Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Nov 2, 2020.
Welcome to the grind
Thanks Gord. Today 27 deg F in Naperville
In the Prius today , Wed , Fri.
35.1 miles , fcd = 59.2 x .943 = 55.8 MPG.
Tank is not much better. 35 miles remaining ,
I will fill up after I work out tonight.
Today , 33 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove..
Filled up the Prius on the way home yesterday.
559 miles , fcd = 61.7 x .943 = 58.2 MPG.
At least I only paid $2.129 for Illinois' finest corn squeezin's ,
with a little bit of petrol thrown in.
In the Honda today , 35.1 miles , fcd = 45.2 MPG.
166 miles remaining. The Honda is racking up some miles
going to Madison WI every two weeks. About 300 miles round trip.
Headed there again Sat after work. It does love the highway , and I am
almost embarrassed to admit that I use cruise control if the road is fairly flat.
It is VERY precise and if it needs a bit more gas to get up a micro-grade ,
it gives the minimum required and holds speed nicely. Much better than
the only other manual car I owned with cruise ( 97 Civic ).
After 5.5 years and 112K miles in the Prius , I have never used it.
Not sure how to turn it on.
Today , 55 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
Civic LX 5MT , 35.1 miles, fcd = 48.5.
Driving to Madison this weekend in Civic , then
Prius to Brookfield Zoo Sunday.
Meant to post this yesterday! I use cruise control a lot and adjust it up and down depending on the terrain. I knock it off if there’s a steep incline or decline and do my thang .
Back to work Monday morning, motorway route, 46°F, crosswind N5:
47.3 / 21.6
Going home Monday night, 50°F:
47.7 / 21.4
Tuesday morning, motorway route, 46°F, crosswind N5:
50.6 / 21.6
Going home Tuesday night, big detour required to escape the almost standing traffic on the motorway, added 5 miles on but kept moving, 46°F:
45.9 / 26.6
Wednesday morning, motorway route, colder but a better run, 39°F, crosswind N5:
50.2 / 21.5
Tank up 0.9 at 44.6 (FCD 47.0) / 445.5 / Range 155 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG up 1.5 at 45.6 / DTE 171
Half tank at 336 miles
Lost pip 5 (of 8) @ 400 miles
Filled up the C-Max for the first time since July.
130 kWh = 3.966 gallons equivalent
3.966 + 13.041 = 17.007 gallons equivalent
1076.8 / 17.007 = 63.315 MPGe
Nice one TFF
Last night, motorway, lots of queues / traffic - must be due to last shopping before England lockdown 2.0, 48°F, tailwind WNW7:
46.4 / 21.4
This morning, motorway, 42°F, mostly headwind WSW7:
50.2 / 21.5
Tank up 0.3 at 44.9 (FCD 47.3) / 488.4 / Range 110 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG up 0.3 at 45.9 / DTE 132
Prius today. 48 deg F in Naperville.
35.1 miles, fcd = 63.0 x .943 = 59.4 MPG.
Could be worse. Tomorrow driving Civic to work , then
heading to Madison after work. Had a fairly good trip home
yesterday in Civic. 48.5 MPG ( mostly highway route ).
Today was more like a June morning. 62 deg F.
35.0 miles , fcd = 66.0 x .943 = 62.2 MPG.
Tank is still around 67 (fcd).
Honda had mixed results on y Wisconsin trip. Part of it was wind ,
always SW. Also ,on the way home , I was in a hurry and sometimes
cruised at 65 MPH. All of these Interstates are 70 PSL.
I averaged about 44.5 MPG fcd for around 300 miles. This included about
45 miles of suburban Madison driving.
It could have been worse. I could be a guy who claims
that he "needs" an SUV/pickup/school bus.
I would never take up a "hobby" that requires me to own an FSP. Never have , never will.
I did have a trailer hitch on one of my cars ( 89 Civic Si ) for an occasional tow.
Today , Honda. 66 deg F in Naperville and
Elk Grove. There was a nice tail wind (SW) that wunderground
didn't seem to know about. Maybe no one records wind during the wee hours ?
Anyway , a PR for this commute , this car. 35.1 miles , 51.4 MPG.
23 miles highway 12 miles suburban roads PSL 35-45. Going to pick up Therese
after work and take her to dinner ( prepared by Chef Edwin ). 90% chance
of rain , severe thunderstorms. That's why I didn't ride a bike to work today.
Yeah , that's the reason.
Good job, Edwin!
Thanks , Bill. I try. After the lousy
41 MPG coming home from Wisconsin Sunday morning , this feels good.
Today , 35 deg F in Naperville , 34 in Elk Grove.
In the Prius today. 35.1 miles , fcd = 61.5 x .943 = 58.0 MPH.
Tank is at 298.6 miles , fcd = 67.1 x .943 = 63.3 MPG.
Last Thursday night, motorway, 46°F, mostly crosswind SSE9:
Friday morning to work on the bike, misty, 43°F, slight tailwind E2:
No fuel / 21.7 / avg 18.2mph
No fuel / 19.7 / avg 17.0mph - going home with a bit of a headwind ENE7
Monday morning, non-motorway route, 53°F, crosswind S9, called in on the way to fill-up:
46.6 / 14.1
Miles on tank: 523.9
Calc. MPG : 44.4mpg - poor - trip to Whitby with bike on back dragged it down
Calc. Range: 78.7 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
FCD Range: 55
FCD MPG : 47.55 MPG (7.17% over-report)
UG MPG : 46.3 MPG (4.35% over-report)
No. of trips: 28
Average trip length: 18.7
Average speed 32mph
Driving time on tank: 16hrs 19mins
Days since last fill: 20
Ave. Temperature: 48.2°F
Ave. no. of people in car: 1.27
Pmpg for the tank: 56.3
FCD over-report for tank 72 will remain at 5.4% so I'll adjust the indicated numbers down by that.
Gas station to work, 53°F:
53.5 / 5.6
Monday evening, motorway route, 55°F, crosswind S9:
49.7 / 21.4
Tuesday morning, motorway route, 56°F, crosswind S9:
50.0 / 21.5
Tuesday evening, motorway route, 52°F, crosswind S9:
49.2 / 21.4
This morning, motorway route, 46°F, crosswind S9:
51.7 / 21.6
New tank at 49.9 (FCD 52.6) / 91.5 / Range 605 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 52.3 / DTE 615
In the Honda today. Going to Bolingbrook to see my
grandson after work. Well , to see Heather and Eric , too.
31 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove. 35.1 miles , 44.9 MPG.
Tank = I don't know , but it started out with a 41 MPG 150 mile trip
back home from Madison last Sunday , so it won't be too great.
Last night, motorway, mild 54°F, crosswind SSE14:
48.6 / 21.5
This morning, motorway, 46°F, mostly headwind WSW9:
49.5 / 21.6
Tank down 0.4 at 49.5 (FCD 62.6) / 134.6 / Range 570 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 0.1 at 52.2 / DTE 570
Today , 37 deg F in Naperville , 34 in Elk Grove.
The Prius tank is at 365.6 miles , fcd = 66.3 x .943 =
62.5 MPG. Could be worse.
I estimated that I'm doing about a thousand miles
a month in each car. The Prius now has 112K , the Civic 85K.
Today , 32 deg F in Naperville, 29 in Elk Grove.
Didn't use any heat. 35.1 miles , fcd = 62.1 x .943 = 58.6 MPG.
Tank is at 465.6 miles, fcd = 65.1 x .943 = 61.4 MPG.
150 miles remaining.
That’s a lot of miles Edwin - I’ve only got 40k on the Audi and wife’s Hyundai i10 has only 13k on the clock!
Thursday night, motorway, 52°F, crosswind S10:
49.2 / 21.4
To work on the bike Friday morning, got caught in a heavy shower 2 miles from work:
No fuel / 21.7 / avg 17.5mph - head/crosswind SW11
No fuel / 19.9 / avg 17.9mph - tail/crosswind SW9
Friday afternoon took wife to the other side of town to collect her car from MOT test (passed fine), 50°F:
39.0 / 3.0
45.4 / 1.8 - garage to vets to collect meds for dog
40.6 / 1.7 - vets to home
Monday morning, motorway, 49°F, headwind W17 gusting to 37mph - definitely felt the wind slowing my glides down more than normal in places:
47.6 / 21.6
Tank down 0.9 at 48.6 (FCD 61.5) / 184.0 / Range 515 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.7 at 51.5 / DTE 512
Lost pip 1 (of 8) @ 162 miles
Today in the Honda. 31 deg F in Naperville ,
I DID use some heat today. In either car I only
suck heat from the engine ( or use A/C) when I'm on
the highway. Unless I need it for front defrost , which hasn't
happened yet this season.
Definite head wind (N). 35.1 miles , 44.3 MPG.
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