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Old 05-11-2018, 12:26 PM   #171 (permalink)
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The last time I rode my bike over the bridge over the Willamette, there was a deer (hard to judge the size. Fawn? Yearling?) down by the boat ramp at the mouth of the millrace.

It doesn't get more downtown than that (around here).

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Old 05-11-2018, 01:04 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Gasoline prices are nowhere near what they were back at the peak in 2007-8. The highest I paid was $4.18/gal.

Now, I pay nothing for gasoline ...
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:27 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Has anyone else seen an animal that large in a neighborhood? It was next to the sidewalk when I passed, but I stopped and walked back to take the picture.
Depends on your definition of "neighborhood". Don't think where I live would exactly qualify as a neighbood, but it's not uncommon to see wild horses grazing in the front yard. And when I first bought the place, before the previous owner had moved out, she called me up early one morning to tell me "There's a great big bear sitting on YOUR patio!".
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:53 PM   #174 (permalink)
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:31 PM   #175 (permalink)
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Gasoline prices are nowhere near what they were back at the peak in 2007-8. The highest I paid was $4.18/gal.

Now, I pay nothing for gasoline ...
I paid $4.44 for 93 octane back in 2012... oh how I wish I had discovered EcoModder back then lol... I got 19-22mpg in my truck lol
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AAA shares some "gas-saving" tips in an article with some dubious mythbusting.

AAA of Arizona debunks gas-saving myths

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Claim #2: Turn off the AC to make your fuel last longer.

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Claim #3: “Pump” up your fuel economy by over-inflating tires

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With gas prices going up, what's it cost to fill up your car?


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As gas prices continue their upward climb, erasing a portion of Americans' tax cut savings, fuel economy is suddenly important again.
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Those Arizona AA's had a drink too many?

OTOH, if their readers mind the 'What does work' tips they'd potentially save a lot.

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