Posted by: standing_baba | December 5, 2009

Week 27 Statistics

Stats

DATES: November 29th, 2009 – December 5th, 2009
START LOCATION: Ayacucho, Peru
END LOCATION: Cusco, Peru

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 205.67 miles (331 km)
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 41.13 miles (66.2 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 5
LONGEST DAY: 62.50 miles (100.58 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 22.38 miles (36.02 km)
MAXIMUM SPEED: 42.25 mph (68 kmph)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 2,278.69 miles (3,667.19 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = 2.89 Soles

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $61.70
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $8.81
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $17.30
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $3.63
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $2,941.21
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $15.56

NIGHTS OF FREE CAMPING: 2
NIGHTS IN COUCHSURFERS’ HOMES: 2
NIGHTS IN FRIENDS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN STRANGERS’ HOMES: 3
NIGHTS IN FIRESTATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN POLICE STATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: N/A

HIGHLIGHTS:

12,000+ feet peaks climbed: 3
Quecha-speaking families who gave me food & board: 3
Random sheeps and cows in middle of road: 70+
Miles of unpaved roads dutifully biked: 78.40 miles (126.17 kms)
Time Quecha-speaking woman sheep herder spoke before realizing I didn’t understand: 2 long, comical minutes
Long-distance bikers seen: 1 unfriendly mono-dressed man on a downhill who didn’t stop, presumably Chilean because of his flag
Clouds literally biked through: 8
Landslides that wiped out road: 1
Giant boulders teetering deathly above: 6
Construction workers that waved me through a potentially fatal mishap: 5 smiling men who don’t read fine print
Average time passed in mountains without cars on road: 45 minute lapses back to ancient times
Number of colorful dots (traditionally-clothed farmers) on distant mountain slopes at any given time, in any given direction: 7
Number of flats: 1
Flats to date: 4


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