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Old 04-03-2013, 12:15 AM   #1501 (permalink)
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when you are absolutely beside yourself with joy when you find a shorter way home that mostly keeps you in the 33-46mph. range on fairly quiet roads with a couple of nice
downhills, and you can't hardly wait to see what the tank mpg will be up to!!!

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:22 PM   #1502 (permalink)
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You know your an ecomodder when the first thing that comes to mind when seeing a sign like this is: "What a waste!"



Aftermath:

The hill looks smaller in the picture. (On US Hwy 2 between Spokane and Seattle, going West.)
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You know your an ecomodder when the first thing that comes to mind when seeing a sign like this is: "What a waste!"
At least they tell you in time
But yes, what a waste...
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:43 AM   #1504 (permalink)
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YKYAEI you log your engine data from your commute and find your time-averaged engine speed is 198 rpm---because your engine was only on for less than 12 minutes of the 53 minute commute.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:34 PM   #1505 (permalink)
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You know your an ecomodder when the first thing that comes to mind when seeing a sign like this is: "What a waste!"



Aftermath:

The hill looks smaller in the picture. (On US Hwy 2 between Spokane and Seattle, going West.)
A waste? Why?
'cause it is only 6% downhill, that is only 6 miles long downhill or because the T at the end may have a fatal impact? (of wasted kinetic energy) lol...

BTW, with my TDI: If all was OK, about 70'ish MPH would have been attained !
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Going South on I-17 towards Phoenix from Flagg after Camp Verde, the downhill is long and "if" all is proper, I shut off and go for about 20 miles with very little engine on moments.
GREAT feeling listening to surroundings and the sound of the tires, that's all!
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:45 AM   #1507 (permalink)
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Ya, I get to have quite a few opportunities to EOC for long distances too, I love it!
The reason it seems like such a waste to me, is because I have to use the brakes a lot of the way down, THEN you have to come to a complete stop at the bottom because visibility isn't very good for the perpendicular hwy. My little CRX could easily get up to 80+ MPH on that hill. Speed limit is 60, and I was slowing down to 40 from 70 several times.
I should have stopped along the way down it and taken some pictures. I usually think of that after the fact. I'm getting better.
Lol, there IS another steep hill further down the hwy, but it has a long stretch at the bottom and another hill on the other side a mile away. That one, I didn't have to throw away the gained momentum. Hehehe.

But now I'm rambling on..... You know you're an ecomodder when you can get to talking about hypermiling or ecomodding easily and have a hard time stopping!
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:36 AM   #1509 (permalink)
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^ ^ ^ That would be REALLY COOL for the rural mail carrier position I'm still waiting to get training for. (But I'm accepted and taking baby steps in that direction.) I bet when I start the job, I'll be wondering to myself occasionally WHY I went for the job. Bye bye mileage with little RAVadoodle......
But I'm trying to look further ahead!

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Maybe you could put Insight guts into your CRX, like SVOboy started to do?

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