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Old 11-29-2010, 11:31 AM   #1336
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Pretty basic - you bring your own charcoal. New York State does have hundreds of public parks - many with unique settings.


The cheesy BBQ is made up for by the roads, however.


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Old 11-29-2010, 11:36 AM   #1337
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In keeping with the "2001 Space Odyssey" theme, how about a business sign of the free-standing monolith design?


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Old 11-29-2010, 06:21 PM   #1338
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Pretty basic - you bring your own charcoal. New York State does have hundreds of public parks - many with unique settings.
Looks good to me. That's the type we tend to see in camping grounds, etc, though often built from stone or concrete.

Has anyone outside Aus/NZ seen the electric pushbutton type like I showed?
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:54 AM   #1339
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Has anyone outside Aus/NZ seen the electric pushbutton type like I showed?
Nope. Just the kind like BluePill posted. So I assume it was electric? That's pretty cool.
One of the perks I like about playing this game is seeing how the rest of the world gets by.


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Old 12-01-2010, 11:15 PM   #1340
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Looks good to me. That's the type we tend to see in camping grounds, etc, though often built from stone or concrete.

Has anyone outside Aus/NZ seen the electric pushbutton type like I showed?
our ones are ussually lpg or cng
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:57 PM   #1341
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #1342
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:38 PM   #1343
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:42 PM   #1344
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I'll accept "private road" or "no trespassing."
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:36 PM   #1345
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I'll accept "private road" or "no trespassing."
There's a very successful dive shop on a dead end road over here, but it's neither private nor marked "no trespassing"... 8-)
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:35 AM   #1346
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I'll accept "private road" or "no trespassing."
No thoroughfare?




Hmm not really.


How about "Private property, trespassers prosecuted"?



These are all golf courses in Melbourne's golfing sandbelt. Hanging around golf courses at night on a trail bike probably isn't a good idea btw.
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:43 PM   #1347
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:16 AM   #1348
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Between the three photos, most of the bases got covered. Go for it.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:52 AM   #1349
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When I was a kid, we were going to run out of oil by the year 2000, but we had enough known brown coal reserves in Victoria to make electricity for at least 300 years. Our school's hippy teacher (every school seemed to have one in 1973) had some weird theory about carbon dioxide and forests and global warming, but I didn't hear any more about this idea for about 30 years.

Well, Y2K came and went and the cars and motorbikes (and computers) are still going fine, but brown coal, which is barely flammable mud, produces mind boggling amounts of CO2 and burning it is fast becoming unacceptable. Whether or not the hippies were right, they've got the worlds attention now.


Meanwhile low octane "Standard" and high octane "Super" have given way to "Unleaded" and "PULP", aka "Premium Unleaded Petrol", corn and sugar cane farmers (depending on your location) have managed to sell governments on low ethanol blends like E10 that run just fine in current vehicles (yeah right) and diesel is still diesel.

But alternative fuels are appearing too.

LPG, actually a blend of propane and butane, appeared in the early 1970s in Australia and is now a mainstream fuel, with 25% of the road transport fuel market in Victoria and 15% nationally. I first drove an LPG taxi in 1984 and have owned LPG cars since 1992.

E85 (85% ethanol with 15% petrol) is very new here, there are just a couple of new models currently that can run on it. Very few places sell it.

We have no significant CNG program here, though a few city buses and garbage trucks run the stuff and there was a CNG program in New Zealand for many years similar to our own LPG program, but that has apparently faded due to changes in the relative prices of CNG and petrol.



The new tag:
We're looking for a fuel bowser dispensing an alternative fuel which is NOT ordinary petrol (gasoline), NOT low ethanol blend petrol with less than 30% ethanol, and NOT ordinary diesel.

So LPG, propane, CNG, biodiesel, E85, E100 would all qualify.

It doesn't need to be a public fuel station; if you can wangle your way into the local bus yard to photograph their experimental alternative fuel bowser, that's good.

If you can find a purpose built electric car charging station, that's good too, but an ordinary electrical outlet with no electric car in sight doesn't cut it!

Here are the photos of two alternative fuel bowsers and a price board here in Australia:

Blue "Unigas" branded LPG bowser behind my bike.




An E85 bowser which also dispenses regular and premium unleaded. This is the only E85 bowser I have seen.



A price board showing:
E85 for $1.049 per litre
Unleaded for $132.4 per litre
Autogas (LPG) for $0.573 per litre

Multiply these by 4 for US$ per US Gallon.

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Old 12-07-2010, 04:58 AM   #1350
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Interesting idea for a new tag! Unfortunately I don't know of any of those around here though. I did ride in a LPG taxi in Egypt...I know because he took us to the filling station to gas up!
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