Becky and I have saved 33 gallons of gas over the last 5 months by commuting on our bikes to work here at P&P. I was lying in bed thinking about this dismal fact last night.
Was it worth it to sweat, freeze, get rained on and honked at – all to save 80 bucks and reduce worldwide oil demand by 33 gallons? Mix in the friends we’ve met, memories of pedaling through Lafayette after dark, the feeling of connection to our community and I can truthfully say that I think so.
Most of all though, it feels like we’re living purposefully on things that we value. Im not too worried about how large or small the results are. Commuting is fun, we feel good about it – and in the end, maybe that’s what it’s all about.