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Long lineups at gas pumps

Old 09-23-05, 09:19 AM
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Long lineups at gas pumps

I couldn't believe it, last night I saw about 20- 25 cars lined up at a gas station, I go up the street ( on bike of course) and I ride past the next station, and about 10 -15 cars were waiting there. The price was 103.4.per litre. I was going to tell the customer's they should buy bikes and they could save money on gas, but most of them didn't look to happy, so I decided to forget about that idea. I'm glad I ride a bike. I think within the coming week. you will see a lot more bicycle's on the road.
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Old 09-23-05, 11:42 AM
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I think it is a personal decision whether to ride a bike or not. People here in Los Angeles will rather starve or drop dead than be caught riding a bike because they cannot afford gas/petrol (for the most part, they do it to look "cool" to their friends, or some vague exercise or weight reason). It is starting to really hurt now. Whether biking will catch on as a alternative form of getting around remains to be seen. It happened once before in the 1970s and nothing changed.
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Originally Posted by folder fanatic
I think it is a personal decision whether to ride a bike or not. People here in Los Angeles will rather starve or drop dead than be caught riding a bike because they cannot afford gas/petrol (for the most part, they do it to look "cool" to their friends, or some vague exercise or weight reason). It is starting to really hurt now. Whether biking will catch on as a alternative form of getting around remains to be seen. It happened once before in the 1970s and nothing changed.
folder you do know you can just edit your message right?
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Old 09-23-05, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
folder you do know you can just edit your message right?
Or a mod can edit the thread.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Cyclist
I'm glad I ride a bike. I think within the coming week. you will see a lot more bicycle's on the road.
CC, I've noticed a couple of unfamiliar faces/bikes on my morning and afternoon commute. Giving up the car is easier to do here in Atlanta. The morning temps are still in the mid 60s (~19C) and mid-to-high 80s (~30C) in the afternoon.
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Old 09-25-05, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by folder fanatic
I think it is a personal decision whether to ride a bike or not. People here in Los Angeles will rather starve or drop dead than be caught riding a bike because they cannot afford gas/petrol (for the most part, they do it to look "cool" to their friends, or some vague exercise or weight reason). It is starting to really hurt now. Whether biking will catch on as a alternative form of getting around remains to be seen. It happened once before in the 1970s and nothing changed.
Actually, things DID change in the 1970's. Bicycling went through the biggest boom in history. It was cool to ride bicycles in the 1970's. That is why just about every garage in America today has a 1970's bike in it.

The Regan years of the 1980's gradually saw the end of the bicycle boom as we forgot that petrolium supply was finite and we had no clue that China and other third world countries would eventually want some oil driven lifestyle too.
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