I stomped on it at one point pulling out from a service area in traffic. The car protested.
I'm starting wonder if I might have exceeded the redline when I stomped it. The motor made a bad sound. The CVT never really goes much above 2500 rpm in normal driving but I noticed is goes much higher if you get aggressive.
Camp or anyone... If I did exceed redline for a few seconds, how bad is that?
There is no way you exceeded the redline. Your Honda has a rev limiter - probably one that shuts off the fuel injectors.
I skied Belle today. Mileage on the way up (digital) was just above 30. On the way back, I never really realized it, it's gradually down almost all the way. Digital was showing over 40 mpg when I got to 87. I ended up just over 35 when I got home. I was moving quickly, in the 70s, but not pressing too hard.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski