Thanks for the MPG tips! I'm doing a lot of that already, but the really specific stuff will help!
I used to live in the lower Hudson Valley in the 80s, but I'm living about 300 miles away now.
Manual control of assist is tempting if I keep the IMA battery. It's working fine now, but it's old and I "fixed" it by throwing another old stick in it. I could rip out the whole IMA system and gain a lot of cargo space. Especially since I have the system uncovered now. Besides the HV danger, I can't use that area for anything.