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Old 03-03-2011, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Reno, NV
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Toyota - '94 Toyota Pickup
90 day: 29.91 mpg (US)

Scooter - '06 Yamaha Majesty
90 day: 31.65 mpg (US)
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FE aside, how far do you drive?

Miles or KMs per week, month, year... ?

I know the point of the great FE quest is to save fuel, but in some ways it`s a bummer to drive so little since I don`t get much chance to experiment or see results. Even at my mediocre mileage (a bit over 30 MPG), I`m at a quarter tank in my truck and haven`t filled up since Jan 10th. Yes it`s good that I haven`t been burning much gasoline, but honestly, the "game" aspect of improving my economy is getting a bit boring. My scooter is doing "better" because the tiny littletank at least lets me see how I`m doing every 150 miles or so (and those miles are going by quicker than my truck`s miles). Does anybody else here wish for more driving in order to get more "play" (filling more tanks)?

My daily transportation is mostly by bicycle. I pedal to work every day (any weather) and do midweek catch-up or restock shopping by bicycle. Once a week (sometimes two weeks) I do more of a stock-up shopping trip, usually in my pickup, but lately it`s been on the scooter as long as the roads are dry. Appointments "in town" have usually been by bicycle provided I have plenty of time on whatever day, by truck otherwise, now mostly covered with the scooter.

I didn`t track miles or MPH until last Oct, but going by when I changed my oil, it looks like I put about 6,000 miles on my pickup last year. In December, I bought a large motorscooter. The jury is still out on how that will affect the miles I put on the truck and on how many miles the scooter will see, but offhand it looks like the truck will be down to about 2500 miles per year and the scooter will probably get around 5000-6000 this year, most likely less after (if) the novelty wears off.

EDIT: I don`t want to give the wrong impression- those are my solo miles. Whenever my wife and I go anywhere together, it`s in her car, which does see a lot of miles. We do have to track miles in her car (for tax purposes), but I have no way to determine how many of the 7200 "personal" miles it saw last year were with me driving or as a passenger.

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