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Old 04-17-2007, 10:21 PM   #11
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Oh, I get it now. I didn't realize that that was a post for a back seat before. I thought that it was just a longer wheelbase.

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Old 04-21-2007, 09:23 AM   #12
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Since selling a vehicle in November of this last year, I've been biking and riding the bus to work. Here's the rough financial breakdown on savings to date:

Payment on $30k vehicle - $500 x 5mos = $2500
Insurance $100 x 5 mos = $500
Fuel 20gal x $2.50 = $50

Less $500 for a new bike and roughly $15/mo for the bus, it's been worth close to $2500 in savings overall in just 5 months. The only real drawback for me is about 5 extra minutes each direction by bike, and 15 minutes by bus. I'm obviously giving up the luxury of heat and weather protection, but figuring in the roughly 1050 extra minutes I have given to self propelled commuting, that works out to over $140/hr for my 'inconvenience'.

I think I can stand a slight delay for that.

Obviously taking a loan payment out of the picture changes the economics of this substantially, but I still look at it as getting paid to exercise.


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Old 04-21-2007, 09:45 AM   #13
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I have been keeping track of my miles since September '06

So far I have biked 268 miles in 2007 and 625 miles since September. Most of these rides are purely recreational and don't directly replace trips by car.

2008 EPA adjusted:

Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
Average commute speed=25mph (yes, that's in a car)
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