Stopped to put gas in the Saturn on the way home today. Learned two important lessons:
1. That shit is getting expensive at $4.09 a gallon for regular.
2. That car is much less efficient than I thought – somewhere around 22.5 mpg, at least in the wintertime.
So, with a round trip commute of about eleven miles, I’m burning half a gallon of gas to get to work and back every day. Two bucks a day, five days a week, fifty-ish weeks a year depending on how much vacation time I cash in; that’s five hundred dollars every year, and that’s with an astonishingly short commute and a car that’s not entirely awful on gas.
I’m sure glad bike commuting season is coming up. I’m thinking mid-March this year.