bikes are fun

We recently took the plunge and sold our second car and purchased an e-bike. I’m still nervous about how winter will go, but am glad we took action. It always feels good to make decisions that align with your values, even if the practical stuff isn’t exactly figured out. We will figure it out!

Here’s some inspiration if you’re thinking about doing something similar:

Gas Prices Are High – So Quit Buying Gas (from The Financial Panther)

“If you want to get out of the car cult, the first thing you have to do is admit is that you’re in one, that everything around you has been shaped by people with a lot more money than you, all designed to get you to do something they want you to do (buy more cars, subsidize cars, make things better for cars so that they can keep selling more cars).” 

How To Ride Your Bike All Winter (And Love It) from Mr. Money Mustache

“And I’ll even admit that while you’re figuring out the whole system, you might even experience brief periods of discomfort because you might be too cold or too warm and need to make clothing adjustments. But guess what? You don’t score yourself a happier life by running from all forms of discomfort. It’s just the opposite – you get happier by ramming yourself right up against obstacles like this one and then smashing through them.”

The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life (from The Atlantic)

“As an investment, the car is a massive waste of opportunity—’the world’s most underutilized asset,’ the investment firm Morgan Stanley calls it. That’s because the average car sits idle 92 percent of the time.”

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