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Web Cam - 11:30am 7-6-08

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Offline SA Bill

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Web Cam - 11:30am 7-6-08
« on: July 06, 2008, 12:36:52 PM »
Looks like the summer haze has been blown out...at least for a while.
  Bill

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Re: Web Cam - 11:30am 7-6-08
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 01:54:06 PM »
and with temps in the Chisos at high 70's to low 80's, we should be there NOW.
dang it.


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Offline SA Bill

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Re: Web Cam - 11:30am 7-6-08
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 02:03:58 PM »
Amen Sleepy!
I gotta wait until October for my next trip...assuming gas isn't $8.00/gal by then.
   Bill
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Re: Web Cam - 11:30am 7-6-08
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 06:42:43 PM »
Amen Sleepy!
I gotta wait until October for my next trip...assuming gas isn't $8.00/gal by then.
   Bill

I've got to wait until December and I too have been hoping gas isn't $7 or $8 a gallon.  In the back of my head I think it might be the last time I get to the Bend, at least for a long time, if jet fuel and gas prices get crazy.   :nailbitting:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
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Offline SA Bill

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Re: Web Cam - 11:30am 7-6-08
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 07:41:38 PM »
Just to keep us veered off topic:
Last time I drove to a dark site to look at stars, I tried an experiment. My little PT Cruiser was loaded with scopes and camping stuff. There was a roof box on top. Not exactly the set up for high milage. In this configuration, driving 80-85mph, my milage is usually around 20 mpg. This trip, I kept the speed right at 70mph and got 24 mpg, an increase of 20%. If I were to drop to 65mph, I could probably be around 26mpg which isn't too bad. With gas still going up, I suspect that I'll go slow and steady for my next BB trip.  :icon_rolleyes:
   Bill
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Re: Web Cam - 11:30am 7-6-08
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 09:54:38 PM »
My 2500hd chevy diesel likes to cruise at 60-65.  At 55 I see almost 21, at 60 I see 20.7, at 65 is see 20.5, at 70 i see under 19.  At 45 I still get almost 21. So I cruise at 60.
I had a 2003 Camry that did not care if it went 55 or 75, it got 34.  Each vehicle seems to have its special point for cruising.

 


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