I knew I would save money on gas by buying a motorcycle – hell, that’s how I rationalized some of the expense! But what I am surprised about is just how much it’s changed the way I think about driving. I now split types of travel into two groups in my mind: Trips that require a car (errands with large items to transport, trips on the Interstate, trips in pouring down rain) and trips that allow me to ride my bike. When I’m in my car I try to minimize the distance I travel – at 17 mpg the gas expense adds up! But when I’m on the bike I feel a freedom I’ve never experienced before! I can drive whereever I want at virtually no expense! I wasn’t really a person who worried a lot about gas money, but it’s just a different frame of mind when you realize you can actually travel for fun and for free. It’s awesome!