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Who's ready for $5 gas?

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Well rumor has it we'll be looking at 5 bucks for one gallon of gasoline this summer. So probey closer to 6 bucks for octane 93. So what are you doing to get ready for it? Tips? Tricks?[/quote]
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Going to invest in a nice Carbon Fiber Felt F-1 i think. Pricey up front but from the savings at the pump and the close 11mile round trip for work it will be alot healthier and benificial for me. Plus it doesnt seem like which vehicle i drive, i get 200 miles per tank of fuel so just gonna park em during the week
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Think my main issue is going to be cutting back on my driving. I enjoy taking a drive on nice days to relax and enjoy all the work I put in through out the winter on my toys. Probley have to cut back on trips to the drag strip as well.
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murdomino wrote:Going to invest in a nice Carbon Fiber Felt F-1 i think. Pricey up front but from the savings at the pump and the close 11mile round trip for work it will be alot healthier and benificial for me. Plus it doesnt seem like which vehicle i drive, i get 200 miles per tank of fuel so just gonna park em during the week
:shock: that's an expensive bike!
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i'm probably just gonna invest in some industrial strength anal-lube.
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I commute 43 miles one way but I don't see cutting back. You can cry all you want but the oil companies are in charge. The only thing I might do more of is work 4 days a week. When the weather is warmer I'll ride my bike. Of course it takes premium too. The only other thing is to raise my prices like everyone else. Suck it up people, we've been on the cheap gas gravy train longer than anywhere else on the planet for a long time unless you live in Saudi Arabia or Venezuela!
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This is going to put a damper on how much i can race - since i tow, and normally go thru 50 bucks+ in fuel in a weekend ( @ $3 / gal) just to get to the track and back. 11mpg sucks.

Not much i can do with the daily except trade it in on a better fuel mileage car (AWD plus turbo = low 20's if i'm being good)... but that will give me a car payment and will negate fuel savings for a few years.

So i'm going to do what Ian is going to do; invest in industrial strength anal lube.
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Might have to figure out the weird charging issue with the Geo soon then.
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Welcome to the rest of the world fuel pricing.
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xrian wrote:Welcome to the rest of the world fuel pricing.
Yeah, problem is most of the rest of the world live in countries much smaller than the state of Texas. That compact geography has always made mass transit a logical alternative, whereas our wide open spaces and burbs have made MT a last-choice option.

The much bigger issue is what that $5 a gallon does to EVERYTHING else we consume. Hold on to your jock straps boys and girls (hey, it's a new world out there), it's gonna be a rough ride. But at least Obama's oil buddies are making out big time. Oooops, sorry...wrong party in power for that story line.
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Post by Ray »

I worry what this will do to our cost of food, which is MUCH less than the rest of the world.

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blizboy wrote:I commute 43 miles one way but I don't see cutting back. You can cry all you want but the oil companies are in charge. The only thing I might do more of is work 4 days a week. When the weather is warmer I'll ride my bike. Of course it takes premium too. The only other thing is to raise my prices like everyone else. Suck it up people, we've been on the cheap gas gravy train longer than anywhere else on the planet for a long time unless you live in Saudi Arabia or Venezuela!
Yeah, it's 23 for me, plus a bunch of driving around to various jobs-after-my-job.

The irony of your last sentence is that we are sitting on more oil than both of them put together-- far more, actually.
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Post by IceColdMikey »

Quit yer bitchin'!

It's already $5.07/gal here this morning, and that's for 87!
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$4.53/US gallon here today. :roll:
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Post by bw_krupp »

$5/gall is still cheap. $8/gall would be middle of the road, with $20/gall the high end (from what I remember when oil peaked at $150/barrel). On a side note, I know that a lot of people from both parties attacked Obama from his speech where he called for new high speed rail with "who's going to use it?" Well...(implication hangs in air).
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