May

17

2013

Math Quiz! Woot!

Posted By: Chuck Cowan

So, if the average American drives 13,000 miles per year and the average auto gets 25 mpg (i looked these up, they are legit), then, using the info in the photo..

…how much would that cost?

 

Now I know that prices go up and up, then they come down a tiny bit (just to fool us), then they go up again, so it is hard to pin point how much you will spend in any given year. With that said, what if most people stopped running all those small errands with their cars and started riding a bike? The money you’d save just from gas the first year could buy a decent around town bike. Sure, there would be yearly up keep, but you’d still have moeny left over for over fun stuff since your not driving as much. Plus think about all those calories you’d be burning, if your like me, I like good food, which isn’t always that slimming, the bike keeps it so I can eat what I like.

I could go on I guess, but I will leave it at that for now.

 

Go ride Kids! or Go Ride, Feel Like A Kid!


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2 Comments on “Math Quiz! Woot!”

  1. Terry says:

    I think that the numbers will directly affect these numbers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghost_rider_commutes/8746795476

    It looks like we better get busy converting motorists into Freds if we want to catch up with Portland.

  2. Chilly Willy says:

    It’s been just over a year since I bought my Kona from you guys and started riding. I happen to log almost all my rides.
    So the math for me: 1,872 miles in my first 12 months of riding. My car averages 19.76mpg (yes I also log that). That’s just under 95 gallons of gas that I didn’t have to buy. At an average of $3.65/gallon that’s $346.50. Almost enough to buy one of last year’s Dews you’ve got in your shop right now.

    But that’s not a fair comparison – because maintenance on a car is much more expensive than maintenance on a bike. AAA says operating a small sedan (the cheapest category) will cost you 46.4 cents per mile.

    That means my bike saved me $868 last year. That’s more like two bikes a year. Or one bike and a lot of beer.