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Well, it's Friday, April 1st, and while taking the bus home from work, I looked up at a gas station sign, and it's happened. Gas just hit $4.00 in Chicagoland. Tomorrow, I'm heading to the Yamaha shop and getting a warmer pair of riding gloves so I can park the car and pull out the TW. A couple of weeks ago, we got some teaser weather of the 60's, so I added my upgrades, such as Cycleracks rack, eBay foot pegs, Jimbo windshield, Grip Puppies, and changed the oil and drained the gas to add some fresh gas, so the bike is ready to go. I just need to get myself ready to go.



Ride well, ride safely,

Dan
 

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Well, it's Friday, April 1st, and while taking the bus home from work, I looked up at a gas station sign, and it's happened. Gas just hit $4.00 in Chicagoland. Tomorrow, I'm heading to the Yamaha shop and getting a warmer pair of riding gloves so I can park the car and pull out the TW. A couple of weeks ago, we got some teaser weather of the 60's, so I added my upgrades, such as Cycleracks rack, eBay foot pegs, Jimbo windshield, Grip Puppies, and changed the oil and drained the gas to add some fresh gas, so the bike is ready to go. I just need to get myself ready to go.



Ride well, ride safely,

Dan


Here in Central Washington we are just a penny or two cheaper $3.979 for 87 octane.
 

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Passed the Conoco in Richland on the way to work this morning (bicycle)and E0 regular is $3.79 now. I didn't see what premium was, but probably close to $4.00 too. It was in the 60's today....nice!!
 

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$3.59 for regular in Minnesota. The TW came out of hibernation yesterday. Fired up after 3 kicks,warmed her up good, and went for a putt in the woods. Time to start saving on the fuel bill on the daily commute.
 

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last week,for about 5$, I bought a 1.5 liter juice bottle full of "Bensen". "Bensen" is how the people in PNG say "it runs motors, and it's not diesel". Over here, we don't worry about minor details like octane rating.



I felt like it was fair.



I had to give the juice bottle back of coarse, it was not covered in the 5$.



I am just happy I get to ride one of these at all.
 

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Gas just hit $4.00 in Chicagoland. Dan


HA! Don't go to Death Valley!!!! Gas was $5.35 there three weeks ago, I'll bet it's near $6.00 now.




Sure glad I have a T-dub now for exploring...my gas bill for 300 miles of dirt riding was $15.00!!! I did buy 7 gallons before I got into the Park at $3.79 and I didn't use it all, ended up pouring 3 gallons into the truck on the way home!



I don't even want to think about how much it cost to drive the truck 1500 miles on my trip.




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In Quartzsite Arizona gas is $3.70. When we got out here for the winter it was $2.70. It has gone up $1 since Dec. 7. It will cost me over $250 more to go home than it did to drive out here.



The TW I got in Jan has average right at 83mpg over the 1000 miles I have ridden it. The one I had at home got the same over 83 mpg the 2200 I rode it. I run all my little errands on it, and really enjoy the ride at about 35 mph. I can look around and the machine really sounds happy at that speed.
 

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In Europe, particularly UK we can only dream of $4.00 per gallon. Current price for me is £1.31 per litre or just over $2 per litre = $7.56 per US gallon. And it seems to increase every day.
 

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In Europe, particularly UK we can only dream of $4.00 per gallon. Current price for me is £1.31 per litre or just over $2 per litre = $7.56 per US gallon. And it seems to increase every day.


Don't worry, we'll straighten those Libyans out for BP.
 

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I have a 1956 Marketeer electric car for around town



A 62mpg Geo Metro - with XFI cam, Swift 5sp.



Our TWs get 80mpg.



I'm not spending to much on gas - next step is 100% solar for the house.
 

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I have a 1956 Marketeer electric car for around town



A 62mpg Geo Metro - with XFI cam, Swift 5sp.



Our TWs get 80mpg.



I'm not spending to much on gas - next step is 100% solar for the house.


Solar doesn't work well on cloudy days or at night. What storage method do you intend to use for low solar accessability periods?
 

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Don't worry, we'll straighten those Libyans out for BP.


Haha thanks for the help.

But fortunately the trouble in Libya has not had a great influence on our fuel prices.

It all stems from our previous government that in it's misguided wisdom continually raised tax on fuel to "encourage" us to use public transport to easy congestion on the roads. Now that's fine if you live and work in a city or big town but I don't. If I worked in the nearest town and started work at 8.00 AM there are no buses at that time to get me to work so I have to drive, I have to drive near enough everywhere here in rural Devon.

We have to pay a fuel duty on the price per litre then we pay VAT (value added tax) on top of that, this amounts to a tax on a tax, that is actually illegal but the government worm their way around it with some sort of lawyer speak that no one understands. The total tax we pay on petrol is something like 60% at the moment.



Sorry to be political, I know "no religion, no politics, no flaming".
 

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Batteries - or PG&E (my utility co.) - which wouldn't be 100% solar but still, I wouldn't be paying my ute. co. for energy.



I just really hate being at the oil co. and energy co. mercy.
 

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Batteries - or PG&E (my utility co.) - which wouldn't be 100% solar but still, I wouldn't be paying my ute. co. for energy.



I just really hate being at the oil co. and energy co. mercy.
If you send enough excess energy into the grid the electric company has to pay you for it. My cousin makes his living with small hydro-electric plants along the creek across his property. The water wheels are homemade and the generators are government surplus. He and his wife used to be science teachers, but made so much off the electricity they quit their jobs and took up goat herding and gardening and homebrewed beer and such.
 
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