Tuesday, August 08, 2006

This here's a holdup

As I was sitting at the stoplight on Lake and Minnehaha the elderly gentleman next to me rolled down his window and asked if I wanted to race. I said sure, but told him I'd take it easy on him so he wouldn't be embarrased to lose in front of his wife (who was in the passenger seat). He said it would be especially embarrasing considering he'd just paid over $70 to fill the tank with premium. $3.39 per gallon. Then he quipped, "The oil companies have a knife in our ribs, don't they?" and laughed. At $3.39 per gallon I'm sure he's gotta laugh to keep from crying.

Date: August 7
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
August mileage: 24
Year to date mileage: 2138

Date: August 8
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
August mileage: 48
Year to date mileage: 2162


Sparky said...

I'll bet the window wasn't electric.

When it hits $5 a gallon, people will actually start demanding change. Can't get there soon enough for me.

Da' Square Wheelman, said...

Have you seen this liberal biker?

He's talking about tax credits for bikers in the Arkansas governor's race.

I found an article on him in The Economist: www.rodbryan.com. Why not the US media?

I have the article up at my blog: