Week of May 21 to May 27 (Nat’l Avg $2.927)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, May 21, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has climbed 5.6¢ since last week to $2.927 - this time last year it was only $2.355 so it's 24.3% (+57.2¢) dearer.
    Diesel is up 5.2¢ at $3.184. It's 27.3% (+68.3¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 8.8% premium to regular.
    E85 is also up to $2.445 - a year ago it was $2.065 so 18.4% dearer.

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    Not my turn for the commute this week, car pooling :cool:, 2 week vacation approaching :)
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 50 deg F , wind NE 5-6. 15.4 miles , 73.47 MPG.

    Tank is at 606.0 miles , 71.98 MPG.

    I missed a great glide op this morning. Right at the top of
    a long gentle hill (20-45 pulse ) , I got stopped by a traffic
    signal that almost NEVER changes at this hour of the AM.
    So , I missed out completely on a 45-20 glide.

    Worse yet , I had to use the brakes. Ouch.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    73F this morning, humid
    61.3 / 11.5 to school and work - last week of school.

    Tank is up to 56.4 / 118 mi.
     
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    On my own this morning as I'm leaving work slightly early to pick my mum and her dog up from an animal hospital (he's having an operation), 50°F, 12mph crosswind N:
    51.5 / 21.3

    Tank up 0.6 at 50.0 (indicated 52.7) / 68.3 / Range 590. Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 0.8 at 51.5 / DTE
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , much like yesterday , slightly better result , though. 55 deg F ,
    wind NW 0-3. 15.4 miles , 74.59 MPG. Tank is at 637.0 miles , 71.98 MPG.
    Two pips remaining. I may be filling up Thursday AM.
     
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  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    45 mpg / 2 mi - from work to a friend's house to load up their moving truck. Sad to see them go.
    54.7 / 5.4 - home
    55.1 / 11.4 - school and work, everyone back to full health

    Tank 55.3 / 147 mi, still above F.
     
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  7. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Everyone's respective tanks are doing great. Keep it up!

    Glad to hear all are well at home, Andrew.

    Edit: How's the bee keeping going?...
     
  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Bees are doing very well! Had to stack a 2nd box on the smaller hive this weekend. And start building more boxes because the big hive is close to outgrowing their two-high set.

    A bee suit is HOT in the Texas summer.
     
  9. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Wow, those bees must be happy to grow the hive. Excellent!

    Hot suit, I can imagine! And you have humid, too, right? I'd need an astronaut's air-conditioned suit. :)
     
  10. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    The mum/dog collect trip didn't materialise as my sister brought her back early :D so detour #8, quite busy, 67°F, 9mph cross/headwind NNE:
    47.0 / 22.0

    Tank down 0.9 at 49.1 (FCD 51.8) / 90.3 / Range 590. Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 0.4 at 51.1 / DTE 600

    Back to car pooling this morning :)
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 51 deg F , no wind. 15.4 miles , 76.54 MPG.
    Tank still at 71.98 MPG for 669.2 miles. One pip remains , not flashing yet.
    I will fill up on the way to work tomorrow. I could stretch it out a
    lot further , but I need to go to court in the afternoon Thursday
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    55.5 / 5.3 - home
    56.7 / 11.4 - school and work

    tank is up to 55.4 / 164 and right on F.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I didn't fill up today. Last pip started flashing yesterday at around 677 miles.
    I will have to fill up after I leave the courthouse this afternoon at around 730 miles.
    This morning , 57 deg , no wind. 15.4 miles , 77.93 MPG. Tank is at 700.2 miles , 72.26 MPG.
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Very nice tank, Edwin.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Bill. It ain't over until I fill up successfully ( without running out of fuel ! )
    later today. 730 miles "should" only be about 10.1 gallons.
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Nice 700-miler Edwin!

    54.2 / 5.2 - home
    49.2 / 2.0 - out to pick up a kid from youth group
    48.7 / 2.1 - home
    57.9 / 11.4 - school and work. Last day!

    Tank is down a bit to 55.1 / 187 mi.
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I just looked in my ( imperfect ) records and saw a tank from June 2017 that was
    732 miles and a calculated 72.0 MPG. Since I can't always fill up at the same station/same pump ,
    and it will definitely be a new station today , I'd rather go with the fcd *.93 = actual MPG.
    So , maybe no record tank , but darned close.
    We'll find out around 4:00 today.
     
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Lunch with a friend. Sun is shining in Texas = hot.

    50.8 / 3.0
    48.1 / 3.0
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Filled up yesterday in Bridgeview ( Cook County). E10 87 corn-squeezin's was $3.399/gallon at the Shell at 95th St and Roberts Rd. I felt like the pump clicked off too early , so I gave it another shot.
    729.6 miles , 10.058 gallons. FCD = 77.5 x .93 = 72.07 MPG. Maybe no personal record , but not so bad.
    Had a NICE trip home from there (80+starting with warm engine) and even better this morning.
    66 deg F , wind SE1-3. 15.4 miles , 83.79 MPG. Tank is at 34.1 miles , 82.02 MPG.
     
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  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    School's out. That means I go straight to work on the edge of town instead of to the middle of town for school and back out. :D

    53.7 / 5.3 - home last night
    65.9 / 5.3 - work this morning. See?!!

    Tank is 55.0 / 204 mi.
     
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