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Old 06-26-2008, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Route in SE Wisconsin (Menomoneee Falls)

I have a couple different options to get to work. I will be traveling from just north of Slinger on HWY 41, merge with HWY 45, and from there I have a few options.



Route 1 - I can also take 45 all the way down to Silver Spring. Which would be 22 miles on the freeway. Though for the last 5 miles or so it gets to be stop and go traffic just about everyday. Then on to Silver Spring, from the east, for 3.3 miles. There are 3 or so stop lights and Silver Spring can be a hassle. Total mileage 26.1 miles

Route 2 - I can take Pilgrim Road after about 13 miles on the freeway.which has about 5 stoplights but isn't too bad as far as being stopped forever. Plus there is a back road so I can avoid Silver Spring and less stressful. total mileage 23.3 miles

Route 3 - 13 miles on the freeway. Then take Lannon Road down to Silver Spring, from the west. Speed limit is 30-35mph with hills stop signs and a few stop lights. Total mileage is 22.8 miles

My personal favorite is Route 2 and I think that would be the best mpg.

I know there are a few members here from the area, if you have any input I would be appreciated.



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Old 06-26-2008, 05:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can afford the time, I'd highly recommend taking 175 down to Pilgrim and then west on silver spring. You'll be able to get amazing mileage even with the stops.
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Would taking Lannon instead of Pilgrim help?
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Yeah, I missed that. That probably would be a better way.
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I took 175 home yesterday and there are a lot of hills and it is pretty hard to stay at a consistent speed. I think my best bet would take 41 to pilgrim.
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Thats the whole point. Coast down the hills. Look up pulse and glide in the 100+ hypermiling tips.
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I couldn't a big enough run doing down the hills to get up them without gassing it and not going 20 mph in a 45-55.

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