Week of May 21th - May 27th, 2007 (US Ave $3.18)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Chuck, May 21, 2007.

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Is warmer weather improving your results?

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
    82.4%
  2. Not Yet

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I'm pretty sure it won't affect it much, Wayne. :D Maybe you want to get a winch so you can just latch her onto something and pull her where ever you want to go? ;)

    Sleeping at the work lot to avoid the rain or worse traffic?
     
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Sean:

    ___Another "Forced over" for 16 heading right back into an 8 :(

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  3. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Oh yuck! I hope you got some sleep at least. :(
     
  4. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

    M'lady and I took the two-wheeler out today to Jamestown, VA. Most of the ride was on rural byways, with a ferry ride across the river at Jamestown. Great weather and scenery. And great FE. I filled up yesterday and then again today just before getting home. 65.6 MPG for ~140 miles. I'm not doing anything aggressive, hypermiling-wise -- just accelerating modestly, cruising at the speed limit, and minimizing braking.
     
  5. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    M'lady and I took the two-wheeler out today to Jamestown, VA. Most of the ride was on rural byways, with a ferry ride across the river at Jamestown. Great weather and scenery. And great FE. I filled up yesterday and then again today just before getting home. 65.6 MPG for ~140 miles

    That's great for a bike!
    What make/model??
     
  6. locutus

    locutus MPG Centurion

    A bunch of extra segments today, as I was plotting out possible MPG clinic courses for HF'07. ;) (And "evaluating" for high-FE :D) Fantastic day for a drive, or just about anything else done outside.

    80.5 / 4.6 miles / 63F
    62.3 / 2.3 miles / 72F
    110 / 9.6 miles / 73F :D

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    61.3 / 3.1 miles / 73F

    The rest were all with a warm engine, no shutdown between segments, 73F:

    87.3 / 8.0 miles
    89.2 / 5.4 miles
    96.6 / 7.7 miles <-- maybe we should use this one for the clinic course ;)
    87.2 / 7.7 miles
    88.0 / 9.4 miles

    Then one actual stop with shutdown, and a last segment of

    74.1 / 5.3 miles

    A daily average of 86.4 over 63.1 miles.

    The tank is at 77.6 (!) / 612 miles / still 2 pips. The last and only other time I was at 612 miles I had one flashing pip and was pretty seriously looking for a gas station. :eek: :D
     
  7. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

    1997 Honda Shadow VLX 600.

    The previous owner said he'd gotten about 48 MPG, but my "lifetime" average is just a hair over 60, with a mixture of urban, suburban, and highway driving.
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Jim:

    ___65 on a bike is pretty darn hot as well!

    ___Jerad, I like the looks of those Clinic course numbers a lot ;)

    ___Interstates were empty of the big rigs for a change but the number of Sedans, Minivans and SUV’s heading to and fro around the Chicago area this afternoon made it almost like an afternoon drive pre-rush! 71 – 72 degrees F with a 10 – 15 mph side wind. 60.3 to the Interstate and 59.0 into the drive. 760 miles out and still 3/8 of a tank left. This might be her 60 miler?

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  9. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    Well, I think I'm done driving for the day so here's the numbers.
    1) 54.2-5.2 miles(home to church)
    2) 69.4-5.2(church to home)
    3) 60.8-9.1(home to the buffet)
    4) 67.0-9.2(buffet to home)
    Average for the day: 62.5
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    ___Took the Ranger to Dairy Queen with the wife and just got back. Temp of 59 degrees F. Drive out while it was still light yielded 48.9 over 4.4 miles. Drive back needed some NICE-On time due to the Ranger’s shot 12V and headlights being mandatory. 42.8 into the drive :( I picked up an SG-I for it a few weeks ago and it sure is nice to see the SG-I update almost instantly to a FAS with the CAN-Bus vs. the Accord’s ancient ISO. She (the Ranger) saw 75 after one pulse out of the subdivision ;) The Accord never sees greater then 50 on the same route out of the sub due to the Pulse to Glide transition - BUS update to the SG-II delay :(

    ___Sean, the following link might help with what you asked about the other day ...

    http://search2.foxnews.com/search?a...ideo&proxystylesheet=my_frontend&q=Hypermiler

    ___First is the ECO-Driving and the Second is the Challenge.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  11. psyshack

    psyshack He who posts articles

    Took the Accord to Norman Ok. to pickup my mother for a few days of visiting. Before taking her on up to Owasso to spend time with my brothers family.

    Anyway we took the Accord to go fetch mother. The trip was 218 miles total. We used the same route going and coming. We had southern winds from 10 to 20 mph. This had us in a cross wind for 85% of the trip or so. The resulting heads winds wrecked there havoc and the resulting tail winds ,,, just were not much help. Had rain and wet weather going to boot.

    I transfered the SG to the Accord and tried to prepare myself for 5AT hell. Limbered the wrist up for the awful key only restarts and took off.

    Seeing Ive not put any real drive time into this car the last 6 months I gave it my best shot.

    Going: Current showed 40.6 and tank at 40.6 when I pulled up in my susters driveway. High was 41.5 on the trip.

    Coming back: 40.6 and tank at 40.8 when we got back to the house. High was 44.5 about 9 miles out of Norman.

    I was reminded what a great car the Accord is except for the *&(^%#^%$ (*$%$#^%*&( *(&*$%$# 5AT. I did not fas the Accord as much as I would of the Civic cause of the &*@$#^%(* (*&*&%@76 )(*&%^56578 5AT. The key starts really bug the crap out of me. Its like they never ever end! And the endless stereo reboots. Its all so ( 7 letter word ) annoying. Dumping the clutch and bump starting is WAY better.

    I will be taking mother on to my brothers in the Civic. :)

    psy
     
  12. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Hey, cool stuff, Wayne! 75mpg?!? :eek:

    Psyshack -- I was sure happy when I learned bump starting a few weeks ago. ;)

    Didn't drive at all today. Leg power only. :D
     
  13. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

    So, Psy, how do you like the 5AT? :p
     
  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    ___Hit the snooze one to many times and had to push it. Absolutely no traffic in 47 - 54 degree temps, 5 mph side wind w/ a 52 mph average yielded 49.2 into the lot.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  15. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Wayne, I think you're the only one who would say they had to push it and still manage >49mpg in a normal Accord! :p

    I'll be driving back today -- we'll see if I can keep the wife from going crazy with lots of FASing. ;)
     
  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Helped a friend move across town Saturday. Starting temp 73F, up to 85 or so midday.

    MPG - Miles
    54.4 - 12.1
    43.7 - 7.5 (friend riding with me, using AC)
    65.2 - 11.5
    58.6 - 20.5
    62.8 - 13.2

    Total for the day
    57.3 mpg - 65 miles :)
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2007
  17. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    PaleMelanesian -- sweet numbers!! What was the terrain like and what were the speed limits?
     
  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Approximate, of course:
    25% rural 2-lane, combination of 45 and 55 mph limit
    25% rural 4-lane, a few lights, 55 mph
    50% city, mostly 45 limit and traffic lights

    Same as my commute, mostly. The terrain is rolling hills. Flat for half a mile, then a few 50-100ft rises and falls, then flat again, then more rises and falls. Overall maybe a 200ft elevation change between highest and lowest points. We have enough trees around here that wind is really a non-issue most of the time.

    (all my numbers are now adjusted -5% on the Scangauge)
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2007
  19. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Sounds like perfect hypermiling terrain -- thanks for sharing! It is nice to get a feel for what a given vehicle is good for on terrain that is reasonably well defined.

    I didn't do so well today. There was a 25mph headwind and at 81F the wife was wilting. I gave in and did P&G with NICE ON for good sections with the AC on during the glide portion. (Have to keep the peace, after all!) Got back and took her to Noodles down the road and she threatened murder if I made her put up with any more of that :eek: so I had to run the AC continuously without shutting down the engine. All I could do was coast in neutral whenever possible... then watch the gauge go down at the light I caught. :(

    Anyway, numbers below:

    1) 41.3mpg for 142mi (Cabin to home)
    2) 19.4mpg for 1.1mi (Home to Noodles :ccry:)
    3) 33.7mpg for 1.3mi (Noodles to home -- no AC and FASing)

    She was a little surprised to see better than 50% improvement on the way back. ;)

    This leaves my tank at 41.6mpg over 348mi (350.3mi ODO).

    This is about 8mpg better than the last tank I did with a trip to the cabin and back. I'm also sitting at about 1/16 below the 1/2 mark so I have some time to pull that up a bit further. I can't tell at this point whether I've really got the SG over-correcting or not, but at least the gallons used seem to be much closer to what I might expect just guessing from the fuel gauge.
     
  20. SlowHands

    SlowHands Hypermiling Ironman

    Gulp. Shudder. Hit self on side of head... methinks my low 30's :eek: that I was feelin' good about just got poofed into confetti.
     

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