Good job! I wish more people could(would) do this. I'm not only riding a motorcycle now to work so I'm getting 75-80mpg where I used to get 22mpg but when my lease is up I'm moving within 4 miles of work.
Like everyone else the GAS price shock has had too large of an impact on my family and I. We have always been frugal to the point that our extended family and friends have made fun us in the past. Now we are the fountain of information to be shared with all.
From everything to buying with coupons and saving an average of $25+ dollars per grocery shopping trip to hardly ever eating out and instead enjoying our own cooking with better quality food products that we know have been cleaned and prepared properly. My wife makes better food than most restaurants anyway. Now eating out is generally a huge disappointment. This has helped us in maintaining a healthy weight and almost perfect vitals. I haven't had McDonald's for years now and I don't miss it.
Anyway I live exactly 5 miles from work and I recently bought a nice new entry level Mountain bike "2008 Avalanche 3.0 with Disc brakes". Link of my exact bicycle.
Now after 22 miles I have lost 5lbs I feel even better and more healthy and I use zero gallons of gas to get to and from work. I have even talked my wife into starting to ride with me. In a way my standard of living has decreased but in actuality it has increased.
Now I feel like I am not a total slave to OPEC/ Oil companies/ Gas stations/ Bad energy policies/ Greedy politicians/ Lobbyist/ Bush and Chaney's oil administration/ our blindness to our country being sold right out from underneath us/ The redistribution of wealth/ Socialism/ Stat-ism/ Elitism/ Consumerism/ Bad trade policies/ the unlawful collection of taxes and much more but I will stop now.
Anyway I love the bike and I feel better because of the freedom from oil and all of the above.
haha great post
I rode my bike last year to and from work sometimes but I no longer have a bike. I'm pretty happy with the 60+mpg I'm getting right now though.
This evening my wife and I went on a family bike ride with our 4 month old baby in Tokyo and it was terrific. We traveled a total of 5 miles for a grand total of zero gallons of gas used. Also due to one way streets and serious evening traffic we were able to get to the 4 stores quicker than we could have by driving. Oh and parking in Tokyo is near impossible so not paying parking fees is another added benefit.