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Old 04-29-22, 12:09 PM
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Looks like a staycation this summer

Up 15 cents overnight


I want to yell


Close enough lol

Now this!




I did find something cool after all


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Old 04-30-22, 08:31 AM
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3.79 a gallon, where do I fill up? It's over 6 bucks a gallon at the gas station around the corner from my house. The one silver lining, gas always gets cheaper the further I get from home. No staycation this year!

Our railroad has been gone for years, and it's a treat to hear the train horns and crossing signal bells when we are in train country.

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Old 04-30-22, 09:10 AM
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Yeah-- $3.79 is what it's down to here for the past couple weeks. (At some stations.)
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Old 04-30-22, 09:22 AM
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I'm kind of curious what life will be like with gas at $10.
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Old 04-30-22, 09:29 AM
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For $3.79 a gallon I'd fill up guy behind me too!
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Hondo,
My last two years have been a covid induced staycation! I can't wait to get out a bit this year. Smiles, MH
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Old 04-30-22, 09:48 AM
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If only we lived on a continent with abundant fuel reserves the increased extraction of which could drive prices down...
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Old 04-30-22, 09:57 AM
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You dont need to travel to far or maybe even not use the car and do some bike touring in TX.
Many great places like the hill country, Fredricksburg, big bend, austin, many other great parks and reserves ...
https://www.sixthreezero.com/blogs/b...rides-in-texas

Should be lots cheaper than spending your $$$ at concerts?
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Old 04-30-22, 10:10 AM
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If only we had self-propelled vehicles of some sort that would allow us having to inject the "abundant fuel reserves" into the atmosphere and destroy entire ecosystems in order to save a few pennies now.
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Why has not Elon Musk invented transporters yet?
Maybe he is not a Treke

Oh thats right, it would kill his Tesla car sales
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If only we had self-propelled vehicles of some sort that would allow us having to inject the "abundant fuel reserves" into the atmosphere and destroy entire ecosystems in order to save a few pennies now.
If only cars were the only use... hard to stay alive in a lot of this continent without some form of carbon use. Everyone who has ever not frozen to death in NA can thank carbon-based fuels.
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Originally Posted by joesch View Post
You dont need to travel to far or maybe even not use the car and do some bike touring in TX.
Many great places like the hill country, Fredricksburg, big bend, austin, many other great parks and reserves ...
https://www.sixthreezero.com/blogs/b...rides-in-texas

Should be lots cheaper than spending your $$$ at concerts?
Yup, I live at the beginning of the hill country so I could just leave from the garage. Iím fairly close to Hill Country SNA near Bandera the local Mecca for Mountain Biking and Hiking.
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Old 04-30-22, 03:09 PM
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First concert on the schedule is Styx - Reo Speedwagon - Loverboy on July 21 in Austin. Then MŲtley Crue - Def Leppard - Poison - Joan Jett on Aug 21 in San Antonio. September .. Rammstein in San Antonio, Iron Maiden in Austin, Alice In Chains in Austin. Then in November Greta Van Fleet in San Antonio, WASP in San Antonio. too many lol. Forcing myself to get on the bike in a few minutes the first few miles I will be like what is the point? Then the endorphins will kick in and I will be all happy. I need a 18 miles to hit my 100 mile a week goal. Late summer and early fall is concert season here.
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Old 04-30-22, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Bearhawker View Post
If only cars were the only use... hard to stay alive in a lot of this continent without some form of carbon use. Everyone who has ever not frozen to death in NA can thank carbon-based fuels.
Or uranium. Or solar. Or hydro-electric. Or ...
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Old 04-30-22, 09:18 PM
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Now that I have a kitten named Snowy, I have to do Old Snowy Mountain in the Goat Rocks.
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I have too many cats, Didn’t plan on 4 indoor cats and 3 outside cats. It just happened. Interesting creatures they each have their own distinct personalities.
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That is cheap! I feel ya on the cats, luckily I got a friend willing to swing by twice a day when I'm on vacation.
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I have too many cats, Didn’t plan on 4 indoor cats and 3 outside cats. It just happened. Interesting creatures they each have their own distinct personalities.
So do serial killers.
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high gas prices = the push for EV's
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Yup, I live at the beginning of the hill country so I could just leave from the garage. Iím fairly close to Hill Country SNA near Bandera the local Mecca for Mountain Biking and Hiking.
Your fortunate in this respect.
Id have a nice gravel and mtn bike for all that great terrain.
The heat is a limiting factor.
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First concert on the schedule is Styx - Reo Speedwagon - Loverboy on July 21 in Austin. Then MŲtley Crue - Def Leppard - Poison - Joan Jett on Aug 21 in San Antonio. September .. Rammstein in San Antonio, Iron Maiden in Austin, Alice In Chains in Austin. Then in November Greta Van Fleet in San Antonio, WASP in San Antonio. too many lol. Forcing myself to get on the bike in a few minutes the first few miles I will be like what is the point? Then the endorphins will kick in and I will be all happy. I need a 18 miles to hit my 100 mile a week goal. Late summer and early fall is concert season here.
The Who are in Austin this coming Tuesday, no mention of them? I know they are old, but I'm taking a chance. We're flying in for a few days....
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Your fortunate in this respect.
Id have a nice gravel and mtn bike for all that great terrain.
The heat is a limiting factor.
Right now it isnít that bad but soon it will be morning or night rides. Iím avoiding heat sickness this year.
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The Who are in Austin this coming Tuesday, no mention of them? I know they are old, but I'm taking a chance. We're flying in for a few days....
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Cool. The Moody Center is a brand new facility on the UT campus designed for acoustics and for the UT basketball teams. I think it opened in April. I will be seeing Iron Maiden there. Beware of Austin traffic. My concert schedule is full and my wallet is empty. Be sure to post a report and some pics of the concert. I’m very interested in the faculty, the concert I will be attending isn’t until Sept 13.

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So do serial killers.
Cats do nothing but kill.
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Cool. The Moody Center is a brand new facility on the UT campus designed for acoustics and for the UT basketball teams. I think it opened in April. I will be seeing Iron Maiden there. Beware of Austin traffic. My concert schedule is full and my wallet is empty. Be sure to post a report and some pics of the concert. Iím very interested in the faculty, the concert I will be attending isnít until Sept 13.
I'll report back here... Traffic, I would prefer taxi/Uber, the wife always thinks we have to have a car.
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