Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New battle wagon

At some point during the winter, I realized that I was spending a lot of money on gas when I went skiing. I noticed the same thing last summer driving back and forth to the trailhead for MTB rides but avoided that in large part by just riding my road bike instead. As fuel prices inched above $3.00/gallon, the poor fuel economy in my pickup became more and more painful. So I decided that as much as I liked my truck, it was no longer the ideal vehicle to have as a daily driver and conveyance to and from the mountains.

Yesterday I picked up a Subaru Legacy. The funny thing is that we used to have a Subaru Outback. In fact, when we bought the 4Runner for my wife, I debated whether to keep the Subaru or my Tundra. In hindsight, I should have kept the Subaru. At least I still have the roof rack from my old Subaru, so equipping this one for hauling bikes won't cost me anything.

I admit I'll miss having the truck. But I won't miss putting gas in it. And the subbie should do just as well getting me back and forth from the ski hill. I'll have to find some time to ski this week just so I can test it out.

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