A lot of my officemate and blogger friends ask me why I ride a motorcycle? I always say “It’s much cheaper than commuting,” and they will always answer “Ahhhh!”
I used to ride jeeps, FXs, and buses as a means of travelling. I was once relying my safety to the hands of the one driving the vehicle I’m riding. Then I bought a motorcycle, a Suzuki Raider 150.
Here are my reason why I ride a motorcycle:
It’s much cheaper than commuting
Yes, it’s much affordable riding a motorcycle than commuting. My total expense if I’m going to commute to work is Php 136.00 (90 FX from Angono to Edsa-Crossing + 24 Bus from Edsa-Crossing to Ayala + 22 The Fort Bus to the office then multiplied by two for my travel back home). Compared to a Php 120.00 for two days that’s gasoline + parking. A savings of Php 76.00 a day.
It’s a good way to beat the traffic
I know everyone of us encounters traffic on a daily basis. But for me, I just breeze through traffic. This is because I can squeeze to the small opening if I can.
I control on my travel time
When I was still commuting, I would give an allowance of 1 1/2 hours travel time so that I would be late. But now, riding my motorcycle to work (From Angono, Rizal to The Fort) will only take me 35 – 45 minutes (including traffic).
So I can still have one hour of additional sleep time.
I’m more flexible when travelling
Have you experience those days when your on a hurry then that’s the time you tend to forget things that you need the most. I do! But now I can easily go back home and be back on the road.
Freedom on the Road
I can go on the speed that I want. I don’t have to rely on the speed of the driver for the FX/taxi. I can go fast if I want, or go on cruising speed to enjoy the scenery.
Yeah, the last reason is the best part of riding a motorcycle. Just on a cruising speed I can manage to admire the surrounding. Especially when travelling back to Angono.
But every good thing has a negative counter part. Thats the DANGER of riding a motorcycle. Well that’s another post.