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Old 05-30-2017, 04:26 PM   #2141 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when you try to convince your friends that driving 55mph instead of 60 only makes you a mere couple minutes late on a 13-mile trip

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Old 05-30-2017, 04:45 PM   #2142 (permalink)
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^ I have a similar factoid memorized & ready to deploy.

It only takes 5 and a half minutes more to drive a hundred kilometers at 100 km/h vs. 110 km/h.

(OK, if you're driving all day, it adds up. But short trips? Relax!)

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Old 05-31-2017, 10:17 AM   #2143 (permalink)
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My morning run has plenty of rolling hills, but is overall almost 700 feet downhill. That means evening runs are almost 700 feet up so all else being equal, morning runs beat tank average nicely.

There's this one kid at work. I saw him coming up an on ramp in his big ol' SUV this morning and got ready to note mileage on my hand. He roared by me 2.1 miles later... because he's in a hurry to get to work. 2.5 miles after that I pulled into the parking lot at the same time as him and was opening up my area before he even got in the building.

Traffic and structural delays (lights, etc) generally won't let you sustain a higher speed. Since a higher top end isn't going to help you much if you can't sustain it, what matters is how much time you waste at the bottom end. If you don't screw around wasting time you don't "need" to do 80 when traffic won't let you sustain that speed long enough to help your time.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:40 AM   #2144 (permalink)
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... when your brother brings by his new toy and your initial thoughts are:

"DOH! Autotragic!"

and

"Rats. No fuel economy computer."
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YKYAEM you have flexible hours and you decide to go to work a bit earlier to avoid traffic, so you can drive most of the trip @ 45 Mph, the speed you can drive in 5th gear.
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:52 PM   #2146 (permalink)
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There is Sooo many pages lol first one had me laughing enough. People riding my butt screwing up my roll stops is irritating. Everytime I think to my self there goes .5mpg for the trip average. Find myself shutting my car off before pulling onto county highways (55mph) to wait for a semi or SUV to come through to draft off of. I was asked how often I clean my rims because there is zero break dust on them. I lose other cars in corners when they ride my butt due to trying to maintain enough speed for 6th gear.
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YKYAEM when you top off the tank to reset the average back to hypermiling standards after your non-eco wife/GF drives your vehicle.
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