Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jul 1, 2019.
I'm heading out for vacation the next 10 days. See y'all later.
Hope your family has a great time.
Have a nice trip , Andrew.
Enjoy yourself Andrew
Today , 74 deg F in Naperville , 74 in Wood Dale , and 73 in Toronto. No wind.
35.1 miles , 65.9 MPG. Tank is at 107.8 miles , 67.0 MPG.
Coming up near 89K miles , I will schedule a service with the Toyota dealer soon.
Forgot to post yesterday’s:
Tuesday night, 1UP, déjà vu - detour #2 then detour on second half again, 73°F, mostly crosswind NNW3:
49.1 / 20.8 - happy with this considering the traffic
Back to 2UP Wednesday morning, car sharer back at work but his wife's Audi TT is out of action as needs a new tire, motorway route then unusual detour yet again before main road into the City, 63°F, head/crosswind SW2:
47.5 / 21.8 - a lot worse than Monday & Tuesday
Tank up 0.3 at 45.2 (FCD 47.5) / 473.5 / Range 125 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG up 0.3 at 46.5 / DTE 156
Car odometer tripped over 30,000 miles this morning - it's 4 years and 5 days old to give an average of 7477 miles/year.
30,000 miles. That was about 15 months for me.
Today , 77 deg F in Naperville , 74 in Wood Dale , 73 in Toronto. those are three of the towns
I drive thru or near on my way to work. 35.1 miles , 67.2 MPG.
Tank is at 176.4 miles , 67.9 MPG.
Another hot day here. Yawn.
Yeah, you do some miles Edwin! My car pooling helps keep the miles down - I reckon about 4000 miles a year saved
Last night, 2UP, very busy, detour #2 then detour on second half for the 3rd day running, 73°F, mostly crosswind NNW3:
44.4 / 21.7
This morning, 2UP, motorway route, didn't detour the traffic light section as it didn't look too bad - took 3 full changes to get through the first one , 63°F, raining, head/crosswind SW2:
50.8 / 22.8
Tank up 0.1 at 45.3 (FCD 47.6) / 518.0 / Range 80 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG up 0.1 at 46.6 / DTE 113
Lost pip 6 (of 8) @ 486 miles
Last night, 2UP, detour #2 then detour on second half for the 4th day running, 68°F, tailwind W7. I’ll be very pleased when they've finished the roadworks on the roundabout (traffic circle in the US?) near home:
45.1 / 22.0
This morning, 2UP, motorway route, was going to detour the traffic light section but a slow truck left a nice gap so sneaked in (without cutting anyone up! ), cooler 54°C, spitting, head/crosswind SW6:
53.3 / 22.6 - brilliant run for a 2UP trip
Tank up 0.2 at 45.5 (FCD 47.9) / 562.6 / Range 35 . Guess gauge F____|___«E . UG up 0.1 at 46.7 / DTE 70
LFL @ 536 miles
Audi nanny asked me if I wanted to navigate to nearest gas station
Guess what option I chose .....
I would choose "NO" , and I imagine you did , Gord.
Today is gonna be a warm one. When I got here today , it was 81 deg F in Naperville ,
81 in Wood Dale , and 75 in Toronto.
35.1 miles , 66.0 MPG. Tank is at 243.5 miles , 67.5 MPG.
We're on a 3-day bake. Daytime temps in the 90s-100 (32C-38C) and nighttime drops to about 80 (~27C). High humidity as well. Damn those westerly winds bringing in the heat.
Sounds about like the whole of summer down here. I changed my belts in that kinda stuff today including taking loose a motor mount to slide the a/c belt in. I don’t really use a/c, but I’m not going to do the job wrong if I have a/c...
44.74 for my last tank. Not bad since I have decided to pull back from hypermiling a bit and actually try to not be a jack@$$ on the 100mi of freeway which is my commute.
Yeah, I hear you on that. We're such wimps in New England. A couple of instances I encountered today was people leaving their car running so it will be cooler in a half hour when they expect to depart. There's an engine idling law in Massachusetts but never enforced.
In Illinois , LOTS of people sit in their car with the engine running and A/C on. Even in their driveways.
It makes me cringe.
Maybe no AC in their home?
Texans do that a lot too. Probably no big surprise.
My wife is very guilty of doing this.
Oh, and last tank was 258.8/5.785 = 44.73.
Oh, and here’s another thing I noticed: Now that my truck is an automatic, my stick driving skills have atrophied a lot. I don’t clutch nearly as smoothly, and my rev-matching is atrocious. I have also reversed from trying to reach for a non-existent clutch and stick in my truck, to trying to turn the end of my wiper stalk in the Civic (our automated manuals have a funky column-mounted shifter with a D-N-R rotating knob, and an economy-performance-manual mode selector button on the end of the stalk). However, I’m a bit lighter on the shifter, and it’s that much more fun to shuffle my own gears.
That’s what happens when you drive one vehicle 10,000 miles in a month, and drive another one 200-300 miles in a month.
Today , much cooler , our heat wave broke. 69 deg F in Naperville , 66 in Wood Dale , and 70 in Toronto !
Guess I know what direction our heat fled to.
Came from my girlfriend's new place today. It is shorter in distance , but on less familiar roads.
Because I was less sure of the time needed , I drove faster than usual , meaning less gliding , but
still a fair amount of DWL at 65-75 MPG. Ended up with 23.3 miles , 66.2 MPG.
Tank is at 376.8 miles , 66.4 MPG. Could be worse. Scenic route #2 home tonight ( after dentist) ,
so that will help this tank a bit.
At least the weather movements are generally consistent still (despite climate changes) and our heat wave has broken as well.
Ended up taking the highway route home from dentist yesterday and skipping my workout , because guess what ?
Sometimes you don't feel so great when you leave the dentist and just want to get home the fastest way. As it turned out ,
favorable winds and traffic patterns yielded a trip of 34.5 miles , 66.9 MPG.
Cooler today , 64 deg F in Naperville , 63 in Wood Dale , 63 in Toronto. No wind.
35.1 miles , 63.5 MPG. Tank is at 452.1 miles , 208 remaining , 66.3 MPG.
Good choice, Edwin.
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