Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Feb 28, 2022.
Welcome to the grind
Wow! Diesel has gone over $4
Oh, remember the Whooper Swan from February……..& Ukraine….
Today , 39 deg F in Naperville , 40 in Elk Grove.
35.0 miles , fcd = 64.2 x .943 = 60.5 MPG.
Hello , spring.
for comparison: UK gas/diesel prices, and some public EV charging info further down...
EV charging stations in the UK
That's a lot of chargers added in 7 years.
Yeah, they are definitely ramping the installations up. Recently added 2 rapids at a McDonalds near work.
For anyone interested: U-Tube has multiple supposed Live TV screens showing various views of Kiev & other Ukrainian cities, that may view incoming russian forces as they take over Ukraine…..at least they’ll be there, till the russians shoot out the cameras or cut electrical power. One channel has 9 simultaneous cameras, another has 16 simultaneous cameras. There are indications that some (many?) of these supposed LIVE camera views are past views.
It has been stated that 6000 russian soldiers have died during putin’s war against Ukraine. There is no verification of such high numbers. This may be a story that rivals “The Ghost of Kyiv”.
Ukrain president Zemlinsky states 9000 russian soldiers are dead.
Today, 33 deg F in Naperville , 32 in Elk Grove.
35.0 miles , fcd = 61.7 x .943 = 58.2 MPG.
Altho sighting the Whooper Swan was a fun event, the REASON for the sighting was not. The increasing price of gasoline has been making me find enjoyable places ever closer to my region. Now that putin makes war against Ukraine & deeply stresses all countries in Europe & the World, fuel prices continue higher. Indeed, even high MPG vehicle drivers are paying huge fuel prices. Also, for the reasons mentioned, my hoped-for eminent purchase of an electric vehicle to battle fuel prices, has gone out the window.
Today , 29 deg F in Naperville , 28 in Elk Grove.
Wind NE12 ( stiff headwind ).
35.1 miles , fcd = 54.6 x .943 = 51.5 MPG. Ouch.
The good news : yesterday going home , Scenic Route #3 ,
no highway ( no tolls ) 31.5 miles , fcd = 72.3 x .943 = 68.2 MPG.
It's the trips home on a non-highway route that prop the tanks up
in this dismal time of year.
It is stated that U-Tube is down in Ukraine. Presently, I am still seeing the supposed 16 LIVE camera views, altho two views are down. The Ukrainian time stamps may not be accurate, possibly more evidence that the supposed LIVE camera views, aren’t LIVE. Now, there are 5 missing camera views.
PS…..At 3.59am my PST, there now are 7 blank camera views.
Ukrainian refugees are now over 1million, fleeing to NATO & other(?) countries.
If you see it on the Internet , it's either lies , propaganda , or disinformation.
There is a slim chance of finding a kernel of truth.
It is good that you ain’t politicing.
When you see the tears of surviving refugees, who in days, see their family life & loved ones destroyed, you see vast numbers of kernels of Truth. Concentrate on the survivors & know the savagery of putin, using cluster bombs & vacuum bombs. 40 mile long russian convoys have sucked the life out of Ukraine. putin is crazy & doesn’t care. Freedom loving & democratic Ukraine should have been brought into NATO years ago, even before Crimea.
PS…..Now we can see putin’s puppets are rocketing & firing on an atomic power generating plant with a fire breaking out. The plant has the ability to cause an atomic explosion that will be powerfully more damaging than Chernobyl radiation. At this time, the fire was exterior to the domed nuclear plant itself & should not compromise nuclear integuity. Yeah, I said putin is crazy, & doesn’t care.
Also, the last independent news reporting station in russia had to shutdown & operating personnel had to escape from russia.
Today 28 deg F in both Naperville and Elk Grove.
35.0 miles , fcd = 58.0 x .943 = 54.7 MPG.
Today, a latter afternoon drive was 50degF & the manual Elantra put down 46+MPG on the backroads & some town & highway driving.
Today 36 deg F in Northbrook , 39 in Elk Grove.
Wind SE5 ( partial headwind).
16.7 miles , fcd = 65.2 x .943 = 61.5 MPG.
And no highway.
Are you saying that highways don’t give high MPG……& similarly, freeways don’t give free MPG? Washington state’s present $4+ per gallon proves that contention.
Oh…..Before, I’ve mentioned that Seattle’s Classical Music KING-FM radio station has continuing efforts to highlight women composers & I have received LIKES for my post. Today is another day of concentrated women composers’ highlighted music during certain hours. AND today’s “Movie Music” hour at 4PM, PST is devoting the whole hour to women composers in the movies. “Movie Music” is definitely NOT classical music that you are used to hearing. & the modern composers highlighted in Saturday Night’s 9PM, PST hour will jar you awake, for sure. You can listen to Classical KING-FM on the internet & even its multiple HD channels of classical music. People around the World listen to KING-FM.
ALSO yesterday, ever relevant KING-FM devoted the whole day to Ukrainian classical music composers, highlighting their contributions to the ARTS.
Today , 31 deg F in Northbrook and Naperville.
16.7 miles , fcd = 62.6 x .943 = 59.0 MPG
$4.30-4.60/gallon here. Unless you're crazy enough to go into
Chicago. Then , of course , higher.
Today , 27 deg F in Naperville , 25 in Elk Grove.
A helpful bit of wind SW5.
35.0 miles , fcd = 61.7 x .943 = 58.2 MPG.
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