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Old 11-17-2019, 05:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Recently my mother has been driving in a less aggressive way, but her musical preferences won't change

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Old 11-19-2019, 06:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't listen to music when I'm on short trips (<30 min) and hypermiling, because I get so into the music that I can't hypermile as well. But on longer highway trips or with other people I do listen to music.
Traffic does not effect the mileage on a hybrid even a large SUV

Week day in heavy traffic
212.00 miles 8.283 gallons 25.60 MPG 4.399 30%
158.00 miles 6.892 gallons 22.92 MPG 4.399 15%
Weekend same route
164.00 miles 6.224 gallons 26.35MPG 4.399 10%
186.00 miles 8.607 gallons 21.61MPG 4.229 30%
159.00 miles 6.184 gallons 25.71MPG 3.999 10%


the BEST ever was 28.7MPG combined at 212 miles
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Traffic does not effect the mileage on a hybrid even a large SUV

Week day in heavy traffic
212.00 miles 8.283 gallons 25.60 MPG 4.399 30%
158.00 miles 6.892 gallons 22.92 MPG 4.399 15%
Weekend same route
164.00 miles 6.224 gallons 26.35MPG 4.399 10%
186.00 miles 8.607 gallons 21.61MPG 4.229 30%
159.00 miles 6.184 gallons 25.71MPG 3.999 10%


the BEST ever was 28.7MPG combined at 212 miles
Nice figures for a suv, but what has this got to do with music listening and hypermiling?
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I read or watched a study recently.

I said that listening to music that you like elevates your heart-rate. The info concluded that that was not good but I fail to remember why. (Could even be a youtube video on ecomodder)
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I listen to music all the time I'm in the car unless I'm with my wife.

She doesn't care for my music choices (there's a bunch of Korn, Drowning Pool, Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, GnR, Rage, Tool, etc. . . old 80's & 90's rock on my iPod) and I'm pretty deaf so any background noise makes it hard for me to understand her.

But I'm blasting it while I hypermile the Volt and it really doesn't affect me cause I've usually got the cruise control on anyway.
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Yep. I can akin to this.. I drive faster with Five Finger Death Punch going then I do with Hatsune Miku.

Ok.. Dont ask. I got weird tastes in music.

But with no music, I drive faster just to get the trip over with. I like my tunes.
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The length of the drive is the relevant question. Hit six, seven hours (nine, since commencement), and effects can be measured.

There comes a point where restlessness emerges. The need to walk around. In which case, “music”, (dance, imagined) becomes the substitute.

More than a third can’t aren’t mentally equipped for driving in the first place. Time versus distance not a skill set available. So, constant high level of tension. And the prayer all others act properly. (Happy noises & voices).

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I once found myself doodling in the slow lane on Bob Marley. A bit too relaxing

Nowadays I don't play music at all. My tinnitus gets worse in a loud environment, and the car is already at max tolerable noise at about 60 mph. I drive slow and silent.
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My Notchback didn't need a radio because the dual Weber 40s with K&Ns and shorty manifolds sounded like Gabriel's trumpet. It echoed off buildings on back-throttle (had a traffic cop tell me so).
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The song has been chosen by many magazines and websites as a Top 10 driving song. Often it ranked in the top three. In polls it was chosen as the best radio song by readers of the newspaper Washington Post in November 2001. It resulted the #1 driving song in Australia (Australian Musician Magazine, November 2005), beating two AC/DC-songs, and in Canada (BBC Canada, March 2006).[7] In 2011 it received a vast number of votes as the "Ultimate Driving Song" in a poll at PlanetRock and "finished well ahead of its nearest rival, Deep Purple's Highway Star".[8].
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You’d enjoy a ride in big-HP pre-emissions Peterbilt. Windows opened and those giant breathers feeding the huge turbocharger (which has its own echoed whine) And the exhaust pipes just a step back.

Very different experience than what a bystander hears. (None of that open pipes crap either). It’s a song with the upshifts getting to speed. Once into the High side of the transmission and working the the last 4-5 gears, it’s timing. A dance.

(If it has to be R&R, the Doors, “L.A. Woman”, was always great for a twitch into the left lane leaving a big city. Momentum, grabbing gears with the right foot down to crack the whip of a long line of big trucks; a dozen or more. To leave far behind. And then settle into a day without other trucks around. Then back to real music instead of happy noise).

The move into the left lane is that you have it. And they don’t. It’s full exploitation of the quality of surprise. One has fallen back fairly far to start the WOT run in the right lane. Most of them passed you (speeding) in the last ten miles (we note who is who). Standing on the governor most of them now that we are free of the lowered metro limit. A truck pass isn’t fast as cars would regard it. But it’s tens of tons being accelerated. Expertise at shifting (exacting). A locomotive quality.

The song cited opens with that tension (Densmore actually getting it). An ominous surprise. The action started a few miles back, though it wasn’t evident except to the observant. That Pete positioning itself with terrain and traffic to have all natural advantages accrue BEFORE lane-change and a minor downshift.

Like snowboarding, the speed builds and builds. The cab rocks side to side, and one is highly aware of every sound and untoward motion. Understand that one has ruled out use of brakes They won’t much matter if something go pear-shaped. It’s that type of risk.

Finally, the children in the governed trucks no longer try to stay ahead in hopes they’re lighter on weight and can keep the Peterbilt from passing with a terrain change. One moment there’d been no one in the left lane for miles. Then out of nowhere a large car coming on like a house a’fire.

Once up past 75-mph, (and heading for 85) a mile-long truck back-up is swiftly disposed. Fuel burn is a short acceleration run versus nearly an hour of passing those same trucks as they spread out (with corresponding lowered Average MPG and Average MPH; MPG sacrificed for MPH average).

The first few might get passed with 3-5/mph of headway. But the final ones it will be 15-20 mph. It’s a long mile-plus pass of truckers too dumb to space themselves.

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