Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jan 1, 2019.
I had frost on my speedometer this morning. There's no way to blow heated air on THAT.
Today , ONE deg F. Wunderground says wind from the E at 9-21 MPH , but I
saw our flags pointing toward the north east here in Elk Grove Village.
16.3 miles , 45.10 MPG. Tank ? You don't want to know.
Looking at record cold tonight , and it may be below zero F for the next 30 hours.
Fun , huh ? At least the roads were clean today.
Crisp and clear 29F here.
48.6 / 5.3 - home
50.8 / 11.5 - school and work
Tank is steady at 50.0 / 196 mi.
That's a big chunk of the central U.S. taking a beating from the cold. Good luck to all!
Going home last night, 2UP, detour #8 then needed another longer detour to avoid a queue and some roadworks, 37°F, tail/crosswind SW7:
40.7 / 24.4
To work this morning, 2UP, freezing 32°F and slower than normal but not too bad, head/crosswind SSW6:
47.8 / 22.6
Tank down 0.4 at 44.9 (FCD 47.3) / 208.3 / Range 445 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.5 at 46.3 / DTE 417
Going home last night, 2UP, detour #8 again then a slightly different detour to avoid the large queue to the roadworks near home, 37°F, tailwind W6:
40.0 / 24.2
To work this morning, 2UP, just below freezing 31°F and slower than normal again, headwind W8:
47.5 / 22.8
Tank down 0.4 at 44.5 (FCD 46.9) / 255.3 / Range 390 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG down 0.4 at 45.9 / DTE 364
Lost 2nd pip @ 233 miles
Filled up last night after dinner , just to be safe. Miles , I don't know , around 400. FCD = 49.6 * .93 = 46.13 MPG.
Today , -22 deg F. Not sure why , but I got in the car , put on my seatbelt , pushed the button , and
put it in D. Now that I'm at work , I might as well stay where it's warm. Oh yeah , fcd for this morning's trip
was around 35.
I have siblings in Bolingbrook, IL (-22F) and Ft. Wayne, IN (-15F). WTF!!?
Frosty here again. Definitely below average, but I ain't complainin' with what y'all have.
55.6 / 5.3 - home
48.2 / 11.5 - school and work
Tank is steady at 50 / 212 mi. 3/4 full.
That's exactly what I said (WTF). But it could be worse. If I had to ride the bicycle , naked , 16 miles in
this weather , THAT would be worse. But I have a car with an almost-adequate heater , so I will drive that.
I would not want to be frozen to a bicycle seat or anything else.
I've got a relative in Ohio who's an EMT. Out on the streets in -10 degrees.
Yowza. I hope those ambulances have good heating systems. I guess it goes without saying they'll be idling round the clock if they're at all busy.
Many LONG decades ago, nothin' made my in-shape but slender body more tired than wrestlin' 425 pound bales of paper pulp packs on the fifth day of loading a rusty Russian ship. Was "muscle deep tired", as to turn a young body old..... all at the same time. At other times on the refrigerator fruit ships with temperatures just above freezing, we worked so hard..... bare-chested.
With local temperatures at 42degF, some U.S. regions that are ESE of me, have temperatures 84+degF lower.... & we haven't mentioned wind chill yet. Average Arctic temperature above the 80th parallel is NOT as low as -17degF. All of the Arctic above the 80th parallel has been in darkness for 4(+?) continuous months.
Slight warming here. Up above freezing at least.
Had a nice 56.3 home last night.
Then 51.8 this morning.
Tank is up a hair to 50.2 / 242 mi.
Sister from Bolingbrook, IL travels in her work and is stuck in Ohio due to flight cancellations.
3 times in a row! Last night, 2UP, detour #8 again then another detour to avoid 2 large queues on second half, 34°F, tailwind W6:
39.5 / 24.4
Needed to detour traffic light section this morning, 2UP, sub zero 23°F "warming up" to 27°F at work, headwind W2, struggled to keep the numbers up in the cold although it's nothing like what some of you guys are experiencing! I didn't notice the minus sign on your temperature Edwin and initially thought at 22°F it was just a bit colder than us MINUS 22°F - just wow:
43.5 / 23.0
Tank down 0.5 at 45.0 (indicated 46.3) / 302.7 / Range 320 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG down 0.5 at 45.4 / DTE 310
Lost 3rd pip @ 288 miles
It's a balmy 261 degrees Kelvin here.
edit: It was zero F this morning as I dusted the couple inches of snow off the solar panels and my fingers quickly got numb even in good, heavy gloves. Now 10 deg F (261 K).
I had to take the wife's Prius Prime for a 20k service and a sensor reprogramming for some issue with problems people reported in automated car washes. Not my thing but I waited the extra 45 minutes anyway.
It was worth the effort clearing the panels. Full power right now with the 8.4 kW rated microinverters. The darker shaded one has a bad diode in its panel and the replacement hasn't been obtained yet.
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