Part of me want's to get a motorcycle to save on gas. An inexpensive used one. Something I can enjoy on yhe bad country roads from Scholls to Hell's Burito (Hilsborro). But I need something that will fit me. 6'4", around 240lbs. While I've always wanted a crotch rocket, I'm wondering about technical skills needed, and perhaps a cruiser of some sort would be better. Especially given the list bike I rode was a Honda Trail 70 in high school.
The trip to Peru is the highest priority, so I need to be sure what ever I get will actually save me money in a matter of months, not years. I get 14mpg with my trusk, and drive about 36 miles a day.
Hmmm... Thinking about the finances... Maybe next summer.