Monday, April 4, 2011

My Day in a Picture

I spent 12 hours with this view today:








When on a long trip, like moving from texas to florida, I get behind trucks and stay there.  Better aerodynamics = better gas mileage.  So I spent the first 12 hour part of the trip looking at the back of a truck.  I considered doing the whole 24 hour drive all at once, but then my contacts started bothering me and I decided to stop for the night.  Got another 12-14hours of driving tomorrow...fun...

It wasn't all bad though...Bayou des Glaises during the gloaming: absolutely beautiful, but due to the low light I didn't try to capture a pic for you guys.  Sorry.

38 comments:

  1. Oh and btw, my average gas mileage so far: 36MPG (the car I rented keeps track)

    So, yes getting in the airstream behind a truck does help, as demonstrated by getting such decent mileage in a rental car loaded with all my belongings.

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  2. that MPG is MUCH better than my car... lol.

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  3. i heard that 60% of your Gas goes with air resistance

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  4. It's better than my car too but less than I get on my motorcycle. But I dont recall how good my mileage is on my car when I do it all highway miles, in the slipstream from a big truck.

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  5. 24 hour drive would be killer. Staying up for 24 hours when you can be occupied with something is much easier. Good choice to stop. Enjoy the mix tomorrow :)

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  6. In my country if you are caught using one of your hands to make a phone call or smoke a cigarette then they can take your license of you.

    Fuck knows what they'd do if they caught you taking photographs :P

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  7. Glad you didn't do the 24 hour drive in one, that's really taking a risk. Anyway, good luck with the last leg.

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  8. Gotta pass those trucks. hate being stuck behind them.

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  9. You should have passed him by! I hate driving behind trucks man.

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  10. I think I might try that. lol Geez my Lexus gets 20mpg on a good day! (dosnt help the fact that I drive like a speed demon lol)

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  11. Eh not so great weather hey? Aha just becareful slipstreaming, could be dangerous sometimes, especially in wet road conditions d;

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  12. That sucks bad enough driving but behind a truck..

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  13. That is pretty genius, but means you have to go slow behind a truck :/

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  14. I always go for the 24 hour drive, save money and time. And its always a good story.

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  15. Nice idea, especially for long hauls...I don't think I could manage even 12 hours behind the wheel though...

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  16. I hate driving, and 13 hours sounds like hell.

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  17. this the pic right before you jacked a shipment?

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  18. Just recently went to cleveland, about a 6 hour drive from where I was. I do the same thing, find a good truck and cruise behind all the way there. have fun!

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  19. It looks like you're too far to be in the airstream... Wouldn't it end around 20-30 feet behind the truck?

    Then again, fluid mechanics wasn't exactly my strong suit.

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  20. i feel for you. been on the road for like 7hours yesterday and my ass was hurting like hell. iam not used to sitting this long :/(

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  21. Damn that is a long drive. Glad its all been safe so far.

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  22. it helps a lot!
    if i use the car, i always try to do this

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  23. Draw a imaginary door on back of truck..
    Drive safe

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  24. hope youre getting paid well

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  25. I wouldn't want to follow a tractor trailer too closely because of the rocks they can throw up, even with the mudflaps. I guess you don't have to worry about that with a rental, though.

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  26. Eughh I hate long drives, especially stuck behind the arse of a truck.

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  27. Oh shitty, must have been booring like hell, lol

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