Posted by: standing_baba | March 21, 2010

Week 42 Statistics

Stats

DATES: March 15th, 2010 – March 21st, 2010
START LOCATION: Isla del Sol, Bolivia
END LOCATION: La Paz, Bolivia

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 93.73 miles (150.85 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 2
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 46.87 miles (75.43 km)
LONGEST DAY: 53.23 miles (85.67 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 40.50 miles (65.18 km)
MAXIMUM SPEED: 39.89 mph (64.9 kmph)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 2,705.73 miles (4,354.45 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = 7 Bolivianos

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $74.57
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $10.65
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $14.57
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $1.57
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $4,576.86
TOTAL DAYS TRAVELING: 294
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $15.57

NIGHTS OF CAMPING: 1
NIGHTS IN CASAS DE CICLISTAS: 4
NIGHTS IN COUCHSURFERS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN FRIENDS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN STRANGERS’ HOMES: 1
NIGHTS IN FIRESTATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN POLICE STATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: 1
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: N/A

HIGHLIGHTS:

Length of dinner with French family biking the Americas: 2 hours
Number of kids in long-distance biking family: 4
Plates smashed to floor by youngest son at Chinese restaurant: 1
Downhill mountain bike race participants: 20+
Motorcycle rides around La Paz: 2
Broken chains: 1
First words from traffic policeman’s mouth when I stopped to fix my bike: “How much is that bike worth?”
Fruit juices drank at outdoor stalls: 10+
Documentaries watched: 1 (Cocalero)
Cheapest two course lunch with drink: US $.64
International Theater Festivals attended: 1 (Fitaz Festival)
Average weekend bedtime: 3am
Going-out crew: One French girl, one Swiss girl & an American guy working in a bookstore
Baby llama fetus good luck charms in my neighborhood: an entire street full of vendors
Hollywood movies watched in theater: 1 (Up in the Air)
Movie similarities to my former job/life: 503
Times surprised by cosmopolitan La Paz: constantly
Hours worked in Casa de Ciclista owner’s downtown cafe: about 8
Plates washed: hundreds
Dishes eaten since arriving to La Paz: Lebanese, Cuban, Chinese, Japanese, Italian & Bolivian


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