Thursday, September 11, 2008
Goodbye my friend!
OK... So I have this Ram3500 Diesel that I bought when I was hauling cars around and Laurie and I were looking at larger travel trailers. This has been my favorite vehicle of all time and I have had a lot of cars, including everything from a Camaro and Mustangs to Ford Lightning and a Chevy 454SS truck... probably around 20-25 in total. The funny thing is that now that my primary interest is biking, my 1-ton 4x4 Diesel truck has turned into a very nice bike hauler which is very amusing to people as well as my self! A bit over kill and not cost effective. So the truck is now sold and should be leaving me tomorrow. So what would someone that would drive a truck like this replace it with you ask. Well seeing that all that the replacement vehicle has to do is transport me to work, my kids to school and my bike to the trail, I decided that the most practical vehicle would be a Honda Fit (See picture below). It gets an easy 35+mpg, it has 4 doors, and my bike will fit in the back!! I know... its not as cool as the truck, but with the money I save on gas, insurance, and the cost of the car I could buy a very nice new bike every year (I've included a picture to the right of the one that I want... My birthday is only about a month away)!! Laurie, this is only a figure of speech as I know that you would kill me if I bought a new bike every year.