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Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:05 pm linkquote
$5.33 yesterday cash price per gallon premium 91 octane at the Arco in the neighborhood.

The fuel warning light had just flashed on the 150 so I gave the clerk a $5 bill and asked them to turn on number 3 knowing it would hold almost a gallon and sure enough did not have to go back in for change, or should say didn't get to go back in to get any change.

I had a dirt bike when I was a kid and had to pay for my own fuel. I could take $2 to the gas station and fill up a 5 gallon can with premium and had change left over so I bought gas in my lifetime at about .36 cents a gallon.
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Thu Mar 17, 2022 2:14 pm linkquote
Cheapest I ever knew was 6/4 a gallon - UK old money and gallons. That's ~ 32p new money. Same price as a 45 single from the record store. Three gallons for a quid. £1 was $2.60.

Beer was 1/10 a pint. About 9p for a 20oz pint. You could get very pissed for a pound!
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Thu Mar 17, 2022 2:18 pm linkquote
Price of gas is one thing... I detoured to an interstate rest stop for no-contact vending machines today. I was getting loopy on a long-ish ride, realized I skipped food & hydration... and vending machines usually are cheaper than gas stations.
Holy hels! $2 each for a snickers bar and a 20oz soda.
I need to rethink my road snack strategies.
Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:32 pm

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Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:32 pm linkquote
I'd been in a long term search for a PHEV, and then Ukraine happened and gas prices soured! They started selling like mad! Had two sold on me before I could get out and see them.

However! I ended up finding a decent deal on a great car in St Louis and nabbed it! I'll be driving down next week to pick it up.

I'm caring a bit less about gas prices right now!

Let's hope scooter sales go nuts this spring as well. It happened during the last gas price event. I hope they're working overtime in Pantadera to get scoots in the lots in time.
Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:33 pm

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Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:33 pm linkquote
My neighbor and her sister just purchased new Vespa 150s. Neither has a license yet. Their bikes got delivered by the dealer. The dealer told them that he's sold another 8 bikes in the last week. Sheesh.

Miguel
Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:38 pm

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Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:38 pm linkquote
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I have. Also heated grips. Looking to better equip myself for cold weather for next fall.
Sticky, you might want to consider heated gloves over heated handgrips. I have heated handgrips on my BMW 1100cc bike. They are almost too hot when on high. But on cool/cold days, my palms are very toasty but the back of my hands are uncomfortably cold.

A similar comment can be made for heated vests vs heated seats. My BMW has a heated seat but when its cold, my torso can be quite cold even tho the seat is hot.

let us know what you do. Miguel
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Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:39 pm linkquote
You may want to read this before you collect a PHEV.

https://www.transportenvironment.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2020_09_UK_briefing_The_plug-in_hybrid_con.pdf
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Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:10 pm linkquote
I contemplated buying a Honda Supercub a couple of weeks back with the idea of saving some money on transport.

Then realised that I would be spending money in an attempt to save money so why not just not spend the money ?

I think I'm going to wait it out rather than react.
Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:47 pm

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Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:47 pm linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
I contemplated buying a Honda Supercub a couple of weeks back with the idea of saving some money on transport.

Then realised that I would be spending money in an attempt to save money so why not just not spend the money ?

I think I'm going to wait it out rather than react.
Not the worst strategy, I'd say. Nonetheless, I feel lucky for scoring my ride during all this.


Meanwhile, At the Dealership: Showroom a bit empty again.


Also At the Dealership: Yep, also spoken for.

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Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:15 pm linkquote
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Not the worst strategy, I'd say. Nonetheless, I feel lucky for scoring my ride during all this.
Shoot. Red scoots a heap of junk. See the Bodgespotting thread on the NSM side.
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:34 am linkquote
Dog,

I love the Honda Supercub. I have to live in a world of wants versus needs in
order to coexist in harmony with my blushing bride. She already thinks I have
two too many scooters. Plus, as you know, I just bought a 2022 Kymco 550.

Frostbite Falls is thawing enough that I am going to be able to ride my new Kymco home
from the dealer Saturday.

Interesting article on what I expected was occurring. Producing the electricity to
run electric vehicles produces pollution.

Bob Copeland
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:40 am

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Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:40 am linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Interesting article on what I expected was occurring. Producing the electricity to
run electric vehicles produces pollution.

Of course it can - BUT then we shouldn't use such electricity, and hopefully in the years to come we won't. It's perfectly possible to use fully renewable sources for electricity, with the only pollution occurring with the first manufacture of the plant, whether that be hydro, solar, wind, tide or waves.

So please don't use such nay-saying articles as 'proof' that EVs are bad for the planet.
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:02 am linkquote
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I contemplated buying a Honda Supercub
I was doing this too Bill, a few weeks back
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:03 am linkquote
And your thoughts ?
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:06 am linkquote
The amazing thing about electricity is that it can be produced from a range of sources and methods. Petroleum...well (ba-dum), is kinda limited with that.

Yes, some CURRENT ( ) methods of electricity production pollute to some degree. Guess what pollutes a LOT no matter what you do? Oil.

Better to work towards transition and changING direction than, "Ef it, we're already pointed towards a cliff, WOT."
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:10 am linkquote
Yup, but you don't have to "create" oil. It's just sitting there under the ground waiting.

All you have to do is liberate it, refine it and distribute it. Possibly charge the Earth for it also.

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Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:38 am linkquote

…Please at least tell me you don't think sunlight is a finite resource.

Edit to add: Forgot the link to context. It's not an insult towards you...it's a calibration question.
https://abc11.com/sun-solar-panels-energy/1122081/

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Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:08 am

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Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:08 am linkquote
That's got to hurt the resale value possibly destroy it. Similar to the VW diesel thing where test results different than real world.

I am a big proponent of reducing emissions but this sounds like it won't be around very long. When the technology gets a little bit better these will be worthless or require expensive retrofitting.

I also agree with the spending money to save money being redundant.
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:40 am linkquote
The difference between the PHEV thing and the VW scandal is that eventually owners got paid out for Volkswagens ability to lie through their teeth where as the PHEV's will just lose value.

I do have a fear that EV technology is advancing so quickly used prices will crash after the 8 year mark when many early spec batteries will need replacing and owners will feel a little hard done by when the cost of replacement will equal the value of the vehicle.

I'm pretty certain that the prospective owners intentions are well intended but if your intention in buying an EV is to reduce the level of Co2 in the atmosphere driving one won't achieve that as an ICE and an EV will emit the same amount of Co2 in the first 7 years.

As 2030 approaches I see a surge of ICE vehicles being sold for those who feel that EV's aren't for them, which will be interesting to watch. Will manufacturing increase to meet the demand or will the brands reign back to ensure that they aren't left with cars they cannot sell ?

I do have a question though. If Co2 levels and temperatures keep rising what kind of legislation will be imposed next to prevent it from increasing further ?

Ban Cruise Liners ?
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:05 pm linkquote
A gas prices thread evolving into a political rant?!
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:07 pm linkquote
Where are the Politics ?
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:47 pm linkquote
Picture this:

A) '03 Chevy Silverado with leveling kit = 13mpg on s good day. Cost to fuel up in my area = around $140. Tank lasts me about 2 weeks. Car payment = $0.
B) Semi decent car with 10-20% down payment that gets 25-30 mpg. Cost to fuel up in my area = around $70. Tank will lasts around 3-4 weeks. Car payment = $550+.
C) Use truck for truck stuff...use my Vespa for around town. I did the math and with a Vespa + truck I average around 30-35mpg, both are paid off and you can now wipe the smile off my face when I have to run out on the Vespa. It's an adjustment - I get it. Not all can do it...

I lived half of my life in EU and other half in US. The thing with US driving: we do drive a lot but also drive v8's like its nothing. In EU trucks are small cargo vans that are way better on mpg. US is spoiled and welcome to the real world where gas is not $3 a gallon but a liter...
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 2:06 pm linkquote
FWIW, I've noticed gas prices in these parts receding somewhat. Will be interesting to see what the next few weeks bring, although I'm hardly expecting a significant drop.
Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:33 pm

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Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:33 pm linkquote
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A gas prices thread evolving into a political rant?!
Mayor: I don't think there's any politics in this thread. Perhaps I missed it. Miguel
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:30 pm linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
I contemplated buying a Honda Supercub a couple of weeks back…
Oh, I have so little will power… drank that koolaid a couple of years ago…

Chris from CLE


I should have had this out today…

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Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:34 am linkquote
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FWIW, I've noticed gas prices in these parts receding somewhat. Will be interesting to see what the next few weeks bring, although I'm hardly expecting a significant drop.
A week ago we had here 2,285€/l for diesel (9,61$/gallon).
Yesterday I filled up the tank at 1,784€/l (7,50$/gallon).

A considerable difference but still the highest price I ever payed for diesel fuel.
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Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:35 pm linkquote
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Oh, I have so little will power… drank that koolaid a couple of years ago…

Chris from CLE
I would be interested in hearing your opinions on the two different bikes, a comparison so to speak from an owner and not just a tester for the supercub 125 and the primavera 150?
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Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:46 pm linkquote
Honda Cub every time.

My work here is done.
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Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:18 am linkquote
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I would be interested in hearing your opinions on the two different bikes, a comparison so to speak from an owner and not just a tester for the supercub 125 and the primavera 150?
I re-read a post made a while ago. It still holds..

https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2461204#2461204

One more take away is that the Cub, even though it is a step through, is a really a motorcycle - not a scooter at all.

It will run up to 60 but is most comfortable running about 40 - 45mph. And after another year of ownership I can tell you that it costs nothing to own.

I've got to say though, at the end of the day I ride my scooters more. I like the utility and storage of the scooter. Much better for running errands or commuting to work. No backpack required.

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Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:20 am linkquote
Chris, how many hours do you think that you could ride on the Cub non stop ?

Interested minds want to know.
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Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:58 pm linkquote
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Chris, how many hours do you think that you could ride on the Cub non stop ?

Interested minds want to know.
Bill Dog,

I truly am no Ironbutt… the most I have ridden the Cub non-stop is about 90 minutes. For what it's worth, it was about as long as I would like to do. The ride is smooth and the bike certainly does not beat you to death. The saddle is very comfortable but it started to ache after that. I am not sure if it is the bike and suspect it might just be my tender backside….

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Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:38 pm linkquote
I saw a news story about a Ca. refinery is on strike. Is that going to create higher prices and long gas lines in Ca.?
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Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:24 pm linkquote
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I saw a news story about a Ca. refinery is on strike. Is that going to create higher prices and long gas lines in Ca.?
If the strike results in closing down the refinery yes, it could impact gas prices here. But they will probably come up with a compromise to avoid a shutdown. Scab labor in the interim because, you know: Chevron sucks.
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Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:14 am linkquote
We've been granted 5 pence off per litre in Tax until March 2023.

I'm going to spend spend spend.
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Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:48 am linkquote
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We've been granted 5 pence off per litre in Tax until March 2023.

I'm going to spend spend spend.
We 17 cents last weekend, and tomorrow prices go up by 17 cents.
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Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:04 pm linkquote
Today I used the last of my $3.39 gas I stocked up on(18 gallons). I did the same thing when Iraq invaded Kuwait.
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Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:42 pm linkquote
jimc wrote:
Cheapest I ever knew was 6/4 a gallon - UK old money and gallons. That's ~ 32p new money. Same price as a 45 single from the record store. Three gallons for a quid. £1 was $2.60.

Beer was 1/10 a pint. About 9p for a 20oz pint. You could get very pissed for a pound!
"Pissed for a pound." You do realize that phrase will show up somewhere in my dreams tonight, just for being so damned catchy.
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Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:23 pm linkquote
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Today I used the last of my $3.39 gas I stocked up on(18 gallons). I did the same thing when Iraq invaded Kuwait.
Was the hassle worth the $15 you saved?
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Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:09 pm linkquote
Price per gallon today in Santa Cruz California. I've always thought Chevron and Union 76 were the most expensive stations but I've seen one other with higher prices but didn't get a picture.
Miguel



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Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:03 am linkquote
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Was the hassle worth the $15 you saved?
What hassle? I have more time than money. That's why I DIY maintenance. I don't drive across town to save $0.03 a gallon.
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