Goran Kropp lived in his tent through a Scandinavian winter to save the cash to cycle from Sweden to Mount Everest...then he climbed the mountain solo without supplemental oxygen.
On a far less epic scale, my wife and I wore clothing picked from a dumpster and forego restaurant meals for six years to save the cash to make our three year overland journey. We cut our own hair, allowed dental students to work on our teeth for free, and gave up our medical insurance to make it happen.
Now, in preparation for a long cycling journey, I can't help wonder if there is more we could do to save money.
How have you saved to buy yourself the freedom to cycle? Where do you draw the line? Have you gone to extremes?