Month of July 2020 (Nat’l Avg $2.179)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home Tuesday, there’s a bit more traffic now getting out of the city, motorway route, 65°F, mostly tailwind NW6:
    49.6 / 21.4

    To work on the bike yesterday morning, 54°F, partial headwind WSW7:
    No fuel / 22.4 / avg 18.1mph

    Home on the bike last night, 54°F, nice tailwind WNW7:
    No fuel / 19.9 / avg 20.3mph - managed it under 59 minutes again :cool:

    To work this morning, motorway route, a much better run, 61°F, headwind WNW7:
    53.2 / 21.5 :)

    Tank up 0.1 at 50.9 (FCD 53.6) / 305.0 / Range 415 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG steady at 53.6 / DTE 420
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F , bit of a headwind NNW 5-10.
    16.3 miles, fcd = 75.5 x .943 = 71.2 MPG.
    Tank is at 165.4 miles , fcd = 74.5 x .943 = 70.2 MPG.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    In the Honda today. I barely managed 50 MPG for the trip in this morning.
    When I'm in this car , I take the route that is 23 miles of interstate and
    12 miles of suburban roads. The highway part yields about 50 MPG.
    Sometimes I can bring it up to 52 on the 3.9 miles after I leave the highway.
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Was it cooler? Gas engines don’t give the best MPG, when chilled (I don’t either). So far, our summer in the NW has been cooler. Even when its sunny, it’s been pleasant & not over warm.
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    66 deg F. The Honda will yield 50 MPG at 55 MPH.
    The problem is maintaining or increasing that # on the four miles after I get off the highway.
    On a good day , I can increase it to 52 over those four miles.
    I'm frustrated by the fact that the engine does not shut off when the car is stopped.
    The Prius has spoiled me.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 66 deg F in Naperville.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 69.3 x .943 = 65.3 MPG.
    Tank is at 240.4 miles , fcd = 74.2 x .943 = 70.0 MPG.
    Did not drive over the weekend except a 7.6 mile round trip
    to Menard's early Saturday morning.
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Forgot to post this yesterday :rolleyes:

    Thursday night, motorway route, warmer 71°F, tailwind WNW6:
    51.5 / 21.2

    To work on the bike Friday morning, 61°F, head/crosswind WSW6:
    No fuel / 19.7 / avg 19.4mph

    Going home on the bike Friday lunchtime with a detour to the vets to pick up some meds for the dog, tail/crosswind W11:
    No fuel / 21.6 / avg 19.4mph

    Went 3UP to Nostell Priory Saturday afternoon for a walk, 66°F, crosswind WSW10:
    53.9 / 30.0
    54.1 / 32.0 - raining, mostly crosswind W7

    Later on, went to mother's, 64°F, crosswind W7:
    64.5 / 4.3
    42.6 / 4.4

    In the car to work Monday morning, 53°F, mostly headwind WNW6:
    51.6 / 21.2

    Tank up 0.4 at 51.3 (FCD 54.1) / 418.4 / Range 285 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG down 0.9 at 52.7 / DTE 294

    Lost pip 3 (of 8) at 331 miles
    Half tank @ 397 miles
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today I'm in the Honda. 71 deg F in Naperville.
    35.1 miles , 50.6 MPG. I will take the scenic route home
    tonight , because I want to go to a store that is on Rte 53 in Lisle.
    I CAN take the tollway , but it's hardly worth paying $.90 to save
    5 minutes and use more fuel.
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely Edwin :)

    Last night, motorway route - a bit of traffic slowed me down a bit but it actually helped - I think I did more low speed FAS (I don’t FAS above 30 to 35mph in my auto), 65°F, tailwind WNW6:
    53.8 / 21.5

    This morning, 52 climbing to 57°F, mostly headwind W6:
    52.7 / 21.5

    Tank up 0.2 at 51.5 (FCD 54.3) / 461.4 / Range 240 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG up 0.2 at 52.9 / DTE 254
     
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  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    At what speed can you FAS on your bicycle? :confused:
    I never did FAS on my bicycle. But maybe I had to be able to go as FAST as you.... to FAS.:confused:
    ..... or is it “too FAST TO FAS”? :confused:
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I know I don't FAS on the bike , unless I'm REALLY exhausted.
    I keep pedaling.
    Today , 73 deg F in Naperville , a bit of a tail wind.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 71.0 x .943 = 66.9 MPG.
    Tank is at 308.4 miles , fcd = 74.3 x .943 = 70.0 MPG.
    At this rate , I will have to fill up...…..eventually.
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Tuesday night, motorway route - even more traffic - not so good this time, 64°F, slight tailwind W2:
    52.0 / 21.5

    On the bike to work Wednesday morning, 55°C, head/crosswind SW4:
    22.3 miles / no fuel / 18.9mph avg

    Home on the bike Wednesday night, 68°C, partial tailwind WSW11:
    20.2 miles / no fuel / 19.2mph avg

    Cycled in again Thursday morning, 57°C, partial headwind WSW6:
    21.9 miles / no fuel / 17.3mph avg

    Tank steady at 51.5 (FCD 54.3) / 482.8 / Range 230 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG steady at 52.9 / DTE 232
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    My tank was dragged down a lot by a 190 mile highway trip Sat.
    Filled up at my usual Amoco station Saturday night.
    626.6 miles , fcd = 69.8 x .943 = 65.8 MPG.

    Sunday drove the Civic 58.3 miles , fcd = 51.7 MPG.

    Not working this week.
     
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  14. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Went on vacation (I know big no no in corona time, but we were socially distant and wore masks the entire time we were in public) to the Smoky Mountains. Enjoyed our trip. C-Max did decent all things considered with the heat. Was in the 90s to 100s the whole time we were there. Including a little bit of work driving once I got back.

    1239.3 miles
    13.3 KwH electric
    29.807 gallons + (13.3 / 32.78 = .406) = 30.213
    1239.3 / 30.213

    41.019 MPG

    Better than my old 2013 C-Max on the highway by around 4-5. I'd get 35/36 before.
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    TFF, I'm glad you got away to the Smokies. You did what you could to not contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

    Good results with the C-MAX, too!
     
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  16. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Masks might help catch smoke that would go in your lungs, in the Smokey mountains, too.:confused:
     
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  17. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Well, I finished out my June-July stint at 8.8mpg in the truck, almost exactly 10% above the norm. Lighter traffic doesn’t really exist anymore, but I have had a lot of really light loads.

    Carwise, I did have to replace my alternator. I knew this day was coming since from day one it would not charge above ~3300rpm. Of course, I had to go out afterwards to verify high RPM charging :D only banged the rev limiter twice! I did find out that while even lowly non-VTEC old D-series Honda engines are characteristically happy revvers, they are also, to borrow a Jeremy Clarkson phrase, most efficient at converting fuel into noise.

    Still clocked 45.5 for that tank, though. In fact, I pulled into my driveway at 32.x mpg for that trip even after my exuberance :p

    A bit of a bummer there too, though, as the alternator crapped out the night before I was to show up to work. Took a day off to replace it. Even worse, when I did report to work, I forgot my go-bag with really important stuff such as my phone, wallet, work tablet, and the medical certification I have to carry on me. So I had to take a second day off to waste 200 miles to go home and retrieve it. That (half-) tank worked out to 46.5, which is actually lower than I thought it should have been. A month between when I drive the car sort of makes it hard to learn the car’s finer points by heart.
     
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