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The Insight Marathon 2006 -- World Record 2,254.4 miles on one tank of fuel

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The Insight Marathon 2006 -- World Record 2,254.4 miles on one tank of fuel

Randall - CleanMPG.com - Nov. 19, 2006

Insight Marathon Attempt - Tonkawa, OK. Sept. 25 - Oct. 4, 2006

The Idea

What started the whole idea as well as what we are attempting to achieve came about from the following as achieved in the MPG Challenge at Hybridfest 2006 in Madison WI. this summer. A straight up Low Speed P&G with much effort expended using elevation changes to maximize FE. Take the HF2006 MPG Challenge segment's distance and multiply by 100 +


With the ability to sustain 150.0 mpg, would holding the same through an entire tank be possible? With almost 14 gallons of fuel from a top-off and maybe 143 mpg sustained, we had a shot at taking a 2001 Honda Insight to beyond 2,000 miles on a single tank of fuel. At least that is what we were shooting for when we started .

The Insight Marathon’s final result was accomplished using mostly advanced hypermiling techniques and taking them to a level not feasible in a standard high speed commute. Suffice it to say that we used the whole toolbox including P&G, DWL, SB, DWB etc. to their nth degree and taking full advantage of the range of options the Manual transmissions equipped Insight provided. We drove in a very rural area with little traffic allowing us to exploit these techniques to their respective limits.

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The Participants

Bill Kinney (Billy) from Kennewick, WA. - A 20 year hypermiler going all the way back to the days of a CRX and continuing through his third Insight in almost as many years. Here are his reasons for joining us at the Insight Marathon Attempt:
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Originally Posted by Bill

Saving fuel has been a hobby for me since 1979, when I purchased a new 1980 VW Rabbit diesel. I installed an extra fuel tank, giving a range of 1400 miles. Living in both Seattle and Los Angeles provided me a need for lots of freeway driving. My next car was a 1987 Honda CRX HF. After driving 502,000 miles with absolutely no mechanical problems, I sold it to a friend.

Driving mostly long highway trips, the Honda Insight has been ideal for me. The advanced engine lean-burn technology, aero-enhanced body shape, aluminum construction, and LRR tires allow for some extremely high MPG numbers. By adding a little more air to the tires, slowing down a bit and accelerating gently, one can far exceed the EPA mileage estimates.

Recently I had a lot of fun being part of the 6-man team attempting a record marathon drive. The 38.5 mile course had many soft, shallow hills. The driver really needed to concentrate and shift gears precisely, steer into the smoothest pavement (lane position), remain keenly sensitive to proper speed and momentum, and keep aware of all surrounding traffic. All this while often sweating in the heat and being out there all alone. Patience was a must! Overall it was a great experience & opportunity. Being around 5 other excellent drivers is an education! Showing what the Honda Insight is capable of was the goal; and I think we were successful.
Justin Fons (Citrus Insighter) from Pewaukee, WI. - At the ripe old age of 16 years, he was the first 16 year old in the world to achieve a 100 mpg segment in a mass produced automobile. Namely, his 2000 Honda Insight. Since that time, he has not only aged 1 year, he has steadily improved to the point of taking the highest FE from an unmodified Insight at the HF2006 FE Challenge nailing down 117.2 mpg over that 20 mile segment! He will be accompanied out by his father Bradlee who some may know as the leader of the Milwaukee Hybrid Group and promoter of Hybrids everywhere.

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Originally Posted by Justin

When Wayne approached me on a Saturday hybrid meeting in August about completing some kind of mileage competition, I listened sincerely but was a bit skeptical about achieving that kind of mileage over a long distance. After all, it was clearly shown just a month before at Hybridfest the difference in what mileage the two of us could achieve. I really thought that Wayne was overestimating my hypermiling abilities. At the time he asked I was a bit busy measuring meeting attendees’ tire pressure and checking in new members, but I had tentatively said yes. As the meeting went on and I realized the gravity of what he had asked me I began to have many doubts. Nonetheless, I was eager to be a part of such an attempt. I just resolved to master the technique and attain the elusive 150 mpg mark. As the planning of the event progressed and more people came on board, I got even more nervous when I realized that my driving would be compared with hypermiling greats such as Dan, Wayne and Billy and that the FE outcome might be negatively affected by my modest contributions. In my own practice runs around large parking lots, I had not been able to maintain 150 mpg for more than 8 miles or so, depleting the battery. This made me even more nervous to think that besides the goal of the marathon, people have had to risk considerable time and money to drop everything and come out to Tonkawa, OK for this event.

I certainly didn’t go to the marathon for the fame, in fact, I kept a secret of where I was going from most of my friends and teachers. Even if I had tried to explain, most wouldn’t have understood. Saying I was going to a Hybrid Car Show in Oklahoma was sufficient, and truthful, enough for most. Despite mountains of make-up work, missing a few rehearsals, and endless questions about the “car show”, I am very glad to have participated in the race and to have spent the time getting to know some of the best hypermilers in the country. I finally conquered the “elusive 150” (as well as 160 and 180) and I didn’t hurt the efforts of the MPG pros. Also I now know what the Insight is truly capable of and have a new answer as to the frequent question “What kind of mileage does that thing get?”
Randall Burkhalter (highwater) from Blackwell, OK. - Not too long an Insight owner but currently holds the Honda Insight - World record distance on a tank of fuel. 1534.2 miles! Not including the fact he nailed down 114.2 mpg on that same tank. He currently has the the highest lmpg in his Honda Insight of any mass produced automobile on the planet.

And my reasons as to Why …

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Originally Posted by Randall

I have asked myself that question many times since the Insight Marathon was first brought up. Several things come to mind: It has not been done before in the Insight that I know of, unlike the two Prius events, that I am aware of. Gas prices were at an all-time high when we started planning this event, and we told ourselves it would be good timing, and perhaps some would take notice (of the overall picture) and begin to change some of their wasteful driving habits. Also, it is the last year of the Insight production, and we felt it was fitting to see what she was capable of.

Some will say that what we have done is pointless; that you can’t drive that way everyday. Absolutely correct; you can’t drive that way every day. I’m not going to. You can’t live at the top of one of the world’s tallest peaks either. It’s cold up there, the air is thin, and if you like to eat, you better pack it with you. Still there are some, that will climb up there, plant a flag, take a few pictures, stand around and pat each other on the back for a few minutes, enjoy the view then and head back down. They will have learned something of themselves, their equipment, and their companions. Perhaps they learned how to breathe more efficiently in the thinner air, and they will apply that to riding a bicycle in the lowlands. At the proper place and time, I will apply some of what I have learned to my commute, but I won’t run the entire commute in full blown P&G.

And finally we came to bid a farewell of sorts to the Insight. She is unique, to say the least. Never popular enough with the buying public, to overcome her maker’s total lack of promotion; this was her last year of production. I knew she was capable of awesome fuel economy, but this event has shown us all, just what she can do when asked for more.

I could go on and on about the Insight, but I think we should just say, farewell my friend; farewell.
Dan Kroushl (Krousdb) out of PA. - The list of accolades would fill this page but here are just a few … First person on the planet to figure out how to take the Prius II to 100 + mpg’s sustained. Had the highest running average of all the participants at the Prius Marathon Attempt last year somewhere in the 113 - 114 mpg range over hundreds of miles driven. Second highest tank distance ever recorded in a Prius II (Prius Marathon Attempt) 110.03 mpg after 1,397 miles. TDS 2006 Co-driver and Grand Champion. HF2006 Prius II co-winner of the Prius II entrants with 2 others that achieved > 99.9 per the Prius II FCD’s. His was SG-I connected showing 115.x mpg’s over the 20 mile course and by far the fastest time of all 3. Hybrid and non-hybrids alike have not stood in his way for reaching maximum FE no matter the vehicle.

Louis Hudgin (Sno779) from Phoenix, AZ. - After he found out what the Insight was capable of, he was the fourth person in the world to have achieved a sustainable 150.0 + mpg segment in one. Another is that he is only the third person to have achieved > 1,500 miles on a single tank of fuel (1,520.2 miles @ 112.2 mpg) in a mass produced automobile - that being his 2000 Honda Insight of course and from his last tank!

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Originally Posted by Louis

I felt flattered and honored when I was asked to join a team of world class hypermilers that wanted to make an attempt at breaking the world record for the longest distance ever driven on a single tank of gas in a standard production car. I had only met one of the other drivers face to face before the attempt, but we all knew each other through the internet groups and keep pretty close track of the other driver’s personal records and abilities. The car we used is a 2001 Honda Insight owned by Randall Burkhalter of Blackwell OK. I drive a 2000 Honda Insight as my daily commuter car and was well aware of its abilities. All the other hypermilers either owned or had experience with Insights and had recorded tanks over 100+ MPG and a few had seen 150 + MPG for at least a short distance. Three of us had driven over 1500 miles on a tank. We all felt that under ideal conditions the car was capable of even higher MPG and longer tanks. The opportunity to set a world record doesn't come along every day and I enjoy a good challenge so I accepted the invitation. The experience was very stressful and challenging, but also very rewarding because we did set the record and it was great to share with and learn from the other hypermilers. I know as a result of the Insight marathon I was able to increase my personal best MPG by 16.

I'm a big fan of the under appreciated Insight and as this is the last year of this great historically significant car, and I wanted to help send it into the history books as a world record holder.

The Insight marathon not only showed what a great car the Insight is, it also showed that with some education, an ordinary car and a regular driver can more then double the EPA estimated mileage. Granted the technique we used is not socially acceptable, but in times of emergency, it would be very helpful to know. Also a tuned down version of hypermiling could increase the mileage of any car in everyday use. …
Wayne Gerdes (xcel) from Wadsworth, IL - Inspired to hypermiling in part by the Honda Insight, he achieved a remarkable 92.8 lifetime mpg in that vehicle. His awards include the 2006 Tour del Sol Grand Championship in challenging conditions, and the HF2006 fuel efficiency competition where he achieved >150 mpg. He was one of the promoters of this event as well as the 2005 Prius marathon, where the team he was a member of exceeded 110 mpg. Promoting hypermiling as both science and art form, he continues to inspire and encourage others toward continuous improvement in fuel efficiency.

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Originally Posted by Wayne

Having previously experienced the anticipation, thrill, frustration, relief and then jubilation of driving in the Prius Marathon Attempt 2005, Tour De Sol 2006, and Hybridfest 2006, I was honored to be a part of an ad hoc team of hypermilers who had the expertise and fortitude to take the Honda Insight to a pinnacle no one had previously seen before. As a team, we not only found out how far an Insight could be driven, I had the opportunity to meet for the first time as well as be reacquainted with internet friends I have known for years. Although the Insight FE and tank distance achievement was more than noteworthy, it is our bond with those who share similar interests that made the Insight Marathon an event I will remember for the rest of my life.

With that, some may ask why? I will ask of them why not? This was the Insight’s last year of production and she will be departing with the accolades she most certainly deserves if any of us have something to say about it. She is the FE king without question the world over and we are going to find out just how far she can be taken with a little luck and some of the best hypermilers in the United States behind her windscreen.

Finally, thank you Bill, Dan, Justin, Louis, and Randall for allowing me the opportunity to participate in an event that shows what can be achieved in an automobile the world should have taken more notice of … We will miss her greatly as her name slowly fades into the annals of time.

Insight Marathon Team - Louis - Randall - Justin - Wayne - Dan - Bill in Tonkawa, OK. With the 4 Insights as the back drop.

Direct Support came from many who I want to personally thank for their time, effort, and encouragement.

Brian Hardegen (NEmystic) out of MA. - A long time Insight enthusiast going back many years. He has not only exceeded 100 mpg’s in his own 2001 Insight many times, he won the TDS 2005 event! Although he could not be a direct participant because of a scheduling conflict, he helped tremendously with our behind the scenes planning.

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Originally Posted by Brian

It was an honor to have been invited to be a participant in this historic event. Unable to join the driving team in Oklahoma, I tracked their achievements day by day as they demonstrated remarkable skill and perseverance, ironically traveling over the same oil fields that fueled America in the early part of the 20th century.

The human desire to set and break records, pushing the achievement envelope up to and beyond imaginable limits isn’t necessarily something that all can relate to. However, whether it be in speed, altitude, endurance, or otherwise, it is nearly always these records that will define the future trends and technologies that will raise all of us to higher levels of convenience, productivity and efficiency.

I believe that the Honda Insight was ahead of its time. I also believe that the future belongs to the efficient.
Doug Schaefer (Tochatihu) from Fremont, OH. - A long time hybrid enthusiast with an education and resume that could fill this thread. He is also the first person to successfully achieve a 100 mpg sustained segment in a Prius I. He has made elevation maps for every hybrid event we have participated in. Just like Brian, he helped with the behind the scenes planning. The topographical maps shown in the Route section were created by him after receiving the route layout from myself.

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Originally Posted by Doug

There are two good reasons why I "work in the background" on hybrid vehicle fuel economy challenges. First I have Delorme’s TopoUSA software to make topographic route maps, and second, it is very hard for me to sustain the concentration required to ‘pulse and glide’ for any significant distance! For that reason I am in awe of those who can, and hope that the maps are helpful. I would like to add that Dan Kroushl first made hypermiling history without such maps.

My strongest impressions of the Tonkawa course are that the high winds encountered may mean we have not seen yet the Insight’s ultimate capabilities, and that it must have been jut a tiny bit boring averaging 18.5 miles per hour
Mike Dabrowski out of CT. - An inventor/engineer who has probed and discovered more about the Honda Insight then anyone on the planet other then those that actually designed her many years ago.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike

My own 2000 Insight has been the most fun car I have owned, and I continue to enjoy it even after 109K miles. It is a shame that Honda will discontinue it this year. All the more reason to grab a second Insight and get a full set of replacement parts, so I can continue to enjoy it for many more years.

After loosing the MPG competitions against Wayne and his driving techniques at the Tour Del Sol 2006 and the Low Speed P&G at HF2006 in Madison, I gained new respect for his techniques possibilities, and was happy to help with the marathon with a few technical suggestions. Let's see what can be done by pushing the envelope has always been my attitude.

I congratulate all of the marathon drivers for the patience and skill that they have demonstrated, and for the world record results.
Bradlee Fons from Pewaukee, WI. - A hypermiler in his own right but the father of Justin who drove the entire way out to Tonkawa so that Justin could get some rest. He also wrote the on-site press release and created the Insight Marathon signage as show in the pics below.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradlee

Wayne has been working for quite awhile, nurturing and encouraging Justin to push his hypermiling skills. I've done my share, but I think Wayne had taken Justin to a level beyond what I could teach him on my own. When Wayne mentioned to me that he would like Justin to participate, I was honored. I have seen what Justin had achieved and he how he had become my teacher in many ways.

My wife and I talked about this and I shared with her that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and that we needed to do whatever we could to be supportive to what Justin chose to do. Justin knew all the things he had to juggle to be involved and it was his call. However, I think his heart was always in to do it, but he was not as confident on his skills as I was. I knew what he was capable of because we would always push each other to achieve more than what we thought was possible, and he usually won. This was the chance where he could see how good he was, not just from his dad's perspective, but from the perspective of some of the best drivers in the country.

I am very proud on what Justin has achieved and happy that he took a chance on a once in a lifetime opportunity. It's better to try and possibly fail than not to try at all.
Friends and acquaintances who came out to the event to visit included Chuck (Delta_Flyer) out of Dallas, Texas, Jeff Townsley (Psyshack) out of Oklahoma, Jason (Lakedude) and Rick (RH77) out of Kansas City, Kansas.

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The Route

Maps and topography of the course … As far out of the way as any of us could have possibly hoped for given what we were trying to achieve.

Route Map


Elevation Profile Map


Launch point w/ driver exchange up the hill from the one and only stop light. Looking ahead all the way to Rt. 156.




I thought the Tombstone was quite prolific


Heartbreak Ridge far ahead and into the climb … This climb took the life out of us watching the FCD bleed away


Pic #3 is turning left onto Rt. 156

Continuing on into Marland …


Slight left …


Marland!


Pic #2 - Top of the “Marland Slide”.



Pic #1 - One Lane Bridge ahead!



The “Dog Slobber Scare” after pic #3. You just had to be there


Casino Bridge ~ 1 mile ahead of the third pic.


Pic #3 - Right Turn ahead to the overpass.

And continuing …



Slight right and then left towards the Rt. 60 underpass.


Under the overpass into Tonkawa.


Back down the “Tonkawa Glide” to the start/finish!

With names of sections of the course including the “Tonkawa Glide”, “Heartbreak Hill”, the “Marland Slide”, “One Lane and Casino Bridge” and the “Dog Slobber Scare”, I had hoped the pics above would have given an idea as to what the route we drove actually consisted of. Unfortunately, the pictures do not do the course justice given the way we used the many elevation changes to maximize the Insight’s FE as well as showing those heartbreaking climbs and harsh winds that seemed to bleed the Insight dry again and again and again …

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The Daily Results

Insight Marathon Lap Data

Day 1

DriverDeparture Temp Degrees FTime OutTime InLap distanceTotal Tank Distance (miles)Trip MPGTotal MPG
Randall5309:0411:3158.858.8150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Louis7212:1501:5238.897.6150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Wayne8202:0003:5338.8136.4150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall8304:0005:3538.8175.3148.9 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Louis8205:4007:2838.8214.1150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall7407:3009:3044.6258.9141.4 - 1.6L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100KM

Day 2

DriverDeparture Temp Degrees FTime OutTime InLap distanceTotal Tank Distance (miles)Trip MPGTotal MPG
Randall5005:3508:1250.2309.2142.4 - 1.6L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Louis7408:2010:0738.8348.1150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Louis8710:1912:0738.8386.9150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Wayne9012:2402:2238.8425.8150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Randall9002:2804:2738.8464.6150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Louis9204:3506:3238.7503.4150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Wayne8706:3609:0040.0543.5150.0 - 1.2L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM

Day 3

DriverDeparture Temp Degrees FTime OutTime InLap distanceTotal Tank Distance (miles)Trip MPGTotal MPG
Wayne5707:0109:2642.1585.6150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall7209:3411:3838.8624.5150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Louis8311:5504:2080.0704.5150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Wayne8504:3306:5038.8743.3150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall7406:5409:0740.0783.4150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM

Day 4

DriverDeparture Temp Degrees FTime OutTime InLap distanceTotal Tank Distance (miles)Trip MPGTotal MPG
Wayne4606:3609:0642.2825.7133.0 - 1.7L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Louis5309:1301:2177.7903.4148.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Justin681:2603:3638.8942.3150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Justin6803:4105:4338.9981.2150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Wayne6805:4508:1138.81020.0150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall5608:2209:2517.51037.6136.3 - 1.7L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM

Day 5

DriverDeparture Temp Degrees FTime OutTime InLap distanceTotal Tank Distance (miles)Trip MPGTotal MPG
Justin5908:4611:1942.21097.8148.5 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Louis7711:2401:4840.01119.8150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM
Justin8703:3606:0042.11162.0150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall8706:0508:2338.81200.9150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100KM
Louis7108:2610:3538.91239.8144.5 - 1.6L/100KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Louis6110:5011:023.61243.5150.0 - 1.5/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM

Day 6

DriverDeparture Temp Degrees FTime OutTime InLap distanceTotal Tank Distance (miles)Trip MPGTotal MPG
Dan6408:5811:1642.11285.6150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Bill8611:2001:3038.81324.4150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Recal9401:3502:1212.91337.3136.7 - 1.7L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Dan9202:1704:2538.81376.1150.0 - 1.2L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Bill9204:2906:5138.81414.9150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Justin8406:5509:1738.81453.7150.0 - 1.3L/100KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Dan7309:1911:2838.81492.5150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall7111:3201:5540.01531.3146.8 - 1.6L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM

Day 7

DriverDeparture Temp Degrees FTime OutTime InLap distanceTotal Tank Distance (miles)Trip MPGTotal MPG
Dan6607:2909:5142.21573.5150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Justin7609:5312:0538.81612.3150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Dan9012:1202:1038.81651.1150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100KM
Bill9302:3005:0138.81689.9150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Wayne9205:0507:2538.81728.7150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Bill8607:2809:4838.81767.5150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall8009:5106:16147.01911.5150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/ 100 KM

Day 8

DriverDeparture Temp Degrees FTime OutTime InLap distanceTotal Tank Distance (miles)Trip MPGTotal MPG
Wayne7106:2809:0338.81950.3150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Wayne7609:0711:4640.01990.3150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Recal9205:4206:0113.22003.5082.7 - 2.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Louis9206:0708:3038.82042.3150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall8308:3310:4138.82081.1148.5 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Wayne7810:4401:1938.82119.9150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM

Day 9

DriverDeparture Temp Degrees FTime OutTime InLap distanceTotal Tank Distance (miles)Trip MPGTotal MPG
Wayne7201:1903:5040.12160.0150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Louis7106:5409:2942.22202.2150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Randall8709:4612:5852.22254.4150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM

1.2 L/100 KM = 196.0 mpg
1.3 L/100 KM = 180.9 mpg
1.4 L/100 KM = 168.0 mpg
1.5 L/100 KM = 156.8 mpg
1.6 L/100 KM = 147.0 mpg
1.7 L/100 KM = 138.3 mpg

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Final Talley


2,254.4 miles on a single tank of fuel - The Insight rolls over at 2,000 miles but the FCD holds FE data until reset.

2,254.4 miles on 13.72 gallons = 164.315 mpg.

So long my friend. You gave us all one heck of a ride …


Saying "goodbye" to the Insight in as fitting a way as we know how.

Randall
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Hi All:

___As if we need more pics? Especially the 56K dialup users

___Here is a close up of the “One Lane Bridge” on the far side of the course after the “Marland Slide” courtesy of Chuck.


___The first time Justin come into this with a few of us being in the chase, a school bus beat him to it and the rocks and road debris were flying as he brought her to a halt along the far right side. About 100 yards back from where the pic was taken of course. Most of us had a few close encounters but I think Justin and Louis were the only two members that actually got hung up waiting for traffic to clear. It was also very much a bone jarring bridge to cross as can be seen in the pic …

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Thats a fine bridge. Our Okie tax dollars at work. Well working somewhere else.
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Doug Schaefer

Thanks for the maps and all your help with the marathon. You made a comment that you thought we had not yet seen the ultimate capabilities of the Insight. Today I was returning from Tucson home to Gilbert and when I came to my P&G training sight. I started to P&G with very favorable conditions and after 50K the FCD was showing 0.9 L/100K. Of course it was only one way and that was the best way. We had two laps recorded at 1.2 L/100K in the marathon and Wayne said he saw 1.0 for most of one lap until the Casino hill knocked it down. I think it is possible and probable that our record will be broken, but even at the slow speed of 18.5 MPH it is anything BUT boring.....Louis

PS Anyone know what 0.9 L/100K works out to in MPG?
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Hi Louis:

___.9 L/100 KM = 261.3 mpg.

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Come on Wayne.....

that's point 35.

I thought I trained you better than that.

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___Louis, you should post the story about the dog slobber. He only scared me half to death on the night runs but at least he did not try to take a chunk out of the RE92’s

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Lets see, if it is really 261.35 mpg instead of JUST 261.3 mpg, and we round up, it would come out to 261.FOUR mpg. YAHOOOOO that makes me feel better.

There was this big blonde and brown dog about half way down the westbound leg that most, if not all of us encountered. The first encounter was always the most dramatic. The dog lived at and protected a family and home that was set back a little from the north side of the road. The dogs job was to sit in the middle of the yard and watch for and dispense of any potential hazards to the family. Most of us passed the house when we were just about but not quite at the end of a long glide. The dog would see this unfamiliar car driving differently from the rest of the traffic and dutifully come out and chase it away. The first time he saw me he came charging hard and barking for all he was worth. I had the right window down and was afraid he was coming in for lunch. I got the window up just in time and he just smacked into the side of the car. I think that was the first time he had ever cought one and he didn't quite know what to do with it. Randall had him run along side the car looking inside to see what he was up to. Wayne heard, but not saw, him running along side the car in the dark of the night. The dog scared him so bad he started up the engine early, turned on the lights and pulsed away from there. That was Waynes best lap and one of two 1.2s for the whole event. Wayne was still pretty shook up when he got back to the room that night what with the loss of his 1.0 at casino hill, the dog, and the night driving. Still with all that "reality" he did pretty darn good. Another time I had the dog race me, and he passed me, then sat down and waited for me to pass. Another time as I went by the dog just sat there watching me, so I barked at him, then he came and chased me. After that he became used to us and ignored us.......Louis
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As he was running along beside, I thought........

I hope he doesn't decide to come in through the open window.......

it will get crowded in here pretty quick.

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