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GONE WITH THE WIND (cute, eh?)

On a Oakland to Los Angeles trip, my return north was 10mpg LESS! My driving style was the same in both directions. WTF - I recently repeated the "bad leg" of my LA trip and got the same 54-ish MPG in BOTH directions. So why? - If you sail, you know the wind normally comes up around noon and dies after sunset. - This time I traveled north at night INSTEAD of day. - During the day there must be a southerly wind blowing along California's Highway 5. - With "local knowledge", as sailors call it, drive accordingly. Drive with a tail wind and return when conditions are favorable. - As sailors say, "May you always have the wind at your back!"

posted by ChewChewTrain on July 12, 2015

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