Getting to work if gas hits $5.00 a gal?

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How will you get to work, if gas hits $5.00 a gallon?

Walk.
3
3%
Quit work.
11
10%
Ride a bycycle.
10
9%
Buy a motorcycle.
13
12%
Take public transportation.
5
5%
Car pool.
6
6%
Devil be damned, gas 'er up and go! (While crying)
59
55%
 
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Postby mikeschn » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:26 pm

I do 80 miles RT every day.

Walking, bikes, etc just won't cut it. I'm stuck gassing it up...

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P.S. I wonder what cars are flying off the shelf now?
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Postby jdarkoregon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:23 pm

For seven years I drove 100+ Miles RT. That was when gas was only $2 a Gallon. I had my "Mid-Life Crisis" Quit and now have a 12 mile RT with a bike path being 8 miles of it. I'll do the bike and then get into the company rig that only gets 12 mpg on a good day.

$5 a gallon will cause lots of problems for lots of people. I can't imagine the price of a loaf of bread

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Postby PaulC » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:52 am

Geez, I wish we could get gas that cheap down here. We are paying the equivalent of $5.00 now, with the possibility of more rises. You should be grateful on how lucky you all are.

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Postby Gage » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:59 am

I stopped going to work in 95' and I'll be darn if I'm going to stop camping. I'll just put it on the credit card and worry about it later. ;) I just won't be driving the wagon or truck very much for awhile :thinking:
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Postby Dixie Flyer » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:57 am

$5 a gallon will cause lots of problems for lots of people. I can't imagine the price of a loaf of bread


IMO, $5.00 a gal will devastate the country. Most folks will really be hit hard. Particularly fixed income people. God help you if you live on the margin as a lot of folks do.

Myself, I drive 60 miles RT everyday in my 2004 Jeep LJ. I make okay money and I'm not rich by any means and I'll tell you, $5.00 will absolutely cream me.

Fortunately, my wife retires in 10 weeks and that will be a savings since she will no longer have to drive to work. (I will be using what she would've if gas hits $5 bucks for the most part.)

With everything that's going on in the world right now, (Middle East) I believe the next six to nine months is going to tell the tale of what's really coming. :shock:
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Postby mvperini » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:38 pm

70 miles rt the only good thing is i car pool with my wife she works for the same company. and we drive her car :lol: :lol: now if i can figure out how to put gas in the other 4 cars, ford 3/4 pickup, ford conversion van, 05 pt cruiser convertible, 49 chevy, 34 ft pace arrow motor home, 27ft cabin cruiser on the river :lol: :lol: :lol: gas who cares about gas its the dam insurance thats killing me :cry: , OH crap i forgot about the 47 teardrop and the 57 cardinal and the 51 boles aero trailer and the wife said and you want to buy another trailer???????????? :oops: good thing she pays for half the gas for her car ;)


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Postby azmotoman » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:52 am

I think my avatar speaks for me . . . ;)
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Postby bobhenry » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:52 am

azmotoman wrote:I think my avatar speaks for me . . . ;)


Gotta agree !

You can save money many ways with a motorcycle !

Wife and I went grocery shopping on the goldwing last summer. We did real well got almost $60.00 worth packed in the pannier box and saddle bags.

I did have one LOL moment...... I looked up and here she comes down the aisle with a watermellon. All I could do is laugh and ask her if she was gonna hug it all the way home.

She put it back :rofl2:
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Postby legojenn » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:30 am

Gas will cost what it costs. I want to get a little bike/scooter hybrid for my 12km/8mile one-way commute so I don't have to deal with the traffic.
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Postby mvperini » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:13 am

Gotta agree !
You can save money many ways with a motorcycle !

the only issues i have with people deciding that a motorcycle will save on the gas is. Cost of motorcycle, ability to ride the motorcycle, insurance, upkeep, weather depending where you live. the other drivers on the road. i have rode motorcycles for most of my life, road bikes ,dirt bikes , hill climbers, the point i am trying to make is it is not as cheap as many people would believe, and no where as safe as driving a car. i have lost a few freinds from bike accidents and it was not there fault, i owned 3 road bikes up to a few years ago and decided to sell them , i miss riding sometimes but the wife seems happier with my decision
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Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:16 pm

Since I'm "retired" from driving 95 mile RT each day, I have sympathy for those who have to drive to work.

I rode in a car pool for about the last 10 years that I worked. It really helped. With two or three people in the "Pool" it really didn't hurt too bad.

When I had to drive alone, once in a while, I really felt it and it did bother me since I hate to waste money when I can find a better way.

What really made me mad was the fact that I could do the same job from home rather than drive 95 mi RT. That's just "stupid" IMO.

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I'm really surprised that more people didn't mention car pooling.
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Postby glamoree » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:58 pm

80 miles round trip...18 mos until retirement. I will ride the M/C as much as possible!
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Postby Paul Kinneberg » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:10 pm

Round trip in 2010 was 104 miles now its about 6' I began working from home this year. Not only do I save about $500 a month in gas, train, and food costs but I also reclaimed 2 1/2 hours a day. Hopefully more people will have the opportunity to do the same.
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Postby droid_ca » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:34 pm

I guess with all the bikes and motorcycles there'll be a whole bunch more light weight build threads unless we all start camping in our backyards
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Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:41 pm

droid_ca wrote:I guess with all the bikes and motorcycles there'll be a whole bunch more light weight build threads unless we all start camping in our backyards



You're right.

I like you "signature" line.

There is also a fine line between fact and truth...also fact and reality.
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