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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:14 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Its getting tough out there! The recent Coniston trip cost us £100 in diesel alone, let alone the coffee and cake.

Lets hope things sort themselves out and theres no more rumours of exploding pipelines.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:17 pm 
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there was a time when fuel costs never came into making plans, like you say Mark its a massive factor now. at least you will save on round two!! Nearly the same for me :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:34 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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I reckon I racked up 2000 miles going to just the Nationals last year, then another 400 to Mayhem

Car sharing is the way forward (along with driving at 50-60mph to keep decent fuel economy)

Probably spent £300+ on fuel alone

You only live once eh! Can't take it with you so may as well enjoy it and use it whilst you can


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:28 pm 
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Was talking to my boss today about a friend of his who's got a Rover SD1 with a Spitfire engine. Gets about 17 to the gallon on the motorway. Cruises at 600rpm though.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:49 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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i spend £400-£500 a month on fuel just seeing my girlfriend, she lives 132 miles away, its shocking.

just sold my car this week, using a scooter for now around here as i have 4 months to knuckle down at work, where its her turn to visit me.....scary that i will save £2,000 in that time though!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:58 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
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i must admit i am being alot more picky about what rides i go to now because of the fuel costs. i try and make the longer trips more worthwhile by making a 2/3/4 day road trip out of it.

for example when i did the cannock ride which is 3 hours away i then drive to coed y brenin for example which is about another 1 1/2 from cannock then stay there for 2 days riding then drive home which is 4 hours. so in total i drive for 8 1/2 hours over 3 days as opposed to 6 hours in one day but i get 3 good rides in, although there is the accommodation cost on top of about £80 in a b+b (or you could camp). but overall i feel more justified in the cost because of the extended amount of riding.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:27 am 
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Petrol prices have increased by around 12% over the last 3 years, diesel about 5%. This is (tops) a tenner on a full tank. I don't see how this is a big deal for people spending reasonable sums on top end retro rides and having stables of decent bikes. I'll get flamed for posting this, but i just don't get it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:39 am 
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i think it's just about getting a bit more value for the out lay of a couple of tanks of fuel.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:50 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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i had to pay the prices. as do others, and thats why folk will never rule out there cars no matter what.

my works transit goes through about £1,300 of diesel per month too!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:44 am 
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markoc wrote:
Petrol prices have increased by around 12% over the last 3 years, diesel about 5%. This is (tops) a tenner on a full tank. I don't see how this is a big deal for people spending reasonable sums on top end retro rides and having stables of decent bikes. I'll get flamed for posting this, but i just don't get it.


I'm interested in the source for those figures.

The BBC says unleaded is now at 137p/litre, on average. In March 2009 it was 91p, according to http://www.petrolprices.com/the-price-of-fuel.html, which is a 50% rise or thereabouts. Of course there are some wild variations in the meantime.

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