŸ’ͺ🏼
  30. β€’
    Tractor (John Deere)
    Twice, to mow the four-acre lawn at a retreat conference center my brother was care taking in 1981.
  31. β€’
    Zamboni Machine
    5 magical minutes
  32. β€’
    ✨✨✨ PASSENGER ✨✨✨
    (just along for the ride)
  33. β€’
    Elevator
    Weekly?
  34. β€’
    Escalator
    Monthly?
  35. β€’
    School bus
    Daily from 2nd grade through 7th grade.
  36. β€’
    Roller coasters
    Many many times. Many parks. I've probably been on more roller coaster rides than bus rides (if you don't count school buses.)
  37. β€’
    Bus / Shuttle Bus
    Once long-haul all night from Bay Area to Seattle, Washington. Whew! Commuted by bus and bike for one year. Otherwise the occasional airport-to-rental car ride or corporate excursion.
  38. β€’
    Jet airplane
    Many times, like 1-3 times per year?, since, say, 1988?
  39. β€’
    Moving Sidewalk
    Annually? Airports like Denver, Chicago...
  40. β€’
    Doom Buggy
    Probably 25 times over 8 or 9 visits to Disney's Haunted Mansion. Same could probably be said for the tracked boats of Pirates of the Caribbean.
  41. β€’
    Ski boat
    On lakes and bays in California occasionally from '70 to '85.
  42. β€’
    Water skis
    A few times back in the late '70s to mid 80s.
  43. β€’
    Light Rail/Subway
    Less than 10 times: Once on BART in San Francisco, once in Phoenix (Phart?) and once on the El in Chicago, and 4-5 trips on the Paris Metro on one glorious weekend on 2007. Denver's Airport has a short train between concourses I've ridden dozens of times.
  44. β€’
    Zoo and city park mini trains
    Denver and several other places. With children.
  45. β€’
    Cable Car
    San Francisco style! Six or seven times?
  46. β€’
    Tourist Trains
    Durango-Silverton RR in Colorado; Georgetown Loop in Colorado; Black Hills Railway in South Dakota. Plus Disneyland Trains.
  47. β€’
    Small airplane
    Three times, first in 1976, next in 1984 and most recently in about 1996.
  48. β€’
    Ferry Boat
    Three times in Puget Sound area between Port Angeles and Victoria, BC, and Anacortes, with cars and once island hopping the San Juans on bicycles; once across Oslo Fjord with a rental car.
  49. β€’
    Monorail
    In three states: Disneyland, Disney World and in downtown Seattle
  50. β€’
    Taxi
    Once in Chicago, twice in Las Vegas, three times in Phoenix. But I've never used Uber or Lyft (Insert shruggy guy).
  51. β€’
    Long-distance train
    Once from Denver to Oakland, CA, once from Seattle to Oakland, CA.
  52. β€’
    Fishing Boat
    Once out of Sausalito and once on a river in Norway (not for fishing but for sightseeing my ancestors lands).
  53. β€’
    Dog sled
    Once to write a newspaper story. A blast!
  54. β€’
    Large sail boat
    Once, on San Francisco Bay, during the 1975 Super Bowl.