Back to back 600s? Nope.

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Old 06-12-2006, 10:17 PM
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I had a legit shot at back to back 600 mile tanks, but fell just short. The first one came easy dropping from 4500 feet in southern Oregon to Sacramento and back. The second one I didn't intend, but there it was, after half a tank, sitting over 37 mpg. So I started seriously nursing it, but wound up with a carload of friends on a weekend jaunt and they just didn't understand. They were going along with my antics until the needle got straight to the E and I was FASing and accelerating more slowly than they could imagine, still with nearly 80 miles to go. Running out of gas with them aboard was out of the question, so I chickened at 581.1 miles and filled up with 15.4 gallons....could have made it easily with more courage. Refuse to swap out the friends, though.
 
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by hahguy
I had a legit shot at back to back 600 mile tanks, but fell just short. The first one came easy dropping from 4500 feet in southern Oregon to Sacramento and back. The second one I didn't intend, but there it was, after half a tank, sitting over 37 mpg. So I started seriously nursing it, but wound up with a carload of friends on a weekend jaunt and they just didn't understand. They were going along with my antics until the needle got straight to the E and I was FASing and accelerating more slowly than they could imagine, still with nearly 80 miles to go. Running out of gas with them aboard was out of the question, so I chickened at 581.1 miles and filled up with 15.4 gallons....could have made it easily with more courage. Refuse to swap out the friends, though.
I know the feeling better to not run out of gas. On the fun side at least you had a carload of friends to help you push.
 
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:57 PM
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Awesome! Congrats on your 'near' accomplishment!
 
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good stuff!
 
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