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Old 09-16-2012, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Urban Dictionary on "Hypermiler"

I opened up StumbleUpon while waiting for something to load for school. I put in "Hypermiling" and after a cool review of the hybrid fusion, it sent me to Urban Dictionary: Hypermiler where it gave the definition as:

A Hypermiler is someone who drives 37.2 MPH on a interstate so they can save $0.75 cents on gas over the course of a week. They have no regard for anyone else or their time.

Hypermilers present a clear danger to to traffic by creating an unanticipated obstruction by simply driving well below the posted speed limit and expected speeds for a given road.
That hypermiler just caused an accident with a bus full of nuns to save fifteen cents on his daily commute!

The second definition referred to exceeding EPA standards with basic driving techniques. I rated it up and the other one down and hoped that a few of my fellow forum followers would show our support.

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Old 09-16-2012, 04:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Putting what is actually written aside, I think that getting 'hypermiling' into the Urban Dictionary should be viewed as a win. It shows that saving fuel is now something more than just a sport for eco-nerds, it has gone mainstream.

As for the first definition, well, there are haters everywhere, they even show up on our forum. Some defs in the UD are hilarious, but this particular one didn't try very hard.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Let em hate. I bet they were passed by someone at 35mph, whom they cut off a few miles back. Womp Womp.
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Based on my personal experience my tank average speeds are about 37 MPH to 40 MPH, unless I take a trip and there is no local driving. If traffic backs up behind me then I speed up, even if it means over the limit. It's a compromise to me. I could probably get 150 MPG on my bike if I wanted to EOC and average 20 MPH but that is just not going to happen unless it's in a controlled situation with some financial benefit to me. I can be among the top ten for fuel consumption (low) on my bike and still cover 20 miles and 23 traffic lights in 35 minutes or less.

The highest concentration of traffic lights in my local route, require an average speed OVER the 45 limit to avoid most (90+%) of them, so I average right at 48 MPH pn that stretch of road.

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I checked just now and found the first entry to be a positive one.

I personally think hypermiling (or at least aeromodding) will become the "new" hot rodding...
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I am still seeing #1 "A Hypermiler is someone who drives 37.2 MPH on a interstate so they can save $0.75 cents on gas over the course of a week. They have no regard for anyone else or their time." 49 up, 53 down and #2 "A person who exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency's(EPA) fuel economy ratings for automobiles." 54 up, 46 down.

You would think that it would re-sort, right?
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I thought 'hypermiling' meant not slowing down for the corners.

And creeping up on lights that are about to change so you can sling-shot past cars that just had their brakes on.
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Always interesting to see people who'd impatiently passed me minutes ago for being too slow, stuck behind some semi because they're too dumb to time the pass, as I waltz lazily past the truck without ever having to change speeds.
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