Japan is about 7/gal (translated from Yen and liters) but they get 100oct.
The bike route would be 16 miles per day if I biked the whole thing (to work, to the gym, to home). However, the self-shuttle idea NatCh is a great one and likely that is what I will for the gym since my gf studies Aikidou downtown and can pick me up from the gym those days.
But I will for sure be more hardened after the first year of this biking thing.
It still scares me seeing how some drivers don't respect bicycles and most of the rest are just generally clueless.