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Donal DeLay
10-15-2008, 10:34 AM
This is kinda neat.

http://www.bikecommuters.com/gas-saving-calculator/

I save 210.00 a year by JUST riding 5mi (roundtrip) to/from work.

EDIT. yearly, not monthly.

Ryudo
10-15-2008, 10:35 AM
Does it take you 45 minutes to get there?

Evan the Shaggy
10-15-2008, 10:38 AM
Couldnt someone who uses public transportation use this as well?

Ryudo
10-15-2008, 10:40 AM
Do you make waffles while cycling?

TIP
10-15-2008, 10:41 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4164H7JFBWL._AA280_.jpg

ZombieSpeedball
10-15-2008, 10:43 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4164H7JFBWL._AA280_.jpg

I read the thread title fast and thought it said "How much gas do you have?"

TIP
10-15-2008, 10:47 AM
I read the thread title fast and thought it said "How much gas do you have?"

That's our Donal!

FuturisticPlans
10-15-2008, 11:05 AM
Unfortunately, I only ride my bike for fun and exercise. I live far enough out in the 'burbs that a car is necessary to get anywhere other than the little gas station/convenience store down the road. :(

Shane W
10-15-2008, 11:11 AM
210 month? For 5 mile round trip? Did your car require you to pour gas into it as you drive?

Donal DeLay
10-15-2008, 11:16 AM
Does it take you 45 minutes to get there? 10-15 minutes.


Couldnt someone who uses public transportation use this as well?
No, because it also tells you how much CO2 you didn't release. Plus, depending on the travel distance, you could spend more money. Per day I save .84cents (roundtrip). A roundtrip bus ride would cost me 3.50.

Donal DeLay
10-15-2008, 11:17 AM
210 month? For 5 mile round trip? Did your car require you to pour gas into it as you drive?
My truck got 22mpg. That's what the calculation is based on.

Shane W
10-15-2008, 11:17 AM
My truck got 22mpg. That's what the calculation is based on.

There's some wonky math going on somewhere. Are you sure that isn't per year you're saving?

Donal DeLay
10-15-2008, 12:44 PM
There's some wonky math going on somewhere. Are you sure that isn't per year you're saving?
:Oops:

Yeah, that's yearly. :D