Week of April 30 to May 6 (Nat’l Avg $2.811)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has climbed 4.8¢ since last week to $2.811 - this time last year it was only $2.384 so it's 17.9% (+42.7¢) dearer.

    Diesel is up 2.9¢ at $3.065. It's 21.2% (+53.7¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a reducing 9% premium to regular.

    E85 is also up to $2.344 - a year ago it was $2.078 so 12.8% dearer.

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    My turn for the commute this week, 2UP, 48°F, 8mph head/crosswind SW:
    46.1 / 22.5


    Tank down 0.2 at 47.2 (FCD 49.7) / 144.9 / Range 520 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 47.1 / DTE 491

    Lost 1st pip @ 143 miles (better than last 6 tanks).
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 40 deg F wind E0 , gusting to 4. 15.4 miles , 73.66 MPG.

    Tank is at 492.6 miles , 67.05 MPG*.
     
  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Drove the family to church to pick up my car I left there yesterday. Wife took the van home, I took kids to school and then work. 66F and humid

    53.5 mpg / 6.5 mi

    After driving my friend's Dodge diesel truck, the Fit is AMAZING! So light and nimble and responsive and easy and fast (it's relative :p).

    Tank is at 49.2 and 3/4 full after bee class this weekend.
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 60 deg F , wind S7 (tailwind YAY ). 15.4 miles , 82.49 MPG.

    Tank is at 523.4 miles , 67.89 MPG*. Taking a few hours off work to
    go to a funeral today. Hope I can ride with someone else ! Then class tonight
    so the trip home won't be as efficient. It's pretty much impossible to
    beat my morning commute in the afternoon.
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    :eek: Edwin those numbers are fantastic!

    60F / 80F here

    53.6 / 5.3 - home
    53.6 / 11.5 - school and work

    Tank is back up a tick to 49.4 / 256 mi.
    F__\--|----E
     
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, lots of queueing stop/start, 48°F, 7mph tailwind W:
    42.7 / 21.3

    Got home and was informed I needed to go back to the city with Daughter who's at Uni's keys and some gas! Quick bite to eat and then back on the road with 2 cans which I filled at a BP on the way, 7mph headwind W:
    41.0 / 5.3

    Got near to her Uni accommodation but a road had been closed for resurfacing and no matter how I tried (more road closures, one way systems, etc.) I couldn't get to her road so I eventually managed to park relatively near and walked there cans in hand! Frustrating :mad:
    42.4 / 18.6

    Going home much quieter, great run, 7mph tailwind W:
    51.2 / 21.4

    Last night's efforts were a devil [​IMG] ;)- 66.6 miles!


    This morning, 2UP, cold start 40 to 45°F, 6mph headwind W:
    46.1 / 23.0

    Tank down 0.9 at 46.3 (FCD 48.8) / 234.5 / Range 410 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.5 at 47.6 / DTE 408

    Lost 2nd pip @ 228 miles
     
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  7. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    I imagine that would be incredibly annoying! Good that you did the practical thing and hoofed it.
     
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Trip to the feed store over lunch. Upper 70's and cloudy.

    53.4 / 5.3 - out
    54.8 / 5.1 - back with an extra 300 lb on board

    Tank is up a bit to 49.6 / 275 mi.
     
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  9. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Wow Gord, did she drain the gas tank or was it drained for her?
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , another perfect storm of warm weather(69) and wind(SW8-16).
    I hit over 90 fcd on the 15.4 mile trip for the first time.
    90.7 * .93 = 84.35 MPG. Tank is at 607.8 miles , 67.98 MPG*.
    Going home yesterday wasn't so great. Wind , stopped to go to school ,
    round-trip to Midway after that. I had to do a lot of highway at 65MPH , which
    I HATE to do , but I was short on time. About 48 miles , about 65 MPG.
    One pip remaining , not flashing yet. Maybe , just maybe I can squeeze
    another day out of this tank. Or two.
     
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  11. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Keep up the good work, Edwin.
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Up to 84F on today's forecast.

    ?? mpg / 5.3 mi home (forgot to write it down)
    49.1 / 11.4 - this morning with bad traffic

    Tank is steady at 49.6 / 291 mi, just below 3/4 full.
     
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  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Also, when I got home I immediately turned around and drove the borrowed truck an hour for THIS.


    [​IMG]
     
  14. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent Edwin and Andrew :D

    Hi Jason, she was in a bit of rush to get back to beat the traffic as she doesn't normally drive there she takes the train and she left her keys behind! On the way there her LFL came on with maybe 35 miles left and then the range disappeared so she wasn't sure if she could get back or where gas stations are.....:rolleyes:

    Last night, 2UP, new detour - I'll call this one #8 - they've replaced some speed bumps with new vicious ones on detour #7 (only OK in 2nd gear! :eek:) so avoided it with a new slightly longer route to the motorway, 50°F, 17mph crosswind S gusting to 30 - felt it blowing the car about:
    42.1 / 23.1


    This morning, 2UP, heavy rain 46°F, 14mph crosswind S gusting to 29:
    47.2 / 22.5


    Tank down 0.3 at 46.0 (FCD 48.5) / 280.1 / Range 360 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG down 0.3 at 47.3 / DTE 359
     
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  15. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Nice find Andrew. It even came with 2 operators ;):p

    Yeah, nice Gord! Got to teach her how much is actually in that tank and how low it can go :cool:. But you got to spend some time with her, which I'm sure was worth the extra efforts.

    Nice numbers Edwin.
     
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Jason and Gord. Andrew , that is a nice tractor !
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Bill. I'm trying. Because I leave for work at 4:35 AM ,
    I have a lot of road to play with.
    I'm either pulsing , or gliding.
     
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  18. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes it was Bill, seemed the only solution!!

    Last night, 2UP, detour #7 - wasn't as busy so tested out the vicious speed bumps to see how bad they are - 10mph! :eek:, 53°F, 12mph tailwind W:
    44.2 / 23.1

    This morning on my own as leaving an hour early, 45°F, 9mph head/crosswind SSW:
    51.7 / 22.5 - always do better on my own :rolleyes:- more hypermiling techniques deployed, best commute since Sept. :D

    Tank up 0.2 at 46.2 (FCD 48.7) / 324.8 / Range 310 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.4 at 47.7 / DTE 319

    Lost 3rd pip @ 282 miles
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 62 deg F wind ENE 0-3. Rain all the way , tapering off in the
    last five miles. Tried to avoid puddles. 15.4 miles , 71.14 MPG. Tank
    is at 638.6 miles , 68.17 MPG. Last pip started to flash at 630 miles.
    I will probably fill up tomorrow AM after another 30 miles.
     
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  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    54.7 / 5.2 - home
    57.8 / 11.5 - school and work

    Tank is up nicely, to 50.0 / 321 mi.
    F___\_|____E
     

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