Week of January 29 to February 4 (Nat’l Avg $2.579)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has gone up 4.1¢ since last week to $2.579 - this time last year it was $2.275 so it's 13.4% (+30.4¢) dearer.
    Diesel is has climbed 2.8¢ to $2.972. It's now a chunky 18.2% (+45.8¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 15.2% premium to regular.
    E85's average price is up from $2.078 to $2.108 - a year ago it was $1.964.

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    Supposed to be doing the commute this week but shoulder pain not conducive to driving so asked car pooler to drive today.
    Spoke to Doctor and she said keep taking the painkillers and maybe in a week or two it will improve!! :eek:Asked for a referral letter for physiotherapy - can't do any harm....:rolleyes:
     
  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 25 deg F , wind NNW15 (headwind) , light snow but nothing on road. 16.3 miles , no highway , 59.61 MPG. Tank is at 105.7 miles , 61.47 MPG.

    Hope your shoulder feels better, Gord.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Busy weekend, lots of short errands.

    51 mpg / 11.5 - school and work this morning.

    Tank is steady at 51 mpg / 117 mi, still on F.
     
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  4. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    A bit warmer today but still cold. Missed a couple of lights this morning as well.
    40.6 - 4 to work. 3*F
    56.7 - 4.7 home. 13*F
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 12 .5 deg F , wind NNW2. 35.1 miles , 53.1 MPG. Tank is at 172.3 miles , 58.4 MPG. My friend in Toronto told me they were expecting
    15 cm of snow last night. South of the border , we had none. But I'm sure ours is coning soon.
     
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  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Got another kid sick so I'm working from home. Still took the others to school, then came back home.

    47.5 / 16 mi, frosty.

    Tank is down to 50.4 / 139 mi, still F.
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Oh, last night my brother in law hit a coyote just two miles from here. As a kind human, it's sad. But to sheep and their keepers they are hands down enemy #1 and this was close so it might be one that has previously killed my sheep.
     
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  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry to hear about your sick kids Andrew, not that sorry about the coyote!

    This morning shoulder improved so I drove, 34°F, 4mph head/crosswind SW:
    44.5 / 22.6

    Tank up 0.1 at 43.1 (FCD 45.4) / 491.8 / Range 70. Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG up 0.1 at 45.0 / DTE 115
     
  9. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Yes Andrew, hope everyone's healthy soon. Glad your shoulder is feeling better too Gord.

    What a difference a few degrees makes. Warm wind blew through overnight, made the day much more pleasant.
    50 - 4 mi., -5*C (23*F) to work this morning.
    54 - 3.7 mi. 19*F from work to the mall ( birthday shopping).
    55.8 - 1.4 mi. home.
     
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Happy to hear of your heat wave, Kevin. :)
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 31 deg F , nice 16 MPH tail wind. 35.1 miles , 62.96 MPG. Didn't have my pen and notebook in the car (!?) so I don't have my tank data , but it's
    probably around 59 MPG.
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I just take photos of the FCD and UG screens now Edwin, plus my trusty spreadsheets - used to use a notepad!

    Made it to motorway again last night but stupid busy on first half of journey - lots of stop/start/crawl, 43°F, 8mph cross/tailwind SSW:
    40.8 / 22.4

    Youngest was out on a school trip last night to see Hairspray at the Theater so went to pick her up at 22:30 via the gas station, 37°F, lots of pulse and glide on deserted roads:

    57.3 (FCD 60.4) / 2.0 - nice to see over 60mpg on the FCD :D

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 516.2 miles
    GallsUS: 11.92
    Calc. MPG : 43.29 MPG
    Calc. Range: 71.7 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 45
    FCD MPG : 45.3 MPG (4.64% over-report)
    UG MPG : 44.9 MPG (3.62% over-report - unusual o_O)
    No. of trips: 30
    Average trip length: 17.2
    Average speed 29mph
    Driving time on tank: 18hrs 5mins
    Days since last fill: 27
    Commuting: 78.7%
    Ave. Temperature: 40.6°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.22
    Pmpg for the tank: 96.1

    From gas station to home via kid collect:
    48.6 / 2.1

    This morning, 38°F, heavy rain, much slower than normal, 14mph head/crosswind SW:
    42.0 / 22.7

    Tank at 42.5 (FCD 44.8) / 24.8 / Range 545. Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 45.5 / DTE 590
     
  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    One child is still semi-sick, so my wife is home today. Thanks for the well wishes.

    51.0 / 11.6 - school and work this morning

    Tank is up a tick to 50.5 / 163 mi and just below F.
     
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  14. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Yesterday was nice, today not so much. Back in the deep freeze for the rest of the week.
    39.4 - 4 mi. -8*F this morning. (Wind chill -22*F)
    52.1 - 4.7 mi. home after work. -4*F
     
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  15. Cranking out the miles this week.
    125 tuesday for work (they pay mileage $69)
    Repeat Wednesday plus a trip to my place to move my bed 235 miles.
    Sold the house, supposed to close next Monday. Not much left, going back tonight to vacuum and load the few other miscellaneous things.
     
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  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Great news on the house sale James :D

    Even worse last night, stop/start/crawl, 37°F, 12mph tail/crosswind WSW:
    39.3 / 22.3

    This morning, 38°F, 12mph head/crosswind WNW:
    42.6 / 22.7

    Tank down 1.4 at 41.1 (FCD 43.3) / 69.8 / Range 540. Fuel gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 1.7 at 43.8 / DTE 522

    Disappointing start to this tank - oh well - it is winter!
     
  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 30.5 deg F , wind W12. 35.1 miles , 60.91 MPG. Why does weather.com say "high of 24 deg today" , when it's already 30 deg ? Why ? Why ?
     
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Edwin, haha.

    It was nice here, 50's. Back to freezing tonight.

    55.7 / 5.3 home last night
    53.8 / 11.4 school and work today. All kids back to school!

    Tank is back up a bit, to 50.9 / 180 and just below F.
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Looking back at what I typed at 5:36 AM , it doesn't make any sense to me, either. I obviously didn't have any coffee yet.

    I was trying to make a point , but somehow dropped the ball. Maybe later I will remember.
     
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  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    53.3 / 5.3 - home last night into the wind as the front blew in
    50.4 / 11.5 - school and work this morning, cooler at 38F

    Tank 50.9 / 221 mi.
    F__\___|_____E
     
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