OT: It's good to ride a bike... or DAMN - look at those lines at the gas pump!!!

This afternoon cable news beamed out news of gas prices of $6 and change per gallon in Atlanta - and my spidey senses began to tingle. Sure enough, on my
way out for a cruise to get a bite to eat tonight I drove past at least 20 or more gas stations and all but two were packed to capacity and spilling out into the streets. Apparently the fear is that gas will hit the $6 mark around here by this weekend. One of the stations without much business was beside the restaurant I stopped at - they told me inside that the station was empty because they had run out of gas hours earlier.
Well I don't know about anyone else, but I'd rather pay $6 a gallon tommorow morning when my car is on empty, as opposed to not being able to buy a single drop at any price because the huddled masses made a panic run on the pumps. I'd hate to be the guy who didn't poke his head out tonight and gets stalled at a dry pump tomorrow morning with an empty gas tank. Around here (at least for tonight) it's $3 for unleaded, $3.30 for the 93 oct. brew to keep the Harley wound up.
Tomorrow - who knows. It doesn't look too good. Still, it's a whole lot better than the folks on the gulf coast have it. I was arguing with my brother-in-law this past weekend that I didn't think $2.50 a gallon was anything to get pissed about, where we were getting it for $1.80 or less a few months ago. I think he owes me a beer or something - especially if gas hits that $6 mark
Besides, beer's gonna be cheaper than gas pretty soon.
WmB
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You reap what you sow. Welcome to reality, Boy.
If you vote for proven incompetence, please don't come crying to me when that is exactly what you get.
...../V
PS: I have been walking to save gas (and hopefully retain fitness) for over a year now, right through winter at 8,000 feet. Welcome to the club. The 74 Ranchero stays parked. It has a full tank of gas. It will remain full for at least a month. I use the car perhaps once every one or two weeks.

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Is there a formula for converting a couple of thousand plastic models into gasoline? How about a few hundred cast resin kits? Vacuforms?
It's hovering around $3 here in Marin. Just accross the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge is one of the largest refineries in the country. Delivery distance less than twenty miles. Go figure.
Oh well, I can stay home more and actually build some of those stored kits.
Tom
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Kits >> eBay >> $$$ >> Gas
Or something like that.
WmB
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How I envy you!
Petrol (gasoline) prices here have just gone up from $7.51 per gallon to $8.28. I can't remember when we last had prices as low as $6.00 per gallon.
Gordon McLaughlin (in the UK)

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Really cheap!
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