i think we're already past the breaking point. the news has a story just about every night about another company going under because of fuel costs.
i'm counting down the days until all of my kids are out of school (8) so that we can stop driving all together. i've also converted my kids bike stroller to a grocery getter and if the PD starts restricting the take home car policy for TACT members, i'll be buying a friends '02 R6 to use as my commuter to work (40-50mpg).
i think i'm desensitized to the increasing prices though, i know it's going to get a lot worse so i just keep on keepin' on trying to figure out a more sustainable lifestyle for a family of 5.
My wifes company requires her to use the family car (she does product marketing for store promotions). They still only pay her $.39/mile and rather than increasing the mileage, they just fired 20% of the area reps.
She decided to go back to a 9-5 that is bus friendly, she has an interview today.
My FZ1 averages 45mpg, but I only ride it 2-3 days a week. The bus is $3.50 round trip, but with premium up to $4, the bus looks better and better.
good stuff toshi...i wish i could realistically use it but the whole point of having a take home car is because i'm on call for critical incidents and i need to get to work quickly. i don't think the 20mph range would cut it, especially with all of my gear
that is a friggin sweet ride you have, i'd definitely build something like that up if i lived in the city.
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