Driving from SLC to the best singletrack in the US, need advice



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Janet

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Sorry about the double posts - technical difficulties with my ISP...

Janet
 
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Sorni

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Janet wrote:

> Just to put things in perspective. I know lots of people who complain
> about gas prices around $3/gal, but don't think twice about their
> $32/gal fancy coffee. Think about it - a fancy coffee from Starbucks
> costs around $4/8oz cup. A gallon is 64 oz or eight 8oz cups of
> coffee, hence $32/gal of coffee......


I saw a woman pouring Chanel #5 in her gas tank today!

Bill "OK, it was a cartoon" S.
 
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G.T.

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Janet wrote:
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> Just to put things in perspective. I know lots of people who complain
> about gas prices around $3/gal, but don't think twice about their
> $32/gal fancy coffee. Think about it - a fancy coffee from Starbucks
> costs around $4/8oz cup. A gallon is 64 oz or eight 8oz cups of coffee,
> hence $32/gal of coffee......
>



Pleasure isn't a commodity so people are happy to pay a premium to
experience pleasure. In general I derive much more pleasure from a
gallon of coffee than I do from a gallon of gas. I derive much more
utility from a gallon of gas but utility doesn't excite the senses like
a nice cup.

Greg

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"All my time I spent in heaven
Revelries of dance and wine
Waking to the sound of laughter
Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
 
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JD

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Janet wrote:
> Sorry about the double posts - technical difficulties with my ISP...
>
> Janet



I was thinking you spilled some coffee on your keyboard.

JD
 
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H M Leary

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> > Just to put things in perspective. I know lots of people who complain
> > about gas prices around $3/gal, but don't think twice about their
> > $32/gal fancy coffee. Think about it - a fancy coffee from Starbucks
> > costs around $4/8oz cup. A gallon is 64 oz or eight 8oz cups of coffee,
> > hence $32/gal of coffee......
> >

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Since this is a bicycle newsgroup, how about $252 USD for a gallon of
Phil Wood tenacious oil....?

How many chins can you buy for that?

HAND

I have a carbon fiber bike with carbon wheels.
Can I ride that through the thunder..?

:)
 
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Booker C. Bense

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In article <[email protected]>,
JD <[email protected]> wrote:
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>Booker C. Bense wrote:
>> Also, gas prices will be approaching European levels in the USA this summer.

>
>
>I'm wondering where you got that nugget of information from.
>


_ It's 3.50 in the Sierra already and April is the off
season. You'll see over $5 by the time of the summer tourist
crunch. I'd love to be wrong, but if you're making plans for
long drives this summer I think you need to at least keep
that possiblity in mind.

_ Booker C. Bense


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Booker C. Bense

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In article <[email protected]>,
mark <[email protected]> wrote:
>"Per Löwdin" wrote ...
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>>> Also, gas prices will be approaching European levels in the USA this
>>> summer.

>>
>> Really, the gas in Sweden costs approximately 6 USD per gallon.
>>
>> Per

>
>I suppose if gas in the US goes from $2.50 per gallon to $3.50 per gallon it
>could be said to be "approaching" European levels, but only if European
>prices remain constant. Americans pay less for fuel than almost the entire
>world, but they make up for it by complaining about the price more.


_ It's already at $3.50 in a lot of mountain towns in
California. $5 a gallon seems well within the possiblities
in the mountains at least.

_ Booker C. Bense



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(PeteCresswell)

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Per Janet:
>Think about it - a fancy coffee from Starbucks
>costs around $4/8oz cup. A gallon is 64 oz or eight 8oz cups of coffee,
>hence $32/gal of coffee......


That's even better than the bottled water comparison (which is probably obsolete
by now...)
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PeteCresswell
 
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Janet

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JD wrote:
> Janet wrote:
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>>Sorry about the double posts - technical difficulties with my ISP...
>>
>>Janet

>
>
>
> I was thinking you spilled some coffee on your keyboard.
>
> JD
>

LOL!!

Janet
 
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Per Löwdin

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> I suppose if gas in the US goes from $2.50 per gallon to $3.50 per gallon
> it could be said to be "approaching" European levels,


Well, it means that the gas price in the US is 40-55 percent of the price in
Europe. Most Europeans would call that a bargain.

> but only if European prices remain constant.


True, yes, the will not, if the price of crude goes up the European prices
are likely to rise even further.

> Americans pay less for fuel than almost the entire world, but they make up
> for it by complaining about the price more.


In Europe 70 percent or so of the gas price is tax. I find the American gas
prices irrational, spineless, they lead to over-consumption, and at the same
time as the price is ridiculously low there are huge deficits that may a
threat to everyone.

In any case the price of gas will be one of our smallest problems this
summer.

Per
http://lowdin.nu