I started commuting last semester to force myself to put some miles in on the two great bikes I have. School kept me busy and I rarely got in any free time rides. I was trying to justify the expense of a lightweight wool jersey for the upcoming warm weather, and suddenly, I thought about my motorcycle. It was my primary transportation of choice since about mid 2003. It got decent mileage, but properly tuned, it wasn't much better than maybe a Honda Civic.
Anyhow, talking with my wife about the budget, I suddenly though to ask how much we had budgeted for gas each month for my motorcycle. She said 70 dollars a month. I thought about it, and I realized that although I just filled up my tank for a quick errand on Friday, I hadn't opened the gas tank for close to three months.
I only got into the commuting thing to get some miles in. I honestly never expected it to make such a drastic impact on my motorcycle habit. Not that it's a bad thing. I still love my motorcycle, but now I kind of reserve that for longer trips, or quick errands on days where I only prefer to take one shower.
So yeah, time to find a nice jersey...