Day 13: Your Mode of Transportation

As a typical American, my primary mode of transportation is a car. We’re a two-car family, of course. I’ll begin with describing mine.

My personal car is a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX. It’s the wagon variant, and it’s a nice blend between utility and fast-as-hell. It’s got a few aftermarket mods, like a catback exhaust, and so on. In the future, I’ll be replacing the up-pipe and down-pipe on the turbo, and doing a Stage 2 tune to it. This will be the car I drive for at least the next 18 months, and while I enjoy it, I’m already looking at possible replacements.1

Kate’s car is a 2009 Honda Fit Sport. We picked it up because the situation with her Ford Focus had become untenable. It’s a zippy little car, and a not-bad driving experience. The only extensive driving I’ve done with it was for most of last summer while she was in Wilmington, NC, for work. It’s definitely reminded me of why I like Hondas.

Then there’s my fleet of bikes. Right now, the complete ones are two Salsas (a Campeón road bike and a Las Cruces cyclocross rig), a Cervelo P2C, and a Pallas Athena custom 29er. I’ve got a commuter frame in-progress for myself that I should be wrapping up this weekend, as well.

And then there’s my feet. I do like to walk when things are within a half-mile to a mile, and the weather’s not harsh.

1. Under consideration are the Subaru Legacy, Acura TL, BMW 328i, Audi A4, Volvo S40, and a few other family sedan-type cars. These are all either standard with all-wheel drive or have it available as an option. I’m also considering going back a Nissan XTerra, as I do miss the conveniences of an SUV.