In my ongoing effort to cut expenses as much as possible (how else are we going to afford all of these Vieques trips!) I've decided to give commuting to work via a bike a try. Notice I said try. It is 9.5 miles from where I live to where I work. Lorrie and I go to the gym 4 days a week (Wednesday is a rest day). The plan is for me to ride with her to the gym, using her vehicle to take the bike to the gym (6.5 miles), and then after my workout, bike to work (another 3 miles). I will then have to do the whole 9.5 miles home from work. From what I've read it's doable, we'll just have to see. I rode to the gym and back Sunday. That's 13 miles and yes I was tired but I made it. I have some financial motivation involed in this endeavor also, I bought the bike this past Sunday and have over $600 in it. I fiqure that I'll pay for the bike in under 3 months with current gas prices, even less if the gas trend continues. My truck has a 24 gallon tank and I'm using over 3 tanks a month commuting to work, you do the math. At the very least I would like to pay for the bike, if it doesn't kill me first.