Month of June 2022 (Nat’l Avg $4.671)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jun 1, 2022.

  1. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh……does that mean when I avoid filling the gas tank too soon, that I think the gas price is coming down? Yeah, that’s what I think. :confused:o_O:p
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    it went down 4 cents since I filled up Monday morning. $5.359

    Today , 56 deg F in Naperville , 59 in Elk Grove.
    Wind S4
    333 miles , fcd = 68.0 x .943 = 64.1 MPG.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    My minimum speed on the highway (tollway) is 55 MPH ( 60 is the PSL). what I worry about ( only a little )
    is the brief time I'm going 20-22 MPH at the end of a glide. My commute from Lombard to Elk Grove is short ( 16.3 )
    and on 2 and 4 lane roads with speed limits of 35-45. I get to work a little before 5:00 AM. There are almost unlimited
    opportunities to glide. The few places where the road is only two lanes , I stay close to the PSL. On a four-lane I
    am in the right lane.
    My commute from Aurora to Elk Grove is 23 miles highway , 10 miles slower roads.
    The Prius cant do much better than 58 MPG at 55 MPH. YMMV. Those ten miles is where I work at it ( driving ).
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    But, you work the Prius to great advantage! :):D

    PS…..The reason I’m up early (in PDT), I’m watching Wimbledon Tennis.
     
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  5. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Back home Friday lunchtime, 67°F:
    19.9 miles - 175 Wh/mi or 5.7 Mi/kWh

    Quickly finished packing the car then set off to go to our holiday home for the weekend, 69°F:
    107.1 miles - 174 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
    2 granny charges - first on until it got dark then completed the charge (to 85%) on Saturday for a total cost of $5.81:
    66.17 miles added in 6'45"
    44.74 miles added in 4'34"

    Did plenty of walking with the dogs and I did a 16 mile bike ride.

    Sunday lunchtime we went to our favorite ice cream parlour/cafe and then home, 63°F:
    5.1 miles - 247 Wh/mi or 4.0 Mi/kWh
    102.9 miles - 188 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kWh

    Monday, to work via free charger, 52°F:
    2.8 miles - 139 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
    30.47 miles added in 36"
    19.2 miles - 192 Wh/mi or 5.2 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 77°F:
    19.6 miles - 183 Wh/mi or 5.5 Mi/kWh

    To work this morning via free charger, 50°F:
    2.8 miles - 139 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
    35.23 miles added in 41"
    Managed a 2.4 mile walk while it was charging.
    19.2 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kWh
     
  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Went to see a doctor in Everett, with the 2013 automatic Elantra with the used 215X55X17 inch & 215X60X16 inch tires. Man, oh, man——am I glad my wife didn’t liKe these tires on the 2016 manual Elantra. I love them BIG BOOTS! Quiet!!!! They aren’t as quiet as the Mazama Reputations on the 2016 Elantra, but they are pretty good…..very pleasurable.
    I was always disappointed that the 2013 automatic Elantra didn’t have sub-2000rpms while doing 60MPH with OE tires. But, these over-sized tires sure get sub-2000rpms @ 60MPH now.
    Sure enough, in a parking lot the other day, one of the rear tires clipped a parking stop! The BIG BOOTS worked great & the suspension shook off my mistake very nicely. I almost feel like finding a big pothole to drive over…..altho I won’t. Bigger car feel? Yes sir, the Elantra feels bigger than when it had the OE tires.
    So…. Used tires are better than new!
     
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  7. litesong

    litesong litesong

    On my drives to the northeastern Salish Sea(Puget Sound), I would stop in the rich farmlands of the Skagit River at an established “roadside” individual farmer’s market with crops & many other gathered items for purchase. The most popular was the multitude of enchanting flavors blending into the ice creams from a creamery, with 50 people at a time, lined up to buy local strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, peaches, cobblers, pies & ice creams to cheer young & old palates.
    One day my wife found a maple nut ice cream in a particular store THAT was the same as my favorite maple nut ice cream sugar cones bought at the “roadside”. Instead of indulging in maple nut only at the far drive, I can have maple nut anytime I journey to the…. refrigerator. Still need to go to the “roadside” for all the other spectacular flavors & country ambiance.
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 66 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
    Roads wet from last night's rain , Wind S5.
    33.3 miles , fcd = 67.9 x .943 = 64.0 MPG.
     
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  9. litesong

    litesong litesong

    The 2013 auto Elantra took the Tasco 7-15power zooms & me to the nearby lake (not the far Wildlife area). At low 7 power, images were sharp, while heatwaves hurt distant viewing at high power. Nevertheless, I was viewing an Osprey over the lake at 12power, when he went into a power dive. Hitting the water that kicked hundreds of water drops into the air, he disappeared for 2 seconds. Bursting to the surface (spraying more water drops), he came out of the water, talons carrying a large fish (about half its body length). Flying off behind some trees, I lost track of him. But, I doubt he lost his meal & am confident that he is full, now. :rolleyes:

    Plus, I think he probably didn’t even cook the fish, before he ate it. :D
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , coming from Lombard again. Another perfect commute.
    72 deg F in Lombard and 73 in Elk Grove. Wind SW8
    16.2 miles, fcd = 80.4 x .943 = 75.8 MPG.
    Only working from 6:00 to 11:30 today , then I go home to meet the men
    who are going to work on my house. I may just splurge, take the MPG hit , and take the tollway home.
     
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  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    OH…….TELL ME, it isn’t so!!! :eek:
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Back home Tuesday, 64°F:
    20.3 miles - 186 Wh/mi or 5.4 Mi/kWh

    Wednesday, to work via free charger, 50°F:
    2.8 miles - 139 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
    29.51 miles added in 35"
    19.2 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 77°F:
    19.2 miles - 183 Wh/mi or 5.5 Mi/kWh

    Didn't have a parking space at work this morning as I usually park in a small church car park next to work (with their permission) but they were having a funeral today so I went on my gravel bike instead.
    First commute to work on a bike for well over a year but it was fine - about 21.4 miles in 1'16"
     
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  13. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Hmmm, I had not considered this before, but a hearse would be a perfect application for an EV. Current ones I've seen tend to be large wagons with V8 engines. Imagine their inefficient operation and needless pollution. They don't usually drive fast, but they often crawl along for several miles and are essentially idling the entire time. On the plus side, the processions tend to have priority along their routes and may be waved through traffic intersections by police escorts. Without escorts, the processions do still have priority based on local traffic laws.
     
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  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    You’re right. I never considered a hearse either…….
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I don't know how to take that... agreement or ?... ;)
     
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  16. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Well……..if we both choose to NOT buy a hearse for cruising around, AND we both want to be cremated, both of us will never have a hearse in our lives AND we agree!!!!! :oops::rolleyes:o_O
     
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  17. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Has anyone heard from Janice Cooper lately? In this June thread was her last post. I was hoping she would become a regular here. I wonder if the sky-high gas prices got her to stop driving much, same as it did for me.
     
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  18. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Janice was last on the site July 28th
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    So , I guess it's a sausage party again. I'm pretty sure
    that I didn't scare her away.
     
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