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Old 11-04-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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How about "HyperTanking"

I know everyone is into hypermiling but I was thinking about something I'll call "hypertanking". It would be a "test" that anyone can particpate in. You would fill up your tank to the brim...and see how long you could go without adding any fuel. Of course honesty would be the equalizing factor. You would drive the same vehicle until you absolutely have to fill up.

We could see how many miles you accumulated but the figure that would be contested would be the number of days/hours that you made the ONE TANK last. It might make you walk or ride a bike instead of drive to the store, combine trips, carpool, ect.

We would just have to pick a day and time to all "top off" our tanks...and then wait
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:40 AM   #2
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Good idea...I think metro or I might win,

Let's see what others think.
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:58 AM   #3
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That sounds like an interesting idea. Since I live out in the country about 6 miles from anything, I would probably not do very well against Darin or Ben. My best tank ever was 1056.5 miles at 86.9 mpg from 9/13/07 to 10/10/07.
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:00 AM   #4
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6 miles, that sounds like a good biking range to me,
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I had a post awhile earlier about a redistributed FE goal... Rather than just hit a target FE - hit a date before fill up. If you pick one far out enough, you'll work hard to conserve fuel while using it - and seek out alternative transportation not to use it.... Self rationing.

Alas, I missed my goal by 1 day... A friend of mine bike a bike chain about 8 miles from home. So it was an "emergency" of sorts, and I picked him up and threw the bike on the rack But, it's a personal best on tank mileage

It doesn't work so very well starting from a full tank though It's hard to predict a target fill up date when where you go changes, frequently.
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:44 AM   #6
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Someone pick a date and time...Say this Wednesday...we all fill up in the AM...and then stretch those tanks as far as they will go. It will be interesting to hear the stories up until the next fill up. This Wednesday between 6-8am.

1) You can use any fuel additive you want.
2) All fuel must fit in your OEM tank.
3) You can use public transportation (buses, trains but no cabs).
4)Carpooling and Hitching a ride are acceptable...not with your better half in the "other" car.
5) Riding a bike, roller blades, walking, people powered vehicles is encouraged...no motorized cycles ect.
6) Of course any safe hypermiling is a must.
Great Mileage is a good thing...Better Management of a resource is a better thing!
7) Post as you hit every quarter tank mark.

I know I don't stand a chance to "win" but we will all save $$$ and fuel...and I would bet that we will save more that with just hypermiling alone.

The "HM/HT" is on...start (or don't) your engine.

Prediction: 500 to 625 miles on 20.5 gallons...hopefully 15 days!

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Old 11-04-2007, 11:47 AM   #7
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Well, I'll be out of the competition as I don't plan to fill up for another month and a half, but this is a great idea and I hope a bunch of people participate.

More people will log in on monday and see it, so hopefully more people will take on the challenge.

Proposed prize to the victor?
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I would absolutely do this if I wasnt working out the gremlins on my VX still. it would also help if it were spring instead of winter... then I could ride my bike everywhere again.
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Proposed prize to the victor?

I do have ONE AIRTAB in good condition... for a start! ... with free shipping
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I would absolutely do this if I wasnt working out the gremlins on my VX still. it would also help if it were spring instead of winter... then I could ride my bike everywhere again.

What better time to find a baseline for comparisons sake It is not about winning...it is about the challenge...kinda like the Seinfeld Episode when Kramer took the Saab salesman out for the test drive
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