Doing Something About High Gas Prices

For some, feeling less pain at the pump is as easy as feeling more wind in their face.

A switch from a four-wheeled vehicle to a two-wheeled version can apparently pay dividends.

The price of gas is high enough to renew Aaron Gurich’s interest in motorcycles.

The Benton Harbor man is back on a bike for the first time in about 10-years.

He bought a new motorcycle last month to help him cope with the 55-miles a day he must travel each day — to and from work.

“This gets about 40-miles to the gallon,” said Gurich, referring to the motorcycle: “Compared to our Jeep Liberty Renegade which gets about 13 or 14 miles to the gallon.”

The way Gurich figures it, “we save enough money with riding the bike that it actually pays the payment for the bike.”

Using the gas price posted today, Aaron’s switch from four wheels to two saves him about 173 dollars a month in gas.

“I ride it every day,” he says, even if he did get caught in the rain once this week.

Gurich’s last fill up cost him $9.37. He lives in Benton Harbor, but works in Niles.


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