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Posted: 9/2/2005 2:47:09 PM EDT
With the price of fuel now bordering insanity, how many of you are seriously cutting back? I'm talking driving, dropping unneccessary expenses, etc. We're combining trips or not going at all and trying to cut back everything from eating out to running the AC to much. I'm also trying to do more contract work when I can. I see retail price increases on everything coming soon with the increased fuel costs. Is anyone else feeling the pinch enough to scale back yet?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:49:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:49:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
I'm procuring a bicycle. I hate those spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fags, and here I'm fixing to turn into one.



We always become what we hate... Kill me if I ever turn to a liberal.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:50:31 PM EDT
Well, the lawn looks like crap...

Takin' one for the team!

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:50:42 PM EDT
I've cut back on everything that I buy and I cancelled my annual trip up to Michigan to see friends because it would cost too much in gas.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:52:25 PM EDT
I'm driving my motorcycle everywhere I possibly can. On the bright side, it's helping keep my wife from going out shopping.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:52:30 PM EDT

I'm not cutting back, so much as stealing more.





Actually, yes. I also keep a cot, blanket, change of clothes, and other bug out stuff in my vehicle, in case I get stranded with no gas.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:53:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:57:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:


I burn 7 gallons of gas a month going to work. The nearest grocery store is about two blocks away.

... my shooting/camping area is 70 miles away



Wow. I drive 70+ miles per day to get my family away from the type vermin we're watching in action in NO. That's a requirement in many urban areas these days.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:57:57 PM EDT
Some serious cutbacks going on here. No more range trips in my truck, no more boating, may not hunt much this year if things get slightly worse.

I too need a 10-speed or moped. Hell, I bet even those will start to command a healthy price.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:58:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
I'm procuring a bicycle. I hate those spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fags, and here I'm fixing to turn into one.



Wear baggies over top, you'll be fine.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:01:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:02:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:23:03 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:04:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i drive 8-1200 miles per week for work. right now it's on the motorcycle as much as physically possible.



But when it's only 8 you obviously wouldn't care...right?

Ohhhh...you mean 800?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:08:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:14:24 PM EDT by Sydwaiz]

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
I'm procuring a bicycle. I hate those spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fags, and here I'm fixing to turn into one.



Wear baggies over top, you'll be fine.



Nah, then he'll be a closet spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fag and feel all dirty on the inside.

Just roll up a sock and stuff it in your shorts before going out.

ETA: Yes, I wear spandex when riding. And yes, I am cutting back, especially when diesel was at $3.29 this morning by my house.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:09:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sydwaiz:

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
I'm procuring a bicycle. I hate those spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fags, and here I'm fixing to turn into one.



Wear baggies over top, you'll be fine.



Nah, then he'll be a closet spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fag and feel all dirty on the inside.

Just roll up a sock and stuff it in your shorts before going out.




Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:14:03 PM EDT
I was suppose to head to our place in Rockport, but I figured I would save the gas and some $$$.
Heck it's almost cheaper to fly than drive.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:15:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:17:41 PM EDT by RogerBall]

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
I'm procuring a bicycle. I hate those spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fags, and here I'm fixing to turn into one.



Wear baggies over top, you'll be fine.



You mean he should wear baggies over his baggie?

On a different note, I have always been a cheapskate MF. I drive a Ford Escort because i like the economy, i ride the motorcycle as well, have for years, and i own four bicycles! Well, i really only ride two of them, the third my daughter uses and the fourth is still on the bench being overhauled.
I have always tried to combine trips, walk or bike locally. I keep my tire pressure up (one really good, easy way to improve mileage), my oil changed and bearings lubricated.

I thought everybody did that, so my habits really have not changed that much. I just worry about it more now.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:16:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
I'm procuring a bicycle. I hate those spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fags, and here I'm fixing to turn into one.



We're here! We're queer! And we've got Treks!

I started riding the bicycle into work more regularly too. Depending on how things go I think I can go about three weeks between tanks.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:17:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
I'm procuring a bicycle. I hate those spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fags, and here I'm fixing to turn into one.



Fabulous! You MUST post pics when you get your outfit together!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:24:40 PM EDT
I'm going to try to cut back on simply "blowing" money. It's a bad habit i have anyway.
I figure cut back a little on dinners out with my girl, less movie rentals/PPV, stop buying uneccessary DVD's, shit like that.

I'm also going to make my frieends drive more when we hang out, lazy bastards.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:27:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:29:24 PM EDT by slidestop]
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:30:19 PM EDT
Nope, I'm still spending money like I was on shore leave. Fortunately I can afford to spend and save alot at the same time.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:32:03 PM EDT
Hell, we don't drive around that much anyway.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:33:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:35:29 PM EDT
I've walked to work and downtown all week. Well, since Tuesday a.m. when I saw gas jumped 20¢. I had to take my car to the dealer for service this morning, 25 miles away, and this was the first time I ran it all week.

I'm going on a day hike tomorrow morning, with the trailhead about 30 miles away. I'll take my grocery list with me and hit the store on my way home. Then I'll walk all week again.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:37:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
I'm procuring a bicycle. I hate those spandex-wearing traffic-blocking fags, and here I'm fixing to turn into one.



Best move you can make. You'll feel like a kid again, cut your waistline, and help your heart.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:38:26 PM EDT
no mo' gas ho'ing, doc, dentist, barbershop, supermarket I can walk to....only problem is work 3 miles away push comes to shove mountain bike....
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:38:30 PM EDT
... thinking twice about just jumping into the vehicle and splitting, used to not give it any thought

... but no, I'm not changing my lifestyle
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:39:39 PM EDT
I am pulling the chip out of my truck and going back to regular after this tank...once it went over $3.50 a gallon in my area I said fk it....the extra few ponies arent worth it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:40:13 PM EDT
I've asked the 21 yr old hot rodder in the office to keep an eye out for a low cost commuter car for me.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:43:46 PM EDT
today when I went in search of a locking gas cap I rode my bike
going to start riding it for everything I can, possibly even grocery shopping if I only need a few things
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:54:40 PM EDT
I only drive my DD 13mpg Land Cruiser when I have to...make the gf drive her Accord everywhere else. I've also started going w/o AC (not too bad in WA) ....and have noticed a slight improvement in mpg...

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:02:06 PM EDT
I am in Atlanta. I am afraid of more mass hysteria like that which gripped the city on Wednesday. I drive to and from work and to and from the grocery store. No more than that is allowed until the pumps work again and everyone calms down.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:55:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
I'm driving my motorcycle everywhere I possibly can. On the bright side, it's helping keep my wife from going out shopping.



+ 1 My sport bike is finally gonna see some use this year. Almost can't beat 30+ MPG as well as being able to go 0-90-0 in under 10 secs. Now I just gotta figure how to strap my AR and Ammo box to it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:02:33 PM EDT
I have a work truck and gas is paid for--but, the minivan for the kids usually runs about a month on a tank of gas.

I have already started spending money that would have gone to gas on food/supplies/etc...
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:06:44 PM EDT
No more trips home for lunch. I'm gonna miss that mid-day pie treat.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:10:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 5:10:41 PM EDT by 1shott]
I am searching the classifieds for HUMMERS for sale......


The full sized ones, I hate the H2 and H3
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:24:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:29:19 PM EDT
I have avoided unnecessary trips; I bike/walk when I can. I'm moving next week close to DC, so I'll be using public transportation a lot and I think my car will feel very abandoned in the coming weeks.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:32:40 PM EDT
The last couple days I drove the little 4.6 V8 instead of the big V8.



Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:37:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By slidestop:

Originally Posted By 1shott:
I am searching the classifieds for HUMMERS for sale......


The full sized ones, I hate the H2 and H3



Whats the pricing like ?




Have not found any yet.....
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:41:14 PM EDT
Nope. I'm spending more than ever. Cold, hard cash. No credic spending, cash. Gotta save the credic for later, maybe.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:43:31 PM EDT
I do field service and lately have been averagin 1,000 miles per week. Not much I can do about it. Luckily, even though I drive a Grand Prix, I get 30mpg on the highway. After the gas companies finish looting the country they will have to drop the price down as they will already have as much of our money as the government.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:50:29 PM EDT
Folks, really. Do the math on the price hike on gas, and how much more are you REALLY spending? It ain't much, I'll tell ya. Hype hype hype hype HYPE.





Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:59:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By slidestop:

Originally Posted By 1shott:
I am searching the classifieds for HUMMERS for sale......


The full sized ones, I hate the H2 and H3



Whats the pricing like ?




Have not found any yet.....



Go to Ebay.com, type HUMMER, then sort by price - highest first. That'll give you a good rundown on H1 asking prices. Click on the left column for COMPLETED items to get high bids/sales figures.
~m38a1
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:00:14 PM EDT
I've always been conserative with all expenses. Nothing new here.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:38:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:13:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
Well, the lawn looks like crap...

Takin' one for the team!





Me too...stop watering the lawn and have saved $40 a month in doing so.

Yes, between sending $ to the Red cross (which my company matches), the price of gas. We have cut way back, no AC, cut back on steaks, making soups. etc.

But I still have my house and family so I'm happy. No honestly I'm Happy.

Ok I'll work on it some more maybe I'll even convince me.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 7:26:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 7:27:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ipschoser1:
With the price of fuel now bordering insanity, how many of you are seriously cutting back?

Actually, I'm spending! You guys need to check out eBay. A lot of stuff is being put up for sale that you might want/need that someone else does not.
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