In the short time that I’ve been using my bike more to commute, I’m amazed at how much I’m enjoying it and…how much gas I’m saving. So far this week, I’ve used my bike to get everywhere I’ve needed to go. While that doesn’t include trips with Ira who doesn’t have a bike (and doesn’t want one), the gas savings are adding up. I shouldn’t be that surprised when you think about it. Using my car 4-6 times less each week is pretty significant, particularly when you consider that almost all of my driving occurs in town–a gas guzzling endeavor every time. When you factor in the added exercise and my feeling of well being, it just doesn’t get much better.
This morning I have a doctor’s appointment and it’s a problematic trip by bike so I actually have to take my car. But later I have my knitting group and lunch so you can bet I’ll be on my bike for that trip.