5 giugno 2010

At the beginning of the school year, I wrote about my trustworthy and loyal little car. Two trips to Washington and countless pilgrimages to the ski slopes have forged a pretty intense emotional bond between the two of us. But my car is also getting old, and no matter how much I try, I can’t deny that bright yellow Check Engine light that’s been on for way too long. I spent this weekend, though, traipsing around Minneapolis and St. Air Max 2016 Sale Paul on public transit, each bus stop accompanied by the pleasant knowledge that the mileage wasn’t adding to my odometer. Nike air max 1 pas cher I’ll admit that in Boulder, I haven’t been using the bus system as much as I could; I enjoy walking, and if it’s too far to walk, I bike. But Minnesota is far enough north that we could already feel winter approaching. My friends there were preparing with winter biking classes and parkas the size of polar bears, and I began to think I should brush up on my bus skills in the same spirit, for those biting, icy winter days when biking seems like a bad idea. Julio Jones Alabama Football Jerseys I’ve mentioned this before, but the fare to ride to the airport is $13 without a bus pass. Asics Pas Cher With it, it’s free. Brandon Belt Jersey Another example is the bus to Eldora: ride up for free with our bus pass and sleep for a few hours, or put another 40 miles of mountain winter driving on your car. Your choice. Obviously important for me, taking the bus saves all that wear and tear on my car (I’m at the point where I cringe every time I drive because I’ve put off an oil change for far too long). It also makes each tank of gas last a little longer, which is especially important now that gas costs about a bajillion dollars. Cheap advair from india nike air max pas cher The usual reimbursement rate for driving your own car is about 51 cents a mile, which takes into account maintenance as well as gas. Goedkoop Adidas Y-3 So I like to imagine two quarters dropping into my bank account as each mile on the bus goes by. And this might not be cheap per se, but the environmental cost of driving also weighs heavy on my mind every time I’m alone in my car and I see a bus pull up exactly where I’m going and then I promise myself, next time, seriously, I’ll take the bus instead. It might not be the most glamorous way to travel, and even though we have a pretty extensive bus system around Boulder, there are still downfalls. Buses can be late; they can be confusing; they can be crowded and loud and stressful. I stood in the aisle all the way from the airport to Boulder on Sunday night with a bunch of other college kids, each of us ill fatedly trying not to shove our backpacks into each other’s business. Nike Air Max Thea Dames But even so, all those quarters I earned and all the tree hugging self righteousness I got to feel make me think it’s still worth it. And believe me, my cheap jerseys car thinks so too. Cheap Fjallraven Kanken Outlet Vivian Underhill is an environmental sciences major at CU and writes about being cheap once a week for the Colorado Daily. Font ResizeReturn to Top We reserve the right to remove any comment that violates our ground rules, is spammy, NSFW, defamatory, rude, reckless to the community, etc. We expect everyone to be respectful of other commenters. Nike Sko Norge Nettbutikk It’s fine to have differences of opinion, but there’s no need to act like a jerk. Use your own words (don’t copy and paste from elsewhere), be honest and don’t pretend to be someone (or something) you’re not. Our commenting section is self policing, so if you see a comment that violates our ground rules, flag it (mouse over to the far right of the commenter’s name until you see the flag symbol and click that), then we’ll review it.

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