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  1. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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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:
     
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  2. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    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!
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    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.
     
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  4. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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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
     
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  5. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    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
     
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  6. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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

    (6 * 2 * 5 * 50) / 15 (mpg) @ $2.50/gal = $500
     
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  7. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    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
     
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  8. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    gotcha............what about $$ saved for car parking?
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    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:
     
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  10. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    A sixer of what? Red dog?
     
  11. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    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 !
     
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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    checkit
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Indeed.

    Yuengling never did any of THAT!
     
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  18. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Nice, I should go straight to the brewery and start drinking since I've been riding to work for awhile now!!!! :)
     
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    Magic Hat's just got better head is all :thumb:

    ;) :p
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    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 :(
     
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    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Nobody said it was easy! Do you have to cross the 55mph traffic?
     
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    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
     
  23. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    (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
     
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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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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....
     
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    A nice 26 mile commute to work this morning- going home will be 105 degrees and subtly uphill. :dead:
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    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
     
  28. SkaredShtles

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

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    Yeah. We should all stop exercising because it's cheaper to be a sloth. :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    i sixer of :drool: yuengling here is $4.99


    mmmmmmmmm

    yuengling

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