Week of December 18 to December 24 (Nat’l Avg $2.429)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    I’m on vacation (if you hadn’t guessed ;)) and I’ve been for a 30.3 mile / 3 hour bike ride on the 650b hardtail down a local canal path. The canal was frozen over and I was breaking ice as I was riding! Hard work but enjoyable!

    The average gas price has dropped since last week but I haven’t had time to get the details :rolleyes:.
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 35 deg F , wind SSW10. 35.1 miles , 61.94 MPG. Tank is at 107.9 miles , 65.1 MPG. I'll be thrilled if this tank ends up at 60. On vacation after Thursday , and hopefully not so much driving then.
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Yikes!
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Took my car for annual inspection just around the corner from work. Round trip 14 mpg / 0.6 mi. Could be worse. Could be much worse.
     
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  5. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they probably had it idling for a few minutes at least, plus in and out of the shop. Thankfully annual inspections are something we don't have to do.

    46.1 - 4 mi. to work.
    58.3 - 5.6 mi. home with a small detour to the gas station. Temp steady today 26-28*F.
    Low fuel light came on today. Didn't fill up yet, did some strategic gas buying instead. I had a fuel discount on my liter log from gassing up the work van, 14 liters for 25 cents. :)
    I get a better overall discount where I usually buy my gas so I'll fill up at year end. I like to do that anyway to track annual consumption.

    Gord the Ironman, wow.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 38 deg F , wind SW9 (tailwind) 35.2 miles , 61.1 MPG. Tank is at 176.5 miles , 64.63 MPG.
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Traffic was terrible going home. 45.5 / 5.3 mi
    Rain rain rain this morning. 48 mpg / 11.7.

    Tank is down to 50.2 / 299 mi.

    F___\|____E
     
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  8. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Not too shabby for having lights and wipers beyond the sticky water effects, Andrew...
     
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  9. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Had to make an unexpected trip to pick up something for my wife's present last night. 45.2 - 2.9 mi. to the store, 21*F. Return trip was almost perfect, not much traffic and hit most of the lights. 72.5 - 2.9 mi. :)

    44.4 - 4 mi. to work, 10*F. 56.7 - 4.7 mi. home, 21*F. Expected snow this afternoon but hasn't come in yet.
     
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Fabulous!
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 27.5 deg F wind NNW5 ( slight headwind ). 35.1 miles , 59.24 MPG. Tank is at 246.1 miles ( since Sunday AM ) and 63.61 MPG.
    Scenic route to Geneva tonight , to see Amy. Can I achieve a 60 tank in December ? Stay tuned.
     
  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    RAIN! We got 5 or 6 inches yesterday. 38.4 mpg / 4.9 going home.
    Damp but clear this morning. 52.1 / 11.5.

    Tank is down to 50.0 / 316 and just above 1/2.
     
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  13. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Done a few miles today :rolleyes:

    Home to collect father-in-law:
    40.1 / 3.3

    To church near Birmingham to place wreath on rose bush where mother-in-law's parent's ashes were scattered:
    50.9 / 74.7

    To cemetry to do same on grave of father-in-law's parents:
    44.4 / 9.0

    To pub to meet one of his 6 sister's and her husband for lunch:
    38.4 / 1.7

    Drop father-in-law off and have a cup of tea:
    52.4 / 80.9

    To home:
    37.2 / 3.3

    Total adjusted (-5.4%) mpg for trip 50.4 / 172.9 miles

    Tank up 1.9 at 45.3 (indicated 47.8) / 538.4 / Range 60 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG down 0.2 at 44.8 / DTE 67

    Lost fifth pip @ 410 miles
    Lost sixth pip @ 485 miles
     
  14. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's a LOT of rain, was there flooding?
     
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  15. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    43.5 - 4 mi., 10*F to work. Just a skiff of snow, not the dump that was predicted.
    Trip home was a disaster. 7*F, 10 mph wind, I worked late so couldn't plug in, needed defrost to see and I got caught in stop and crawl traffic. Took 8 minutes to go 1/3 mile.
    35.6 - 4.7 mi. home.

    Gord, is it a special day in the UK to remember past relatives (like Memorial Day in the US)?
     
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  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hi puddleglum, no, but he’s 85 and felt he needed to go as there’s not many of that generation of the family left.....
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 32.5 deg F , wind E8 (headwind 1/2 the trip , crosswind the other 1/2 ). 35.2 miles , 58.13 MPG. Tank is at 316.6 miles , 62.96 MPG.

    Scenic route home tonight , then no more work until Jan 2.

    Very little highway driving , except for going to the city on the 30th. :)
     
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Not too bad, but my pond overflow had a little erosion. I have 2 24" pipes, and the water was halfway up both of them, just DUMPINg out. Some slight erosion beside the pipe that needs attention. The golf course in town was a lake, but it's built on the low ground where houses are unwise.

    44.6 / 2.7 - from work to store
    49.7 / 5.0 - home
    53.4 / 11.4 - school and work this morning.

    Tank is steady at 50.2 / 348 mi, right on 1/2.
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Had a new battery fitted in the Jazz/Fit Si today, I’ve not had confidence lately when FAS’ing especially with lights on and found starting was a bit iffy! Much better with new battery, loads of FAS and managed 55.2mpg over 2.5 miles back from garage even though it was uphill :D
     
  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Been there, done that. Twice. That is a weak point on these cars.
     
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