It has been a year since I sold my car and decided to use my motorcycle as my only mode of transport. It wasn’t an easy decision for me at the time, but looking back I am really happy I went the motorcycle route.
Technically I am living off of four wheels, but that’s only because I have the Ninja and the KLR now. I am glad I bought the KLR because it gives me the chance to work on one bike, or take it to the shop and still can get around.
I did sign up for a membership to ZipCar.com so that I could easily rent a car if I needed to, but fortunately with help from Atlas girl and friends I can borrow a car here and there in order to haul bigger things. So I won’t be renewing my membership.
Throughout the past year I wanted to try and write some posts about solutions to common problems I had. One unique one was just getting dry cleaning home (see video to the left).
Unfortunately I haven’t done much more work on the subject of making life on two wheels easier, because I’ve adapted to motorcycle-only transport without many problems. There is a set of bags that I always carry with me in case I do need to carry something fairly large. Check out the video to the right for a more detailed discussion.
Over all nothing incredibly insightful or exciting about giving up your car and relying only on your motorcycle. Even though I get 50mpg on average I think the savings in gas ultimately go to replacing tires. I haven’t done any close tracking of my expenses on motorcycle verses car maintenance costs, but perhaps it’s something I can do in the future.
I wanted this series of posts to serve as a kind of guide to others who are thinking about giving up their car but have reservations or doubts. So for those of you out there who are on the fence, if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below.