Week of September 3 to September 9 (Nat’l Avg $2.837)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has almost unchanged (-0.1¢) since last week at $2.837 - this time last year it had started shooting up to $2.620 so it's only 8.3% (+21.7¢) dearer.
    Diesel is up 2.3¢ at $3.166. It's 19.7% (+52.1¢) more expensive than this time last year when gas and diesel where almost the same price. Diesel is at an 11.6% premium to regular.
    E85 is down to $2.398 - a year ago it was $2.131 so 12.5% dearer.

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    My turn for the commute this week, 2UP, 61°F, strong headwind W17 and busier than normal meant not so good:
    46.8 / 23.0


    Tank down 0.2 at 50.5 (FCD 53.1) / 380.8 / Range 300 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 45.6 / DTE 235


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  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    What happened!! Labor Day and you all go away ;)

    Last night, 2UP, 65°F, crosswind N15, detour #2, very busy:
    41.6 / 20.7

    This morning, 2UP, darker (lights on), damp and cooler 54°F, cross/headwind NNW11 - conditions might be contributing to why I can't seem to get over 50 on the FCD this week:
    46.7 / 22.5

    Tank down 0.8 at 49.7 (FCD 52.4) / 424.0 / Range 245 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG steady at 45.6 / DTE 191

    Half tank @ 401 miles - third best ever but strange as Range seems low....
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Labor Day ! Yes, we all go away somewhere. It's usually a pretty exhausting 3-day weekend. Since I'm not
    working this week , I try to drive as little as possible. I did have a date to Monday for a music festival. Drove around
    40 miles , rained most of the time , hot , muggy , constant A/C use. About 50 MPG. This was her first time in my car ,
    so I wanted her to be comfortable. :)
    Have another date for lunch today , meeting her on my Giant. This girl kinda likes it when I change out of my sweaty
    shirt in the parking lot. It will probably be about a 25-30 mile ride. Very hot and humid , again.
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    52.2 / 11.5 to school and work this morning.

    Tank is steady at 52.7 / 558 mi.
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I accidentally posted this in last week's Grind : Today , no driving. Rode the Giant 17 miles in 85-90 deg F , had lunch with Amy , rode 17 miles back home in the hotter part of the day.
    Yeah , I'm pretty limp now. Time to hydrate and vegetate. :)
     
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  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I got caught up in ugly traffic. Had to do some full-throttle quick-moving lane changes to get out of some dodgy situations. They were all a little nuts this time. 48.4 / 5.3

    School and work this morning, humid and 75F. 56.1 / 11.4

    Tank is up a tick to 52.8 / 585 mi and getting low.
    F____|___/_E
     
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  7. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Friday, out to lunch to meet with some guys from church and then run a few errands.
    for the day:
    47.4 / 8.9 miles (82F SW@1 and humid)
    Tank:
    47.0 MPG
    2.09 gals converted
    98.2 miles
    Still slightly above the full line from March ;)
     
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  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like Labor Day was a blast! :D

    Last night, 2UP, 62°F, crosswind N6, went longer, hillier detour #8 as it looked the best option on a busy evening, 2 biggish queues with lots of stop/start:
    43.6 / 23.1

    This morning, 2UP, 56°F, cross/headwind NW8, got over 50 on the FCD at last (51.9), needed a small detour and also missed out the traffic light section which was queueing more than normal at the start:
    49.3 / 23.4

    Tank down 0.4 at 49.3 (FCD 52.0) / 470.5 / Range 195 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG steady at 45.6 / DTE 145

    Lost fifth pip @ 458 miles
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, 64°F, crosswind N2, detour #8 again, the queue to get on the motorway was horrid :mad: - at least 20 stop/starts o_O:
    42.8 / 22.2

    This morning, 2UP, 46 to 56°F - big swing but first journey starting under 50° since June, crosswind SSE2:
    49.5 / 22.5

    Tank down 0.3 at 49.0 (FCD 51.6) / 515.2 / Range 140 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG up 0.1 at 45.7 / DTE 101

    I'm going to fill up tonight as I have a 49/gallUS (10p/litre) coupon which expires today.
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Did some driving yesterday , approx. 45 miles approx. 73 MPG. Today , I will need to make a 4 mile trip ,
    followed by a 16 mile trip.
    And it's raining. No fun.
     
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  11. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    55.5 / 5.3 - home. Actually almost nice weather, only 90 degrees.
    68 mpg / 2.0 - out to get kids from youth group
    49.6 / 2.0 - back home

    53 / 11.5 - school and work

    Tank is 52.8 / 610 and the E light just came on.
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home 12:00 today, 2UP, 62°F, tailwind W17, much better traffic, made it to motorway:
    48.5 / 22.3 - as usual much better than Mon - Fri going home in rush hour!

    Tank up 0.1 at 48.3 (FCD 50.9) / 47.2 / Range 595 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 0.3 at 49.9 / DTE 627
     
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  13. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Happy Friday, Everyone. :) Enjoy your weekends.
     
  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Bill. My weekend started Aug 31 at 3:30 PM. :) I go back to work Monday.

    Good thing , too...……...vacations are exhausting !
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    I hear that... The only way I can get down time is if we go away for vacation. At home, there's always stuff needing attention around the house, and the wife's real estate business takes up the rest. I'm also a licensed agent and help out when I can. I still have my Mon-Fri day job, though, which takes care of our health insurance benefits. :)
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Crazy morning at work!

    I filled up last night. 630 miles, 11.434 gallons = 55.09 mpg, 2 better than expected. First fill since July 7, thanks to summer reduced driving and also being out for the snake bite.

    Speaking of which, my arm is almost completely healed. I've got some work ahead to build up strength again but it's not interfering with daily life at all now.
     
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  17. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Nice results!

    I'm happy to hear that chapter's approaching a satisfactory and even happy close. You're one lucky guy. :) (ooh, I just felt a twinge in my arm)
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Drove to an AA meeting early today to meet my friend Sarah(38 yrs sober!).
    64 deg F , 18.6 miles , approx. 67 MPG. She has a 2012 Insight , but rarely drives more than about
    five miles at a time , so she never gets great numbers. But she's a wonderful (but celibate ) girl.
    Have a date later today , will probably have to drive (groan).
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Went to a BBQ yesterday afternoon, 4UP, 66°F, tail/crosswind SW20:
    52.8 / 12.4
    48.6 / 12.8 - 64°F, headwind coming back, W14

    Tank up 0.5 at 48.8 (FCD 51.4) / 72.4 / Range 595 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 2.0 at 47.9 / DTE 575
     
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  20. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Gotta love those 4UP numbers. Nice!:)
     
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