5 days / 750 miles later

Fred and Yeni riding in South Florida

Wow gas has gotten really expensive. Thank god for Harley-Davidson. I just came back from my weekend in South Florida and my wallet is still freaking out about gas prices.

On the way down, gas was around $4.05/gallon. On the way up, it was up to 4.20 in Orlando for gas. On the Harley, I get about 40 miles per gallon on average… so let’s think how much better life is with me riding the bike.

And now for some simple math…

750 at 40 miles per gallon is approximately 19 gallons. At an average of 4.05/gallon that’s a fuel cost of $76.00.

Now if I took the newly paid off Expedition, I would have gotten about 16 miles per gallon (high estimate for the trip). 750 at 16 miles per gallon is approximately 47 gallons. At an average of 4.05/gallon that would have been a fuel cost of $190.00!!!!

Crazy.

Mathematically, I think we’ve proven that I should ride the motorcycle more often.

By Fred Posner

Fred Posner provides VoIP consulting services through The Palner Group and LOD.com. For ten years, Fred helped his wife, Yeni Monroy, run Bearkery®, a family bakery in Gainesville, Florida. The bakery sadly closed during the COVID19 pandemic. Contact Fred at qxork.com.

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