OCTOBERFAST 2008

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by iceD » 27 Oct 2008 12:29

What was the elevation change? Lowest must have been around 6 feet below sea level. What was the highest?

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by bertvorgon » 27 Oct 2008 16:34

Highest elevation was Allison Pass, in Manning Park, 4,473 Ft. , that is why it was so cold too, on the downhill in the shade.

My engine ON time shows exactly 9 hours of running time, out of leaving the building at 5;30 and being back at 7:00 PM ,a 13.5 hour day for me. Considering the speeds we hit in the odd spot, and overall cruise speed, I still got about 22 -23 MPG! I think we had more time at cruise speed, than others, not quiet so much summer type traffic.

I found out why we had all that traffic on the Aspen Grove section...the highway was close along the lake at Summerland, so traffic had to divert. I did think it was weird that there were semi's on that section!
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by bertvorgon » 27 Oct 2008 20:01

So, I just watched some of the GoPro stuff from my camera. I actually did get some footage from Aspen Grove, about 11 minutes, and all the stuff from Princeton, till the batteries died just past the Lodge. Not bad, sure shows the fall colours and stuff.

watched the in car Samsung stuff, contrast is an issue, as usual, get to see all the cars though.

Not watched Byrons yet, but it looks like he got lots too, so we have enough to put together some good video of the trip, with some stills thrown in.

Sound is crap in all situations, you would think someone making a "sports" specific camera, usually which involves a lot of high abient noise, specially wind...would really go the extra mile to get it right.
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by caesarDX » 27 Oct 2008 23:52

Well it looks like everyone had a good time. Again, I missed another great Octoberfast.
Unfortunately, I was stuck in Orlando, Florida all weekend. Too bad... next year I hope.
Everyone seemed to do pretty good on their gas mileage.
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by Rehs » 28 Oct 2008 19:25

jason wrote:I just worked out my fuel consumption for the trip, 79.04 Litres of fuel for 812 km's traveled, a little over 27mpg :twisted: !
Wow! Even with my lead foot?? T'was an awesome drive guys! Thanks for the good time! A little slower paced then last year, but beautiful and fun non the less! All I have are some lame Crackberry pictures... :?

If anyone wants the GPS Datalog file of the cruise, PM me with your email, and I'll send it to you.
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by vgwagon » 28 Oct 2008 22:28

I calculated my MPG for the trip and a couple days after.
661.7km/74.819 liters = 8.844 kilometers per liter or 20.802mpg.
Keep in mind that the trip from Merrit took me 2.5 hrs including the 45 minutes to get over the bridge. 1_8_0+kmh all the way to 264th ish.
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by iceD » 29 Oct 2008 07:58

75/6.6=11.4 litres/2.56 per 100 km or 2.5 Imp gal per 63 miles 63/2.5 = 25 MPG
or 11.4/4=2.85 US gal = 22 MPG US

I think your fuel economy was better than you calculated.

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Post by bertvorgon » 29 Oct 2008 10:31

I agree with Ice, that works out to 24.969 miles per gallon!

That is pretty good I would say.
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by Rheis » 29 Oct 2008 16:34

Byron510 wrote: Just curious if your G/F thought it was ok, or just a bunch of old boyz gone off the edge?
No she thought it was alright, nice scenery and nice friendly people... I dunno if she will come again though as she though it was a bit long and waking up a 5 is not her thing (although neither is it mine :lol:) .. also when my rear end started to break loose that one time, after that she seemed to be not as comfortable as before :lol:

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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by jason » 29 Oct 2008 16:48

Hah, at least you got her to go with you. I tried to convince my niece to come along and she didn't want to be in the car for that long ....
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by bertvorgon » 29 Oct 2008 20:21

I know I couldn't be a pssenger on one of our trips...I don't make a good passenger....
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by jason » 29 Oct 2008 20:28

It's a lot of fun being a passenger too Keith! I got to really appreciate some of the scenery we've been driving through for the past 4 years and I think I got a few good pictures this time too! Now Andrew is a bit more "enthusiastic" than I am, however, the ride was relatively smooth and I got to eat pasteries and drink coffee in a civlized fashion :twisted: !
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by vgwagon » 29 Oct 2008 20:35

iceD wrote:75/6.6=11.4 litres/2.56 per 100 km or 2.5 Imp gal per 63 miles 63/2.5 = 25 MPG
or 11.4/4=2.85 US gal = 22 MPG US

I think your fuel economy was better than you calculated.

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Weird, I just always plugged the numbers into Google and let it do the calculations.
I think it is bang on for liters per kilometer, at 8.844km per liter.
So does this sound right?
661.7km/74.819L= 8.844km/l x 2.82= 24.94008.
So 24.94 mpg right?
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by bertvorgon » 29 Oct 2008 21:15

Yes, that is right.

I always use; km x .6214 = miles, so 661.7 x .6214 = 411.18 miles

then, litres Divided by 4.545 ( Litres in an imperial gallon)
s0, 74.819 divided by 4.545 = 16.461 gallons

411.8 miles divided by 16.46 = 25 miles per gallon. ( rounding depending on calculator and decimal places)

I got 24.969 MPG when I used all your decimal places.

I grew up with imperial measure, so I still think in that, same with speed. I use metric for all my weights at work though
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Re: OCTOBERFAST 2008

Post by Byron510 » 29 Oct 2008 22:05

Keith,

Have you had a chance to view the footage from my GoPro yet?

I'm curious if the lens got broke while the camera was still recording that last leg of the trip out of Princeton.

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