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Old 04-24-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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I'll hop on a bike once gas-ohhhh-lean hits 5 bucks a gallon. And any dog that chases me i'm kicking in the head!
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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I'll hop on a bike once gas-ohhhh-lean hits 5 bucks a gallon. And any dog that chases me i'm kicking in the head!
Aim for the balls. Some dogs are thick-skulled and kicking them in the head only makes them more aggressive.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Aim for the balls. Some dogs are thick-skulled and kicking them in the head only makes them more aggressive.
What if there are no balls?
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I don't ride until I get home from work.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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MTC is partially correct in that he/she observes the fact that there are some areas that would accommodate bicycling to work at least a few times per week. However, even that is not for everyone. Sure, five months out of the year the solution would be perfect. But, as others have said, the heat would simply make bicycles impractical for many people (sweat, dust, etc.).

Those who live and work downtown (or in nearby communities), live very close to where they work, or have really flexible hours (to reduce the dangers of heavy traffic) could definitely benefit.

--Dim
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:21 PM
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With gas going up every 8 hours, the road safety may not even be an issue for much longer. The streets will be emptied of vehicles. I better check my inner tubes, because I confess, I'm one of the 40+ year olds mentioned in someone's post earlier--I do have a bike in the garage that is rotting away.

Gas was 3.39 on my way in to work, 3.49 coming home.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Gas was 3.39 on my way in to work, 3.49 coming home.
It could be a lot higher... granted the gas station I'm talking about is more expensive than most, but the 76 station I passed in Algona, WA today has regular at $3.75 and diesel at $4.50.

I'm hoping that there's a big carpool network where I'll be working after the move!
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:16 AM
 
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It could be a lot higher... granted the gas station I'm talking about is more expensive than most, but the 76 station I passed in Algona, WA today has regular at $3.75 and diesel at $4.50.

I'm hoping that there's a big carpool network where I'll be working after the move!

It's already high enough for me to notice a clear drop-off in the # of people buying gas.
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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People who let their dogs run around loose and chase bikers probably aren't fixing them.

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What if there are no balls?
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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It's already high enough for me to notice a clear drop-off in the # of people buying gas.
I'll be a part of it between whenever the weather warms up to my move date. When it's too cold or wet to bike I drive to work. Otherwise, I drive a couple of miles to the park and ride, hop on the commuter rail and take that to work. There's a bike trail that I follow a mile to get to work from the station.

My Celica gets almost 40mpg and even I'm looking for ways to cut a few miles off my trip. Can't imagine what all the people with trucks and SUVs are thinking when they pass gas stations at 3.75. I pass by the gas station I mentioned every day when I drive - I'll post again as it goes up. Kinda wondering what the odds are of it breaking 4.00 before I move.
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