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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  2. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i will certainly still drive, but i will also take a harder look at carpooling and riding to work, as well as likely curtailing unnecessary trips.
     
  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Ditto here as well....
     
  4. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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  5. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I'll try to avoid unnecessary trips in the car, but life will pretty much be the same as always for me.


    Eh, who knows.
     
  6. PonySoldier

    PonySoldier Monkey

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    I've already taken some steps..like riding the bus for the commute..certainly other steps like watching how many trips down the hill to Denver we make etc...We lived in Germany for 5 years so I'm always trying to find ways to curb gas use...
     
  7. math2014

    math2014 wannabe curb dropper

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    I want to move to BC!!!
    dont worry its 6.5$ per gallon in Greece, and 7-9$ per gallon in Europe and we still drive :)
     
  8. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Now if I can convince my wife that a $5k 29" Titus MTB is a good gas saving investment....

    :sneaky:
     
  9. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I don't have a choice, I have to drive to work....
     
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    PonySoldier Monkey

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    Good Luck there Chief...
     
  11. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    A client of mine just came in to show me his new Hummer. I wanted to smash him in the face for being so clueless. I hope gas goes to $10/gallon, and maybe Americans will do what they should have done in the seventies and build some tiny cars and God forbid, ride a bike.

    I feel better now.
     
  12. Inclag

    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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    Wooohhoooo!!!! My dream is coming true :thumb:


    Hopefully this will have a similar effect as the 70's and 80's oil embargo and force America to look into being less energy intensive when it comes to oil usage.

    I will admit though that I did stop at my local gas station which is at $2.62 until they get their next tank shipment, then the price is expected to go up by at least $0.60. Filled up my car and the 6 gasoline buckets that were lying around my house.
     
  13. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    I am planning on a new car in the next 1-3 months and all of a sudden a 100hp TDi vehicle is MUCH higher on my list of possibilities.
     
  14. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Yeah I'm gonna fill up tonight... both vehicles....
     
  15. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    I have been riding to work for about a month now (30mi round trip)
    and I don't plan on stoping
    thank god I bought a road bike
     
  16. HypNoTic

    HypNoTic Man Whore

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    Gas price in Quebec area just went from 1.06$/litre to 1.46$/litre in a day. Converted to US Gallon, that would be a rise from the actual 4.01$/gal to 5.53$. :eek:
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Detroit didn't learn a thing, and allowed Japanese cars to take over a lot of the market.
     
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    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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    That's a good call, one word of advice for those of you planning on filling up gas tanks. If you leave them inside your car, make sure you keep some windows open. Don't ask why, I wouldn't know :nuts:
     
  19. SkaredShtles

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

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    Well, they tried. With vehicles like this:



    :rolleyes:

    Oh, and let's not forget this gem:

     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Can you explain the metric system to me?



    :D
     
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    ive already made my decision Its not like the price bump is putting a strain on my budget its just that its more of an excuse to get some excersise at the expense of possibly getting nailed by some douche
     
  22. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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  23. SkaredShtles

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

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    :stupid:

    Like walking to the grocery, pizza joint, etc.

    Oh - and riding my bike more. :thumb:
     
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    firetoole duch bag

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    "liter" is that like a quart????
     
  25. KNine

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    I have taken steps to cut my driving down, that also includes where i go to ride. If i can network some people to ride with up in Bellingham and Vancouver. Then i would take Amtrak. Which as of now would cost less for a business class w/bike round trip ticket then what i would pay in gas for the trip.
     
  26. dh girlie

    dh girlie MISS MISSY (geek)

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    Oh god you're one of those american hating americans...jeebus.
     
  27. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Since US automakers pretty much lose money on cars and depend on large SUV's and truck for profits they are pretty much screwed. A few years back I read that Chrysler made close to 5 digit profits on a Grand Cherokee and about $100 on a Neon.
     
  28. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    That's where I'm at too. I have to drive. To get to work, the trails, Mom and Dads place, etc. I can and do ride to friends houses, the store, etc. If it's ina 5 mile radius I ride or walk. Maybe I should expand it to a 10 mile radius. I'd still have to drive to work and the trails though.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Most Americans live in a situation where they have to drive to work. This is the fault of the Japanese. 25 years ago no one would dare live too far from work, cars were way too unreliable, you'd be late every other day.
     
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    firetoole duch bag

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    there is nothing more American than hatin other Americans :thumb:
     
  31. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    no, he just hates idiots.
     
  32. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    i wonder if mr. bush and his cronies b1tch about the price of gas ??? :dancing: :nuts:
     
  33. SkaredShtles

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

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    Now go easy.........

    Just because he bought an H2 doesn't mean.........

    Oh, never mind. It does. :p
     
  34. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    it s funny/wrong/insane but this is 100% true... i laugh my ass off at the americans here who buy miller / bud / coors on base...

    yeah, the beer is real sh1t in germany :rolleyes:
     
  35. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I hate stinkyboy... :devil:
     
  36. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    No, they laugh and laugh and smoke cigars and roll around in $1000 bills.
     
  37. TreeSaw

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    Unfortunately, I will still have to drive to work--pregnant and a 34 mile commute each way = :dead: I will, however, be making fewer trips to the store (trying to combine as many as I can at a time) and doing most of my x-mas shopping online!
     
  38. SkaredShtles

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

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    That's it. You're going to get a "beer snob" custom title. :mad:

















    :D
     
  39. SkaredShtles

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

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    I smell a dedicated thread............. :D
     
  40. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    sh1t !!!!!! i thought it was hundreds, but THOUSANDS.... wow :)