Month of September 2022 (Nat'l Avg $3.829)

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

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the grind :D
    Post your September exploits here:

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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks, Gord.
    I will post all of my September exploits and adventures.
     
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  3. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Well……the bad times are bad again. This time its the Deep Six. So if my posts get thin or non-existent, don’t be surprised.
     
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Look forward to it Edwin :cool:

    We’re a long way from the all time high:

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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 64 deg F in Naperville , 67 in Elk Grove.
    Wind SW4
    33.3 miles, fcd = 69..5 x .943 = 65.5 MPG.
    540 miles remaining.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 67 deg F in Naperville , 72 in Elk Grove.
    Wind SW4
    33.3 miles , fcd = 66.5 x .943 = 62.7 MPG.
    That's odd. It should be about 2-3 more.
    I did a visual and temperature check of
    the tires when I got to work. Seemed okay.
    Will check with gauge later today.
     
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  7. litesong

    litesong litesong

    In dark clouds…….it helps a bit to take the 2016 manual Elantra for drives…..even if there may be few drives remaining. I’ll fill the car with l00% gasoline & wander to Eastern Washington……sometime! Hopefully, the wildfires do not block the route I wish to travel.
     
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  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Couldn’t get to sleep. I saw some stars & took binoculars outside. For the first time, I discovered a small relatively dark spot with obstructions blocking streetlights, & right between two houses that didn’t have outside lights on. Orion was very pleasant with the 9x63mm & 11x80mm binoculars……actually wonderful in the little cubbyhole away from the lights. The Orion Nebulae was as fine as I’ve seen from this neighborhood with shaky binoculars. The Pleiades star cluster was wonderfully prominent & even luminous in the 11x80mm binoculars. Red Aldebaran, in the direction of the star cluster Hyades, both were sweet. Cassiopeia stars constructing the Throne of the Queen, led me to the shocking closeness of the two sumptuous clusters, known as the Double Cluster, directly overhead.
    I turned around & the International Space Station, came out from behind a cloud, really bright & fairly high in the sky. It moved east toward the far horizon. Tracked it for over 2 minutes, as it dimmed towards the far horizon, which would translate to a horizontal orbital distance of 600+ miles & possibly 150-200 miles through the atmosphere.
    Later, looking at the Pleiades again, with the 11x80mm binoculars, I saw a faint satellite run in front of the cluster……about 435lt-yrs in front of the cluster.
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 66 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove .
    Wind N5.
    33.3 miles, fcd = 66.3 x .943 = 62.5 MPG
    Tank is at 419.7 miles, 70.9 fcd.
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 64 deg F in Naperville , 63 in Elk Grove.
    Wind NW3.
    33.3 miles , fcd = 66.4 x .943 = 62.6 MPG
    Tank still good at 70.8 fcd.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 58 deg F in Naperville, 60 in Elk Grove.
    Wind W1.
    33.3 miles , fcd = 67.4 x .943 = 63.6 MPG
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    09/01

    To free charger on the way to work, 54°F:
    2.9 miles - 133 Wh/mi or 7.5 Mi/kWh
    38.08 miles added in 43"
    19.2 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh
    Back home via visit to mum, 72°F:
    19.0 miles - 173 Wh/mi or 5.8 Mi/kWh
    2.3 miles - 216 Wh/mi or 4.6 Mi/kWh

    09/02

    To free charger on the way to work, 54°F:
    2.9 miles - 172 Wh/mi or 5.8 Mi/kWh
    38.56 miles added in 44"
    19.2 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 69°F:
    20.1 miles - 183 Wh/mi or 5.5 Mi/kWh

    In the afternoon, took youngest dog for a walk down the canal, used free charger again, 54°F:
    2.9 miles - 172 Wh/mi or 5.8 Mi/kWh
    51.89 miles added in 1'04"
    Back home:
    2.8 miles - 172 Wh/mi or 5.8 Mi/kWh

    09/03

    Popped to supermarket for some groceries, free charger of course, 59°F:
    2.9 miles - 100 Wh/mi or 10.0 Mi/kWh
    21.92 miles added in 26"
    Back home, 61°F:
    2.8 miles - 211 Wh/mi or 4.7 Mi/kWh

    09/04

    Went with wife and dogs to a country park for a walk round a lake, 66°F:
    4.3 miles - 157 Wh/mi or 6.4 Mi/kWh
    Wife want to visit a nearby factory shop so went there then home, 69°F:
    0.4 miles - 223 Wh/mi or 4.5 Mi/kWh
    4.7 miles - 230 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kWh

    Went to mother-in-law's then fish and chip shop to collect lunch then home, 72°F:
    3.2 miles - 151 Wh/mi or 6.6 Mi/kWh
    1.3 miles - 154 Wh/mi or 6.5 Mi/kWh
    2.1 miles - 230 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kWh

    09/05

    To free charger on the way to work, 60°F:
    2.8 miles - 138 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
    39.51 miles added in 47"
    19.2 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 74°F:
    19.1 miles - 182 Wh/mi or 5.5 Mi/kWh

    09/06

    To free charger on the way to work, 58°F:
    2.9 miles - 138 Wh/mi or 7.2 Mi/kWh
    36.68 miles added in 44"
    19.3 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 68°F:
    19.6 miles - 198 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh

    09/07

    To free charger on the way to work, 57°F:
    2.9 miles - 134 Wh/mi or 7.5 Mi/kWh
    36.65 miles added in 43"
    19.2 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh
    Back home, torrential rain, first time on motorway route for many months- it was rubbish!, 67°F:
    22.4 miles - 199 Wh/mi or 5.0 Mi/kWh

    09/08

    To free charger on the way to work, 56°F:
    2.8 miles - 173 Wh/mi or 5.8 Mi/kWh
    37.14 miles added in 43"
    19.2 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh
     
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  13. litesong

    litesong litesong

    A man after my own heart…… & free charging, too!!!!
    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
     
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  14. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks litesong :)
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 58 deg F in Naperville , 61 in Elk Grove.
    Wind S3.
    33.3 miles , fcd = 69.0 x .943 = 65.1 MPG.
    617 miles on tank ,24 miles remaining. Approx 25 to my Amoco in
    Naperville. Will E. Maycutt ?
    Stay tuned to see !
     
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  16. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Whoa!! The wind from the Eastern Washington forest fires, has been increasingly blowing smoke to our Western Washington, causing the sun (& Moon) to redden. Last night on a drive, I saw the deep red sun on the horizon. The blue Smokey atmosphere had cut the deep red sun in half, the lower half of the sun, shining as if blue. This morning, I was going to drive the Hyundai Accent. Walking out the door tho, the sun, tho pretty high in the sky, was deep red. Then, I saw particles falling from the sky. Not only was smoke in the air, but particles from the distant Eastern Washington forest fires was falling on the cars in our neighborhood! No, I didn’t take the Accent for a drive. But now, I will go down & put the Accent in the garage, hoping less fire particles will fall on the car……bye!
     
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  17. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Good! Perhaps you'll inhale less smoke staying indoors. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-62797777
     
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  18. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    A positive side effect of the KN95 masks is reduction of particulates one breathes.. not perfect but better than outright choking on forest fire smoke, or diesel and DI engine particles.
     
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  19. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

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  20. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh, yeah. We have a 1000acre forest fire, south of Mt.Rainier in the Western Washington Packwood area, 100+ miles south from our area.
     
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