Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bicycle Anyone?

Gas prices have once again ventured past the four dollar a gallon mark. This gas station I passed today was selling the low grade regular for $4.15 9/10 per gallon today. WOW! This got me to thinking how pampered and spoiled most of us have gotten and then I got to wondering how far most of us would go to not have to leave the comforts of our cars for other transportation. I mean bicycle's would be a more cost effective form of transportation and would even help us get in shape. Is it me or is it ironic that people spend good money on gas to drive a car to a gym where they then again spend good money to ride a stationary bike? I can see the irony in that situation. I also think that it would bring gas prices down in a hurry if the American people would unite and stop driving so much. Take the bus, ride a bike, walk when close enough, and car pool. As much as I like my car I for one didn't drive anywhere this past weekend. My car went two full days without ever leaving my drive. Now I did go out with my brother and family shopping, so I did get out and who knows if I would have driven anywhere if I had not had other mode of transportation, but I for one do think twice before going out these days. Well, I guess that about sums it up. Think the biking industry can come up with something with four walls and a heater for winter?


3 comments:

ida said...

some gas station up your way posted gas for 5.99 trying to get people not to stop in becouse they ran out of gas and didnt know when the next gas truck would be. i think they were just trying to get nationaly noticed.

ida said...

ps. been battleing depression but its a true gas savor. you really dont want to go anywhere..........lol at least i can laugh at myself.

Sheila said...

Yeah I saw the one for $5.99 and you are probably correct, it did get them some free advertising. Don't be depressed, we are all in teh same boat!