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  • Author:
    Greg Melville
  • ISBN:
    1565125959
  • ISBN13:
    978-1565125957
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  • Publisher:
    Algonquin Books; First Edition edition (October 21, 2008)
  • Pages:
    257 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Engineering
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Journalist Greg Melville is determined to tr. this book is very interesting and it's an easy read Greg Melville & his pal Iggy travel from Burlington, Vermont to Berkeley, CA in the footsteps of cross-country driving pioneer H. Nelson Jackson.

Journalist Greg Melville is determined to try. With his college buddy Iggy riding shotgun. this book is very interesting and it's an easy read. i thought i was going to hate reading it, but i actually enjoyed reading for once.

A conversation with Greg Melville, the dude who wanted to be the first to drive across America in a french-fry ca. Why did you decide to drive across the country in your grease-powered station wagon? First, it had never been done before

A conversation with Greg Melville, the dude who wanted to be the first to drive across America in a french-fry ca. Why did you decide to drive across the country in your grease-powered station wagon? First, it had never been done before. As far as I could tell, no one had ever taken a regular old station wagon or car and driven it from one end of the country to the other on less than a tank of fossil fuel. Second, I was trying to make a point.

Greg Melville, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008. Hammer, Joshua (December 5, 2008).

Two dudes go cross country in a fry-oil burning ca. This is the story of the author’s cross-country trip in his 1985 Mercedes 300TD with his friend Iggy. The premise of the book was quite fascinating to me, although the execution was a little awkward.

This is the story of the author’s cross-country trip in his 1985 Mercedes 300TD with his friend Iggy.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Journalist Greg Melville is determined to try. With his college buddy Iggy riding shotgun, this green-thinking guy-who's in love with the idea of free fuel-sets out on an enlightening road trip. The quest: to be the first people to drive cross-country in a french-fry car. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease Dumpsters along the way? More important, can two guys survive 192 consecutive hours together?

About book: I read "Greasy Rider" by Greg Melville Along the way, they stop at many energy plants to investigate greener.

About book: I read "Greasy Rider" by Greg Melville. This book is about two guys who want to see if they can make their way from Vermont to California without stopping at a single gas station. How is this possible? French fry grease is their answer. These guys have rigged up their engine so that it uses french fry grease as a fuel. Along the way, they stop at many energy plants to investigate greener alternatives to oil. They beg, steal, and hunt for grease on this hilarious yet eye opening journey. I really liked how these two guys were daring enough to go on a quest like this. It seems like it should be impossible, but they prove that it is not.

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Is it possible to drive coast-to-coast without stopping at a single gas pump? Journalist Greg Melville is determined to try. With his college buddy Iggy riding shotgun, this green-thinking guy-who's in love with the idea of free fuel-sets out on an enlightening road trip. The quest: to be the first people to drive cross-country in a french-fry car. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease Dumpsters along the way? More important, can two guys survive 192 consecutive hours together? Their expedition on and off the road includes visits to the solar-powered Google headquarters; the National Ethanol Council; the wind turbines of southwestern Minnesota; the National Renewable Energy Lab; a visit to one of the first houses to receive platinum certification for leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed); an "eco-friendly" Wal-Mart; and the world's largest geothermal heating system. Part adventure and part investigation of what we're doing (or not doing) to preserve the planet, Greasy Rider is upbeat, funny, and full of surprising information about sustainable measures that are within our reach.

FireWater
I had to read this as part of a college class, and it is not bad.
The author weaves research and his agenda into stories about his road trip across the country in a way that makes it entertaining and informative.
He does get preachy at times, and definitely writes like someone who knows the people he is referring to (wife and friend) will be reading the book, but on the whole I did not dislike reading it.
nadness
It would have been better if the author knew more about his subject.
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My 20 year old son loves this book. He really enjoys that down to earth way it is written as well as the adventurousness of it.
Mariwyn
Well written with information about the conversion as well as the efforts to find the fuel. The side trips were good too.
Whitebinder
Loved this book
Alsalar
Easy, quick read. Melville's style and mission are noble. Book will make you question some of your practices and purchases.
Gom
this book is very interesting and it's an easy read. i thought i was going to hate reading it, but i actually enjoyed reading for once.
Take an Eastern liberal with no mechanical aptitude, pair him with a down-to-earth college friend who knows his way around an engine, and put them in a retooled Mercedes for an eight-day trip across the country while begging restaurants for fry-oil fuel -- and you'll have a laugh-aloud read that leaves you longing for French fries. Greg Melville & his pal Iggy travel from Burlington, Vermont to Berkeley, CA in the footsteps of cross-country driving pioneer H. Nelson Jackson, while searching for greener alternatives to everyday life. Not only do they glimpse Al Gore's Tennessee mansion and visit Fort Knox's geothermally-powered complex, they also encounter Hank in Nebraska (and his self-published Jesus screed), endure teeth-chattering cold as they climb the Rockies (the Mercedes' heat stops working when the car exceeds 50 mph), and discover another college pal is gay (his computer log-in is "Two Gay Guys"). Combined with side trips to Google, Dartmouth, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a wind-turbine farm, and the world's first green Wal-Mart, Melville delivers a funny and thought-provoking tale that not only splits your sides, but makes you ponder reducing your carbon footprint.