OK, BITOGers, here's another pointless gas-price thread. What do you think the national avg. price for regular unleaded gas will be by Friday (8-19) of this week? My guess is $2.85/gallon, & it burns me. FWIW, the price HAS already changed our driving habits. My wife & I had planned on going out of town, to one of our favorite restaurants, for a nice dinner on Friday evening. I had also planned to take a mountain biking mini-trip this afternoon. We scrubbed both plans, & stayed at home, because of the skyrocketing fuel costs.