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[RC] Fwd: non USA endurance riders and fuel - Benedikte Whitman

One of the things that often seems to be lost in this debate between
costs in Europe & the US is the vastly different sizes of our countries.  This
was really brought home to me when my husband and I were in England
looking at a racecar for him.  We live in New Mexico and he has a race in
Michigan each year.  When he was speaking with the seller in England
about
that, the genetlemen thought about the distance and said that for him,
that number of miles would take him from where he was in central UK and
put him in Moscow or somewhere in Russia.

Almost no-one in Europe(with the exception perhaps of truckers) ever
drives distances that we consider quite normal.  When I look at
scheduling
events, I look for "close" ones which for me is anything that is under
400
miles away.  To someone in the UK or continental Europe, I beleive
travelling those types of distances sometimes monthly for a two or even
one day event would be unfathomable.  It really does make for rather and
apples/oranges comparison.

Back to lurking :-)
Benedikte



From: Tx Trigger <txtrigger@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC]   non USA endurance riders and fuel


Original message from Kathie Ford:
: >>>Some folks also say it's high in Europe. Well, so what. We are not
Europe we are USA.<<<

I'm sure our Ridecamp members from other countries really liked that
statement.  :-(   Remember, we are a WORLDWIDE E-List.  I'd be curious
to
hear what riders from other countries do to get to rides. I understand
much
smaller, fuel saving rigs are common. Brenderup trailers pulled by
smaller
vehicles are often mentioned. I'd like to hear more about how far they
travel to rides on average, what type of camping facilities do they
use.
Tent? Sleep in vehicle? Do some have LQ trailers?  How many rides do
they
have to choose from?  Maybe we can get some hints on how to save on
fuel
expenses from those who DO have higher prices than we do.

Jonni

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