No, I really don’t want to ride a bike in the middle of winter to save money.
Sure, I could save SOOOOOOO MUCH MONEY by not:
- buying gas
- owning a car
- having to replace said car in the future
- having to repair the car
- paying for car insurance
- paying for car-related accessories
- washing the car
…. BUT I DON’T WANT TO.
I really, TRULY do not want to ride a bike on the streets where I have seen cars charge bikes aggressively (and bent their wheels to boot!), or knock bicyclists off their bikes.
I do not want to sit on a bike and sweat in summer, arriving all shiny and humid to work.
I do not want to ride in the middle of winter, covered up and muffled, freezing my body parts and my face into little tiny numb, dead fleshy parts.
Not only is it frakkin’ cold, I also would not be able to tote everything I need AND wear what I want (dresses, skirts, etc). I’d have to keep a wardrobe at the office or something ridiculous.
So yes, I am complaining sometimes that it costs a lot of money to have a car, pay the insurance, the gas, whatever, but I do not care.
It is a luxury I can well afford and have saved for, and I am not going to give it up just to save money and be miserable because of money.