ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-30-2012, 05:27 AM   #46
Namecheck
Like a Sir!
 
Namecheck's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
Oddometer: 114
Gettin X-Pensive in Baustun

Up here in Mass it's about 3.90/gal of regular.
Namecheck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 05:34 AM   #47
rivercreep
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: S.E. Pennsylvania (Reading)
Oddometer: 3,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pansy View Post
Wow... reading red print is hard on the eyes....

In central IL our gas jumped from $3.79 (cheap stuff) to $4.09 while I was at work Wed. But it's come back down... to $4.08 WTF

They've been jumping it up just before the weekend lately and it seems to go back down (slightly) on Monday.

You'd think being in corn/ethanol country, our prices would be lower.


.

Sometimes you have to highlight certain things or else people will only pick and choose what they want from your post and take it out of context!
....what was that about red print?!
rivercreep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 07:02 AM   #48
Onederer
Crunch Nugget
 
Onederer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Baha
Oddometer: 705
Someone mentioned earlier that people should take responsibility for their fuel usage and stop whining about fuel cost when they choose to live by the car. I chose to live close enough to where my daily responsibilities are, that I ride a bicycle every day the weather isn't plain awful, then I take a transit bus.

I only need to put fuel in my truck about once a month (40 gallon fuel capacity) unless I go far out of town. I don't even look at fuel prices, I only look for no-ethanol signs. Same thing when riding my motorcycle. It is so nice to not be dependent on fuel for every day transportation. I've done the daily 100 mile round trip to work thing before, but never again unless I am being paid for fuel and time.
__________________
Crusier riders dress like pirates, sport bike riders dress like Power Rangers and adventure riders dress like Starship Troopers. Dual sport riders are just fashion disasters.
Onederer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #49
mhpr262
Summer is coming
 
mhpr262's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Erding, Germany
Oddometer: 3,188
I am sooo glad I drive a car that gets over 47 mpg US unless it´s really cold. My bandit 1250 gets exactly the same gas mileage with the modified mapping, so it doesn´t save anything, unfortunately.

Im considering selling my POS always broken 125cc bike and getting a Yamaha YZF 125 R, that thing is a real motorcycle, not a scooter, it has 15hp and gets 117mpg.

Electric cars and motorcycles can´t come soon enough!

mhpr262 screwed with this post 03-31-2012 at 10:32 AM Reason: typo with gas mileage - 47 not 74 mpg
mhpr262 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 08:55 AM   #50
AlanCT
The Byronic Man
 
AlanCT's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Northeastern CT
Oddometer: 3,321
I work 70 miles from home.


I like my job, but I am now looking for something closer.
__________________
"You wouldn't be riding a motorcycle if you weren't an optimist."
- Matthew Crawford
2005 Ural Tourist, 2000 Kawasaki W650
IBA #23064
AlanCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 09:14 AM   #51
DAKEZ
Beastly Adventurer
 
DAKEZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: OR
Oddometer: 19,503
I don't even pay attention. They fill up my bikes... I pay the bill. Until gas get's over $10 a gal. I doubt I will even care.
__________________
“Watch out for everything bigger than you, they have the "right of weight"
Bib
DAKEZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #52
Asatrur
Newbie KLR adv rider
 
Asatrur's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Longmont, CO
Oddometer: 1,174
Paid 3.65 with a .10 cent discount yesterday on my KLR.
__________________
00 KLR650
04 Connie - Sold, but looking again!
I wonder what is over that dirt thingamagig?
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...Op8LhphYfeBJ9I
Asatrur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #53
Mistress of the dual
Some say....
 
Mistress of the dual's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Ramona CA
Oddometer: 203
Filled up last week at about $4.00/gallon for unleaded. Filled up yesterday at Costco at $4.20/gallon for unleaded. That's quite a jump in one week.

You all talk about today's cars being safe to drive but I think it's because they are so easy to drive. Anyone can drive a newer model car without having much skill or paying too much attention and most likely make it from point A to point B without incident. Soon cars will drive themselves.
__________________
Mistress of the dual

2002 Suzuki DRZ400S, 2009 BMW F650GS
RR:The Quest for Apple Pie
RR:Pacific Coast Rambling
Mistress of the dual is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #54
No False Enthusiasm
a quiet adventurer
 
No False Enthusiasm's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Small Town, Texas
Oddometer: 4,174
At stations just off the Interstate, the price is $3.99. Here, in town, less than a mile from the IH, the price is $3.84.

NFE
No False Enthusiasm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #55
Snowkarver
Adventurer
 
Snowkarver's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Vancouver
Oddometer: 89
It's about 5.50/US gallon in Vancouver right now, and a bit less in other parts of southern BC (extra tax in the city). Not surprisingly, the gas stations right across the border in WA are usually pretty busy. :)
__________________
2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Ride Report: In The Footsteps of Lewis & Clark
Snowkarver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 08:47 AM   #56
markk53
jack of all trades...
 
markk53's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Delaware Ohio
Oddometer: 7,645
What I'd like to see is what the real cost of the gasoline only would be per country. Several years back I did some digging and found we actually paid more for the gasoline itself in the U.S. versus the U.K. by about $.30/gallon. The U.K. paid more actual money for gasoline PLUS TAX than we did though, to the tune of about $3/gallon making for the huge difference in total cost.

I'd love to see what the difference is now for only the gasoline.
__________________
Ever get lost? You know, that good kind of lost - come to a dirt road intersection and you have no idea where you are or which way to turn? I like when that happens!

Mark - klx678
95 KLX650C w/Vulcan piston bigbore, Now an 09 KLX250S, selling my 90 Zephyr 550
markk53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 10:11 AM   #57
TrashCan
Scary Jerry
 
TrashCan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Louisville, Tn
Oddometer: 4,043
Quote:
Originally Posted by markk53 View Post
What I'd like to see is what the real cost of the gasoline only would be per country. Several years back I did some digging and found we actually paid more for the gasoline itself in the U.S. versus the U.K. by about $.30/gallon. The U.K. paid more actual money for gasoline PLUS TAX than we did though, to the tune of about $3/gallon making for the huge difference in total cost.

I'd love to see what the difference is now for only the gasoline.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_tax
__________________
X the DY.

TrashCan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 11:21 PM   #58
JonXX
Infraction Collector
 
JonXX's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: OR's hub of wine-tasting soccer moms
Oddometer: 343
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAKEZ View Post
I don't even pay attention. They fill up my bikes... I pay the bill. Until gas get's over $10 a gal. I doubt I will even care.
Agree. It doesn't really matter. That said it's down to 4.09 today from 4.19 earlier this week (yes, regular). I do read the signs.
__________________
Hungry? Out of work? Nowhere to ride? Do us all a favor and eat a Sierra Club member.

"They" said we couldn't run the OBDR on supermotos...
JonXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 05:07 AM   #59
markk53
jack of all trades...
 
markk53's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Delaware Ohio
Oddometer: 7,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrashCan View Post

So on a glance, looks like we are getting off really light both in gas cost and tax here in the U.S. Especially the tax aspect. No wonder our roads are crap Of course I don't want everything paved, but there could be a lot of improvement on the interstates and main highways.
__________________
Ever get lost? You know, that good kind of lost - come to a dirt road intersection and you have no idea where you are or which way to turn? I like when that happens!

Mark - klx678
95 KLX650C w/Vulcan piston bigbore, Now an 09 KLX250S, selling my 90 Zephyr 550
markk53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 12:31 PM   #60
yzmaico
Slacker
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Seminole, Fla
Oddometer: 301
$4.19 for 93 today.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...6AC2_cRbIEaEpg
yzmaico is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014