When I turned in my budget for living expenses for 2007-08, I decided not to increase the amount I budgeted for gasoline. “What? Is she crazy?!!”, you may be wondering…
Well, I didn’t realize prices were going as high as they have the last several weeks, but I’m still making a commitment to hold the line on this expense item by biking more and driving less. This was a good week…I put about 80 miles on the bike and only 15 on the car. (It’s only about 5 miles to work…)
This is a good resolution for several reasons. Not only do I save money on gas, but I get good exercise, and take advantage of a zero-emissions mode of transportation. I’ll have to post a picture of my cute grocery pannier that I use to go food shopping…later.
I also found a way to import my routes into Google Earth, so just for fun, here is what I hope will be a regular Saturday morning ride (in blue – about 26 miles round trip).