Research suggests that rising gas prices have taken their toll on the nation's economy. Here's how some of the locals at 7th and Montana are coping: Gary attached a small engine to his scooter and is zipping around town at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour; Joyce has taken to riding the Big Blue Bus to Jury Duty; and Arnold Schwarzenegger, not to be outdone, has had his Hummer modified to run exclusively on Vegetable Oil. Speaking of Vegetables, a Dazed and Confused Woman arrived on the scene this morning astride her very own Dog Sled. Her dog apparently pulled her to Starbucks on a skateboard. Now that's what I call fuel efficiency ...!