one way to save on high fuel prices

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I had a doctor appointment this morning and on my way back from town I passed a boy pedalling a bike. At first I thought it was big tricycle but when I got closer I noticed it was a regular bicycle, but pulling a cart. In the cart he had a push mower, weed eater, leaf blower and few other items.

I'm sure that keeps his expenses down but if it were me, I'd be too tired to mow once I got to the job
 
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I agree. One of my workers (who I admit is much more "fit" than I) arises early, goes to the gym, works out, then comes to work for 6 or 7 hours, then goes back to the gym before he goes home. I'm too tired to work, just going to work.
 
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Gas and diesel will only become more costly and people will bike when they can. Unfortunately, weather and the londg distances in the U.S. do not make it easy.

Here as some photos I took in India about 5 years ago. With higher wages, there will be more mechanization and increasing fuel demands. They just brought out a $2500 car (Nano from Tata - the company that just bought Jaguar and Rover) - for sale in SE Asia and India only.

Here are the photos:

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m...=Brickbike.jpg

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m...Steelbikec.jpg

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m...=Steelpile.jpg

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m...amelcart-1.jpg

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That Nano would be perfect for the wife.
She says " we spend too much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ on gas"
I said " you spend too much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ on gas "
She is into charity & church baloney & hauling people shopping & to the Hospital.
50000 mi on 06 pontiac
me: 11000 on 06 Freestyle--8000 put on by her.
I used to drive 35000 per year-now retired- I drive less than 2000 per year.
She might have trouble hauling all those people in a Nano.
Maybe I can get her a old VW bus
 
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You can save gas when mowing the lawn.



Photo Credit: strangecosmos

If you find bicycling exhausting--


Photo Credit: Funny Games

Cost of diesel killing your delivery business?



Just because you are moving down from a pickup to a bicycle does not mean you have to give up your gun rack.





You know you are a redneck if your bicycle has a gun rack.
 

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Living in the heart of redneck country, and being a card carrying member, after buying my latest work truck, I like to carry my sensitive levels in a gun rack. However our politically correct society has made it more difficult to find gun racks for pickups. Only a few on ebay, believe it or not! What gives? Is this discrimination, or do I have a chance?
 
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A previous photo was posted improperly. This is how steel is delivered to a job in India - four bars (40'?) at a time.

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m...eelbikec-1.jpg

It does not take much of a increase in labor cost to make the jump from bike to truck and increase fuel demands.

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Living in the heart of redneck country, and being a card carrying member, after buying my latest work truck, I like to carry my sensitive levels in a gun rack. However our politically correct society has made it more difficult to find gun racks for pickups. Only a few on ebay, believe it or not! What gives? Is this discrimination, or do I have a chance?
After 1-20-09
Your levels may be the only thing you will be allowed to
carry in that gun rack
 
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The wife came up w/ another one of her gas saving
inspirations ( divine ?? )
" let's sell both of our cars & buy one of those super economy
( crackerbox ?? ) cars--look at all the money we ( she ) will save on gas "
For once in my life I did not say a word--I was afraid she
might think that giving the house to charity would be a good idea & we would have to move to Detriot
 
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Naw, here we have concealed carry, but carrying a rifle in a gun rack daily seems to be more for show than for practicality. If threatened, just ask the perp to wait while I get this 30-30 out of my gun rack. Given long guns are good at longer ranges, and if my threat is 100 yards away, he ceases to be a threat, so a snub nose is just fine. Levels will be kept from rattling around and breaking that way.
 
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Last time I was in NC-all the restaurants had signs " please
leave your rifle in your truck "
WOW--here in Wayne co. MI -- that would make every day
Christmas day....................
 
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OK, do we reached a compromise..........
My gas guzzler-I keep it......................

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Her new crackerbox

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Old 05-21-08, 01:38 PM
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If you're gonna have a gas guzzler, at least have one you can drop a load of dirt or carry 50 concrete block in the back of.

Hey, it gets 17 mpg, but with diesel hitting $4.59 today, it ain't no bargain. But I can haul an elephant in it.
 
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Hey, all my seats fold flat to floor--can carry 10' lumber--
4 X 8 sheet & even a HDTV when the day comes..........
Bad part: It can carry a bunch of relatives

PS: Trucks are for your working guys--Me: retired 91/2 years...................
 
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I ran her new crackerbox on the X-way today.
Topped off tank--ran 29 miles @ 65 mph-topped off tank again- it took .67 gal of gas---------she will be sooooooo
happy.
 
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Now, don't be like some friends of mine. One of our buddies got one of those really good gas mileage cars, forget the brand. He drove it one day, we secretly topped off his tank at night. He drove it again, we topped it off again. He couldn't believe the gas mileage he was getting. Fantastic! After about a week, we began siphoning a gallon here and there. He was ready to trade it after about a month.
 
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I'm glad I never did anything nasty like that.
One devils nite we would ring door bells--this one guy comes to the door w/ a shotgun.
We decided to save him a lot of gas & wear on his car-so a bunch of us picked up his car & jammed it sideways against
his door on his porch. I don't know if he shot his car or not-
we were too far away.....................
 
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