|8 mpg along 37 mpg|
Do the math. If you drive 10k per year at $3.90 cents per gallon. I just went thru this scenario with buying the new car. It gets 37mpg (rated) and I hope to get at least 35 in real life.
Its weird how I almost find these huge SUV's offensive.
Do you really need all that room in there? Do they have 5 kids?
Why would someone pay so much more money to drive such a huge vehicle?
They must have a huge amount of disposable income.
I did get in almost 3 hours in the saddle yesterday and it was a very nice ride. I rode straight west (away from the lake) and it went from 48 degrees to 65 degrees in less than 20 minutes. Layer after later of clothing came off. Gloves came off. Even my knee warmers became too warm but did not remove them cuz I would need them to get back to the store.
So I turned back east (toward the lake) and put layer after layer back on every 20 minutes or so. Its just what you need to do to ride where I live. You just deal with it.
I always travel with a full kit in the car, in summer I have two.
But now I have almost two backpacks full of assorted layers. Clothing to accommodate 28 degrees up to 70 degrees. About one thousand dollars worth of clothes if you count the shoes, boots and helmet.
A few more days of cold temps have hit. A few snowflakes this morn. Lows in the 20's.
I say fine. Just this one last weekend. Then, it better get warmer.
Or else Im gonna..............