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Old 06-01-2008, 01:55 PM   #151
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I swear the price increased at the Shell station up the street from when I passed it on the way to the post office till re-tracing my route back home.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:09 PM   #152
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Some people will tell you the higher grade gas is better for the car's engine. I never use anything but the regular unleaded.

I think it would have been much bigger news if they'd actually suspended the gas tax, and there'd have been a drop in gas prices already.

Friday morning, the nearest station regular unleaded was 4.03. Friday night: 4.13. Sunday morning: 4.19. Sheesh. It's definitely been creeping up more frequently around here than it did even just a few weeks ago, when it hovered just below 4.00 for at least a week or two.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:22 PM   #153
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Some people will tell you the higher grade gas is better for the car's engine. I never use anything but the regular unleaded
It's best to use the type of gas that's mentioned in your car's manual.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:03 PM   #154
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I got misty eyed just now when I saw $4.39
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:12 PM   #155
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The rate of increase is getting out of hand. I just don't get it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:19 PM   #156
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Gas Prices have traditionally increased after Memorial Day. This latest increase might be apart of that.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:30 PM   #157
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I realize that prices increase after Memorial Day. But they've practically gone up an entire dollar. It's unacceptable ,and frustrating that it seems there's just nothing we can possibly do about it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:36 PM   #158
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I'm very grateful that my commute allows me to easily take the bus, and that my workplace subsidizes the annual bus pass. Most weeks, I don't even use my car until the weekends, and even then not that often.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:03 PM   #159
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8.86 Beat that.*



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Old 06-01-2008, 06:09 PM   #160
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It's best to use the type of gas that's mentioned in your car's manual.
this is true...we have to use the 89 or above which is about 10 cents more per gallon than the 87...if we use 87, our engine knocks and the check engine light comes on
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:13 PM   #161
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I just spent the afternoon visiting a few local bike shops and test riding some bikes. It's been about 7 years since I've had a bike, and it makes sense now more than ever to start biking to work again.

I've got my eyes on the Trek 7.5fx:


It's a bit above my preferred price range, but it feels much nicer than the next model down. Trouble is, no shops in my area carry it in a big enough size for me.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:28 PM   #162
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I just spent the afternoon visiting a few local bike shops and test riding some bikes. It's been about 7 years since I've had a bike, and it makes sense now more than ever to start biking to work again.


It's a bit above my preferred price range, but it feels much nicer than the next model down. Trouble is, no shops in my area carry it in a big enough size for me.

I think I have a 7.5 or 7.6! Good bike.

The shop had to locate one for me and have it "traded" from a shop in (oddly enough) Northern California. This was a few years ago though.
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Looks like I may be out of luck with the 7.5 - it appears Trek doesn't make it any bigger than 22.5" - I need a 25". Damn.
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I got misty eyed just now when I saw $4.39
Mr. BAW used to fill up his first car for 13-cents a gallon....but that was in 1968.
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Mr. BAW used to fill up his first car for 13-cents a gallon....but that was in 1968.
I got my first car just before my senior year of college almost 10 years ago, and I used to complain about the gas stations near campus gouging the students by charging $1.25 a gallon.

If I didn't have to go through some sketchy neighborhoods, I would definitely ride my bike 7 miles to work, to get more exercise as well as save gas.
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