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CONTEST: Don't Use Any Gas!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sanjuro, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Ok, I expect everyone to drive a little. But the contest is to use as little gas as possible for the next 3 weeks, until the refineries start up again.

    Post how much mileage you have on your car and we will check back in every week. Right now after a fill-up, my car has 97 miles on the trip odometer.

    For those who do not have a license, just challenge yourself by not accepting rides where you are the only passenger. Then you save a car trip.

    BTW, no complaints about how you live 50 miles from work and there is no Public Transportation. You already lost, and the booby prize awaits you the next time you head to the gas station.
     
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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    And the winner gets..... A "I care more than you" badge.
     
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  3. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Euch....like the few hundred people on here would make a difference.
     
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  4. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I have driven my car since Wendnesday ! road to work the last 2 days , road to trail head on Thursday
     
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  5. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    The winner gets a cash prize: the money saved on $4 a gallon fill-ups.
     
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  6. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    No political statement, no messages here. Use less gas, save money during price gauging period.
     
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  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Goddam hippies.













    I haven't filled up my car in almost 3 weeks. Probably won't for another week or so.

    I care more than you. :p
     
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  8. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i'm gonna be out of the area for a week, so i get a head start ;)
     
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  9. zod

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    I think I'm gonna go drive my Chevy 1500 around town and gun it everytime I think about this thread :thumb:
     
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  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    We'll raise a toast to you spewing out your $$ from your tailpipe! :thumb:
     
  11. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    and when you can't get or afford any more gas, you can ride around on a unicycle.
     
  12. .:Jeenyus:.

    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    Yesterday my friend and I managed to get 9 gallons for $10. :thumb:
     
  13. ELECTRIC WIZARD

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    How bad actually is the situation? I'm coming to the U.S. next week from the U.K. and currently I pay $1.80 (ish) per litre for my fuel (sorry I'm a metric boy!) but it's not the price that's worrying me. Me and my family are coming to Florida and we normally use hire cars and I was just wondering if there is any problems getting a hold of fuel at all? It's unclear from the otherside of the pond you see, thanks for any insight.
     
  14. Flakey Jake

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    i think im gonna buy a few extra gallons and have a good old fashioned gas fire!
     
  15. bballboy388

    bballboy388 Monkey

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    the only problem besides the price of gas right now is people are thinking were gonna run out so thers like 15 car lines at every stacion. it took my friend a hour to fill up his tank.
     
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    I am not pulling the camper to our friends wedding, but I still need to drive 250 miles. I hate to, but "I'm not coming to your wedding because of the hurricane" seems a little lame to say. I will use about 1/2 the gas this way though.
     
  17. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Ok Jerk-offs, here is a little math for ya:

    Fill-Up:

    15 gals at $2.50 per: $37.50
    35 gals at $2.50 per: $87.50

    15 gals at $4 per: $60
    35 gals at $4 per: $140

    And enjoy the 20 minute wait at the gas stations. I am taking the train today...
     
  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Hey - you're the one that started all this in the Lounge, after all. :rolleyes: :D
     
  19. spookydave

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    It's no big deal out in CA. Not for me at least. While I did ride my bike into work today I noticed gas for $2.89 a gal. (pretty good price) and the line to get it was not huge.

    It might be different in the Florida area but you will still be ok I'm thinking.
     
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    I got it running on gas now too, hooked up a weed-eater engine :oink:
     
  21. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    don't set yr robe on fire. :monkey:
     
  22. wooglin

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    Good idea sanjuro. I had zero miles on my trip odometer this morning. We'll see how it goes. I already canceled my trip to VA this weekend but there's a good ride coming up in N GA in a couple of weeks that I'd like to do. That'll pretty much put me out of the running.
     
  23. D-train

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    im going off-roading and im going to use a whole tank of gas...


    but then again i dont really care, it goes up it goes up nothing i can do about it. im not going to stop driving because the gas is expensive, meh i just wont spend so much on other things.

    i think is funny when people complain about how high gas prices are, its not like they were going to stay at 1.50 (random number) forever, gotta expect that the price is going to go up. l
     
  24. AR_

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    $4 a Gallon? Converting what we pay here into dollars and gallons, we currently pay $1.71 dollars for 0.26 gallons. So roughly $6.84 dollars per gallon! And it was at $2.50 before?! Jeeze!
     
  25. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    No car, I win!

    :p

    Good on ya guys who choose to stop driving or do public transit(though let us know what PT is like). As for the suckers who want to go out and waste gas and money.....burn in hell!! :mumble: :D

    I think I might just go start a gasoline fight at the local shell. :dancing:

    The Ito
     
  26. mack

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    The last time i used my car was to pick up one of my moms friends at the air port. I take my cruiser bike every where, to work and into town.
     
  27. Shmoe

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    Cars been parked for 5 days now. Ill use it when I have too. Everything I need is within walking/biking distance, and by the time I go start my car I could be 1/2 way there.
     
  28. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    I have been using the same tank of gas for about 2 weeks now, this weekend i figured id fill up before prices got reall y really nuts ( like they arent already) 20 gallons = $68 yikes!!!!!
     
  29. Konabumm

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    I drove today, but brought cloths for the rest of the week. Not planning on driving to work more then 1 day a week.
     
  30. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I figured i would wake this thread up.
    I filled up on 8/29 & am still above 1/2 a tank. I dont know how many miles I have driven.
    I might have to get gas in 2 weeks.
     
  31. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Well done, man!

    Last time I filled up was on August 19th. Car's on empty, but I think I can hold off filling up again until the end of the weekend.

    I don't know how many miles I've driven during that time, but I know I've *ridden* over 500. :thumb:
     
  32. Ian F

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    I win.

    I can safely predict I will use $0 of gas over the next three weeks.


    My car is a diesel. :eviltongu
     
  33. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Nice try. :rolleyes:

    Your vehicle is internal combustion, so you get to follow the same rules. :eviltongu
     
  34. laura

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    i deliver food for a living and am still onlly going through about half a tank (16.9 gallon tank) a week. i don't drive a lot outside of work anyway. as much as i enjoy driving my car, its the rest of traffic that i despise.

    if i didn't deliver, a tank would last me a month. i live .5 miles from work and 3.5 from school. the only two places i ever really go.
     
  35. patineto

    patineto The RM Mad Scientist

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    How about this Little AnTLoAd ADVenture


    No gas...but about 10 bananas, 20 tomatos,some bread and 3 bottles of water.
     
  36. narlus

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    i haven't driven since this thing started.

    but the planes i flew on used a buttload of gas.
     
  37. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    I filled up at $2.47/g. I just hit a 1/4 tank. If I needed gas today I would pay $3.49/g. I read that prices should go down soon. How long do you think I should hold out for?
     
  38. Kopiklokoli

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    i filled up my prius 8/12, and put 11 gallons in it, at 57 miles to the gallon i can go 627 miles before i need to fill up again. Basically i drive to school and back, 18 miles a day. But i do drive on weekends....i would guess with the amount of gas i have left Im due for a fill up sometime around 9/12, exactly a month.
     
  39. laura

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    nice
    :thumb:
     
  40. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    I bus into work (about 15 miles of bus) and ride 1.5-2 miles by my bike into work. It is Downhill to work and uphill back. :) Better than the other way around. I still have to drive 5 miles to the park and ride. It takes me longer to bus (Door to door) and the cost of driving my truck and bussing is about break even at around $3.00 a gallon. That is if I only consider the cost of gas for driving my truck. I buss when I can because I hate sitting on the freeway waiting to inch forward on I-405 in Bellevue, WA. Thunder storms rolled thru Yesterday and soaked me on the way to work. :) not to bad though....was nice going home. $2.50 each way for a bus ride is pricy.....I can drive an extra 2-3 miles to another park and ride and pay $1.50 each way (stupid fare zones....hahaha but there are less busses and they tend to be packed and the bike racks often are full and I might need to catch the next bus. Sometimes it is 2-5 minutes between express busses during commuting hours at the $2.50 site and 30 minutes at the $1.50 site.....

    It is a mixed bag. I get to ride a little bit....more than if I were to get home and put off riding at all after work.

    If I had to pay for parking then the bus would save money hand over fist......but it is pretty much break even right now. Bussing I get less stressfull drive in but an extra 30 or more minutes total commute time.

    I am just glad this job does not require a suit and tie....or else I wouldn't really have the choice of bus/biking.