Week of February 26 to March 4 (Nat’l Avg $2.517)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home lunchtime Friday, 2UP, 30°F, breezy 24mph headwind E:
    40.0 / 22.3

    This morning, 2UP, went to Newark-on-Trent just to get out for a bit, less snow there! Felt colder than 32°F, 14mph cross/tailwind ENE:
    50.2 / 25.8


    Coming home early afternoon, 34°F, 14mph cross/headwind ENE:
    47.6 / 25.7

    Tank up 0.9 at 42.6 (FCD 44.9) / 318.0 / Range 275 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.4 at 43.3 / DTE 268

    Lost 3rd pip @ 316 miles
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  2. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Nice picture. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Bill, unfortunately it wasn’t mine as it was dull today but I've also been having issues uploading images to the site - I'll have to mention it to Wayne!!

    I've managed to get these 2 of mine on by uploading them to another site and then linking them here:


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  4. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Yes Gord, nice pictures, even if the one wasn't yours. You definitely have a lot of historical architecture. Nothing like that here, it would be cool to see someday.

    No driving for me today, but did get dug out after the snowfall. It wasn't as bad as forecast or as what hit the UK, but still enough to make a mess. I think we got 5-6 inches.
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  5. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    That looks much nicer to drive on than the horrible slushy mess we have at the minute Kevin!!

    Went for a 10.1 mile bike ride in the receding snow/ice/slush/sleet and fog this morning:

    Frozen canal!
    bit foggy...
    slushy mess

    I think we've passed the worst!

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  6. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the slush is worse and I'm really hoping this doesn't melt to fast. It still sucks down the mileage though. Hope you don't get flooding when it all melts.
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  7. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Four short trips today, to church and home, to visit mom and back home.
    38.7 - 12.3 mi. total. Three of us in car.
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Saturday I took the trailer to pick up some hay. Nice clear warm weather (Spring is coming, y'all).
    37.5 mpg / 15.1 mi out, slight backtracking to try finding the place.
    36.4 / 11.7 - back home with 10 square bales loaded

    Of course that knocked my tank average way down. But I wonder who has done better mpg while hauling hay? :D
  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Not me.
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Gord , that's a sweet mountain bike.

    Not sure if I posted this earlier , but from having my car sit for about 15 days , or something else , my 12V battery died. Saturday , jumpstarting
    ( the Toyota-approved way , of course) did nothing. I took the old battery ( 2 yrs 10 mo ) to Autozone. They said they could not test it
    unless it was "charged" , and it only showed 3 volts on their tester. My battery charger is buried in my garage under boxes and boxes of
    Heather and Eric's stuff, so I wasn't able to attempt a charge. Autozone very kindly offered to order me a batter for $338. No , thanks.
    Went down the street to Pep Boys. They didn't have the Optima Yellow Top I wanted , but they did have a Bosch with about the same specs.
    The Bosch was $205 US , including tax. Installed that battery and the car works fine now. With Linda driving it about 18 miles Saturday
    and 16 Sunday , she got about 54 MPG ( mostly around 30-40 F ). Bosch recommends 14.4 volts , Scangauge shows 14.5. All is well.
    Even better news : I will be getting my BAIID device installed in the car Wednesday and I can drive anywhere anytime.
  11. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Sure! Rub it in! :) I'm right about where the inch mark in 7-12" is...


    Nor me. But maybe some 1-2 HP carts on farms now and in the old days. Only down side is the methane production... :D
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