Month of August 2022 (Nat'l Avg $4.212)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jul 31, 2022.

  1. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Tell that to the men who aren’t sure of their capabilities, but tag along, letting women set the pace & try to pass them at ends of races. If the men weren’t being driven by a supposed “men vs. women” competition, their final times would be less exciting.
     
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  2. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    My MPG average has dropped slightly from the 60 MPG that I was seeing last week. Average indicated of 59.2 MPG over 183.4 miles, indicated range of 471. My usual offset of around 4% high gives an actual of 56.8 MPG. Let's hope it stays this way for the rest of the tank. This is 95% city driving. Have been needing to use air con almost constantly, at home and in the car. Has been hot and humid for weeks. Today is the first low 80 degree day in almost a month.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 58 deg F in Naperville , 59 in Elk Grove.
    Wind NW2
    33.3 miles , fcd = 68.2 x .943 = 64.3 MPG.
     
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Catch-up time again!

    08/01

    Need some groceries so did usual trip to the only free chargers in the area and then walked to the 2 other shops. These particular 7kW chargers slow down if another car is charging on the same double post but got some at the full rate and some at half, 65°F:
    3.2 miles - 245 Wh/mi or 4.1 Mi/kWh
    32.83 miles added in 1'41"
    Back home:
    3.1 miles - 154 Wh/mi or 6.5 Mi/kWh

    08/02

    To Grosmont including a pub stop on the way back, 65°F:
    9.1 miles - 200 Wh/mi or 5. Mi/kWh
    Had an issue with the meter at the car park so had to move the car a short way to a free space on the road:
    0.16 miles - 1197 Wh/mi or 0.8 Mi/kWh
    Pub stop on the way back, 73°F:
    3.2 miles - 332 Wh/mi or 3.0 Mi/kWh
    6.1 miles - 142 Wh/mi or 7.0 Mi/kWh

    08/03

    To Staithes for the day, 68 to 71°F:
    13.0 miles - 184 Wh/mi or 5.4 Mi/kWh
    13.0 miles - 179 Wh/mi or 5.6 Mi/kWh

    08/04

    To Robin Hood's Bay for the day, 64 to 66°F:
    5.6 miles - 259 Wh/mi or 3.9 Mi/kWh
    5.1 miles - 191 Wh/mi or 5.2 Mi/kWh

    08/06

    Back home via an ice-cream parlour and nature trail, 64°F:
    5.1 miles - 215 Wh/mi or 4.7 Mi/kWh
    101.4 miles - 184 Wh/mi or 5.4 Mi/kWh

    08/07

    Wife and daughter went to a shopping mall and left me with the dogs (and some free time). Range was down to 101 miles (~ 30%) so I drove to free charger and walked back, 64°F:
    2.0 miles - 98 Wh/mi or 10.2 Mi/kWh
    Had lunch, etc. and walked back hours later to drive home, 73°F:
    119.44 miles added in 3'55"
    2.0 miles - 239 Wh/mi or 4.2 Mi/kWh

    08/08

    Back to work so usual stop on the way at the 11kW free charger, 54°F:
    2.8 miles - 138 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
    37.59 miles added in 44"
    19.2 miles - 192 Wh/mi or 5.2 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 78°F:
    20.1 miles - 169 Wh/mi or 5.9 Mi/kWh

    08/09

    To free charger on the way to work, 54°F:
    2.8 miles - 139 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
    37.59 miles added in 45"
    19.2 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 80°F:
    20.6 miles - 179 Wh/mi or 5.6 Mi/kWh

    08/10

    To free charger on the way to work, 59°F:
    2.8 miles - 104 Wh/mi or 9.6 Mi/kWh
    40.45 miles added in 46"
    19.2 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh

    Range at 237 miles (70.5%)
     
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  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Did Gord say……FREE…..FREE……FREE……..& used very efficiently too, I might add.
    Wow! You have a Robin Hood Bay? Is it pretty? We have a Robin Hood housing development. For a housing development…..its OK, because some of the canyons were left forested. BUT, it keeps expanding.
    An ice cream parlor AND nature trail…….that sounds sweet. & I’m not talking just taste buds.
     
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks litesong :D

    Yes, Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire is absolutely beautiful - check out the link!
     
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  7. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Mmmm, makes me hungry for fish and chips.
     
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  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh, it looks like Port Isaac, where they filmed the series, Doc Martin. Sweet! I’ll take some of the fish & chips, Bill mentioned.
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F in Naperville , 71 in Elk Grove.
    Wind NE7. Ouch. Hopefully the wind helps me on the way home.

    33.3 miles , fcd = 65.9 x .943 = 62.1 MPG.
     
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  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Will try my Eastern Washington drive today, with my gas cans & hope my back holds up. It should be good adventuring. I love Eastern Washington at high altitude in the summertime.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I checked weather.com at it looks like I will have a NE11 wind pushing me home !

    I may want to hoist the mainsail.
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night went to meet my sister and take mum out for a meal, 85°F:
    19.6 miles - 203 Wh/mi or 4.9 Mi/kWh
    2.4 miles - 134 Wh/mi or 7.5 Mi/kWh

    My daughter had gone to Nottingham with a friend for the day and had train trouble getting home so ended up on a late bus. Picked her up from her friend's house at 22:00, still quite warm, 72°F:
    6.2 miles - 217 Wh/mi or 4.6 Mi/kWh
    6.2 miles - 157 Wh/mi or 6.4 Mi/kWh


    This morning to free charger on the way to work, 58°F:
    2.8 miles - 139 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
    42.35 miles added in 50"
    19.2 miles - 182 Wh/mi or 5.5 Mi/kWh

    Range at 224.2 miles (66.9%)
     
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  13. litesong

    litesong litesong

    As always, the used big wheels & tires, upgrade the Elantra to a highway worthy car. Going over the pass tho, needs thorough looking ahead, so the low torque Elantra engine can stay ahead of the increasing slopes. As the sun rose higher in the sky, the Elantra did, too. At Wenatchee, Elantra moved north along the Columbia River. & yeah, while still on the Cascade Mountain lower slopes, they cascade down to the Columbia River banks. Its kinda like, if the lower eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains bordered on the Mississippi River. But, the dryness of Eastern Washington, gives even more character with the vast brown descending sage slopes meeting the green irrigated vegetable & fruit slopes, watered by the equally vast Columbia River. The drama continues all the way to the Canadian border, & continues way beyond the border. But, I turned west, along the Methow River, moving back into the deep Cascade Mountains. Passing the towns of Methow, Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop & Mazama (oh, just like our Mazama tires on our manual Elantra), Elantra then moved into the North Cascades National Park. Full of abundant hikes, most of which I could not experience in my lifetime, I see many vehicles parked at trail access points, that 100 thousands of other hikers have enjoyed over the last half century. & historically, people traversed the land, way before it ever became a park. I always stop at 5500 foot Washington Pass & go to the overlook, that is a dazzling spectacle for new people to the region, that never loses its dazzle for people returning many times. With binoculars, it seems I am always enchanted by something new, I never noticed previously. Descending west on the long road out of the Cascades, even the 6 stop times at road construction sites, did not detract from the exotic delirium of the near vertical slopes & buttresses of Index Mountain, & up to Stevens Pass on Highway 2 & the grandness of Liberty Bell Mountain in the North Cascade Park.

    Yes, I got the gas at the lowest priced Washington state station……almost. Yeah, given 2 days, the price had RISEN 14 cents. It suckered me good. For my given amount of money, it shorted me about 3/4ths of gallon of gas. Yes indeed. It was a costly trip to the mountains……….but so very much worth it.

    PS……Just saw a YouTube rating on all 50 US states. Yeah, they were right…..placing Washington state in 4th place. Not sure how Massachusetts ended in 3rd place. They ain’t got no volcanos, rain-forests, big rivers or deserts…..what the hey! I think the raters had some different types of judgements. They even placed New Hampshire, first. OK they got some good mountains. Maybe, NH rated so well, because it didn’t have any volcanos that fly apart or 9 point magnitude underwater earthquakes that are 50+ years overdue to SSSLLLLIIIIIPPPP.
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 59 deg F , wind W2.
    33.3 miles , fcd = 66.0 x .943 = 62.2 MPG.

    Tank is at 254.8 miles , fcd = 71.8 x .943 = 67.7 MPG
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today 65 deg F in Naperville , 67 in Elk Grove.
    Wind SE6.
    I had a long freight train crossing right near my neighborhood this
    morning , so I went to work the old way , on Eola Rd.
    35.2 miles, fcd = 69.7 x .943 = 65.7 MPG.
     
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  16. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Yeah, we do, too. :confused::(
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 67 deg F in Naperville , 66 in Elk Grove.
    Wind N6.
    The headwind ensured tht my numbers wouldn't be stellar this morning.
    Hopefully much better this afternoon ( they usually are).
    33.3 miles , fcd = 66.4 x .943 = 62.6 MPG.
     
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  18. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Took the 2013 auto Elantra with the big tires for a drive. Yeah, yeah, as some here say, I didn’t save gas, I burned it. AND because I have the wonderful big used tires, I even drove further than I probably would have otherwise. Its so shocking! JUST SHOCKING!

    But what a sweet drive! I loved it. At one point, I stopped & looked with the binoculars. Very clean air & binocular images were immaculate. Then I looked straight up, & a Turkey Vulture was soaring hundreds of feet up. & in the distant background I could see a 4 engined airliner. It might have been a cargo plane. I was really concentrating on the Vulture. Their wings are pretty, with their translucent wing feathers. Just down the road, I stopped at a wooded wildlife area with access to the Snoqualmie River. Walking along the River, the water was clear with bottom rocks & logs showing well. Continuing my drive, I pulled into a turning lane, so a vehicle could go by. Instead of turning, I just followed after the faster vehicle. With no traffic behind me I went as slow as the beautiful day desired me to go. Wow, going as slow as I did, I still got home! Imagine that! Yeah, them big tires feel good, whether on the highway or on the back roads.
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 62 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove.
    Wind NNW5.
    Had unfavourable winds on my inbound commute for the last few days,
    but they certainly helped on the homebound trip.
    33.3 miles , fcd = 64.0 x .943 = 60.3 MPG.
    Tank is at 4784 miles , fcd = 71.0 x .943 = 66.9 MPG.
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yes , the wind DID help on the way home yesterday.
    32.6 miles , fcd = 78.2 x .943 = 73.7 MPG.
    Thank you.
    Today , 60 deg F inb Naperville , 61 in Elk Grove.
    Wind NW3
    33.3 miles, fcd = 64.7 x .943 = 61.0 MPG.
     
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