Week of June 12 to June 18 (Nat’l Avg $2.336)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has dropped 3.9¢ since last week to $2.336 - this time last year it was $2.378 so it's now 1.8% (-4.2¢) cheaper. This the first time since November last year gas is cheaper than 12 months ago! :cool:
    Diesel is also down at $2.493 (-1.7¢). It's now down to only 5.2% (+12.4¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 6.7% premium to regular.

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    My turn to drive this week, two lane into the city came to a standstill due to an accident :eek: but just managed to go round it by going up and down 2 junctions, 55°F, 11mph head/crosswind WSW:

    49.5 / 22.6
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I do have a real chance to score my first 70 tank of the year. But I need to maintain this pace for about 300 more miles. Will he make it ? Stay tuned. Today , perfect conditions : 76 deg F , wind SSW9. 35.3 miles , 70.68 MPG. Tank is at 413.7 miles , 70.49 MPG. There is a temptation to take the "scenic route " home ; I can get 75 on that trip. I will try to do that no more than normal (2-3 times a week). Going IN to work , I've never tried the scenic route. Need my valuable sleep !
     
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  3. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Good morning everyone! Hope that y'all had a good weekend. Just finished up PT and these are my vehicle numbers

    4.6 miles
    2.6 EV miles
    0.2 Regen Miles
    63.0 MPG

    4.8 miles
    3.1 EV
    0.4 Regen
    44.0 MPG
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    53.5 / 5.3 - home Friday. Little too much Zoom at a couple points.
    63.8 / 5.2 - this morning to work. Work is lower elevation than home so it's usually like this.

    Tank +0.2 to 53.9 / 241 mi.
    F__\==|====E
     
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  5. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Friday going home: not as good as I would have like
    62.8 / 12.9 miles (82F S@11) headwind really kicked the numbers in the teeth
    FCD = 60.7 (+0.1)

    this morning to work:
    53.6 / 13.0 miles (73F SSE@10)
    FCD = 60.6 (-0.1)

    tank:
    8.82 gals converted
    512.8 miles
    F_____|__\**E (just above 1/4 left on the guess gauge.

    moving week. so I may not be on for the next two week. See you on the other side.
     
  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Good luck with the move Jason :D
     
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  7. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Tough so far in the truck...heavy loads, wind, or hills have kept me down to 7.1mpg. Tomorrow will not help, as I'm moving 77k lbs gross weight against prevailing South winds to hilly Branson, MO...
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69.5 deg F , wind S2. 35.0 miles , 70.21 MPG. Tank is at 482.8 miles , 70.96 MPG. The perfect conditions continue.
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Made it to motorway last night, 59°F, 7mph tailwind W, car pooler's daughter had a lift home so 3UP:

    45.0 / 22.3


    This morning was going really well (over 55mpg) until I hit another long queue on the two lane into the city - this time needed a detour which hit my FE but saved a lot of time, 2UP, 52°F, 4mph cross/headwind WSW:

    48.4 / 22.8


    Tank up 0.8 at 45.4 (FCD 47.8) / 126.2 / Range 535 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 1.8 at 44.2 / DTE470
     
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  10. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Went and got my haircut this morning. Not only is it already in the 80s at 9:00 AM, but it's expected to feel close to 100 as the high. Which means my A/C will be running almost full blast all day today. Expecting heavy thunderstorms this afternoon.

    72.4 / 3.1 - Driving to the barber shop. Had to take the longer route as traffic was backed up. 1.3 miles before the engine kicked on!
    46.4 / 2.2 - On the way home, the engine was running more as I had no battery.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F , wind S3. Will this madness ever end ? Well, I do expect a thunderstorm this afternoon. 35.0 miles , 70.03 MPG. Tank is at 551.6 miles, three pips remaining , 70.86 MPG.
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night before setting off we heard there was accident on normal route :rolleyes: so totally different very twisty and hilly way for first half, 2UP, 66°F, 4mph tailwind W. Could have been worse:

    41.8 / 22.5


    This morning was better, 2UP, 62°F, 3mph cross/tailwind NE:

    51.2 / 22.5 :D


    Tank up 0.2 at 45.6 (FCD 48.0) / 171.2 / Range 485 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 0.6 at 44.8 / DTE434


    Lost first pip @ 137 miles - longest since last October :)
     
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  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Summer temps are here, most likely to stay.

    54.1 / 5.2 - home last night. 90F
    70.7 / 5.2 - work this morning. 78F

    Tank is up to 54.3 / 263 mi.
    F__==|====E
     
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  14. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Went and got my new car "fixed" this morning. Turned out a rock got lodged in the brake and was making a horrible noise when turning left. That's what I get for having a gravel driveway :( . Temps are in the 80s/90s again today. A/C in the car and at home as been running all day!

    48.1 / 5.6 - Driving to dealership
    44.8 / 6.0 - Driving home from dealer

    56.1 / 4.8 - Drove to the hardware store to look at a new mower. The two I have died.
    45.6 / 4.8 - Drive home. Elevation between where I normally go and home means that I lose a lot of MPGs coming home :p
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2012 Pip and 2017 Prime

    I'm in the same boat. I have a 200' drop in the first mile of my commute. It isn't a bad thing to use up more EV mode on the last mile going home since I gain some back when leaving home. Or at least it is sufficient mental justification to make me feel better. :) But with the slightly differences with plug-ins, I have to make sure I do not fully charge the battery at home or I cannot recoup the potential energy leaving home with no room in the battery.
     
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  16. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    I don't even want to go into how bad my FE was today. Weight was pushing legal limits, and I was on backroads, up, down, up, down. Despite judicious use of the engine brake, at my first stop I could smell brakes outside. About 55 miles @ 4.7mpg. The rest of the day was around 8.2mpg with a favorable wind though.
     
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  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Motorway route last night, bit busy, 2UP, warm 75°F, 9mph cross/headwind SSE:

    44.7 / 22.5


    This morning was a good run apart from traffic light section - too many full stops :rolleyes:, 2UP, 64°F, 6mph cross/tailwind SSE:

    50.7 / 22.5 :)


    Tank up 0.3 at 45.9 (FCD 48.4) / 216.0 / Range 440 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 0.8 at 45.6 / DTE400
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 68.5 deg F , wind S6. Apart from a little water on the roads from last night's storm , more nearly-perfect conditions. Non-highway trip from my friend's house to work , 16.3 miles , 76.63 MPG. Tank is at 585.7 miles , 71.14 MPG. Got my Giant back from shop last night, all is well. Hoping for some good riding Saturday and Sunday.
     
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  19. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Good morning everyone! Hope that everyone will have a terrific Thursday! Today, I had physical therapy. Technically I only have two more sessions, but I feel that it will continue beyond this month.

    Trip:
    56.4 / 4.6 - Driving to PT
    50.8 / 4.8 - Driving home

    Tank:
    Miles: 173.7
    EV Miles: 107.0
    EV Mode: 61.6 %
    MPG: 46.6
    Gallons used: 3.72
    Miles to Empty: 393
     
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  20. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Down to Laredo, TX today. Triple digits mean that whatever FE I got today, is officially shot down by idling for my AC. Been sitting here for a couple of hours and I'm down to 6.5 for the day.

    It feels like a giant hairdryer is blowing the wind here. But it's that dry heat which doesn't nail you to the floor.
     

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