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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 
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Lol Dan like I said; next time all we need is an Impreza and we've got it in the bag! :D

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iknowsnothing wrote:
...and did the frog get 2nd by a nose?

I'm not sure what part of that frog was leading, honestly.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 
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And don'cha wanna see the results?

Remember, the official scoring is percentage improvement over EPA highway MPG using the "official mileage". Part of that improvement comes from driver skill, some comes from navigating a route that shortcuts some miles. The official mileage, based on the official route (shortcuts were allowed and encouraged) was a total of 192.7 miles total for the four legs of this rally.

Finishing SECOND overall was the Redeye Racers consisting of driver Dan and navigator Kyle in a 2013 Mazda MX-5:
EPA MPG: 28
OFFICIAL MPG: 40.121
PERCENT IMPROVED: 43%

ACTUAL MILES: 183.7
ACTUAL FUEL: 4.803 Gallons
ACTUAL MPG: 38.25

Finishing FIRST overall was team Sipping Premium consisting of driver Loren and navigator Philip in a 2001 Mazda Miata:
EPA MPG: 26
OFFICIAL MPG: 48.797
PERCENT IMPROVED: 88%

ACTUAL MILES: 172.7
ACTUAL FUEL: 3.949 Gallons
ACTUAL MPG: 43.73

HUGE thanks to the brave few who weren't afraid to have a little silly fun on a Friday night! These things are always way more fun than anyone ever thinks they should be. I hope we see more people out at the next one. And if you want to know how to get 43 MPG out of your Miata, I can tell you... maybe.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 
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A crushing win for Sipping Premium! =D>

Given our excursion offroad, I was keen to guesstimate how much of a hit we took overall. We had excellent fuel economy into the second stage with the computer reading ~45.3 mpg and then falling to 38.5 after unbeaching the car back to paved ground. Per google, this cost us 11 miles and using a weighted average, appears to have cost us a half gallon of gas.

Based on calcs, I think we had the opportunity to roll in at 172.7, a real 39.5+ mpg and a course challenge of ~44.2 mpg. I'm even further confident that those numbers could have been edged up as I was much less cautious (but still a bit!) in driving the balance of the second leg given that you guys were sitting pretty waiting...

In the end, the run ended up being super funny with all the mistakes and I'm not sure I'd actually want to change anything, lol.

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Kyle, you have any of the beached pics?

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I don't have any of the car itself, but here's the "road" we ended up on.
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(I don't know why the pictures are loading sideways)

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Sneaking a peek at this thread while my students for today are doing a quick test. Looks like this one was a lot of fun and I'm sorry my schedule didn't work out. Congrats on a job well done to both teams!

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Wow - those are some really impressive numbers. I'd love to hear the down-low on how. Do you need to have a working odometer for this or no? What was the total dist?


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Total distance is up there in the results post.

I guess you don't need an odometer, I never looked at mine. As long as you don't deviate from your course (ahem), you can trust Google Maps for your distances. Every time I've ever verified them they are spot on.

So, we use the mileage of the "official route" for the game. And Philip plotted our actual route on Google Maps and we used the mileage from that route to figure our actual MPG.

I'll post some how-to later. Cajun food beckons.

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It was a lot of fun and I will definitely be doing it again. I was a little out of my element for the first leg of the trip but after a bit I started getting better at navigating.

The pulse and glide driving style Loren used seemed to work very well, that 43.73 based on what I have seen is a very good number for a car ( miata ) not "slipstreaming" another car!

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Loren wondering if maybe we needed more GPS in the car.

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Dan and Kyle making some last minute adjustments.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 
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Mowog wrote:
I'd love to hear the down-low on how.


Here ya go.

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