I finally did it. After about a year of saying, “Yea I’ll sell it eventually” I’ve gone and actually done it. I sold off my car, and all that’s left is my motorcycle. No more car payments for a car I don’t use, woo hoo!
I would drive my car about once a month. I would use it when I had to drive with someone or needed to buy an piece of lumber or something large from Home Depot. $350 a month to do this just didn’t seem to make sense… I’m going to sign up with Zipcar.com and see how that works out. Basically you pay an hourly or daily rate for the car. They have stations where the cars are held and after you’re a member you use your card to open the car and drive away right then and there. Pretty cool!
Granted, I am going to be sweating my ass off in the summer here in Phoenix where temperatures reach 110 at some points. I’ve been through two Phoenix summers and each time I still rode my motorcycle instead of my car when I had the chance. So, hardly any difference anyways.
I would like to try and talk about living on two wheels only.Times are tough for a lot of people and some may be forced to rely on cheaper transportation like a motorcycle. So how do you carry things? What about grocery shopping? How about rain? In a series of upcoming articles I’m going to discuss the realities of living on two wheels. It has it’s challenges, but overall I think it’s worth the rewards it brings. So stay tuned for more!
Now in a few months I will technically be living off four wheels, but that’s because I’ll be buying another motorcycle! As many of you know, I’ve been ranting about my motorcycle trip to South America. As much as I would want to take the Ninja, I’m not sure if she would be able to handle the 30,000 miles and rough terrain. So I’m looking for a dual sport. Something used that I can tinker with over the next year to get ready for the BIG TRIP. My car was one of the big things that was standing in the way of my dream. Now that it’s gone I feel like this trip isn’t all talk, and that I’m actually making progress towards making it a reality.
Next step? Deciding between the GS650 and the KLR650… this may take a while…