Week of April 17 to April 23 (Nat’l Avg $2.407)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Die2self, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has gone up again. It's climbed 1.2¢ since last week at $2.407 - this time last year it was $2.113 so it's 13.9% (+29.4) more expensive.
    Diesel is only up 1.5¢ at $2.532. It's now 19.5% (+41.5¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a reducing 4.9% premium to regular.
     
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  2. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Thursday going home:
    63.8 / 12.9 miles (80F S@7 gusting to 16)
    FCD = 58.0 (+0.3)

    a trip to Kansas City and back on Friday and Saturday netted 36.0 MPG in the Sonata all at 70 MPH CC. it was the Heart of America LTC completion for the kids.

    Today with school drop off:
    51.6 / 13.0 miles (59F NE@3 with damp roads)
    FCD = 57.7 (-0.3)

    tank:
    4.82 gals converted
    272.0 miles
    F___**|*****F
     
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  3. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for starting thread Jason :D

    I'm enjoying a nice vacation in North Yorkshire. Lots of walking, a bit of running and I brought my bike too :cool:

    Haven't got wifi so limited internet. Numbers later :rolleyes:
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today 41 deg F , wind SSE1. 35.0 miles , 59.98 MPG. Tank is at 322.5 miles , 64.45 MPG.
     
  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    69F here this morning.
    54.9 mpg / 11.4 mi to school and work

    The tank is at 52.5 / 46 mi.

    Weekend driving the Odyssey ~400 mi round trip. MPG came in at 24.x. :/
     
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  6. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    last night:
    57.7 / 13.9 miles (71F NE@5) includes the looking and heading home. (see below)
    I get a call half way home, I'm not in the habit of answering when I'm driving so it goes to voicemail and then I get a text. My wife. So I find a place to pull off and call her back. He has a flat tire. Oh and did I mention that she didn't get a car with a spare tire or any flat fixing kit. I told her it was a bad idea not to have that when she bought it but..... Service is closed at the dealer and I'm looking at here like "what do you want me to do about it?"
    I go home and load up the air compressor and bring it back, start putting in air in it and there is a hole in the sidewall where the rock must have pinched the the side wall. She found one of the other people from the used car lot to put in a ticket for it and we hobbled it up to the service door and parked it.

    This is the EXACT reason I will not buy any car without a spare!!!!!!!!!!!!! But she had already made up her mind of what she wanted.
    Back with compressor:
    42.9 / 0.9 miles
    pickup wife and get dinner on the way home as it was 6:30 PM by then
    29.6 / 1.1 miles

    FCD 57.7 (=) from the morning run.

    this morning with school drop off:
    51.7 / 13.0 miles (59F S@6)
    FCD = 57.6 (-0.1)

    tank:
    5.38 gals converted
    300.8 miles
    F____\*|*****E
     
  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Oh ugh Jason. Sorry. :(

    Lunch with a friend. 35.4 / 1.3 out, 71.4 / 1.3 back.
    Tank down slightly to 52.2 / 48 mi.
     
  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F , wind SW7. Took an alternate route today , almost the reverse of the route I often take on the way home. It is shorter , but will take some learning of traffic signals and topography to optimize it. 33.2 miles , 66.59 MPG.
    Didn't check Tank data , no writing instrument in the car. :) I'm glad I have a spare. I should remember to check pressure in it.
     
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I have a spare, and a pump. I figure if I need the spare, I'll air it up then.

    ... but I don't have a jack in the car. Previous owner removed it. I really should take care of that.

    53.0 / 5.3 - home last night. Exactly 1/10 of a gallon.
    53.9 / 11.4 - school and work this morning. 65F and humid.

    Tank is up 0.4 to 52.6 / 65 mi.
     
  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    I guess we will be buying a kit to get a temp wheel+tire, jack and lug wrench. (~$200)

    Last night:
    60.2 / 12.9 miles (81F S@12 gusting 15) (had to start the car for the last 5 feet up the drive way as I had to stop to avoid hitting my son who was oblivious and stepped into my parking area as I turned to the drive way. o_O
    FCD = 57.8 (+0.2)

    this morning with school drop off: No EBH
    52.6 / 13.0 miles (62F S@9)
    FCD = 57.6 (-0.2)

    tank:
    5.85 gals converted
    326.5 miles
    F____\|*****E
     
  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Took the new route in again ; I think I will take this from now on. 1.9 miles less ! Fuel economy is okay , too. I'm still learning the route. Temp was 54 deg F , wind NE6 ( headwind). 33.2 miles , 61.94 MPG. Tank is at 470.1 miles , 64.82 MPG. Going into the city (Oak Park) after work for a date. That means expressway/tollway most of the way home. I will be out past my usual bedtime. :) Hoping to stretch this tank out until Friday morning/afternoon.

    Andrew , I remembered what you once said about using a bicycle tire pump to air up your car tires. Since my air compressor needs repair, I used my high$$$ , dual-pressure tire pump to bring up one tire from 40 to 45 psi. It was easy ! The hard part was getting the fitting to latch onto the valve stem correctly , but I have the same problem with the bike tires.
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Glad I could help you Edwin!
    Jason. Kids. That's how it goes some days.

    I gave up some MPG on the way home by driving like an aggressive idiot. Some days I need to check my ego and let it go, man.
    51.0 / 5.4 - home
    56.7 / 11.4 - this morning to school and work, 71F

    Tank is up 0.4 to 53.0 / 82 mi.
     
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  13. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Sometimes things just tick me off for some reason and I get the same way. I just get tired of drivers acting stupid. A pickup cut me off yesterday before my turn off to work on the highway and there was just no need for it. He came within 4 feet of my front bumper coming back into my lane after he passed me. I was doing 60 (in a 70 zone) at the time. No one in front of him and no one riding his tail. I just don't get it. Makes you just want to jump out of the car and asking them what they were thinking. But obviously he was not.

    last night:
    58.7 / 12.9 miles (79F S@19 gusting to 27 limited my MPG's with a strong headwind)
    FCD = 57.8 (+0.2)

    this morning with school drop off
    49.2 / 13.0 miles (67F SSW@11 with rain and wet roads and a down pour right by work)
    FCD = 57.5 (-0.3)

    tank:
    6.35 gals converted
    352.2 miles.
    F_____\|*****E (right about 1 needle width above the 1/2 line)
     
  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Out to lunch ( :p) for errands. Temps around 80 and sunny.

    57.3 / 5.0 - to feed store, add 300 lb.
    55.5 / 3.1 - to another store
    41.8 / 2.4 - work

    Tank is down 0.2 to 52.8 / 93 mi, still Full.
     
  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 43.5 deg F , wind NW9 . Old route , 35.2 miles , 62.87 MPG. Tank is at 556.7 miles , 63.89 MPG. Coming back home from the city last night was tough. It felt like uphill into the wind all the way ! Only about 56 MPG for about 50 miles since leaving work. Tank has two pips left , and I have to do a bit of driving after work tonight. Will fill Sat AM.
     
  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    52.2 / 5.2 - home last night
    62 / 5.4 - out to music practice
    54.4 / 5.3 - back home

    56.3 / 11.5 - school and work this morning, 70F

    THEN...

    45.7 / 5.4 - home again at 9:30 to retrieve a pair of wayward canines. The wild one somehow un-clipped his collar, and the two of them slipped out the gate when the oil pump service truck came in. :mad: They weren't far, but still a hassle.
    65.6 / 5.1 - back to work

    Tank is up to 53.6 / 130 mi, still on F.
     
  17. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    sheesh, it's like they have a mind of their own ;). Who called it in, neighbor or wife?

    last night:
    64.7 / 12.9 miles (67F N@6)
    FCD = 57.7 (+0.2)

    this morning with school drop off
    48.0 / 13.1 miles (50F E@13 Rain and rivers for roads so lots of drag) Still raining and will continue to rain for the next 12-18 hours. Getting my ark ready :p.
    FCD = 57.4 (-0.3)

    tank:
    6.80 gals converted
    378.0 miles
    F_____|*****E
     
  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Neighbor called wife, wife called me. Neighbor lady goes on a walk every day, sees everything that happens.
     
  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 41 deg F , wind NE7 ( headwind). 35.3 miles , 56.64 MPG. Filled up today with Shell's finest 87 E10. Or as my kids would say , "corn squeezins' ". 603.0 miles , 9.304 gallons , 64.81 MPG. FCD = 68.8 for a 6.1% over-report. Maybe the pump clicked off a tiny bit early , but it's the same pump I use every time. Going to a new brewery in Mundelein today , new to me anyway. Tighthead Brewing.
     
  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hi grinders, I'm back!

    Been to an old small seaside town called Filey (North Yorkshire, UK) for a week's vacation with my wife and dog. Great break, great weather, we did lots of walking with the dog (45+ miles). I also did a 3.3 mile run and 4 bike rides (4, 24, 29 and 52 miles).

    49.9 (FCD 52.5) / 84.1 - Going last Saturday, 54°F, 18mph cross/headwind WNW

    Various trips over the week:
    31.6 / 2.2
    41.6 / 2.4
    43.3 / 8.6
    41.6 / 8.4
    38.4 / 3.4
    35.1 / 2.0
    39.7 / 3.0
    44.8 / 9.0
    47.2 / 11.5
    47.5 / 8.8
    43.0 / 8.8

    51.0 (FCD 53.7) / 82.9 - Great run coming home, a cool 45°F most of the way with some rain, 52°F nearing home with a 12mph tailwind N.

    Tank at 47.3 (FCD 49.9) / 529.5 / Range 85 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG at 46.2 / DTE93

    Lost 6th pip @ 493 miles
     
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