Poll: Have You Ever Run Out of Gas and Had to Walk or Hitchhike?

Seth Fargher
by Seth Fargher

Sometimes things happen despite our best attempts to plan ahead

Whether you’re caught up in the moment and forget to check your fuel gauge or you had a lapse in judgement and didn’t make it quite as far as you thought, we’re wondering if you’ve ever run out of gas and had to walk or hitchhike? If so, there’s usually a story behind it and we’d love to hear it in the comments below.

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  • TimRowledge TimRowledge on Aug 21, 2017

    Not gas (or as we call it in the U.K., petrol) but electrons. After a late night party in a real medieval castle my friend & I headed back around 2am down small rural roads and finally to a stretch of dual carriageway that crossed a large area of heathland. Which was on fire. On both sides of the road. And my electrics quit.
    Given that this was in 1976 we were both on Yamaha FS1Es, so going pillion was not an attractive option -I think it might have overstrained the elastic band in his engine and left us both totally stranded in Dante's first circle. I think we finally got the engine going but no lights and eventually got home for breakfast. Ah, the joys of youthful motorcycling!

  • Ted Ted on Sep 02, 2017

    No walking or hitch hiking. Did have to call MTS once. Don't travel without them.