Posted by: standing_baba | July 19, 2009

Week 7 Statistics

Stats

DATES: July 13th, 2009 – July 19th, 2009
START LOCATION: San Alberto, Colombia
END LOCATION: Chiquinquira, Colombia

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 266.03 miles (428.13 km)
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 53.21 miles (85.63 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 5
LONGEST DAY: 62.68 miles (100.88 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 40.53 miles (65.22 km)
MAXIMUM SPEED: 43.5 mph (70 kmph)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 669.13 miles (1,076.86 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = $2,167 Colombian Pesos

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $100.95
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $14.42
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $24.57
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $6.05
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $1,073.81
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $25.57

NIGHTS WITH COUCHSURFING HOSTS: N/A
NIGHTS OF FREE CAMPING: 1
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: 6
MOST EXPENSIVE ACCOMMODATION: US $5.77
LEAST EXPENSIVE ACCOMMODATION: US $1.38
AVERAGE COST OF HOTEL: US $4.61

HIGHLIGHTS:

Sunscreen bottles purchased: 1
Buses taken to small colonial mountain towns: 1 (Barichara)
Failed attempts at hitchhiking back from Barichara: 1
Photos complete strangers took of and with me: 8
Mothers who insinuated their daughters were single: 3
Men videotaping me from moving vehicles: 1
Books finished: 2
Length of conversation with young policemen in park: 1 hour
Sun-dried ants eaten: 42ish
French movies watched with Spanish subtitles: 1 (Edith Piaf)
Little girls who asked if I believed in God: 2
Distance coasted without pedaling: around 5 miles
Percentage of Brazilian news program understood: 62%
Cows milked on farms: 1
Truckers who smiled/waved while pulling me toward mountain summits: 6
Truckers who slammed brakes in fits of arm-waving disgust when I simply wanted some diesel assistance up a demonically steep road: 1


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