Month of March 2020 (Nat’l Avg $2.441)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I just came across the following... I thought it was a neat summary of how prices generally are across the USA.

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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 33 deg F in Naperville , 34 in Elk Grove.
    A tailwind ( S 8 ) helped on the northbound legs.
    35.1 miles , 60.9 MPG.
    Tank is up to 355.9 miles , 241 remaining , 61.6 MPG.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Got a sick kid today. Only a little sick, but enough to not go to school.

    46.3 mpg / 4.2 mi - home to work, pick up laptop
    47.4 / 11.4 - to school to drop off the others, then home

    Tank is at 47.9 mpg / 30 mi.
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 32 deg F in Naperville , 31 in Elk Grove. Headwind all the way.
    16.3 miles , 57.7 MPG.
    Tank is at 387.7 miles , 205 remaining , 61.5 MPG.
     
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  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    The other day, here in western Washington state, the rain was to continue as it had for a week. I said enough!! With the temperatures elevated a bit, it was only rain, not snow coming down in the mountain passes. With just my T-shirt on, I kept the heat on to keep the windows clear, & headed for eastern WA, where the sunshine was sweet because the passes blocked the rain. Passing Cle Elum, the rear view mirror showed the eastern slope Cascade Mountains buried deep in white snow. Never have I seen mountains gleam with such purity & brightness. Tho the Cascade mountains are not high like the Sierra Nevadas & Rocky Mountains, the region I viewed had the second highest non-volcanic Washington state mountain showing, 9415 foot Mt. Stewart, plus the Enchantments & their beauty. I remembered my past healthy days of hiking Mt. Stewart & the Enchantments, & I felt young, again. What a view & what a journey into the rest of eastern Washington! Later, the sunshine glistened off the waters of the Columbia River with equal fervor, as it had on the snowy mountains. I had to turn the heat down & finally off in the car AND then roll the windows down. The warmth of eastern Washington sunshine continued. At several points, the outside temperature hit 65degF.! Just a wonderful time of sunshine & heat. Re-enforcing the day of e.WA heat, Boise, Idaho hit 71degF yesterday.
    Hit some eastern moving winds, which is often the case in e.WA. Despite the curves & mountain slopes, the Elantra averaged 49MPG, while going downwind. Against the wind & carrying an extra 141 pounds of cheap gasoline, the return was 41.7 MPG.
    Returned to western Washington, & of course, to the rain.

    P.S.: Now for your cultural point for the day. While working on this post, 20th Century composer Aaron Copland's Rodeo was playing. At its conclusion, the radio announcer said, at the premier of Rodeo, it received 22 curtain calls.

    P.S. 2: Before I left w.WA for e.WA, a bald eagle flew over me to its nearby nest, with the loudest tones I have ever heard from a bald eagle. Quickly, its mate chimed in. I think they were protesting the continuous rain. Why I bring the incident up, is that the bald eagles near their nest now, continue to screech.... while in the continuous rain. They should have hitched a ride with me, when I went over to eastern Washington. But, then, they may have liked the weather so much, they might not have returned to their western Washington nest & that would have made me sad.
     
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  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    49.1 / 5.5 - home last night, 64F
    50.9 / 11.5 - this morning, 49F

    Taking spring break off next week. See y'all later.
     
  7. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Just like college kids... :) Have a great time!
     
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  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I have "all the time" off now, with my retirement. But, y'all have ta put up with me.... "all the time"..... none of that "see y'all later" stuff! :rolleyes:
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 20 deg F in Naperville , 21 in Elk Grove. No wind.
    35.1 miles , 57.9 MPG.
    Tank is at 455.5 miles , 141 remaining , 61.6 MPG.
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 53 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
    Wind SSW17 means it helped all the way in.
    35.1 miles , 66.0 MPG.
    Tanks is at 549.3 miles , 45 remaining , 61.9 MPG.
    13 miles on the bike Saturday , 23 Sunday.
     
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Saturday morning went 2UP for an overnight stay to visit Bletchley Park - home of the Allied codebreakers in WWII, 43°F, mostly headwind SSW10:
    52.0 / 116.4 - including 1 stop at a service station

    Back Sunday afternoon. Highway (M1) was closed at J19 so cross country to Stamford for a lunch stop followed by mostly 2-Lane road (A1 North), 54°F, mostly crosswind WSW9:
    49.1 / 119.5

    My turn for the commute this week, motorway route, 3UP, 39°F, crosswind 12W:
    43.9 / 22.7

    Tank up 2.5 at 49.2 (FCD 51.8) / 315.1 / Range 355 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG down 0.7 at 47.1 / DTE 320

    Lost 1st pip (of 8) @ 135, 2nd @ 263 and 3rd @ 336 miles
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 41 deg F in Naperville , 40 in Elk Grove.
    Wind N 10.
    35.1 miles , 59.5 MPG.
    Tank is at 40.8 miles , 58.7 MPG.
    Filled up yesterday on the way home. 575.9 , fcd = 64.6 x .956 = 61.8 MPG.
    Or …….575.9/9.476 gal = 60.8 MPG.
    Amoco 87 E10 was $2.449.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 37 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
    Wind SW 7. 35.1 miles , 61.2 MPG.
    Tank is at 108.2 miles , 514 remaining , 63.0 MPG.

    Had a good trip home Tuesday. Took scenic route #2 , but instead of
    stopping in Naperville to work out ( did that Monday ) I continued straight home.
    It's not particularly fast , but I was able to glide(except for the stretches of two-lane).
    32.2 miles , 84 minutes , 71.9 MPG.
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Good work, Edwin.
     
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  15. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice one Edwin :)

    Going home Monday night, 3UP, very slow, unusual detour #3, 42°F, cross/tailwind SSW14 didn't help much - poor :eek::
    36.5 / 21.3

    Tuesday morning, 3UP, motorway route, some rain, 53°F, breezy head/crosswind WSW17:
    42.7 / 22.9

    Last night, 3UP, traffic a bit better, stop/start system worked well from only 1 mile into the journey, detour #2, mild 55°F, mostly tailwind WSW11:
    42.4 / 20.7

    On my own this morning as car sharer going for hospital appointment later, motorway route, 44°F, head/crosswind SW8:
    48.1 / 21.5 - nice to see over 50mpg (50.6 before adjustment) on FCD :D - only the 4th time this year :(


    Tank down 1.8 at 47.4 (FCD 50.0) / 401.5 / Range 240 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG down 0.8 at 46.3 / DTE 223

    Half tank @ 376 miles
     
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  16. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Nice indeed!

    Edit: Gotta say, 3 up in the 40s mpg is great as well.
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Gord and Bill. I try.
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 35 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
    35.1 miles , 60.8 MPG.
    Tank is at 175.4 miles , 447 remaining , 62.5 MPG.
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , I came from Lombard , so no highway :).
    35 deg F in Elk Grove , wind W 16 , 16.3 miles , 66.9 MPG.
    Tank is at 207.1 miles , 410 remaining , 63.0 MPG.

    I will be fighting an even stronger west wind on the way home tonight.
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 36 deg F in both Naperville and Elk Grove. Wind NE 7 ,
    so headwind all the way.
    35.1 miles , 58.0 MPG.
    Tank is at 274.8 miles , 62.5 MPG.
    Trip home yesterday was all right.
    32.5 miles , including a 60 min stop at Planet Fitness , 65.3 MPG.
    I like Scenic Route #2.
     
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