Week of June 25 to July 1 (Nat’l Avg $2.847)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has dropped 4.8¢ since last week to $2.847 - this time last year it was only $2.265 so it's 25.7% (+58.2¢) dearer.
    Diesel is down 2¢ at $3.166. It's 28.9% (+71¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at an increasing 11.2% premium to regular.
    E85 is also down to $2.391 - a year ago it was below $2 at $1.973 so 21.2% dearer.

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    My turn for the commute this week, 2UP, 64°F, cross/headwind NW4:
    52.1 / 22.5

    Tank down 1.1 at 54.7 (FCD 57.6) / 84.2 / Range 625 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 1.1 at 50.1 / DTE 592
     
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  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    65.3 to work this morning. Tank is steady at 55.0 / 505 mi, down to 1/4.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    trip to the feed store over lunch.

    57.4 / 5.0 out
    51.8 / 5.0 back to work, +200 lb

    Tank is steady at 55.0 / 515 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    After a great start to this tank it was back to normal last night - slow getting to motorway, 2UP, hot 84°F, headwind E7:
    46.9 / 22.4


    Great run this morning even with detour of traffic light section, 2UP, 57°F, tail/crosswind NE4:
    52.8 / 23.0


    Tank down 1.9 at 52.8 (FCD 55.6) / 129.6 / Range 585 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 50.2 / DTE 548
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Nice stuff here in the heat of summer. In winter the homeward trip is usually better because the temperature is higher. Texas summer means even the mornings are fully warm (80 this morning) so the slight downhill to work wins out.

    58.6 / 5.3 - home
    71.2 / 5.1 - work

    Tank up a tick to 55.1 / 526 mi.
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Very warm again (for the UK :rolleyes:) going home last night, 81°F, headwind E9, auto stop/start worked the earliest ever at first junction 100 yards from work car park :cool: and even though it was busy ended up with reasonable numbers. The only time I tend to see over 50 on the FCD going home is on a Friday lunchtime or if I'm on my own:
    49.0 (FCD 51.6 :D) / 22.4

    Quick change then out for an evening meal at a pub, 3UP, passengers insisted on A/C blasting :eek::p so it hit FE going even though it's net downhill (-110ft), 81°F, headwind E9:
    44.1 / 6.3 - poor
    Managed to get away with just windows open going home ;) as it had cooled a bit to 75°F, tailwind E10:
    51.0 / 6.3


    Misty this morning so needed lights on, had to detour traffic light section again, 2UP, 52°F, crosswind N4:
    50.5 / 23.0


    Tank down 1.3 at 51.5 (FCD 54.2) / 187.6 / Range 520 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.9 at 49.2 / DTE 477

    Lost first pip @ 170 miles
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I've got a reasonable heat tolerance, and what I like to call "thermal inertia". I can go from my cool office into a hot car and drive (windows down) for 20 minutes or so before the heat soaks in and catches up to me. Same thing in reverse for winter. My wife on the other hand, can't be 10 seconds in a hot car before melting.

    55.0 / 5.3 - home last night, 97F, no AC
    70.3 / 5.2 - work this morning, 78F

    Tank is up 0.2 to 55.3 / 536 mi
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    98F going home, but it's switched over to true summer "dry heat" so more tolerable than last week's 94.

    52.2 / 5.3 - home
    56.9 / 2.1 - take a kid to youth group
    49.1 / 2.1 - back home
    69.9 / 5.1 - work this morning. GRRR so close!

    Tank is steady at 55.3 / 551 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Snap! Andrew :D is it even 10 seconds!!

    Last night best route was a no-go area so had to take hilly detour #8, 75°F, headwind E7:
    46.7 / 23.1

    Went for an evening bike ride: 34.7 miles @ 19mph

    Another great run this morning, 2UP, 57°F, crosswind N4:
    52.7 / 22.6


    Tank down 0.5 at 51.0 (FCD 53.7) / 233.3 / Range 465 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.2 at 49.0 / DTE 429
     
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  10. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Went motorway route even though very busy as other detours weren't an option. Did a triple down and up the junction trick followed by my usual one to get past some of the queue, hotter 81°F, head/crosswind NE8:
    45.9 / 22.6

    Yet another great run this morning, 2UP, 56°F, crosswind N6:
    52.2 / 22.5

    Tank down 0.3 at 50.7 (FCD 53.4) / 278.2 / Range 415 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 49.1 / DTE 386

    Lost 2nd pip @ 257 miles
     
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  11. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    56 / 5.3 - home, 100F

    43.7 / 5.4 - out to music practice with the trailer
    36.8 / 1.5 - to Lowe's for a load of lumber. We're rearranging a couple walls in the house. 29 sticks of 2x4 lumber.
    41.5 / 5.3 - home

    65.9 / 5.2 - work this morning, 78F

    Tank is down to 55.0 / 574 mi.
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home Friday lunchtime, 2UP, no detours and the traffic lights on first section were kind for a change, 77°F, 11mph head/crosswind ENE:
    51.7 / 22.4

    Tank steady at 50.7 (FCD 53.4) / 300.6 / Range 400 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.2 at 49.3 / DTE 366
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Rode the bikes every day from Monday thru Friday , 135 miles total. Didn't drive much at all , and when I did it was around 75 MPG.

    Sat morning , drove to Nashville , two adults plus supplies. 489 miles , 58.1 MPG. I aimed for 60-65 MPH min speeds (uphill) and 75+MPG downhill.
    By late morning , temperature was in the 90's. We used A/C all the way.

    Sunday morning, headed back to Chicago. Around 610 miles ( don't ask why ) , but slightly lower speeds and tail wind. 59.5 MPG.

    MPG was calculated by multiplying fcd x 0.93. I did fill up in Portland Tennessee with Shell 87 E10 for $2.559/gallon ,
    about $.40-.50 less than back home.
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Good job, Edwin!
     
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