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Old 03-22-2012, 03:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Found a New Route

I have an extra-curricular activity that I attend three to four days a week, and the route I've been taking will start to get a significant amount of increased traffic. I had forgotten about an alternative route to get there, but when I looked it up, it's actually 1.6 miles shorter. The kicker is -- I had also forgotten about this -- the posted speed limit is 55 mph for about a 1/3 of the trip.

I decided to test it tonight, and sure enough, I gained ~ 2 mpg from my normal trip mpg. So that's 3.2 miles saved and 2 mpg gained just by taking an alternate route.

I might not be able to take it Fridays due to traffic. I'm a little leery, but I might test it anyway.

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its nice to find those other options!

I'm sure it will be worth it to you to check out!

In a lot of places, there is no Plan B!
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, this is Los Angeles... I just about everyone has another freeway in their backyard.

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