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Old 09-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #1281 (permalink)
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:06 PM   #1282 (permalink)
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Actually, I was wondering if my raw mpg number might actually be better than his. My last tank was 47 mpg--the '07 Prius has a combined EPA rating of 46 mpg.
I think you'd beat him/her with that tank. I'd bet $50 on that.
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The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #1283 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #1285 (permalink)
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When you walk past somebody sitting in a running car and think to yourself "what a waste of gas". Or when somebody passes you in a lifted 44"tires truck and you wonder how much gas he just burned through to get to 60 in a 45 mph zone?
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #1286 (permalink)
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YKYAEI...when mowing your lawn, you contemplate how you might hypermile your lawnmower...and it's a push mower.


BTW, I didn't come up with anything.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #1287 (permalink)
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YKYAEI...when mowing your lawn, you contemplate how you might hypermile your lawnmower...and it's a push mower.


BTW, I didn't come up with anything.
Make sure you don"t overlap to much, so you get the widest cut possible.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:11 PM   #1288 (permalink)
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YKYAEI...when mowing your lawn, you contemplate how you might hypermile your lawnmower...and it's a push mower.

BTW, I didn't come up with anything.
HA! I assume you mean gas mower...

I have to hypermile my rescued-from-the-trash-battery-electric-mower (because: old battery). Mow in long passes, rather than many short passes (think: long side of the rectangle) so you waste less energy while changing directions. Also: go as fast as you can. Hypermiling a push mower = running
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:13 PM   #1289 (permalink)
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When you walk past somebody sitting in a running car and think to yourself "what a waste of gas".
I see that at work with alarming regularity. People eat lunch in their vehicles and run the engine for AC in the Summer; heat in the Winter. I'd bet that none of them keep a fuel log; and that most of them complain about the price of fuel.

I eat lunch at my desk, and then go for a 1.25 mile walk around 4 of our buildings to finish my lunch hour, so I see a lot of vehicles in the parking lots.

I was shocked one day when I saw a lady eating lunch in her Honda Accord V-6 coupe with the driver's side window open and the engine OFF. I briefly considered asking her, "What? You're not wasting gas to run the air conditioning like everyone else does?"
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:37 AM   #1290 (permalink)
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Mow in long passes, rather than many short passes (think: long side of the rectangle) so you waste less energy while changing directions.
Mow in laps (think turning that rectangle into a spiral) so you're still mowing when you're changing directions. My riding mower doesn't pivot well.

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