If you still need to receive FAXes via a dedicated phone number, I would look into eFAX (www.efax.com). eFAX lets you receive FAXes as e-mails, eliminating the need for a dedicated land line. The company issues you a new FAX number to which people can send FAXes. Then they convert it into a pdf file so you can view it on your computer. It takes a little longer than a regular FAX, but these days, there aren't too many FAXes that need urgent attention. Most pressing matters are handled by e-mail. You can get a free account for a handful of FAXes per month or you can pay twenty bucks or so and get a little bit more.
To SEND a FAX right from your computer, Windows has a built in feature that costs nothing extra. You'll still need a landline, but it can be shared with the one you use to make phone calls. You can even use this same line to receive FAXes, provided you know when a FAX is coming and you are there to click a button.
NOS88's advice about scanning pages and e-mailing them is probably the best solution to eliminating your FAX lines, though.
Your post is a good segue into what I decided would be my first thread on this forum. I just finished reading Grant Petersen's "Just Ride," a book that lends a good deal of credence to my "Approaching 50" outlook on bicycling. Essentially, Petersen, a former racer, debunks a lot of the myths and attitudes that keep newbies and casual cyclists from enjoying cycling as much as they should. Basically, he mocks (sometimes obnoxiously) those who spend more time trying to keep up with the latest cycling equipment and the newest fitness research and gives a giant nod to bicyclists who can just hop on the saddle and ride.
I agree with about 80% of his opinions. Has anyone else read this book?