I'm making the plunge - sort of
A little over a year ago, I had a truck and zero bikes. Now, I have a truck and 3 bikes. Next week or sooner, I'll just have 3 bikes - maybe 4
. The girlfriend will have a car, so it's maybe car lite.
In October, I started commuting 15 miles a day on the bike. Three weeks ago, we moved and opted for a longer commute (22 miles a day). It's a bit hilly, and I ride it on a single speed, so the legs are still getting used to it. By my calculations, it will save about 1,400 a year. At first, I figured that the cost was pretty small, so the old beater is worth keeping. Over time, I started resenting it, b/c it was money down the drain. I never needed it or really wanted to drive it.
Thanks for the inspiration and wish me luck.