How many MPG does YOUR house get?

May 28th, 2008

Well, our house gets about 14 mpg on flat land such as Florida. We got more in the neighborhood of 12 mpg in the Virginia and North Carolina mountains.
I know everyone has been screaming about fuel prices lately, and I’d rather not get too terribly sidetracked other than to say that in less than two weeks while we were at the Bike Rally, we watched fuel prices go up 12% across the street from us.

I know these prices probably look low to many of you, but we are currently in one of the least expensive ‘fuel zones’ according to this map over at gasbuddy.com. The last I heard, diesel prices in Mexico are about half of the prices here in South Carolina. I guess it pays to be a country that is exporting oil and have state run petroleum companies. Hopefully we’ll make it into Mexico in the next year or two and brush up on some very rusty Spanish.

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Bike Week Wrapup

May 22nd, 2008

Thankfully, we made it through Bike Week… well, more like bike week and half when you consider we were selling food for nine days, cleaning for two half days and hauling concession stands back to Columbia for another day. I have been considering some sort of event vending as a way to make money, work our own hours and keep traveling.

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Fred Sanford’s Bike

May 13th, 2008


As I’ve mentioned, we’re working at Bike Week in Myrtle Beach currently. If we don’t post too much, it’s because we’re just too busy and tired. Wednesday was a light day, only about eight hours of setup and cleaning the concession stand. Thursday was mostly free, but starting Friday, we’ve had thirteen to fourteen hour days one after another that will continue until next Saturday.

We’re taking lots of interesting pictures, but for now, here’s a few shots of my favorite bike. Yes, you need to see it from this many angles, and yes, it plays ice cream truck music.

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Hunting Sites in NC

May 8th, 2008


Still heading south for the bike rally in Myrtle Beach, we spent a couple of nights in North Carolina. Since we had such good luck with WMA’s in Virginia, we figured NC WMA’s would be worth a shot. Turns out, they are kind of hit or miss. WMA’s in NC do not allow the extensive boondocking that VA has. You can, however, use some pretty secluded camping sites that are primarily for hunters. The catch is, the sites are only open during hunting season.

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