Month of November 2019 (Nat’l Avg $2.614)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 44 deg F in Naperville and Addison , 41 in Toronto.
    It rained all the way in this morning. 35.1 miles , 59.5 MPG.
    Tank is at 245.8 miles , 61.0 MPG.
     
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  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Working from home again. Down to 1 sick kid at least.
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Light at the end of the tunnel, Andrew. Good luck!
     
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Fingers crossed Andrew!

    Tuesday night, 2UP, detour #8, 37°F, headwind E5:
    43.1 / 22.0

    Yesterday morning, 2UP, motorway route, 36°F, mostly crosswind SSE9:
    46.1 / 22.6

    Last night, 2UP, detour #8 again (it's longer and isn't as good for mpg but got me home in a reasonable time!), 40°F, headwind E10:
    39.9 / 22.0

    This morning, 2UP, motorway route, 36°F, tailwind E10:
    43.5 / 22.6

    Tank down 1.7 at 42.7 (FCD 43.5) / 95.9 / Range 535 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 2.3 at 45.8 / DTE 523
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 34 deg F in Naperville , 33 in Addison , and 42 in Toronto.
    16.3 miles , 65.0 MPG. Tank is at 279.1 miles , 60.7 MPG.
     
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, detour #8 yet again, 42°F, headwind E11:
    40.4 / 23.3

    This morning, 2UP, motorway route, raining, 43°F, cross/tailwind SE8:
    45.2 / 22.7

    Tank up 0.3 at 43.0 (FCD 45.2) / 141.9 / Range 485 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.4 at 45.4 / DTE 472

    Lost 1st pip (of 8) @ 140 miles
     
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  7. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Took another drive to sunny eastern Washington. Was going to wander another way, but for some reason I continued on I-90 towards the Columbia River. Glad I did, because I saw something I'd never experienced previously. Before reaching Ellensburg, the wind turbines appeared some miles to the north with lots of sun. There was no wind & the turbines weren't rotating. Passing Ellensburg & onwards, I-90 lifted a little towards ridges that had more wind turbines & they were rotating well. Passing near them, the rotations were majestic. At the ridge tops & into the leeside, I-90 began a good descent towards the Columbia River, with more wind turbines. But they weren't rotating, in dead-still air again, altho previous wind turbines that were rotating well, only 200 yards before. Also, fog was encountered, which thickened somewhat within a few hundred yards. I noted that I had to turn the heat up in the car, because I was only wearing a T-shirt. The weather condition was just like my mountain hikes, when I would see clouds forming on the leeside of mountain cliffs. However, I had never been physically involved in such a condition & found it strange & weird.... specially with the double strengthened images of the rotating & still wind turbines. I was wondering if the fog was the result of the wind turbines, but I don't think so. The fog remained & endured all the way to the Columbia River & beyond, where I turned south. I remained in fog for 40+miles. Altho I lost good eastern Washington views because of the fog, I am very happy to have encountered such a quick weather change.
    Oh, yeah, Got some of that there cheap e.WA gasoline again.

    Another interesting & fortunate experience: I was hoping to beat home over Snoqualmie Pass before an incoming wet weather pattern was due. While passing Ellensburg returning to the west, I could see thickening clouds in the Cascade Mountains. The closer I moved into the Cascades, the more it looked like I would be running on wet I-90 roads. With rain on mountain tops to my right AND my left, I expected rain to soak I-90 any time. But, I only had to swipe my wipers intermittently & I-90 remained dry. I am very happy the fairly steep western slope from Snoqualmie Pass remained dry & the fast moving vehicles weren't throwing up, sheets of hydro-plane roostertails. All in all, a very happy & mostly sunny e.Washington outing.

    Passing by one block of businesses, I saw one, named Moon Motorcycles & another next to it, named Divine Auto Center. After repair by those outfits, vehicles must drive, celestially & heavenly.

    P.S. Glad I took the trip a few days ago. The temperature has dropped & its snowing in the mountains right now. Was in a powerful accident in the snow once & have no care to repeat the...... procedure.
     
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  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Friday lunchtime, 2UP, motorway route, 46°F, headwind E9:
    52.4 (indicated 55.1) / 22.3

    Saturday morning 4UP to father-in-law's to take him for breakfast, raining, milder 46°F, wind ENE12:
    37.3 / 3.3
    42.6 / 4.6 - 5UP to garden centre
    43.3 / 4.6 - 5UP back to father-in-law's
    33.9 / 3.3 - 4UP back home

    Tank down 0.4 at 42.6 (FCD 44.9) / 180.0 / Range 440 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.8 at 44.6 / DTE 422

    Not my turn to drive this week - car pooler's turn.

    After 25+ years of sharing the commute to work it looks like it's coming to an end :(. His house is up for sale and where he's looking to move is not conducive to car pooling. It's been good while it's lasted - I reckon 100,000 miles saved over the years! :D
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 36 deg F in Naperville and Addison , 38 in Toronto.
    16.4 miles , 65.4 MPG.
    Tank is at 486.5 miles , 101 remaining , 59.8 MPG.
     
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Well done to the two of you!
     
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Bill. It may be some time as he hasn’t sold his house yet!!
     
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  12. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh, boy. Looking at Haystack Mnt on the western front of the Cascade mountains near highway 2, it looks like the snow level is about 2500 feet, maybe a bit lower earlier in the dark morning.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 34 deg F in Naperville and Wood Dale , 42 in Toronto.
    35.1 miles , 58.6 MPG.
    Tank is at 553.9 miles , 23 remaining , 60.13 MPG.
    It's about 28 miles to my gas station , so...……. no problem.
    Scenic route # 1 home tonight , which would normally
    yield some nice MPG , but there is a good chance of "precipitation" ,
    which what they call it around here when it could be either rain,snow ,or some nasty combination.
    Still , it looks like a 60 tank , and in late November , I'll take it !
     
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  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Took our manual Elantra for a drive today, with temperatures as low as 37 degF. Now, both our manual & automatic Elantras are rated & advertised at the same highway 38MPG. However NOT advertised, is that the manual is geared 6% to 7% lower. Today's lower temperature computer MPG readout readily exceeded 50MPG. The only way the automatic can get over 50MPG readout, is on warm to hotter days. It readily languishes with low temperatures.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Drove 25 miles yesterday , to Woodridge and back. About 54 MPG.
    Today m 36 deg F in Naperville , 34 in Wood Dale , and 29 in Toronto.
    Light rain and wet roads all the way in. 35.1 miles , 55.8 MPG.
    Tank is at 115.1 miles , 58.4 MPG.
     
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  16. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Took another wonderful drive to sunny E.Washington. This time there was snow & ice along the roads (even beautiful long icicles draped on vertical rock in the mtn. passes). But, the road crews had worked hard & no snow or ice was on the roads. Even the melting snow water that was crossing the roads was NOT refreezing on the roads. I was so happy, since I had a head-on accident in snowy E.WA once & I detest snow driving. Now, I can report that I've been to snowy e. WA for the second time, & had a wonderful time.... with no accidents, incidents or problems. Yeah, & got some more of that cheap E.WA gasoline.
     
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