So many of the "boglehead" type people, money mustache being the most prominent example I know of, are so militantly pro-bike. But to me it's insane. As a physician who deals with trauma, I support your decision to drive it rather than ride it, 100%.MathWizard wrote:lightheir wrote:MathWizard wrote:Not so high a milage, but low miles/year. That is even more frugal.
My 2002 is at 109K
My wife's 2000 is at 60K
Both of us have about a 2 to 3 mile commute which is not bike friendly.
Not sure if it's just unsafe, but if it is 'bikeable', a $2k electric bike would be the best investment for a commute that short.
I have biked it, and door to door is about 15 minutes either by car or bike.
(I can park the bike next to my office building, but must park about 2 and 1/2 blocks away and walk.
However, there are safety issues, which an electric bike would not fix (I did look at one.)
A bike lane exists only for 1/8 mile of the distance. For the rest you are in traffic.
That 1/8 mile is a steep hill.
Going down you are going really fast, up really slow. All the while traffic is whizzing past very close at about 40mph.
A storm drain grate at the bottom means you have move toward traffic while you are going down really fast.
The town really is not built for bikes, it is built for car travel.
My physical well-being trumps my desire to save on gas.
My contribution is a 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD, 155k miles, drives beautifully and wouldn't trade her for anything.