"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson

Friday, November 7

I got gas

On a personal note, I have had a knot in my back for days that will not go away. I was thinking maybe it was ORSD. (Obama-Related Stress Disorder) However, today I have figured out what's ailing me. I got Gas.

This fall, I've been doing my part to rid my family from its dependence on foreign oil. I bought a motorcycle in August. I have traveled 2000 miles on two wheels since August and have left my 1991 4x4 Toyota Pickup in the driveway 95% of the time. In addition to awesome acceleration and an ear drum-damaging exhaust note, the bike gets me 56 mpg. Before I dog too much on the truck, I have to admit that it gets me a freakishly good 33 mpg hauling a dirt bike and a trailer carrying a 4-wheeler. That being said, I figure the bike saved me about $300 in gas this fall. I filled it up in August with gas and just yesterday, I had to drive it to Salt Lake for work and so I filled it up. (I had a $50 gift card I won at a business meeting that was only good in SLC) That's three months people. I can handle 4 tanks of gas a year.

So if you're on the fence about a motorcycle...or you are a wife that is concerned about your country's dependence on foreign oil, you have to get over yourself and let your husband get a motorcycle! It's for the good of the country! Imagine if we all did such a patriotic thing as buy a motorcycle! We could give OPEC one big collective biker "finger"

*At the time of this posting the author owned stock in 5 major motorcycle manufacturers


Carlee Hoopes said...

I'm going to ban Kory from reading this post. He does not need any more ideas for justifying one.

Dana said...

HAHHA!! :P so kirk...i saw your comment on jaime's blog and decided to peek, hope you don't care. after reading this post, i don't know whether to be laughing WITH YOU or AT MYSELF! obama jokes? AWESOME (i dig the countdown :P)... but the motorcycle deal...I'M ONE OF THOSE WIVES!!! hahaha :P greg wants one SO BAD...and i keep telling him that i don't want to be a widow :P either that or he better have some really good life insurance i don't know about.. :P

so i think i'm gonna have to second the above statement...greg will also be "banned" from kirk chugg's most recent post ;) haha love it though, kirk! :)

Kirk said...

dana, Of course I mind...not at all. Feel free to follow the blog if you like it. It's become a bit of an addiction for me lately.