Week of Jul 17 to July 23 (Nat’l Avg $2.252)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:12 AM.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has fallen 1.1¢ since last week at $2.252 - this time last year it was $2.211 so it's 1.9% (+4.1¢) more expensive.
    Diesel is down a tiny 0.2¢ at $2.443. It's now 3.7% (+8.8¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at an increasing 8.5% premium to regular.

    Not my turn to drive this week - car pooling :cool:
     
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  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    68.7 / 5.2 mi this morning to work. Warm 80 degrees and humid.

    Tank is at 48.9 / 281 mi.
    F___\=|====E
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Great trip , Andrew ! I can't say the same about my trip today. No numbers , let's just say I overslept , took the highway , accelerated too hard , cruised too fast. But coming home was better: 33.9 miles , 74.03 MPG. The NNE wind did help me on the highway trip home.
     
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  4. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Took my wife to the mountains for our 34th anniversary. Drove the Rondo, very little hypermiling. Just a little DWL and keeping the speed as low as I dared on the freeway, mostly cruise. I don't have any accurate monitoring in this car anymore as I only drive it when we travel (wife's car now) but I do have a phone app to give me some instant and trip mpg feedback. App showed 7.5 l/100 going out and 6.5 l/100 return. Tank mileage ended up okay, all things considered. I've always found this car really hard to hypermile. It's better on the highway than in the city, but it's the main reason I never got very involved in this site way back when. Got discouraged with my lack of results.

    33.22 mpg - 368.72 miles for tank. about 95% highway.
     
  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 58.5 deg F , wind W1 (calm). 35.0 miles , 65.47 MPG. Tank is at 508.4 miles , 69.38 MPG.
     
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  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    53.3 / 5.3 - home last night, 94F
    69.1 / 5.2 - this morning, humid 82F

    Tank is up nicely to 49.2 / 291 mi.
    F___\=|====E
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Wasn't expecting to be driving this morning but car pooler was in pain and struggling to drive home last night so asked if I could drive today so 2UP, 60°F, detoured traffic light section due to long queue, 4mph tail/crosswind ENE:

    48.7 / 22.9

    Tank up 0.2 at 46.5 (FCD 49.1) / 325.7 / Range 335 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 47.2 / DTE312

    Lost third pip @ 314 miles
     
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  8. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    had a trip into town on Friday night to a Beats and Eats festival downtown (music and eats and crafts from vendors) the on to Lowes to pick up some supplies. 9 foot garage door weather stripping molding, swallowed by the Fit.

    62.3 / 5.4 miles down town (80F with heat index of 87F NNW@6)
    59.0 / 3.6 miles to lowes
    48.0 / 9.4 miles home (79F H.I. of 86F still WNW@5)

    tank:
    47.1 MPG (+0.2)
    9.11 gals converted
    435.1 miles
    F_____|___\**E (just under 3/4 on the guess gauge.)

    No further use of the car this week. I washed it and put it in the garage finally so it is not just sitting out in the hot sun day after day :0)
     
  9. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    I had several back to back errands today so car stayed warm. All in town except about 1.5 miles of Highway. Saw 66 at one point but couldn't hold it there. Finished the day at:
    60.9 mpg - 18.9 miles.

    Seems to good to be true so I'm hoping my SG isn't over reporting. I'll find out eventually, gas gauge just coming off full.

    Tank is up to 57 mpg at 97 miles.
     
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  10. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Motorway last night but queueing to get there, 2UP, 74°F, 12mph headwind E:

    44.8 / 22.8


    Car pooler still can't drive due to the meds he's on, 2UP, 64°F, detoured traffic light section again but pretty good overall, 15mph tail/crosswind NE:

    50.3 / 23.0


    Tank steady at 46.5 (FCD 49.1) / 371.5 / Range 285 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.2 at 47.4 / DTE269
     
  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 70 deg F , wind WSW3. Short , non-highway trip of 16.2 miles , 82.96 MPG. Tank is now at 542.4 miles , 69.75 MPG. Picked up the Giant from bike shop yesterday , immediately went to the Great Western Trail about half a mile down the road , then did a 17.5 mile ride. The bike works well. It's never fun crossing some of the busy streets the Trail crosses , but it does go thru some nice woods , too. Average speed 13.1.
     
  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Nice work with the 50, Gord!
    Edwin, nice to have your bike back.
    Puddleglum, well, if it takes a long time to go through a tank that means you're saving a lot. It's good news.

    I got 51.2 / 5.4 home last night
    65.6 / 5.2 this morning, 85 degrees!

    Tank is up a tick to 49.3 / 307.
    F___\=|====E
     
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  13. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    no driving for me again today ;)

    Keep up the good work guys.
     
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  14. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Not much driving for me. Took the family out for lunch and a walk.
    55.1 mpg - 6 mile round trip.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F , wind SE2 , light rain for the last few miles. 35.0 miles , 67.61 MPG. Tank is at two pips , 612.6 miles , 69.66 MPG. A 70MPG tank is possible , also a 700 mile tank. I may have to decide on one or the other. I look to see how many miles on the tank when the last pip starts flashing. I can go at least 50 miles after that point.
     
  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Andrew - I've improved on that this morning! :D

    Motorway last night with a down and up the junction trick, traffic seemed a touch easier on second half, 2UP, 72°F, 8mph tail/crosswind SSW:

    45.5 / 22.4


    My drive again this morning, 2UP, detoured traffic light section again but even better than yesterday, 61°F, heavy rain near work, 2mph head/crosswind SSW:

    52.2 / 22.9 - Best commute since last September (55.1 according to FCD) :cool:


    Tank up 0.3 at 46.8 (FCD 49.4) / 416.8 / Range 240 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG up 0.2 at 47.6 / DTE226


    Half tank at 380 miles
     
  17. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Nice work Edwin and Gord! And Jason, you're beating us all.

    51.3 / 5.3 - home
    66.2 / 5.2 - work this morning

    Tank is up 0.2 to 49.5 / 321 mi.
    F___\=|====E
     
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  18. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Should be at least the 1.6 remaining gallons claimed by Toyota × your 70 mpg = 112 miles. People who've actually checked find up to 2.5 gallons remaining. My experience is that parking with the car headed uphill between short trips always causes the last segment to start flickering prematurely, making it impossible to know accurately when it might otherwise have started.
     
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  19. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    I was driving more than usual today, but not the best result. 4 mile round trip down town this morning. A short trip to the hardware store. Drove to the south end of town this evening loaded heavy. 4 stops down there before coming home. Storm came in with 16 mph NW wind and heavy rain for last half so not much EOC.
    48.1 mpg and 23.4 miles for the day.

    Tank down to 55 mpg at 126.6 miles
     
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  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Motorway last night but much busier - longer queue to get there, 2UP, 67°F, raining, 8mph tail/crosswind SW:

    44.9 / 22.4


    This morning, 2UP, traffic light section detour, 58°F, 12mph crosswind S:

    50.9 / 22.9

    I've managed to do 3 out of 4 inbound commutes at 50+ this week :D, traffic going home usually drags me down :(.


    Tank steady at 46.8 (FCD 49.4) / 416.8 / Range 190 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG down 0.1 at 47.5 / DTE179


    Lost 4th pip at 456 miles
     

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