Posted by: standing_baba | July 6, 2009

Week 5 Statistics

Stats

DATES: June 29th, 2009 – July 5th, 2009
START LOCATION: Cartagena, Colombia
END LOCATION: Santa Marta, Colombia

TOTAL MILES CYCLED: 134.45 miles (216.38 km)
AVERAGE MILES PER DAY: 67.23 miles (108.20 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 2
LONGEST DAY: 76.66 miles (123.35 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 57.79 miles (93 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = $2,167 Colombian Pesos

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $167.10
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $23.87
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $53.95 (expensive bike parts!)
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $1.85
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $879.87

NIGHTS WITH COUCHSURFING HOSTS: 7
NIGHTS CAMPING: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: N/A

HIGHLIGHTS:

Years added to life by swimming in volcanic wonder mud: 5.3
Miles a curious butterfly fluttered alongside bike: .5
Flat tires: 0
Cars who slammed on brakes to congratulate me at 10mph: 2
Cars I thought were slowing down to rob me: 2
Surlys painted an unforgiveable dirt red: 1
Bobs who couldn’t stop laughing in the background: 1
Anteater and alligator signs along the highway: 4
Anteaters and alligators actually observed: 0
Goosebumps provoked by bolero singers: 2,314
Times I laughed out loud at the absurdity of biking across a continent: 3
Handlebar camera mounts completed: 1 (finally)
Colombian military police / national army security check-points passed: about 15
Birthdays celebrated Colombian-style: 1
Hangovers: 1
South Korean films watched in theaters: 1 (Las Estaciones de la Vida)
Motorcycle escorts through ‘dangerous’ neighborhoods by random man from whom I asked directions: 1
Magically appearing bike trophies from proud hardware store clerk: 1 (blog post coming soon)
Rain storm vs. Bike Computer: Rain Storm wins!


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