I finally have a bike again. I ended up getting a folder, a Dahon Speed P8. This will allow me to easily transport it to the beach to go cruising on the boardwalk and what not. But now that I'm biking again, I'm itching to get a road bike again. I miss my 10-speed Nishiki (got stolen).
Back in college I only filled up the gas on my car once every 5-6 weeks since I biked all the time. Now that I'm working full-time (out of commuting range) I've been having to fill up more often. Perhaps I will have to do the "drive part way-bike part way" routine. Something for me to figure out.