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Old 03-27-2007, 09:06 AM   #11
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:10 AM   #12
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70-mile commute to work Monday - Friday. 54 miles of it freeway at 60 MPH. 55 MPH on the twisty, hilly, few (safe) passing zones, rural road with nobody behind me. Coasting in neutral to the stop signs, doing my best to get to the stop just after the car ahead of me takes off. 60 MPH with a gotta-be-to-work-before-you imbicle on my rear bumper honking like a maniac. I have one alarm clock (my cell phone set to repeat alarm Mon-Fri 5:30). I have my clock radio set to buzz at 6:30. Averaging 57 MPH I get to work at 7:50, relaxed because I haven't been passing every car I come up to, like I used to.

Semis are your friend! I follow a good 3.5/4 seconds back, as you're supposed to. Uphill behind a semi, I can keep the go-pedal at 10-12% whereas by myself, I'm at 16-17% just to maintain speed.

I fill-up 3 times a week. On a full tank Monday morning, I'll fill up again Wednesday after work. "low gas" light comes on about 10 miles from home, telling me I've got about 1.5 gallons left, depending if I've been driving level, downhill, or uphill at the moment. Usually a slight uphill as the last 15 miles of my drive home are for the most part uphill, leveling off for maybe 100 yards, then uphill again. Then again over the weekend so I've got a full tank for Monday morning. I don't drive as much on the weekends as I did before this job. I'd say I drive 730 miles a week, 700 of it for the commute.

MPG is about the same to work vs home from work. It's uphill both ways! Of course there are some downhill areas both ways I coast in-gear. I can watch my ScanGauge go to 100-120 instantaneous MPG for a few seconds before getting on the gas again for the uphill at 28-32 MPG.

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Old 03-27-2007, 09:16 AM   #13
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60 miles each way for 120 per day.

Fill up 2 times a week.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:31 AM   #14
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I drive about 50 miles per weekday and maybe 20 miles total on weekends. I can go about 2 weeks between fill-ups with my 10.5 gal tank.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:17 AM   #15
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I live 11 miles from work so thats 22 a day at the least. Sometimes I run home during a break (often work 5-6 hours then 2-3 off then back on 5-6 again). I typically fill up about every 4 weeks at about 800 miles.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:57 AM   #16
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I drive around 75 miles roundtrip 4 days a week for a minimum of 300 miles per week. I fill-up around every 4 days because I always fill-up from the 1/4 mark to the 3/4 mark on the fuel gauge (I've always done it that way). It's more highway driving than city, I would think around 70+%. Maybe tack on up to 100 miles more per week depending on what I am doing.

As of this posting, my best ever commute to work was around 58.6 MPG :
http://www.gassavers.org/showpost.ph...95&postcount=4

As of this posting, my best ever commute to home was around 48.1 MPG :
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:00 PM   #17
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59 mi. each way to work. Mostly on 4-lane limited access state highway however it has significant hills.
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I used to drive 1.7 miles to work. I'd drive home for lunch. 8 miles a day vs 140 now. I'm researching at apartments just outside the city I'm working in. Work is in a not-so-good neighborhood. At orientation we where told "this is a tough neighborhood. Lock your car and be alert walking from the gated parking lot across the street." Oh great! Rules out finding a place to live down the street. "Decent" neighborhoods, by comparison are 10 to 15 miles out. Much better than 70. $300/month in gas vs $50 I'm used to would be quite an adjustment.

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I used to drive 1.7 miles to work. I'd drive home for lunch. 8 miles a day vs 140 now. I'm researching at apartments just outside the city I'm working in. Work is in a not-so-good neighborhood. At orientation we where told "this is a tough neighborhood. Lock your car and be alert walking from the gated parking lot across the street." Oh great! Rules out finding a place to live down the street. "Decent" neighborhoods, by comparison are 10 to 15 miles out. Much better than 70. $300/month in gas vs $50 I'm used to would be quite an adjustment.

Why drive 1.7 miles to work, you may ask? I was doing PC support between several buildings around a 5-mile radius in town. The need for transporting computer equipment around made biking impossible. Try lugging a 40lb PC or 21" monitor on a bicycle 5 miles, or 10 miles between the ends of the "jurisdiction". Not gonna happen.

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Old 03-27-2007, 12:35 PM   #20
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D'oh!

PS: 8 miles a day to and from that old job. Got paid mileage when driving 'cross town on PC fix 'er up jobs.

I averaged 50 miles (reimbersed back to me) a week on that previous job going building-to-building. I liked getting calls in the same building, or the building next door I could walk to cart PC's back and forth. I made $60-$70 a month in on-the-job mileage. That paid for gas.

Now I drive 140 miles (36-40MPG) a day to be in one building. No more short trips barely warming the engine (17 MPG to/from work 1.7 miles away).

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