Sunday, August 28, 2005

Why I Bike Commute

I have been doing my best to commute by bike 3 or 4 days a week. It is a great way to fit in training, saves money and is a good thing for the world. With all the fuss over gas prices, I decided to figure out exactly how much money commuting was saving.

Car (gas guzzling Jeep Wrangler): 18 mpg
Trip: 40 miles round trip
Gas price: $2.70/gal (I put the cheap crap in the Jeep)
Cost/day: $6

So, if I commute 4 days per week, that is $96/month. If I only get in 3 days/week, it is $72/month. If gas is $3/gal, those figures are $106 and $80 respectively. That is a lot of money! With all that savings I could buy some nice bike parts at the end of the year. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

New Arrival

This weekend my family got 8 pounds heavier with the arrival of Ryan:

Ryan 033

Everyone is happy, healty and doing just fine. I'd say more but boy am I tired!