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Old 04-01-2009, 09:45 AM   #1
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I found a better route to Costco

I just got my bike in the fall, and I've quickly discovered that I don't take my usual routes.

Here's my new route from work to Costco...


So much better than my ride in the cage. Of course, I'm never on time anymore...
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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trip distance

it's hard to tell from the map, and i don't know your area.. but it looks like you turned a 2-3 mile trip into a 30 mile one.

the funny thing... you should calculate how much gas it takes to do your old way to costco in your cage, vs the new way on the bike, see which gets better miles per gallon. i'd bet it'd be pretty close.

... that's how i'd justify it.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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So, what does it look like on the ground? and how do you carry what you buy at Costco? Everything is packs of 4 or 10 or a skid of this and a skid of that?
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:56 AM   #4
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And some people think having a motorcycle will save you on gas...
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:00 PM   #5
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So, what does it look like on the ground? and how do you carry what you buy at Costco? Everything is packs of 4 or 10 or a skid of this and a skid of that?
Well, on this trip, I just picked up 20 lbs of pork shoulder to BBQ. It fit nicely into my Caribou panniers. I was standing in line with my helmet and my hunk of flesh. "Yeah, I'm bad, I'm bad."
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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it's hard to tell from the map, and i don't know your area.. but it looks like you turned a 2-3 mile trip into a 30 mile one.
Let's see here...

Old way: 6.2 mi – about 17 mins
This trip: 34.8 mi - about 94 mins

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the funny thing... you should calculate how much gas it takes to do your old way to costco in your cage, vs the new way on the bike, see which gets better miles per gallon. i'd bet it'd be pretty close.

... that's how i'd justify it.
Good idea. I haven't started tracking mpg on the bike yet. I keep forgetting to check the odometer when I fill up. Oh well, one of these days... Right now, I don't need no justification.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:14 PM   #7
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I would of forgot why I went to Costco if that was me....

But then I do have a short atten...hey look..a shiney quarter.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:20 PM   #8
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And some people think having a motorcycle will save you on gas...
That was part of my logic... boy was I wrong.

Somehow my 50mpg bike uses more gas then my 20mpg car.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:21 PM   #9
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That's a pretty area from what I remember as a kid. Our family used to go to Devon every summer for the big Devon horse show. Is it still pretty up there or is it all developed suburbia/costco-land now?
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:35 PM   #10
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Oh man, that brings back the memories. I grew up on the Jersey shore...my dad still lives back there. We used to head into that part of PA going to craft sales, farmers' markets, Amish furniture stores, etc. I dream of going back east and riding with him. That's a lovely area!
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