Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Normally I wouldn't write about cars on a bicycle blog, but a recent article in Mother Jones magazine really caught my attention. There are only a few of us that can live without a car, like it or not. But if you're stuck driving like I am, you should at least make the most of it!

This article is a story about "hypermilers", a group of people that take fuel efficiency to a whole new level. The amazing part of the story is that they are using standard cars with no modifications! One guys is getting as high as 59 mpg in a plain old Honda Accord (not a hybrid). During one of their contests using hybrids, they were getting 120-180 mpg! It's all in their techniques. Some techniques sound too dangerous...like drafting an 18 wheeler with the engine off...but some are techniques we can all use in our daily driving. CHECK IT OUT!

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