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Uncle Ben
06-26-2008, 07:32 AM
:eek:;)

Romer
06-26-2008, 07:46 AM
I had one bill that was $140 with the subtank

MDH33
06-26-2008, 07:51 AM
$9.59 a gallon! ? ! Where the heck was that and why so much?

subzali
06-26-2008, 07:57 AM
probably at the exit where if you don't fill up you won't make it to the next gas station in Lake Tahoe

AxleIke
06-26-2008, 09:17 AM
LOL. I was just going to say, it was probably the "last resort" gas station.

There used to be a gas station just outside of Canyonlands Needles district.

Swung in there once for ice when I was a kid.

Gas everywhere else: $0.90 a gallon
Gas at that station: $6.50 a gallon

Shark Bait
06-26-2008, 09:55 AM
We paid a low of $4.51 "cash" up to $5.00/gallon for diesel. :(

ginericLC
06-26-2008, 09:57 AM
9.59 I call photoshop!

MDH33
06-26-2008, 10:04 AM
So, when gas tops $10 gallon I guess they'll have to modify all the pumps since they don't have enough digits to register that high.

nakman
06-26-2008, 10:23 AM
I think our total gas cost was right around $900 for the whole trip. Hard to tell, since a couple of my riders popped for a tank or two every now and then so it wasn't all on me :thumb: But several times I got cut off at the $75 credit card limit, then didn't bother with filling it up since I knew we'd be buying gas again within 150-200 miles.

I got 1.5-2mpg less than Hulk, consistently, difference being my roof rack which held two water jugs and two gas cans. All of them were empty, but they still stuck up in the air.. The jugs were only used to haul river water up to the shower setup. And the irony is I never took a shower, and ended up giving both cans of gas to other guys in the club... ah well.


ps- yes I still bathed, but preferred to just go swimming with soap, which I did just about every day, some days twice.

Red_Chili
06-26-2008, 10:24 AM
What they did when it topped $1/gallon (yes, I am ancient) was they put a $1 sticker in front of the digits. They just altered the innards slightly to record the correct price.

Red_Chili
06-26-2008, 10:27 AM
I got 1.5-2mpg less than Hulk, consistently, difference being my roof rack which held two water jugs and two gas cans. All of them were empty, but they still stuck up in the air.. The jugs were only used to haul river water up to the shower setup. And the irony is I never took a shower, and ended up giving both cans of gas to other guys in the club... ah well.

Well, Stinky, I found the same effect from running a roof rack. About 2mpg impact to the Chili. Even though it started out not very aerodynamic. So it now has no roof rack.

When I got 19mpg, I was driving with the sides rolled up and the soft doors off. I think it was worth 1mpg though I can't explain why. 1mpg is 1mpg. Gonna be cold in the winter though.
:rolleyes:

Hulk
06-26-2008, 10:35 AM
We also learned some valuable lessons concerning drafting. We must have been a sight to see: a whole line of built Toyotas, cruising at 70mph, all spaced about 8 feet from one another.

Red_Chili
06-26-2008, 10:56 AM
Hey, it works for geese...
why not hogs? :lmao:

Uncle Ben
06-26-2008, 11:01 AM
I am staying silent for the most part but I will say the $9.59 fuel price is not altered at all! :eek: ;)

Red_Chili
06-26-2008, 11:38 AM
But the button showing 91 octane is...?
You sneaky devil.

Hulk
06-26-2008, 01:06 PM
That picture has not been doctored. I was there.

timmbuck2
06-26-2008, 01:28 PM
the 91 octane does look a little suspicious...

Red_Chili
06-26-2008, 02:07 PM
That picture has not been doctored. I was there.

So... when is Rising Sun going to change to a mountain bike or motorcycle club?

:eek:

I'm gonna hafta bone up on some other hobbies.:(

subzali
06-26-2008, 02:16 PM
Mountain bike - covered. Motorbike - been wantin' to work on that :(

Red_Chili
06-26-2008, 02:46 PM
I need the exercise anyway... and my mountain bike is really nice - and unused for the most part!

AxleIke
06-26-2008, 03:41 PM
Or, alternatively, we could just remain a 4wd club, and become a group of bike/PT/walk commuters.

Its how I pay for this stuff. I'd have been out of the game a long time ago if I had to drive every day.

subzali
06-26-2008, 03:50 PM
Or at some point we can still be a 4wd drive club but only be able to TALK about how we USED to 4-wheel - before gas prices got too high :lmao: :(

MDH33
06-26-2008, 04:01 PM
Or at some point we can still be a 4wd drive club but only be able to TALK about how we USED to 4-wheel - before gas prices got too high :lmao: :(

Yup. It will become more like an antique car club. We'll shine them up once or twice a year for a gathering of old Toyotas on our own "concours d'elegance" as we chat about the good old days when these relics actually saw the dirt.

Romer
06-26-2008, 04:55 PM
Our you can have a 4wd
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=9479&stc=1&d=1214268507

and a sporty little car that gets great gas mileage:D

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=6748&stc=1&d=1195370439

ScaldedDog
06-26-2008, 08:59 PM
In early 1981 (when I was a broke college student driving a 74 Pinto) gas prices were just under $3/gallon in today's dollars. So, yeah, $4/gallon gas is expensive, but it's not all *that* expensive. I don't even remember talking much about the price of gas then, and it's all the media seems to understand, today.

What's different, IMHO, is that we all got used to gas being dirt cheap for fifteen years, or so, and we're having a hard time adjusting to that. Don't get me started on the politics of it, but if we can keep the fools and dreamers from completely screwing the pooch, then this, too, shall pass. Relatively.

Mark

wesintl
06-26-2008, 09:26 PM
Yup. It will become more like an antique car club. We'll shine them up once or twice a year for a gathering of old Toyotas on our own "concours d'elegance" as we chat about the good old days when these relics actually saw the dirt.

Thats what I do now :confused:

I've given up... I prefer web wheelin now. it's cheaper and safer, and I can photo chop my rig onto any trail in the world. I never have to leave the house :o

Uncle Ben
06-26-2008, 10:28 PM
ok.....here's another angle of that same pump....

subzali
06-26-2008, 11:53 PM
Oh...gotcha. You sneaky...

Rezarf
06-26-2008, 11:56 PM
I dont get it, is it race gas or jet fuel or something?

I am dumb. :doh:

Red_Chili
06-27-2008, 08:32 AM
How about a backpacking club?
Knees won't permit it. When I talk about backcountry access for mobility-impaired folks being a justification for 4x4 routes, I ain't talkin' theory.

Fortunately I still seem to be able to ride my motorcycle (limited standing any more) and mountain bike (if I properly adjust the saddle).

Red_Chili
06-27-2008, 09:46 AM
:lmao:
I often use 2.23+4.7 for over 228:1 and find it just about right. Depending.

Hulk
06-27-2008, 10:56 AM
Just saying, it was funny when Kirsten would walk back to the truck get a fresh roll of film or sun block after sitting at the edge of the lake for half an hour waiting for the Rising Sun group to catch up to the walking spotters & viewing gallery. :-)

Film? :confused: What's film?

Convert
06-27-2008, 03:44 PM
Took some time today to total up my mileage and fuel usage. Total miles are off my GPS not the odometer.

Miles total = 2368
Fuel total = 170.5 gallons
Average MPG = 13.8
Best MPG = 15.5
Worst MPG = 11.6

corsair23
06-27-2008, 03:47 PM
Matt and I tracked the fuel pretty dang close for the trip (used GPS for the mileage) and here are the (surprising in some cases) results...

Total miles driven: 2225
Total gals of fuel used: 173.389
Avg MPG: 13.18

Lowest price per gallon: $4.029 (H.R. CO)
Highest price per gallon: $4.899 (Kyburz, CA)

Lowest mpg trek: 6.55 mpg from Kyburz CA to Reno NV (Rubicon trail :))
Highest mpg trek: 15.95 mpg from W. Wendover, NV to Battle Mtn, NV

We got the highest mpg figures while travelling in a pack (drafting) and going slow (following Dave :hill:) although a close second was the 224 mile section from Ely NV to Salina UT where we got 15.6mpg and probably averaged 70-75mph

Taking the Rubicon trail out of it we got:

CO to CA - 13.4 mpg avg
CA to CO - 14.3 mpg avg

Personally I think that is pretty dang good for a brick with a 4" lift, 315s, 4.88s, etc. loaded down with probably 1000#s + of gear. It was apparent that NOT having a roof rack or anything on top made a definite difference.

I was surprised that on 5 of the legs of the trip we got better than 14mpg :thumb:

MPG Range # of legs
---------- --------
<10..................1
>10 to <12........1
>12 to <13........2
>13 to <14........2
>14 to <15........3
>15..................2

Mendocino
06-28-2008, 07:22 AM
They'll start selling by the litre instead;)

So, when gas tops $10 gallon I guess they'll have to modify all the pumps since they don't have enough digits to register that high.

Hulk
06-29-2008, 11:43 PM
Matt and I tracked the fuel pretty dang close for the trip (used GPS for the mileage) and here are the (surprising in some cases) results...

Total miles driven: 2225
Total gals of fuel used: 173.389
Avg MPG: 13.18

Lowest price per gallon: $4.029 (H.R. CO)
Highest price per gallon: $4.899 (Kyburz, CA)

Lowest mpg trek: 6.55 mpg from Kyburz CA to Reno NV (Rubicon trail :))
Highest mpg trek: 15.95 mpg from W. Wendover, NV to Battle Mtn, NV

We got the highest mpg figures while travelling in a pack (drafting) and going slow (following Dave :hill:) although a close second was the 224 mile section from Ely NV to Salina UT where we got 15.6mpg and probably averaged 70-75mph

Taking the Rubicon trail out of it we got:

CO to CA - 13.4 mpg avg
CA to CO - 14.3 mpg avg

Personally I think that is pretty dang good for a brick with a 4" lift, 315s, 4.88s, etc. loaded down with probably 1000#s + of gear. It was apparent that NOT having a roof rack or anything on top made a definite difference.

I was surprised that on 5 of the legs of the trip we got better than 14mpg :thumb:

MPG Range # of legs
---------- --------
<10..................1
>10 to <12........1
>12 to <13........2
>13 to <14........2
>14 to <15........3
>15..................2

BEST... COPILOT... EVER!
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

corsair23
06-30-2008, 07:48 PM
BEST... COPILOT... EVER!
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Awwww shucks :o

Just don't let me do any more spotting until I get some lessons :hill: