Wow, what a great find! I always knew work was at a lower elevation than home but I had no idea it was almost a 400 foot difference! I normally hit 80-85 mpg about the 10 mile mark, and then drop down to 70-75 over the last couple miles, that is perfectly explained here as well! I have gotten my home mileage up to 45-50 depending on traffic and whatnot, I'm amazed I am getting that with the hills I have to climb!
Drive to work:
Just for fun, here is the hill by my house I used to go up and over everyday before I decided to drive around it, 150 feet up on one side and 175 feet up on the other. I did make this trip to get a haircut up and over the hill and back during my 686 mile tank, short 4 mile round trip with a cold car I burned 0.25 gallons, which is way more than I burn driving 12.3 miles to work!
Edited by SnitGTS, 17 September 2013 - 07:50 PM.