Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jan 1, 2020.
Welcome to the grind and a new decade (or is it? Some say it’s actually 2021)
Thanks for starting off our New Year , Gord.
Today 38 deg F in Naperville and Wood Dale , 37 in Toronto.
35.1 miles , 61.6 MPG. Tank is at 252.2 miles , 344 remaining , 59.0 MPG.
Drizzle and 50F here in Texas.
51.3 mpg / 5.3 mi to work.
Tank is at 44.2 mpg / 355 mi and just below 1/2.
Today , 38 deg F in Naperville and Wood Dale , 42 in Toronto.
35.1 miles , 60.6 MPG.
Tank is at 319.5 miles , 267 remaining , 59.5 MPG.
50ish degrees steady here, cloudy.
50 mpg home
51.2 to work
Yesterday, I got gas. Everyone around me, left. & I ain't talkin' their politics.
I also got gas....the gasoline type. How about that! I paid 10cents per gallon less then the national average, which is really hard to find HERE. That's why I left HERE to go to THERE....to get some cheap gas. My gas HERE is 40cents over the national average. So taking one car with gas cans too, saved me $12+ in one fill-up. The gas cans filled two other cars when I got home.
Today , 33 deg F in Naperville , 31 in Wood Dale , and 34 in Toronto.
Light snow falling , wet roads , headwind. At least it is warm for January in Chicago.
35.1 miles , 55.2 MPG.
Tank is at 387.7 miles , 191 remaining , 59.5 MPG.
At least most of my trips are home are 60+ MPG , 63 yesterday.
Today , 30 deg F in Naperville , 28 in Wood Dale , and 34 in Toronto.
18.5 miles , no highway , 61.5 MPG.
Tank is at 450.1 miles , 125 remaining , 59.3 MPG.
46F and humid. 58.6 mpg to work.
Slowly dragging this tank up. Now it's at 44.8 / 393 mi, 1/4 remaining.
Finally updated my numbers from going home from work before Christmas!
Various trips including a couple of longer runs:
34.9 / 21.2 - awful last journey h0me from work on 12/18
50.0 / 4.4 - to mum's
44.9 / 4.8 - back
39.3 / 9.2
36.4 / 3.2
46.8 / 3.2
39.5 / 3.3
43.9 / 21.8
47.8 / 22.9
47.6 / 41.4
46.1 / 24.8
50.3 / 73.0
54.4 / 76.2
49.0 / 64.9 - to Sudbury Hall including a stop to collect mum
49.4 / 64.7 - back including 2 drop offs
Tank up nicely at 46.4 (FCD 48.9) / 552.5 / Range 70 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG up to 45.3 / DTE 59
Not my turn to drive this week - car pooling
Whew! I had a marathon session in the truck, close to three months out @ 8.1mpg, blowing through the usual 1000-1200 gallons/month. The last couple of weeks were tough as I had almost all 40,000+lb loads, and when it wasn’t a weight concerns, it was the cold, something Diesel engines large or small dislike.
Didn’t touch my car from October through late December and filled up on January 3rd. She was not a happy camper when I first started her, took around 30 seconds for the idle to settle out. 44.5 for that tank.
I had strange scheduling so I headed home again for a day and a half on a new route. 45.9mpg but it’s a dud of a time waster and despite less traffic frustrations it’s more work. I’ll stick to the interstates.
Today , 30 deg F in Naperville , 31 in Wood Dale , and 26 in Toronto.
I was helped out by a nice tailwind (SW).
35.1 miles , 60.2 MPG.
Tank is at 518.7 , 51 remaining , 59.6 MPG.
I may be fighting that wind on the way home ,
but I should still get a 60+ trip even with a 75 min stop at
Planet Fitness. I should ( okay ,will ) fill up at the usual Amoco in Naperville.
Working from home today as kids are off school for ONE MORE DAY.
I love to drive & often went to work on slow back-roads, just to look at my beautiful Washington state. Now that I am retired, all-the-more do I take the slow ways to see my state. My "pleasure per gallon" & "pleasure per hour" measures are way, way sky-high..... & I'm still on the ground. I'm often on the ground on foot in "wild-life recreation areas", & note aircraft, circling my area. I know they are circling because the land is so beautiful. As for me, I am on the ground in those regions, much longer than those circling airplanes..... & didn't have to pay to buy, maintain, gas, & learn to fly an airplane.
Yeah, I often stay away from freeways & interstates...... because they are not the way to.....freedom.
Today , cold and windy. 23 deg F in Naperville , 18 in Wood Dale , and 29 in Toronto.
Wind NNW 10-20 MPH.
35.1 miles , 54.0 MPG.
Filled up last night , but I left my book at home today.
I do recall the final tank fcd reading. About 545 miles , 62.4 x .956 = 59.7 MPG
Back to school this frosty morning.
43.8 / 11.4 mi to work.
The tank is steady at 44.8 / 413 mi.
Today , not so bad. But it's not July , either.
29 deg F in Naperville , 28 in wood Dale , and 15 in Toronto.
35.1 miles , 57.3 MPG.
Not much wind right now , but when I leave work I will be facing a headwind of 20-30 MPH
AND rain. Possibly still raining in the morning, too. But at least with a forecast low of 44 F ,
it won't freeze.
I know exactly what you mean. If I had a payoff of truly good scenery or driving fun on that alt route, it might be in the running, but there’s not really any worthwhile benefit.
Going up to Lansas today with a medium-heavy load. Hopefully I’ll finally get to use the benefits of a tailwind today!
Just getting broken in (me and the new Civic turbo CVT hatchback). Trip to Pasadena CA on the 5 and 210. 48 mile trip there 47 mpg indicated roughly 60 degrees out. Trip back same route with more climbs 40 mpgat night 50 degrees. Still learning my way with this Powertrain.
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