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  1. arobustus
    February 21, 2014

    I’ve been commuting by bike 7 or 8 years now, maybe nine even. I will also never forget how I felt the first time I biked to work. When I got there I thought I was going to dr-o-o-o-o-o-o-p dead! But I stuck with it & now when I get there or home I am like, “Did I just, like, ride somewhere?” I have a similar working environment and I do love my job. Life priorities similar except that my choirs (I’m in 4 right now) are equal with biking.
    Last year I saved $4500 by not owning a car, so I never feel bad buying bike equipment. That $4500 is even taking into consideration that I bought two bikes and that I count car rental as a bike expense, because if I still owed a car we wouldn’t have to rent one when my wife’s is out of commission.
    This year I’ve pushed the envelope into the ice and snow that you have heard about hitting us hear in New England.
    Happy cycling and keep the faith!

  2. candymaze
    January 8, 2013

    I’ve been commuting from Brooklyn to Manhattan NYC since last March, almost 15 miles each way
    I started with a heavy , steel made, mountain bike A>K>A the Tank :-)

    Recently I got an end of the season deal on a great road bike
    The ride is much more pleasant now :-) even in a 25F windy New York morning

    I can NOT imagine not riding a bike
    It’s pretty addictive :-)

  3. Pamela
    September 18, 2012

    Really a great post.

  4. Kimstrong
    September 18, 2012

    I realized the other day that my 62 one way commutes (so far) this year = 31 days of commuting which is 6 work weeks of riding my bike, easily 30 gallons of gas at $3.50 a gallon is over $100, if only work were closer, not uphill the last 5 miles & had a shower or was more convenient to other places I have to go during lunch, etc.. I’m working on those excuses…

  5. Lloyd Lemons
    September 18, 2012

    Great post! Nothing better than saddle time!

  6. Julie Starling
    September 18, 2012

    Great job! Nicely written! Good points!

    • Aaronthestrong
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Julie!

  7. Melinda
    September 18, 2012

    In April, our budget for gas was about $150 for every 2 weeks. My husband started commuting by bike in July. Our budget for gas is now between $100-120 for every 2 weeks. I’m sure if I could pull a trailer on my bike for groceries, I could probably get it a little lower. We are a 1 car/ 4 bike family. :D

    • Aaronthestrong
      September 18, 2012

      That is awesome, Melinda! Thanks for reading and commenting. Mega congrats on being a 1 car family! It’s a hard jump to make (I’ll admit sometimes I even fall back on the car) but you feel great once it’s part of your life!

    • John Fry
      September 18, 2012

      I found an old Cannondale Bugger cart of CL for $30 last year, works great for grocery getting.

  8. Trevor Woodford
    September 18, 2012

    Great post..I liked this a lot. There must be lot of us out there that think just like this..

    -Trevor

    • Aaronthestrong
      September 18, 2012

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Trevor!

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