Week of January 29 to February 4 (Nat’l Avg $2.579)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    38.7 - 4 mi. yesterday morning. -7*F (-22*F wind chill) Left the car at work. Had to have my work van to go to a job first thing. Car was thoroughly chilled by this afternoon. Engine was plugged in but the rest was really stiff. Had several errands after getting home so I did manage some decent numbers by the end of it.
    48 - 17.3 mi. -2*F, 12 mph SE wind (-20*F wind chill). Total of 5 trips over 2 hours.

    Tank showing steady at 46.1 - 326 mi. Considering the weather, if that is even close to accurate, I'll be pleased.
    F______I_/____E
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 22 deg F , wind S9. 35.1 miles , 58.68 MPG. Tank is at 412.2 miles , 57.85 MPG. Expecting snow tonight , and I have to (want to) drive tonight.
    We might take Linda's RAV4 because I don't like the Prius with these tires.
     
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  3. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Had to go to work this morning and a funeral this afternoon. 2-3" of snow and 12- 15 mph wind made for an unpleasant day to be out and about. -22 to -25*F wind chill.
    Soft snow on the road this morning became rough packed snow and glazed icy patches this afternoon.
    36.5 - 4 mi. to work, 44.7 - 4.1 mi. home.
    38 - 4.5 mi. to the funeral with the family, 46.9 - 4.7 mi. home.
    31.9 - 2.1 mi. round trip to the grocery store.
     
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home Thursday, 2UP, slightly better than Wednesday evening, bit warmer 45°F, 9mph tail/crosswind WNW:
    40.4 / 22.3

    Friday morning, 2UP, 37°F, 10mph cross/headwind NNW:
    44.9 / 22.7

    Going home lunchtime Friday, 2UP, 46°F, 7mph cross/tailwind NNW:
    46.0 / 22.3

    Tank up 1.4 at 42.5 (FCD 44.8) / 137.2 / Range 470 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 1.2 at 45.0 / DTE 471

    Lost 1st pip @ 118 miles
     
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  5. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Lots of meh. Truck's at 7.1mpg...that's alright I guess. It's been everything from 70* to 9* with snow drifts in the last 5 days, so I can't say I'll complain too loudly about it.

    I recovered a 42mpg tank in the Civic due to the highlight of this report, which is that I think I'm getting the hang of driving this thing, and am able to more consistently crank out nice numbers on shorter and shorter trips. I get one week with this thing every four weeks, so I don't get as much practice as I'd like. Also finally bit the bullet and got a fresh battery: a bit shy of a year in, and it finally left me begging for a jump start. Interestingly, it seems to have had some actual effects on driving. It idles more sanely, and seems to run a bit more efficiently.
     
  6. Can tell I don't get out of rural Michigan much. Driving around Chicago city streets yesterday evening. Stress level thru the roof, stomach going bonkers. Got in, got what I came for, and got out. Get back on the express way and calmed back down.
    Geez I need to get out more.
    Nobody here wants to see my mom numbers for that.

    Hopefully I'll beat the next storm back home.
     
  7. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    That's the way I am with Boston or any large city.

    Good luck!
     
  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Heck , I'm hoping to get home before it starts snowing today. Tomorrow morning will be fun , for sure.
     
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  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Get your Flintstone brakes ready. Ought to get better traction with your boots than tires. :D
     
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