Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Mar 2, 2020.
Welcome back to the grind
Today , 36 deg F in both Woodridge and Elk Grove Village.
23.3 miles , 68..4 MPG , average speed 28 MPH.
No problem Bill
Friday lunchtime, 3UP, motorway route - not a great journey going home in the sleet!, 41°F, crosswind S11,
36.6 / 22.3
Saturday morning went to a cycle event up in the hills of Derbyshire, 39°F:
39.5 / 26.1
Managed 38.2 miles on 8 different bikes!
Finished mid afternoon so went to gas station on way home as I had only 10 miles of range left!, 41°F
51.1 / 4.7
Miles on tank: 561.4
Calc. MPG : 42.76mpg
Calc. Range: 19.3 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
FCD Range: 5
FCD MPG : 45.9 MPG (7.3% over-report)
UG MPG : 44.55 MPG (4.19% under-report)
No. of trips: 24
Average trip length: 23.4
Average speed 31mph
Driving time on tank: 17hrs 55mins
Days since last fill: 15
Ave. Temperature: 42.2°F
Ave. no. of people in car: 3.0
Pmpg for the tank: 128.2
I'll leave the FCD over-report for tank 63 at 5.3% and adjust the FCD's numbers down by that going forward.
Gas station to home, 41°F climbing to 46°F, very windy 20mph gusting to 43 - yet another storm:
46.2 / 22.4
New tank range 540 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 47.4 / DTE 618
Car pooler's turn to drive this week
Quick around the country, I saw $1.69. The station near me, went from $2.95 to...... $2.99! In another regional area.... $3.49!!! Ugh, sky high!!!
Today , 30 deg F in Naperville , 31 in Elk Grove.
35.1 miles , 60.7 MPG. Tank is at 60.9 MPG.
Scenic Route #1 home tonight. Could almost hit 70 by the time I'm home.
That's what I've been talkin' about!!! See the Earth's lovely, calming AND invigorating beauty!!! Let it capture your senses, lift your life, become a high tradition & elevation of your life!!! Feel the rotation of the Earth. Hey, even pull over, use your binoculars, spotting scopes & cameras.Walk & blend into nature!!
But it is still the Chicago area, which isn't quite as soothing for the soul as Washington state. I can say that because I have family in the Chicago area and I have driven through Washington state as a teenager.
Chuckle. It's only "scenic" because it's not highway at all , and plenty of chances to glide.
Everything here is a shade of brownish grey. It does get awful purty in the springtime , though.
Egad! I just noticed this. In the suburbs of Chicago, you may be assaulted, shot, killed, or even worse!
Had a late evening trip to the city for a pension meeting, 2UP, 38°F, head/crosswind SW8:
47.6 / 17.1
Coming back after 21:30, 37°F, tail/crosswind SW8:
46.9 / 17.0
Tank up 0.4 at 46.7 (FCD 49.2) / 56.5 / Range 550 . Fuel gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 0.5 at 47.9 / DTE 591
This is true. But I'm still alive.
But did you stop and take pictures or use binoculars and/or "blend into nature", whatever that means?
50.1 this morning to work, upper 60's temp. Trees are starting to bud out. We'll have some cold snaps still but there's hope.
These tires I've been complaining about, maybe... maybe they're just more sensitive to temperature.
I only do that when I'm on the bicycle. Even then...…...not really too often.
Today 38 deg F in Naperville , 36 in Elk Grove.
35.1 miles , 60.7 MPG ( again ).
Tank is at 288.7 miles , 61.3 MPG.
Could be worse for winter in Chicago.
Going to work out tonight , so Scenic Route #2.
Should reach 65-66 MPG (fcd) by the time I get to Planet Fitness
in Naperville ( about 22 miles ). Then , with a little luck , I can add 1 or 2
MPG by the time I get home , after a 75 min stop.
My 9000+ mile "get-away-from-it-all" car vacation in 1974, inspired me for half a century to love my immediate area, Washington state AND ALL of America. Whether being on or looking at the highest mountains, lowest lands, driest deserts, wettest rain forests, ghost towns or most populated cities, most religious churches or least churched life-styles, the sustaining Earth, Sol, exo-planets, stars, & Universe(s?), designed by God, exist to boggle us. Where we are, whether in love or war, in prison or wildlands, find the marvel of being.
Where I am now:
Tho I love mountains, the last two years has taught me the intimate, but wide-ranging capture of flat land. These words in honor of Flat:
"flat is, as flat is seen..... is Flat, NOT..... so... Flat does".
Amen. America... from sea to shining sea. Catchy.
Let's just not forget about global warming while enjoying the world around us. Every bit of CO2 (among other pollutants) that we release adds to the problem.
I filled up on the way home. Great price - $1.92, plus my 5c members discount.
456 miles - half of them highway
43.5 mpg - one of my lowest but better than last time.
Then 47.4 this morning in the rain.
All right!!! I went out of my region, to get cheap gas & still paid $2.26....
I think we're still around $2.70 here. I probably won't need to fill until next Monday.
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