Check out this old article from June of 1981. These guys saved $12,000 by riding their bikes!
My job site was 15 miles from our trailer, but I was too thrilled with our new austere budget to let that fact bother me. I quickly conditioned myself to long-distance bicycling . . . a process that took some 30 days of hard-headed perseverance. Before long I realized that pedaling to and from work had become, well, a breeze.
Furthermore, throughout my first New Hampshire winter-â‚¬Âduring which temperatures dropped to as low as 4°F-â‚¬ÂI never missed a day’s work . . . I was never late . . . and I usually “felt like a million” by the time I arrived! There were only two occasions-â‚¬Âboth during blizzards-â‚¬Âwhen I was forced to ask a friend for a ride to my job site.
And, just two years-â‚¬Âand eight beautiful seasons of biking-â‚¬Âlater, my friends and I had jointly accrued $12,000. So, in the spring of 1978, we sold everything that couldn’t be carried on a bicycle, and took off-â‚¬Âpedaling-â‚¬Âto find our place in the country!