BrisVegas wrote:As it happens, my wife lost her job last month which has meant things are pretty tight financially.
My wife was made redundant last year but managed to secure temp work until a month before our first child was born in Feb this year. I love to spend money on bike stuff but am having to cut back. Now we're a 3 mouths and 1 income family...... (and this mouth is a BIG one )
Brisvegas wrote: The $180 a month saved on train fares is helping, but it means I'll have to wait a while longer to get a shiny new road rocket bike. I posted elsewhere, but am seriously thinking about selling the second car and dedicating myself to riding ALL the time. That would be my excuse to grab a shiny new bike, lights, jerseys, new helmet and all the cool toys I lust after!
$80+ in motorway tolls per WEEK in Sydney's northwest is ridiculous. I'm saving that now plus the cost of petrol.
I've just sold our second car recently but hadn't driven to work for months. Have only used the car a handful of times to get to work in the past 6 months. Not having the option if my wife needs the car for doc's appointments etc has forced me to basically not have the option of driving. Scary at first even though I planned to ride but all good now.