Posted by: standing_baba | October 4, 2009

Week 18 Statistics

Stats

DATES: September 28th, 2009 – October 4th, 2009
START LOCATION: Quito, Ecuador
END LOCATION:Mishiualli, Ecuador

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 104.95 miles (168.9 km)
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 34.9 miles (56.3 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 3
LONGEST DAY: 44.61 miles (71.79 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 21.18 miles (34.09 km)
MAXIMUM SPEED: 40.45 mph (65.1 kmph)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 1,428.59 miles (2,299.1 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = US $1

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $106.75
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $15.25
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $38
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $3.80
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $2,278.40
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $18.08

NIGHTS OF FREE CAMPING: 4
NIGHTS IN COUCHSURFERS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN FRIENDS’ HOMES: 1
NIGHTS IN STRANGERS’ HOMES: 2
NIGHTS IN CASAS DE CICLISTAS: N/A
NIGHTS IN FIRESTATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: N/A
MOST EXPENSIVE ACCOMMODATION: US $30 (part of jungle tour)
LEAST EXPENSIVE ACCOMMODATION: US $0

HIGHLIGHTS:

Hours of continuous headwinds: 4
Paid jungle tours taken: 1 (US $30)
Medicinal plant names learned: too many to remember
English classroom visits: 1
Shamanic rituals participated in: 3
Percentage of time barefoot: 92%
Drinks and food offered by ‘violent’ indigenous protesters: 3
Women who painted Max and I’s faces with warrior designs: 2
Months warrior face paint stains skin: 1
Actual paint stain time: 2 hours (too much sweat from riding)
Chicha drank: several large bowls full
Times swam across river: 6
Anaconda evil thoughts: a few
Ants eaten: 17ish
Naked children running around our campsite: 9
Average number of river swims per day: 4
Trips in dug out canoes: 2
Gold panned out of river: 4 flakes
Full moons: 1
Fun Spanish girls met: 2 (Silvia & Julia)
Number of times hassled by police for camping: 2
Tubing trips down river: 2
Age of Ceibo tree visited: 500 years


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