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Old 11-03-2012, 11:45 AM
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Beer does sound better. I don't think there's much to care about beyond that... or until you sober up.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:52 PM
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Sometimes gas station or not you are f**ked

Once I coasted into a gas station and was told the pumps weren't operating (Roy's Cafe on Route 66 in Amboy Ca). I called AAA and went inside for breakfast leaving my bike parked at the pumps. The truck bringing me fuel came from 29 palms about 50 miles away.

I have also seen gas stations out of gas with no other options for 50 miles. (Dyer, NV). I didn't need any that time.

And there was the power failure in Death Valley = no gas.

You might carry some tubing and in a jam people can help you.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:15 PM
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I've ridden my Vee touching all 10 provinces and 42 states with a stock tank and haven't run out of gas yet.
So if you're not going to Alaska, Labrador City or James Bay I don't know why you would need to cope with so much extra weight.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:41 PM
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I've ridden my Vee touching all 10 provinces and 42 states with a stock tank and haven't run out of gas yet.
So if you're not going to Alaska, Labrador City or James Bay I don't know why you would need to cope with so much extra weight.
Apparently you guys have not been to the recent apocalyptic wasteland that is NJ post hurricane Sandy. It is like Mad Max down there, "WHO RUN BARTER TOWN?"

This past week I rode the Glee down there from Boston. In CT I thought, "maybe I should bring some extra gas?", so I stop & bought a 1 gallon can that would fit in my pannier.
I get to NJ & people start realizing that no power = no gas since we are so dumb to not have a manual pump on gas pumps anymore.

So I have a Glee with 2 gallons of gas in the tank, & 1 gallon of gas in the gas can from CT. I help clear my father's house off downed oak tree limbs from his roof & power lines. Then I ride about 10 miles north to help out a friend with more downed branches. The power starts coming on in certain towns & the gas pumps are opening, but the lines are stretching almost a mile down the road & fist fights are breaking out!

Luckily my father had some old outboard motor gas that I poured into a 2 gallon gas can, so now I have 5 gallons, plenty of gas to get me back into Massholia where the pumps are working fine. I was worried the stale gas was going to make the bike ride crappy, but after I mixed all the fuel together in the tank, I actually got 54.2 miles a gallon! Yay old gas.

It was an eye-opener to see how people were so under-prepared & they had weeks to prepare but did nothing. I must admit, I was not as well prepared as I should have been in MA. Something to think about next time a disaster is forecasted for your area. Stock up on dino juice, candles, beer (obviously), and Mad Max movies to use as instructional guides.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:00 PM
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Have a chat to the Ironbutt association blokes, a lot of them use fuel cells.
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Chicago said it all.
There may be a station every 200 miles but the prices may be high enough to pay for a fuel cell. Ever bought gas in Ludlow on Hwy 40?
Gas in Denio is iffy going to Burns from Winnemucca.
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If somebody knows of an A to B stretch of road in the lower 48 (without convoluted loops, of course) that is gasless for more than 200 miles I'd like to know about it.

Come to oz for a ride you can ride for hours and hundreds of k's and not see fuel servo, even in a work ute with long range fuel tanks you have to plan your fuel stops.
As I'm writing this I'm thinking I wouldn't be riding on thee roads anyway so all please forget my input...lol.

The aux fuel tank on that bike doesn't do it for me BUT if I were riding out in the sticks,im sure it would come in handy.
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I think you'd be hard pressed to find paved roads with gas stations more than 200 miles apart in North America. I still agree with the beer instead of gas idea.
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Gas in Denio is iffy going to Burns from Winnemucca.
Unless there's a can't-miss cathouse in Denio why would a course from Burns to Winnemucca take you through there?
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MikeB,
I ain't never been there before and it seemed like a good idea. The ride north of Denio was nice too.
Oh, and there was gas 20 miles or so north of Denio at Fields. Who woulda think it?
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