Monday, October 11, 2010
On the Soap Box, off the fuel?
how about joining my family and driving a fuel efficent car? I started driving them in 1984.
OK, never mind that I ride a motorcycle (that gets 50 mph) to no where in particular for recreation and that I burn about 8000 gal. of fuel everytime I go to work.
Still, well... OK, nevermind.
Wait, I'm not done. Someone explain to me why they need a Hummer? Or a huge diesel pickup that doesn't have one single scratch in the bed.
My pickup gets 27mpg, the new car gets 38+mpg, the motorcycle gets 48+mpg
but.... The train gets 362 feet per gal, or so I was told way back when.
Per ton of freight up to 14 times more efficent than a semi-truck
As an Engineer, I can pay my own wages by caring enough to eliminate power braking. Burn dem brakes shoes I say, Burn.