BOTTOMFEEDERS GUIDE TO LA: Easing the Pain at the Pump
Newhall Pass by respres
Of course, we know that bottomfeeders truly worth their salt take the bus or ride their bikes. But for those of us who spend a good portion of each day tooling around in not-so-smart cars, it’s hard to be a bottomfeeder at $4.50 a gallon. To help us out, Wired has some hypermiling hints as does ecomodder.com. Of course, in reading these lists, one wonders which is more dangerous in LA–drafting behind big trucks, a maneuver that I am told is also a winning strategy for “Mario Kart,” or driving the speed limit and coasting to stops. Take ecomodder’s advice, “drive like you ride a bike” at your own risk, people. And when you do have to fill up, there are a host of websites that can help you find the best spot at which to do so. MSN has a handy map with the cheapest and most expensive gas proximate to your zip noted (HT: Bargain Hunter), and Gas Buddy is like a bottomfeederwiki for gas (HT JavaJunkee).
If only stocks would perform like gas prices, huh?