Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tank 244 - 13 July 2K10

Since the last tank, about 100 miles into this one, I replaced the spark
plugs and cleaned the air filter in the mighty Corolla. Since then, I
ended up going 456.2 miles (4th most for a tank ever!) and refueled this
morning at the Fredericksburg Wawa with 12.164 gallons of gas, making
for fuel economy of 37.50 mpg.

This is almost 9% better than my last tank's mileage, but probably the
improvement is not that dramatic, as I also was spending more time
trying to drive conservatively and coast more when I could.

So far this year, I have spent $781.39 on gasoline, and driven almost
11,000 miles. And July isn't even over yet.

I think traffic would flow more smoothly if, instead of posting signs
that said "left lane ends 1 mile merge right," the signs read "these two
lanes merge in 1 mile." Since nobody would know which lane would end,
each lane would be used until the merge point, and a "zipper merge"
could be more easily achieved.

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