Week of July 30 to August 5 (Nat’l Avg $2.846)

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

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price is whatever it is :p
    My middle daughter is 21 today so I'll update later......
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Gord. Today , wunderground said 61 deg F , wind NNE 0 MPH. I would just say
    "calm" , or "no wind". 15.5 miles , 81.75 MPG. Tank is at 365.6 miles , 75.05 MPG.

    Happy Birthday !
     
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  3. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    "0" is more concise.

    The "NNE" is a puzzle at 0 MPH, though! Maybe detected at 0.4 mph, which rounds to zero?
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 67 deg F , wind SE 1-5. Had some bad luck and missed some crucial glides today.
    15.5 miles , 75.7 MPG. Tank is at 398.1 miles , 74.96 MPG. Going straight home after work today ,
    so I may be able to bring it back to 75. Then about 15 miles on the bike before dinner.
     
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  5. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Wow Andrew, sorry to hear about the bite. Glad your feeling better. That will take a while to get back to your push ups :(

    Family loaded up the Sonata and headed on vacation on 7/17. We traveled to Duluth MN to see where our Son was born 14 years ago (nearly 15 now), and see old friends. Then Headed across the U.P. and stopped in Marquette. Then Off to see the Locks at Sault St Marie and stay a few days in St Ignace on the north side of the Mackinac Bridge in the UP. Then back down home. All told over 2,500 miles in 11 days. That was about 38-39 hours of driving.:eek: Weather was great with temps in the mid to upper 60's F in Duluth with the winds off of Lake Superior to just under 80 F in St Ignace, but winds were still a blessing off of Lake Huron and Michigan. Lots of beautiful country and Lots of corn :p. And Cheese in Wisconsin is the BEST!!!!!

    It took about 4.5 tanks to drive that. The Sonata was poised as always even loaded down to the gills. We had a low tank of about 36.0 MPG and a high of 39.2 MPG. (the 39 came way of a no corn squeezing's gas) It was at 40 for a long time. Average over the whole was about 37.2 with a full loaded full size car. I'll take that.

    Got back Friday 7/27 and knew I would have to mow when I got back. So Saturday morning (after a good nights sleep in my own bed), I got up and took misFit to Lowes for some shopping for Trimmer line (and other stuff I didn't even know I needed :oops:).
    58.0 / 9.1 miles (81F E@6 with heat index of 86F already at 9 AM)
    48.9 / 9.1 miles (can you tell which way is up hill?)

    Tank
    46.9 MPG
    1.50 gals converted
    70.4 miles
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F , wind ENE 2-3. 15.4 miles , 83.61 MPG.
    Tank is still at 5 of 10 pips , 429.0 miles , 75.33 MPG.

    I'm guessing the 48.9 trip is uphill.
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F , wind NW 2-6. 15.4 miles , 82.4 MPG.

    Tank is at 461.3 miles , 75.42 MPG. Going straight home after work ,
    so another 80 trip is possible.
     
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Snake bite update. I'm back at work for half days. No driving while I'm on narcotic painkillers so family is taxiing me.

    Swelling is gone. My arm is yellow now, like an old bruise. It hurts if I let it down to my side but is fine if I keep it up resting on a pillow. My fingers are working. My wrist screams at me if I bend it.

    All in, great progress.
     
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  9. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    That's great news, Andrew!
     
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  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    You got it Edwin.

    Good hear Andrew.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I can only imagine what that's like , Andrew. Hopefully you'll be back at 100% soon.

    Today , 66 deg F , wind NNE 0-1. 15.5 miles , 79.98 MPG.
    Tank is at 492.5 miles , 75.7 MPG. Slowly inching up.
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F , wind ENE 0-1. In other words , no wind. :)
    It's nice to see the fcd hit 90 , happens once in a while.
    15.4 miles , fcd = 90.8 x .93 = 84.44 MPG.
    Tank is at 528.7 miles , 75.79 MPG. On my way to a new PR ? I know
    I can do more than 739.9 miles , my longest tank so far. We shall see.
     
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  13. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Glad things are improving Andrew! Thanks Edwin too, she had a great birthday.
    Well here goes, back from hilly North Yorkshire today after a week away. All trips are 4UP, sometimes with dog too.
    Way too steep in places to avoid braking or turbo kick-in even with lots of flappy paddle usage on the 7 speed auto gearbox :eek:.
    See if you can spot which trips were downhill :rolleyes::

    Last Saturday
    50.6 / 93.6 miles

    Sunday
    43.6 / 5.2
    48.9 / 8.6
    26.7 / 0.3
    35.4 / 7.2

    Monday
    76.8 / 6.6 - Actually saw 100mpgUK (83.3mpgUS) on the FCD but parking and stupid drivers knocked be back!
    38.9 / 6.5

    Tuesday
    65.0 / 7.4
    32.3 / 4.9
    31.1 / 3.5

    Wednesday
    60.7 / 3.8
    28.0 / 4.0

    Thursday
    39.8 / 13.0
    36.1 / 10.5

    Friday
    70.1 / 7.5
    27.1 / 3.5
    33.8 / 4.9

    Today coming home:
    52.5 / 98.6

    Tank down 0.6 at 46.0 (FCD 50.1) / 464.7 / Range 170 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG down 3.3 at 46.0 / DTE 156
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Had a decent trip home Saturday. 34.4 miles, one hour stop , 81.56 MPG.
     
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