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douglas

Chocolate Milk Doug
May 15, 2002
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$7 !!


well, sorta.........I commuted, so I saved drivig 45 miles @ 19.5 mpg @ $3.15/gal = $7.27 Woot ! Just about enough to buy a 6'er

:dancing:
 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
Staff member
Nov 7, 2001
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behind the viewfinder
i woulda, but i've got to bring my laptop, a binder and some other crap w/ me when i leave work today. too much for the bike, basically.

i filled up today, and it was almost 90 cents a gallon more than the last time i did (sat AM, before i went to Jiminy). yowza!
 

jacksonpt

Turbo Monkey
Jul 22, 2002
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Vestal, NY
douglas said:
$7 !!


well, sorta.........I commuted, so I saved drivig 45 miles @ 19.5 mpg @ $3.15/gal = $7.27 Woot ! Just about enough to buy a 6'er

:dancing:
Nice. If I can kick this cold I've been fighting all week, I'll probably ride in at least a couple of times next week. 2 days of riding to work = 40 miles, @ 14mpg and $3.10 (probably be $3.75 by next week) = $8.86. If gas does go up to $3.75, it'll be $10.71 in savings.
 

douglas

Chocolate Milk Doug
May 15, 2002
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It was a pretty cool ride being the 1st 30 minutes it was dark out, and I passed a lake with a layer of mist/haze over it...and most of the ride was traffic free.
Fridays are dress down day......makes changing easier
 

hooples3

Fuggetaboutit!
Mar 14, 2005
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Brooklyn
i have been commuting by bike for a few years now. I do not have such a long commute as you do , mine is just under 6 miles one way. unfortunately my views arent nearly as spectacular as yours either, Brooklyn really doesnt have to much nature in it.
Last year I figured out how much Money I saved just in gas by commuting to work .. it was over $5000!!! And thats not counting wear-n-tear on the car.
so when it was time to get a new bike ( I already own 3 ) I used this number to show her how much i am saving so I can buy a new one!!!.Well, it worked I am currently waitng for my new ride
 

douglas

Chocolate Milk Doug
May 15, 2002
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hooples3 said:
i have been commuting by bike for a few years now. I do not have such a long commute as you do , mine is just under 6 miles one way. unfortunately my views arent nearly as spectacular as yours either, Brooklyn really doesnt have to much nature in it.
Last year I figured out how much Money I saved just in gas by commuting to work .. it was over $5000!!!

cool, but where do you come up w/$5k ?

(6 * 2 * 5 * 50) / 15 (mpg) @ $2.50/gal = $500
 

hooples3

Fuggetaboutit!
Mar 14, 2005
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Brooklyn
douglas said:
cool, but where do you come up w/$5k ?

(6 * 2 * 5 * 50) / 15 (mpg) @ $2.50/gal = $500
that figure wasnt what i saved in that year... that was in total since I bought my commuter bike. and i figured in other errands that I use my commuter for. It came out to just under $950 for the year (almost 6 years)
sorry for being unclear :D
 

douglas

Chocolate Milk Doug
May 15, 2002
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hooples3 said:
that figure wasnt what i saved in that year... that was in total since I bought my commuter bike. and i figured in other errands that I use my commuter for. It came out to just under $950 for the year (almost 6 years)
sorry for being unclear :D

gotcha............what about $$ saved for car parking?
 

hooples3

Fuggetaboutit!
Mar 14, 2005
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Brooklyn
douglas said:
gotcha............what about $$ saved for car parking?
we have a free lot where I work so I cant include that... but there is a lot of dust here so I save on car washes. It was never about the money though.. i do it cause I can , and I enjoy it. Now that prices went up it definatly helps!!!
I just ran those numbers to show my wife how much money i saved us.. and that its time to invest in a new bike so that i can continue to save money.. in my mind it all makes sense!!! :thumb:
 

splat

Nam I am
narlus said:
i woulda, but i've got to bring my laptop, a binder and some other crap w/ me when i leave work today. too much for the bike, basically.
I rode in again today, and I carry my Laptop as well. I hate carrying it, it is tougher on the back.

I'm using the excuse that I can't afford GAs to make me ride in , butthe truth ofthe matter is I'm just really enjoying the ride ! And heck if I save some $$$ in the log great , cause my wife will just spend it !
 

Heidi

Der hund ist laut und braun
Aug 22, 2001
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Bend, Oregon
Nice, I should go straight to the brewery and start drinking since I've been riding to work for awhile now!!!! :)
 

bluebug32

Asshat
Jan 14, 2005
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Floating down the Hudson
I would really like to ride to work. The only problem is I live up on the top of some rolling hills (making the way home difficult) and then when I get to the bottom I've got a major bridge and 55mph traffic to contend with :(
 

Heidi

Der hund ist laut und braun
Aug 22, 2001
10,139
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Bend, Oregon
bluebug32 said:
I would really like to ride to work. The only problem is I live up on the top of some rolling hills (making the way home difficult) and then when I get to the bottom I've got a major bridge and 55mph traffic to contend with :(
Nobody said it was easy! Do you have to cross the 55mph traffic?
 

GumbaFish

Turbo Monkey
Oct 5, 2004
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Rochester N.Y.
dang douglas you cant get a sixer of yuengling for 7 bucks? where the heck do you live in NYS. by me i get em for like 5 bucks and the 12 packs are cheaper then molson so around 8 bucks
 

douglas

Chocolate Milk Doug
May 15, 2002
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GumbaFish said:
dang douglas you cant get a sixer of yuengling for 7 bucks? where the heck do you live in NYS. by me i get em for like 5 bucks and the 12 packs are cheaper then molson so around 8 bucks

(I didnt have a paticular beer picked out in my 1st post) but I think 12 packs are like $7.99 here

I actually have about a case of misc. (good) beers I need to work thru at home.......but it is a long w/e :p
 

skinny mike

Turbo Monkey
Jan 24, 2005
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im considering riding to school since i wont be able to get a parking spot at school and dont have a license. its so much stop and go traffic for the last mile before school that it just burns a ton of gas. maybe this will be my excuse to get a langster and a courier bag. hmmm....
 

BMXman

I wish I was Canadian
Sep 8, 2001
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Victoria, BC
hate to burst some bubbles here but you have to feed youself more to maintain energy to ride...so you may not be saving as much as you think...D