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Re: My 2009 cross country trip redux

Yep, one of the pluses of being retired.

Originally posted June 30, 2009

It's a wonder (see photo), but I made it to Beaver, UT tonight. I had some amazing glides down the mountains. The Mean Green Toaster Machine got 80 mpg coasting 28 miles down from Truckee to Verdi. Dropping from the US 50 summit to Ely, I averaged 58 mpg over 40 miles. Driving from Reno to Ely, I averaged 50.8 mpg over 316 miles.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to get to Albuquerque to get my cruise control working. The manufacturer has two installation shops there, and if one of them can take my car in on Thursday, I've got the day to spare.

There wasn't much time to take in the wonder.


Originally posted June 30, 2009

It's a wonder (see photo), but I made it to Beaver, UT tonight. I had some amazing glides down the mountains. The Mean Green Toaster Machine got 80 mpg coasting 28 miles down from Truckee to Verdi. Dropping from the US 50 summit to Ely, I averaged 58 mpg over 40 miles. Driving from Reno to Ely, I averaged 50.8 mpg over 316 miles.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to get to Albuquerque to get my cruise control working. The manufacturer has two installation shops there, and if one of them can take my car in on Thursday, I've got the day to spare.

There wasn't much time to take in the wonder.


Originally posted June 30, 2009

New Pass


Originally posted June 30, 2009

New Pass

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
49.2 mpg avg over 58,800 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
Boycotting Exxon/Mobil since 1989, BP/ARCO/Amoco since 2010

See my cross-country trip report here, & my 1000 km tank here.

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