Been doing it since I was 9 years old, although back then it was mostly just to the convenience store hah.
Longer trips the older I get, I'm 19 now and I've got to make it out there for my vehicle and Christmas time.
My lucks been holding up so far Atleast and this is how I've met 2 of my girlfriends so I'm not scared.
I usually try not to during the winter though, sometimes I end up walking for a couple days when nobody wants to pick me up which is not fun while it's snowing.
The life of an Indian is a strange one friend.