FE Challenge 12 - 2011 Qtr 1

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by PaleMelanesian, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Gary, those numbers are just stupendous coming from an SUV! Bravo!!! :woot:
  2. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Yep Garry's results are so great... In absolute MPG he does nearly as well as my "light" (compare to the average sedan) diesel.

    With the fusion and the escape, Ford does know how to build efficient hybrids. When will they know how to export them to France ?

  3. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Well, I finished up my tank and after speaking with Andrew I went ahead and added it here. It didn't change my standing any.

    Boy can you tell I've got a new, less efficient route by looking at my graph!!


  4. Mr. Pancake

    Mr. Pancake Well-Known Member

    Not quite, ehem...winter division winner for FE 2011 Qtr. 1 Mr. Pancake (after the competition is over fills not withstanding).
  5. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Ooh. I missed that at the bottom. :(
  6. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    Mr. Pancake and RLC, you guys may want to re-confirm ;)
  7. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Sean reached 1082.2mi with his last tank. Do I have the longest one with 1100.7mi :D ?

    Clearly this is the last time this year that I'm in front of Sean...

  8. Mr. Pancake

    Mr. Pancake Well-Known Member

    I believe that was the point I was trying to make, I won the winter division but it now appears that I didn't because Sean was allowed to enter a fill that occured outside of the time frame for the challenge. If Sean had made that fill a few days earlier I would be fine with it and graciously admit defeat but he did not and I am not fine with it.
  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Hmmm... sorry about the mess, guys. Sean called me and I debated and finally decided on putting it here. My reason being, the tank took place for almost 2/3 of the challenge, and only 5 days of the new one.
  10. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    I agree with Pancake. He won Winter Division by the rules. It doesn't mean anything to Sean, but we should encourage Pancake for his good job under grueling conditions.
  11. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I wouldn't say it doesn't mean anything to me, but yes -- Pancake won the winter division and I've no wish to take that away.
  12. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    I think it wouldn't be fair to handicap Sean's Spring challenge with a Winter tank that lasted 60 days in Winter and 4 days in Spring. His next tank should last more than 2 months so it should be the only one in his Spring challenge. IIRC several people have been able to register a tank a few days after the "end" of a challenge.

    Now if Sean wishes to give back his Winter Challenge 1st place then it's his own decision.

    Only my point of view.

    Have fun,

  13. GaryG

    GaryG Well-Known Member

    I agree also. As an example, I filled-up sooner than I had too because of the rules. On the 31st of March the last day of the Winter Challenge, I had another 20 miles of gas in my tank. I don't pack my tank full at fill-up, but I drain it 50 - 55 miles past zero miles to empty and add 13.6 gallons each time. If I had waited another day past the 31st, I would have had a 64mpg tank instead of a 62.4mpg tank because I would have divided 870 miles by 13.6 gallons. I now have a 1/3 of a gallon more than I normally would have at fill-up with my next tank, but it will work out okay in my LMPG Log later.

    The problem is Sean would have clearly won the Winter Division if he had chosen to fill-up on or before the 31st because of his mileage at that time. It doesn't matter to me that Andrew called it like he did but then again??? Pancake thought he had won a few days ago.

  14. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    So are we calling the challenge then?

    Div A - Gary G
    Div B - Sulfuric (MIA...I'll admit, I'm a little bitter... ;) )
    Winter - Mr. Pancake

    I have a screen shot of the standings before RLC entered his last tank and will post the image of it shortly... Challenge tanks can now be reset for the next challenge if you so desire.

    Andrew, I hope you don't mind that I have kind of taken over this for now.. I know you've been a little busy ;)
  15. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Brandon, I think you can have B. Sulfuric's absence for 2/3 of the challenge looks like a forfeit to me.

    No, I don't mind. Thanks, actually.
  16. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    Fair enough... anyone take issue with this? :D Although, I guess this means I'll have to move up to Div A for FE13... ;)

    I have cropped the image of the results to reflect this change and will post it shortly.
  17. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    Sulfuric should have moved to Div. A after his win in the Fall 2010 Challenge, anyway.

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