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People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« on: May 12, 2021, 04:19:43 AM »
...and its causing gas stations to run out of fuel.  Just like the toilet paper craze/shortage of months ago.  Why do people act so dumb.  Now i might not be able to fuel the bike to go to TWO Suches, Ga this weekend.  Dang it......Well back on the hunt for gas stations that have gas.....
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 05:32:24 AM »
Good luck. What an awful story. Reminds me of the 70’s.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2021, 05:48:44 AM »
Nothing like letting people know not to hoard gas is the perfect way to get people to hoard gas...
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2021, 06:00:57 AM »
 You were expecting humans to behave in a rational fashion ?

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 06:27:52 AM »
You were expecting humans to behave in a rational fashion ?

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2021, 06:28:50 AM »
Gas, toilet paper, sanitizers, ammunition - there's a difference between being prepared for an emergency and hoarding. People hoard when 1) they are scared/paranoid, 2) selfish/narcissistic and 3) lack of trust that government and/or business is able to manage crisis and protect the public.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2021, 07:00:18 AM »
Consumption.....

A parts dealer friend in Dawsonville GA said yesterday morning that there was no gas to be had around him, so he doubted he would be able to make the AMCA Southeastern National in Denton NC this weekend.   This situation won't help their event.   I had a short truck trip with a friend for some bikes & a granite trip to GA planned for this week, but it can all wait.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2021, 07:14:25 AM »
When I first saw that first news report about "There might be shortages.." I thought oh crap... here we go... 500 gas cans later these people will be stuck with 200 gals of bad gas in a few months...   Its just dumb.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2021, 07:24:20 AM »
Consumption.....

A parts dealer friend in Dawsonville GA said yesterday morning that there was no gas to be had around him, so he doubted he would be able to make the AMCA Southeastern National in Denton NC this weekend.   This situation won't help their event.   I had a short truck trip with a friend for some bikes & a granite trip to GA planned for this week, but it can all wait.

Well, if there is no gas in Dawsonville, Ga I doubt there is any by Suches Ga.  Geez, so much for traveling to TWO Suches this weekend.  Oh well, time to buy a bicycle.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 07:37:51 AM »
Just like the old “Bachman Turner overdrive” song goes “YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET BA BA BA BABY YOU JUST AINT SEEN NOTHING YET”

Yesterday day I lucked up and got the last tank left in Ash Co, where our river house is a 10:00 AM from a little country store near the house. When I called the attendant said that all was left was the Non ethanol at 3.70 per gallon. When I arrived 15 minutes later I was fourth in line. The pump quit at 20 gallon, enough for me to get back home today to Winston Salem, 100 miles away. 😡😡😡 is all I’ve got to say about this subject.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2021, 07:51:00 AM »
It appears the whole state is dry.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2021, 07:52:54 AM »
" A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - Men In Black

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2021, 07:55:56 AM »
There is a major pipeline that feeds the east coast that as of yesterday was still shut down due to hackers from Russia. It was shut down last Friday apparently.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2021, 07:59:09 AM »
Yep, the state is dry. At least north of Atlanta is.
I passed a station that still had gasoline last night, with a long line down the street. An hour later when I past by it again, it was closed. I didn't see any other opened station in the area north of Atlanta. I had planned a trip to North Carolina, but that's not happening.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2021, 08:04:43 AM »
Yep, the state is dry. At least north of Atlanta is.
I passed a station that still had gasoline last night, with a long line down the street. An hour later when I past by it again, it was closed. I didn't see any other opened station in the area north of Atlanta. I had planned a trip to North Carolina, but that's not happening.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2021, 08:12:08 AM »
Yep, the state is dry. At least north of Atlanta is.
I passed a station that still had gasoline last night, with a long line down the street. An hour later when I passed by it again, it was closed. I didn't see any other opened station in the area north of Atlanta. I had planned a trip to North Carolina, but that's not happening.

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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2021, 08:25:59 AM »
NC has been declared in a STATE OF EMERGENCY and NC is hit the hardest at this point. I would not advise anyone from out of state to travel here until this BS has ran it’s course👍

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2021, 08:28:54 AM »
Well, if there is no gas in Dawsonville, Ga I doubt there is any by Suches Ga.  Geez, so much for traveling to TWO Suches this weekend.  Oh well, time to buy a bicycle.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2021, 08:32:29 AM »
Just like the old “Bachman Turner overdrive” song goes YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET BA BA BA BABY YOU  AINT SEEN NOTHING YET”

Yesterday day I lucked up and got the last tank left in Ash Co, where our river house is a 10:00 AM from a little country store near the house. When I called the attendant said that all was left was the Non ethanol at 3.70 per gallon. When I arrived 15 minutes later I was fourth in line. The pump quit at 20 gallon, enough for me to get back home today to Winston Salem, 100 miles away. 😡😡😡 is all I’ve got to say about this subject.

Before this happened, there were already reports of pending gasoline availability issues this summer due to a lack of properly credentialed CDL truck drivers to make local deliveries.  The panic stuff plus slow replenishment of empty stations will likely be a bad combination, even when the pipeline comes back online.  I'm just waiting to hear about some Bubba and Drunk Bobby getting tired of waiting & then getting blown up when they decide to tap a hole into the big line with a drill and a hole saw.....

I spent much of yesterday with no phone, no internet and no spare gas to go anywhere.  It was like being back on the farm- just go to work and have no worries about distractions.  Life has been a lot worse.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2021, 08:35:52 AM »
For once, at least, it is not panic on the West Coast. Still,  I am paying 4.099\Gallon at my regular fuel stop.
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2021, 08:47:51 AM »
Before this happened, there were already reports of pending gasoline availability issues this summer due to a lack of properly credentialed CDL truck drivers to make local deliveries.  The panic stuff plus slow replenishment of empty stations will likely be a bad combination, even when the pipeline comes back online.  I'm just waiting to hear about some Bubba and Drunk Bobby getting tired of waiting & then getting blown up when they decide to tap a hole into the big line with a drill and a hole saw.....

I spent much of yesterday with no phone, no internet and no spare gas to go anywhere.  It was like being back on the farm- just go to work and have no worries about distractions.  Life has been a lot worse.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2021, 08:54:16 AM »
" A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - Men In Black
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2021, 09:19:01 AM »
Well, if there is no gas in Dawsonville, Ga I doubt there is any by Suches Ga.  Geez, so much for traveling to TWO Suches this weekend.  Oh well, time to buy a bicycle.

Never ever trust that gas station near TWofS to have gasoline. They have had money issues over the years and they are often closed down, even in good times. You need to head south to Dahlonega, or Turners Corner at least.
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2021, 09:20:11 AM »
Wayne, when u can get this way, if central Piedmont’s is near your destination, give me a shout👍

I had a mountain top in mind actually. But a trip to JR Cigars might work out too.  :cool:
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2021, 09:20:59 AM »
Just curious, but is this related to the hacking of the pipeline company or -?

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2021, 09:23:34 AM »
If Friday is nice I have 4-5 gallons of 87 here for you and my V85 is full. We'll have the mountains to ourselves and Smokin Jims BBQ also.

With this rain those forest roads will be muddy.




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Actually, the V85 may be fine on gasoline, since it only sips a little. I'll let you know. Sounds good though.
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2021, 09:26:06 AM »
Just curious, but is this related to the hacking of the pipeline company or -?

Pipeline hack.

People are panicking, so everyone is getting in line to fill up, emptying out the tanks at the stations.

It is about like the toilet paper thing from -. Next month people will have old stale gasoline sitting in a can that they forgot the bought.
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2021, 09:26:39 AM »
Never ever trust that gas station near TWofS to have gasoline. They have had money issues over the years and they are often closed down, even in good times. You need to head south to Dahlonega, or Turners Corner at least.

That was my plan dahlonega, but i doubt they have any either.  I was able to get some premium in the bike, over the tennessee/georgia border in cohutta ga this morning so thats good.
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