Month of February 2020 (Nat’l Avg $2.477)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Texas has always been a total see-saw for winter temperatures. It's a battle of the air masses - freezing one day, then warm for a few, then another freeze.

    We're warm right now, nearly 70F.
    51.4 / 4.3 to work this morning, kids have the day off school.
     
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  2. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Texas.... has terrains next to the warm Caribbean Sea, AND 5000 foot territories, open to Arctic blasts. Latitude ranges from 26Deg to 36Deg. help spread temperatures around, too.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 35 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
    A WNW wind of 17-18 MPH helped me part of the way.
    35.1 miles , 58.2 MPG.
    Tank is at 41.4 miles , 576 remaining , 58.6 MPG.
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Warm weather here, but my driving didn't use its full potential.

    49.2 / 5.3 - home, with some angry driving. Stupid other drivers got me worked up.
    42.6 / 11.4 - this morning. It was a big circus show getting everyone out the door. Had to backtrack a minute down the road because someone was missing a shoe!
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I always keep an extra pair of shoes in the car in case of that.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 18 deg F in Naperville and 16 in Elk Grove.
    A NNW wind of 7 MPH was in my face for 2/3 of the way.
    35.1 miles , 53.7 MPG. Not so great.
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Our temps dropped from 70 to mid 40's.

    44.9 / 5.3 - home with a stiff headwind from the north
    54.2 / 5.7 - out to band practice
    46.6 / 5.3 - home, headwind
    48.5 / 11.4 - this morning to school and then work

    Tank is up a bit to 46.6 / 202 mi.
    F__\__|____E
     
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  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home last Thursday, 3UP, detour #2, very busy, 43°F,

    39.9 / 20.9

    On vacation Friday so went to mother's, 50°F:
    51.8 / 4.3
    then on to gas station to fill up early as I had a money off coupon and couldn't get to vacation accommodation and back with remaining gas:
    38.4/ 6.1

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 364.0
    GallsUS: 8.72
    Calc. MPG : 41.75mpgUS - just scraped over 50mpgUK @ 50.14! :D
    Calc. Range: 203.1 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 210
    FCD MPG : 44.21 MPG (5.90% over-report)
    UG MPG : 44.94 MPG (7.63% over-report)
    No. of trips: 19
    Average trip length: 19.2
    Average speed 27mph
    Driving time on tank: 13hrs 19mins
    Days since last fill: 16
    Commuting: 84.3%
    Ave. Temperature: 43.4°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.61
    Pmpg for the tank: 109.2

    I'll tweak the FCD over-report for tank 62 up to 5.3% and adjust the indicated numbers down by that going forward.

    Short hop from gas station to home, schools were out so too busy for decent numbers:
    37.7 / 2.0

    Saturday morning, went to Whitby for a few days, 3UP, 41 to 52°F, strong cross/tailwind then tailwind SW25 with gusts over 50 :eek::
    49.7 / 104.5 - straight into the town for a wander round.
    Town uphill and headwind to accommodation:
    28.4 / 7.4

    Various trips over the next 2 days - remaining very windy and very steep hills (25% and 33% grade) - not great for mpg!
    49.4 / 4.9
    29.3 / 3.7
    31.4 / 7.5

    53.9 / 4.0
    40.8 / 5.5
    32.7 / 5.3

    Going home Tuesday morning, cold start, 37 rising to 46°F, strong headwind for first 64 miles then head/crosswind SW20:
    48.1 / 105.4

    New tank @ 46.3 (FCD 48.7) . Range 390 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG at 46.2 / DTE 373

    Short week at work and car pooler's turn to drive.
     
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Well, the rain came back.

    ~45 mpg home (didn't write it down)
    45.2 this morning
     
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  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    After a rainy lowland & snowy mountain beginning, February is having wonderful days right now. Went for a low-land hike (staying below the snow). Spectacular views of the snowy mountains, from 1000 foot altitude.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 11 deg F in both Naperville and Elk Grove Village.
    35.1 miles , 56.2 MPG.
     
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  12. rossbro

    rossbro Well-Known Member

    Regular in Myrtle Beach JUST went up from $ 1.98 to about $2.05-2.13- 2-21-20
     
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  13. litesong

    litesong litesong

    In our high-priced Seattle-Everett area, 87 octane E10 has been stable, but around $2.95 & higher. In a lower priced area outside our region, 87 octane E10 is $2.55 & higher. Over in Idaho, 87 octane E10 has dropped to, as low as $2.28.
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    87 E10 has been around $2.759 at Top-Tier stations in the Naperville-Aurora area.

    Way too cheap , IMHO ( as I look at all the land yachts zooming past me on the highway ).

    Yesterday , drove home from work , 32.6 miles , 63.1 MPG. No highway. Warmer temps helped also.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Didn't drive Sunday , except to go to GF's house in the morning.
    Today , 36 deg F in Woodridge , 35 in Elk Grove , wind NNE6.
    23.3 miles , 69.8 MPG. Tank is at 355.6 miles , 214 remaining , 58.8 MPG.
    Expecting snow today and a lot more tonight. Oh boy.
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Busy weekend. Had an event in Dallas on Friday. That's 130 miles away. Highway driving (75mph limit :eek:). I didn't quite do that, but it was way too fast. Then in Dallas I got to drive in rush hour both arriving and leaving.

    37.2 mpg going there.
    42.1 home

    I filled halfway home. Worst tank ever.
    42.76 mpg / 447 miles

    This morning I'm sitting at 44.6 / 115 mi, half of that from the trip.
     
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  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    That’s a bad one for you Andrew :eek: - it can only improve :D

    Saturday went 3UP to Lincoln for the day, 48°F and raining going but a decent trip with a 19mph tailwind from W:
    50.8 / 29.8
    Much busier coming back and headwind W17, 51°F and sunny:
    42.1 / 29.5


    My turn to drive so Monday was 3UP, motorway route, raining 39°F, cross/tailwind SW14:
    41.1 / 23.0

    Going home 3UP, made it to motorway so no detours! - some crawling traffic, 46°F, crosswind W18:
    41.6 / 22.4

    This morning, 3UP, motorway route, raining 37°F, cross W9:
    42.9 / 22.6


    Tank down 1.1 at 45.2 (FCD 47.6) / 377.5 / Range 230 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG down 0.7 at 45.5 / DTE 237

    Half tank @ 355 miles
     
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    46.7 / 5.3 - home last night
    48.7 / 11.4 - this morning

    Tank is just below F and 45 mpg.
     
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  19. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    49.2 home last night
    53 out to a movie
    47.8 home
    46.1 to school and work today. Hit most of the red lights.

    Tank is up to 45.6 / 165 mi.
     
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  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Home for lunch. It was gusty and windy. Compare the two results.

    45.6 mpg home
    61.6 back to work
     
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