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Old 06-20-2017, 09:42 AM   #66 (permalink)
Lean Burn Cruiser!
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Location: Johnston County, NC
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Thank you FordMan for the well wishes! Funny thing is 98, I had one at the house. It was stolen along with my weedeater a few days before I left!

I made it to NC Saturday afternoon, safely but barely. I had been up for 36 hours at the end of the drive. To make it worse, I hypermiled a 14 hour trip and turned it into 20 hours. I was beginning to hallucinate along the last leg of the trip, seeing shadow people and things along the side of the road moving. It wasn't the best situation but I toughed it out.

I managed 85.4 mpg from West Plains to Lumberton 914.7 miles on just over 10.7 gallons. I hate that I missed my kilotank! As I suspected, not having lean burn was a deciding factor, along with night driving, the Arkansas mountains and Lower Appalachian mountains in Georgia and so many hills elsewhere.

Natalya, I understand why you can't get better mpgs now. Atlanta was about the most brutal part of my drive! The traffic and insane drivers, just wow...

Since being in NC, my prediction on the mpgs I would see out here were spot on. I'm getting low to upper 80s, sometimes into the 90s driving the same routes as I did in my Escort! I achieved 99.6 mpg on an 8.7 mile cold start morning trip to McDonald's yesterday morning. This area was made for the Honda Insight, for sure

Remember, thank a fellow EM'er for a helpful post!!!
I hypermile better in my cowboy boots

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