Week of June 11 - June 17, 2007 (US Ave $3.13)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Right Lane Cruiser, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. SlowHands

    SlowHands Hypermiling Ironman

    WOW!! Way to go!! Here's a couplabananas for you :Banane35:
  2. locutus

    locutus MPG Centurion

    :D The milestones just keep falling, don't they? Congrats!

    (If you can hold 68.3 on the way back, you'll have a 90 TODAY :eek:)
  3. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    This week has just plain sucked. :(

    I took the back route I used to take to avoid traffic. I didn't even get to 40mpg until half way through the trip!!!! :mad:

    Looks like I'm screwed no matter what I do.

    88F, clear and sunny, no wind:

    1. 43.8mpg for 23.9mi (Work other building to home)

    I should have about 2.2g left and the ODO shows 634.5mi. The fuel gauge points just a bit above 1/8 tank now. At this point, I'll be seriously surprised if I even hit 45mpg on this tank.
  4. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    Ok.. got a 71 today with tons of traffic and highway driving. Daughter was sick so I was Dr Dad till my wife relieved me around lunch. Then I had to run a ton of errands to close out her workday and start mine. Love this EV and EBH. Time was a 70 would have made my day, now it's down right expected.

    Filled up today 68.1 MFD and 64.7 pen-n-paper. Bringing my life average up to 56 flat! <edit> Added the gas spilled in April, brings it down to 55.6 </edit> :woot: I finally got my hypermiler star!

    Can't wait to hear about Marc's soon to be 90 mpg day! Hey Marc, I can make Austin in about 3 hours, if you stay late I can give you a push to help out your segment ;)

    Here's hoping for a record day.

    Well after my trip home I'll start working on an S1 creep start strategy for next week.

    Last edited: Jun 15, 2007
  5. xcel

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

    Hi Marc:

    ___Way to go! 90 RT with that climb back home is saying something!

    ___Sean, there will be better days :(

    ___Dan, I really need to update the Congrats Hypermiler thread, don’t I? You should see all the new members posting previous tanks as of late ;)

    ___75 - 88 degree temps, no wind and 10 miles worth of stop and crawls saved the best for last … 96.6 per the SG-II after 19 miles to the Interstate. This was a short tank before she goes back to Cheryl of the MaHG in a few hours. 392.5 miles on 4.96 gallons top off to top off for a 79.13 mpg tank. Compared to the recently calibrated SG-II, not a bad calibration if I do say so myself!

    83.6 mpg over 96.2 miles for the commute home. 79.1 mpg for the 392.5 mile short tank. 83.4 per the MFD for the same short tank.

    ___She showed me a few secrets last night and this morning that I hope you Prius II guys can use once I get this review out … Anyone want to loan me their Prius II for two weeks :angel:

    ___Good Luck

  6. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    59.7mpg on the MFD to end the week, 300mi on the tank. Prior to Wayne's pulling 70s and 80s in a Prius I on a mostly highway commute, I would have said my numbers seem pretty decent for a Prius running between 45 and 65mph. ;)
  7. xcel

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

    Hi Tim:

    ___If you or any of the rest of you had the first 19 miles of the Warm-up P&G route I have available to me thanks to Carl H. (only drive the Interstate for 2 miles of it!) and the Chicago traffic nightmares that turned into godsends in disguise this week, you would be punching out these numbers without even working hard! That 10 mile stop and crawl at one point saw 4 of 6 5-minute bars pegged for pete sake! With what I seem to have found, this tank and the final 2 segments were a lot easier to get then the previous week and a half of fighting for every tenth. I just hope you guys can use some of what I saw in the Prius-I?

    ___Good Luck

  8. mparrish

    mparrish Rosie the Riveter Redux

    I'll give you a call 2 miles out for my "bump draft" ;)

    90 will be a tall order day, as I'll need 68.3 as Jared pointed out. My best back home is 63.7. But 85 would be a milestone too.

    A 90 RT commute is a goal of mine, but I imagine it will happen under more ideal (read: no AC) conditions. At some point in the fall I'll have one of those freak days with the lights that will get me a 140+ (150???!!!!!!! :) ). A 150 plus my current record back home will get me that 90. I'll be tellin' the wife that day that I'm leaving late and slowin' 'er down. :)

    Dan - back when you were consistently posting upper 60s without EBH/EV, I thought to myself "good god wait till he gets those things in". Looks like I'm right.

    Congrats on the hypermiler status!
  9. mparrish

    mparrish Rosie the Riveter Redux

    Oh, while it is fresh in my mind, I think I speak for the rest of the Cleanmpg Prius II community when I say that we really, really want Wayne to get his hands on a Prius II for a week or two. :)
  10. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

    I dunno. After what you other Prius folks keep doing, my fragile ego can't handle much more. :p
  11. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    31.8 mpg indicated over 10.3 miles (11.2 actual), finished off by a 1/2 mile glide right into the gas station. Fuel warning finally came on at 401 miles (a new record) and figured this would be as good a time as ever to see how I've done.

    Now I feel a little like Charlie Brown after Lucy grabs the football: Don't get my hopes up too high ... don't get my hopes up too high ... moment of truth is getting closer ... feeling more hopeful ... maybe it's possible ... here it comes ... WHUMPP! Drat.

    405.8 miles on 13.9 gal gives me 29.2 for the tank overall, less than I was hoping for. Oh well, being the optimist that I am, I can see the bright side:
    • 29.2 is the best tank I've ever gotten on this car, substantially better than I'd ever gotten on the highway prior to starting this exercise a couple months ago.
    • 405.8 miles is more than I've ever gotten on a single tank in any vehicle I've ever driven, rental or owned.
    • At this mileage, I could have potentially gone another 30 miles. That's another round trip to work!
    • I know I can do better (this is the one that matters most). Will keep at it.
    Guess I'll have a banana after all.:Banane14:
  12. Mr. Kite

    Mr. Kite Well-Known Member

    47.5 miles at 38.7 mpg for me in the HiHy today. The tank is now at 32.7 mpg and 430 miles.

    My wife did 57.6 mpg over 39.2 miles with the tank sitting at 60.5 mpg and 384 miles.
  13. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    Today's FE was a bit on the low side for me. I once again ended my last segment last night late enough that the "Today" mileage didn't reset. What I have is 76.9 after 132 miles for yesterday and today. I had a bunch of short trips with a fair amount of city driving. Also, the stops between segments were just a bit too long to go in and leave the car in Park so, when I came back out, the ICE would have to run; even if it was only for a short time until it did the idle check.
    1) 65.6-5.8 miles(home to wife's work)
    2) 77.4-9.6(wife's work to my work)
    3) 71.9-9.6(my work to wife's work)
    4) 101-6.3(wife's work to home)
    5) 68.2-11.6(home to bank)
    6) 44.7-.5(bank to liscence branch)
    7) 60.4-3.3(liscence branch to my wife's grandma's-she's 95 and physically and mentally OK:))
    8) 64.2-8.8(grandma's to Lowe's for a new circuit breaker for the house)
    9) 80.4-12.2(Lowe's to visit my mom in the nursing home)
    10) 117-5.2(nursing home to home)
    Tank is at 75.9 after 425.7 miles. This is down from yesterday when it was 76.3 351.9 miles.
  14. mparrish

    mparrish Rosie the Riveter Redux


    The best thing about hypermiling is...........tomorrow is another day to have another go. 30 will come.........

    Back home @ 62.4, for a record RT commute of 84.6. We'll round up and call it an 85 ;). 90 one of these days.

    Next goal? a 30 minute, six pegged bars commute. I find that prospect more insane than any of my other goals.
  15. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    work. ride horse. home. 64.7.

    650 miles on the tank with 4 bars left :)
  16. locutus

    locutus MPG Centurion

    Nice :) I see a 90 in your future, probably by way of 150 on the way out. :D

    I have had 5 bars pegged, but not 6. My favorite 11.5 mile route just doesn't take quite long enough. ;) Found the snapshot I took from it back on may 10:


    With your great route, you *have* to be able to get 6 pegged bars at some point. :D

    Or let Wayne borrow your Prius for 2 weeks and have him nail it. :eek:
  17. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Wayne, thanks -- I'm hoping the better days start tomorrow!! :p

    Everybody is turning in such awesome segments this week! No EPA ratings for us! :Banane36:

    This tank has entered its twilight -- nowhere near where I had hoped it would be, but that happens. Next week I'll be leaving earlier all week so I should be able to pull some good segments. Right now all I want to do is SLEEP.

    Did some extra running around that I didn't expect. All but the last segment were at 88F, partly cloudy skies, 15mpg side/head wind. The last segment was on wet roads in the dark, 68F, 2 FASes at the end up to my garage door. (One of the springs broke when the wife left so now we can't get in or out without risking damage to the opener. I've had WAY too many things breaking recently. :()

    1. 41.7mpg for 8.6mi (Home to Sam's for a wedding shower cake)
    2. 42.1mpg for 9.1mi (Sam's to home)
    3. 44.9mpg for 14.1mi (Home to townhouse)
    4. 43.9mpg for 9.1mi (Townhouse to home)

    I calculate I've got about 1.3g left with 675.7mi on the ODO. The fuel gauge is currently showing about 2.5 needle widths up from the empty mark -- a little less than 1/16 tank. This was set up with a gallon leeway so as long as it is reasonably close to actual consumption I've really got about 2.3g left. Either way I'll be fine getting down to my haircut tomorrow and coming back. That should put me at or over 700mi on this tank -- new PR (but with 2 extra gallons to help)!! :woot:
  18. SlowHands

    SlowHands Hypermiling Ironman

    Lot of driving today, about 1/2 of it through relatively unfamiliar territory. Did some Interstate 355 P&G with NICE-on coasting from about 57-50. Did about 2 miles of distant drafting and let the semi go, he was moving off for 290. Just not comfy enough to NICE-OFF coast yet on interstate, at least not with the dingalings that were around me.

    Came real close to setting a record again for the way home from work, but had a stoplight that was green shifted to red :( by ambulance, and then coasting left turn got killed by 3 nitwits :mad: that appeared out of nowhere, so was 42.4 mpg to home, just short of 42.8 record.

    But nicest thing of the day was seeing a 36.5 mpg for 112 miles :D, and then seeing the tank at 33.3 mpg for 333 miles, with 333 miles to go :Banane03: Oh good grief I could end up with the 'number of the beast' tank! :eek: The gas gauge is still pretty close to the 3/4 mark, so I have no idea what to expect yet for sure, but I kinda sniff a 700 being possible..

    Sean, you are getting quite proficient at this. Kinda funny that we both are looking at 700 mile tanks being reachable. :cool:
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2007
  19. krousdb

    krousdb Defiant NX-74205

    OK, so spill the beans! What secrets? Wayne, you can drive down any time to pick up my Prius. I'm just afraid that I will never get it back.:D

    My daily commute is 138 miles, mostly highway on I40 and I95. Speed limits range from 65 to 70 MPH. I cruise at 65 and turn in 58-59 MPG consistently. I miss having a hypermiling friendly commute.:(
  20. xcel

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

    Hi Dan:

    ___I do not think you have the traffic tie-ups we have in Chicago and without them; she would not be pulling the numbers she did the past two weeks. Read the review once its up and hopefully there is something in it for everybody? Or not ;)

    ___Good Luck


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