Pedal Power: Another $10.44 in the Jar!
Friday, May 06, 2011
Although it was a nippy start at 40 degrees, I warmed up nicely about half-way to work on my bike today. Waved a hello-good-morning-isn't-it-gr
eat-to-be-alive-on-a-bike to TEAMEAGIS as she was heading northbound to my southbound.
I was curious to see if there was an update to the total cost of running a car. Had ball-parked it at 50 cents a mile based on New York State's old reimbursement rate of 30 cents a mile if one uses one's own car. Lo & behold I'm not too far off: 58 cents! That's probably about right given I drive a middle-of-the-road Ford Taurus:
So at that rate I save $10.44 each time I commute to work on my bike. Not that I'm disciplined enough to ACTUALLY put that in a jar...lol! But I like to think of that benefit as well, of course, the OTHER benefits...physical health, emotional health, reducing carbon-footprint and dependence on oil, foreign or otherwise...!
Thx everybody for your support regarding yesterday's blog!
I, too, am a fan of sticking with what you love, but DANG all you runners get me thinking I'm missing out on something BIG! Lol!
We'll see if I can work in another 5K on my way home tonight...brought my shorts & T-shirt as we're heading for the 60's later today...woo hoo!