Gasoline prices in Iowa are averaging 2-55 a gallon, a fraction of a cent below the record high. The bounding prices have prompted some Iowans to trade their four wheels for two. Kody Wisner runs a motorcycle repair shop in Cedar Rapids. Wisner says “We’ve been seeing a lot of really old early seventies-era Hondas. They seem to be really reliable and there’s a lot of ’em readily available for real cheap.” Wisner says his shop has seen its workload rise 400-percent in the past several months as Iowans get their bikes tuned up. He attributes the rise in his workload to people fed up with the prices at the pump.Wisner says with a little hunting around, you can find an old motorcycle for a couple hundred bucks and it’ll get you places more efficiently. Iowans who are searching for a less expensive ride are finding exactly that in motorcycles. He says “They range anywhere from 35 up to…some that get 65 or 70 miles per gallon.” This unidentified woman was pumping the highest-priced gas into her classic car in Cedar Rapids — at 2-79 a gallon. “I have to put the expensive fuel in because it needs the octane booster and this is 92-percent. This’ll be like a lotta’ money.” Triple-A-Iowa reports the most pricey gas in the state is being sold in Cedar Rapids, where the average cost of a gallon of self-serve unleaded is running 2-56. The survey says the cheapest gas is in Waterloo at 2-51.
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