Saturday, March 12, 2011

One gallon of gas to Boston Logan

Quick posting from Minnesota...

Drove up to Boston Logan yesterday, half back roads, half highway. Low 40s temps, wet roads, some rain. Was at about 70 mpg before the highway, think I would've been up near 75 or more if there weren't so many stoplights on the route I took (even at 5:30 in the morning!). It got down to around 64-65 after going faster for awhile, then stop and go traffic brought it back up for the end.

67.3 mpg over 67 miles - one gallon to Boston!


  1. Dear Mike with a Prius,

    I praise you on your selection of Minnesota as a worthy place to visit. That is all.

  2. Mike,
    Just curious, how long did it take you to get there? That is all

  3. Kelvin,

    It took me 2 hours and 15 minutes. Google maps shows the regular route (highways - which I didn't take for half the trip) would make it a 1 hour 10 minute trip, but I was in traffic for a half hour on route 93, so realistically I'd guess 1 hour and 40 minutes or so if I had gone that way and driven a reasonable highway speed. So it took me about 30-45 minutes longer than it would have normally. If I hadn't gone that way I would've gotten a little above 50 mpg I imagine, so savings of 30% or so.