Monday, August 8, 2011

Five Bikes, One Car

Guest Post by AJ Heil

"June 17-19 bike trip to Copper Harbor. We did not want to take two vehicles. In order to be more efficient and to save on precious gas money we decided to cram everything into one car for the trip. To say the least, it was a bit crowded. But hey, we made it work very well!"




3 comments:

eastwood August 8, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

But one has to wonder... how bad was the gas mileage with 5 bikes on top of the car and five guys packed inside??

Greg Heil August 8, 2011 at 9:11 AM  

One does! But I bet it at least was way better than driving 5 vehicles, or even 2.

AJ Heil August 10, 2011 at 7:16 AM  

I did the math throughout the trip - Turns out that our gas mileage suffered about 5 miles per gallon with all of the gear and people. 6mpg at most... Which is a substantial decrease (23.1% to be exact).

It was definitely more economical than taking two vehicles though! We racked up the miles fast.

AJ

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