Month of April 2020 (Nat’l Avg $1.984)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by EdwinTheMagnificent, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Not too shabby with faster speeds into a headwind. :)
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Trip home today , temp was 71-74 , wind S 14-19 ,
    scenic route # 2. 32.2 miles , fcd = 76.3 x .943 = 71.95 MPG.
    Or we could round down to 71.9 :).
    Tank is at 345.4 miles , fcd = 68.0 x .943 = 64.1 MPG.

    The Prius like warmer weather.

    That Gord is a cycling MACHINE.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today 55 deg F in Naperville , wind SW 6 MPH.
    Rained half-way to work , roads were sticky.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 63.0 x .943 = 59.4 MPG.
    Tank is at 380.6 miles , fcd = 67.5 x .943 = 63.6 MPG.
     
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks! I'm making the most of the quiet roads and having to go on my own at the moment. The bike I mainly use for the commute is an aluminum Cross/Gravel/Road design with full mudguards and wider tires - not as light as my other bikes!

    Home last night, 46°F, raining - not biking weather, mostly headwind ENE9:
    47.0 / 21.0

    To work this morning - car park still unavailable, motorway route, 44°F, drizzling, cross/tailwind SE10:
    50.3 / 21.1

    Tank down 0.2 to 49.5 (FCD 52.1) / 324.4 / Range 350 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG steady to 53.3 / DTE 396

    Lost pip 3 (of 8) @ 309 miles
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    But I'll wager that those mudguards are much appreciated.
     
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely Edwin but I’m trying to avoid the worst weather so next ride into work will probably be Friday :D
     
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  7. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Yes, worth their weight when weather is iffy. Aka fenders?
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yeah , that's what we Americans call 'em.
    Today , 43 deg F wind NNW 17.
    Light rain all the way in.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 58.1 x .943 = 54.8 MPG
    Tank is at 457.2 miles , fcd = 66.5 x .943 = 62.7 MPG.
    Yesterday after work , drove 27 miles to visit my extremely pregnant
    #2 daughter ( she is due today ) and 14 miles home.
    Raining all the way , some places the right lane ( my home ) was flooded.
    41.3 miles , fcd = 65.6 x .943 = 61.9 MPG.
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I knew you had fenders (wings) on cars but didn’t realise you used the same word for mudguards!
     
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  10. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    When one rides on a paved road just after a rain, mud is not involved, but it's still best to fend off the spray of dirty water.

    Our wingless cars can't fly.
     
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