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View Poll Results: $4.00 gas:The new national fitness program, will it work?
Yes, I'm already loosing lbs. 2 33.33%
No, I am still a driving fool 3 50.00%
I'm not sure ...I hid the scale long ago 1 16.67%
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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The new national fitness program!!! GAS PRICES

Nothing like $4.00 at the pump to get us motivated to get out and use our legs!
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Southeast
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Using legs not an option for me (and I suspect most people)...work is 15 miles away-can't walk that commute.
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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It's kinda hard to carry 6 bags of groceries for 5 miles in 95 degree heat. I'm still driving!
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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It's not the price of gas, I walk everyday to keep my aging, creaky, wonky joints loosened up
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Denver
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No, high gas is going to make us even fatter.

Good food cost money. And eating right costs more money. People are going to be stretched even thinner because fuel costs are higher along with everything else.

So they are going to cut back on quality food. We will start eating cheaper foods. And get the super sized whatever because hey dinner cost 5 bucks and I am full. Maybe it was all that extra saturated fat.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Earth
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If you think about it, way back in the day when Model T's first came out I am pretty sure more and more people rode bicycles.

But America has adopted this "were spoiled and too good for this" attitude, so let's drive everywhere we go, even if it's only a block down the street, and let's stuff our face with a big mac while we carry on a conversation via a cell phone wedged in our ear, all while trying to maneuver this 10 mile-to-the-gallon Ford Excursion with little regard for anyone else around us.

Take a trip overseas to places like the Netherlands and see what one of their main modes of transportation is.....
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Denver
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If you think about it, way back in the day when Model T's first came out I am pretty sure more and more people rode bicycles.

But America has adopted this "were spoiled and too good for this" attitude, so let's drive everywhere we go, even if it's only a block down the street, and let's stuff our face with a big mac while we carry on a conversation via a cell phone wedged in our ear, all while trying to maneuver this 10 mile-to-the-gallon Ford Excursion with little regard for anyone else around us.

Take a trip overseas to places like the Netherlands and see what one of their main modes of transportation is.....
I agree but Europe is a bit different. You fall asleep on a train in Europe you are in a completely different place. You fall asleep on a train here. You are still in say Texas.

Now fuel prices are so much higher in Europe and that forces people to live closer to work, live in large cities, and use public transportation.

But Europe does have the advantage of being so much smaller than the US.
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