Solved: The Riddle of Vehicles
It took a lot of thinking, researching and talking, but we came up with
a solution that will cut our energy usage and still be affordable.
The idea of a second, or in our case third vehicle that gets great
mileage is where we went. I now drive a Honda Rebel, a 250CC motorcycle
that can handle highway speeds but still gets 84mpg. With that kind of
economy, a mere 45,000 miles driven on it and not in my truck pays for
the bike and accessories. I did add a sissy bar so I can easily strap
on a back pack or cooler, so I can still do small farm deliveries, like
shareholders that can't make the regular pick up.
I originally got my motorcycle license about 40 years ago, so that was
not a cost, although if hubby decides he wants to ride it, it will be.
We will still have to replace the truck, sometime this winter, but it
will be a much more reasonable search, since it will be strictly for
One more step taken to lighten our foot print, a challenging one, but we
Garth & Kim Travis