Posted by: standing_baba | July 4, 2010

Week 57 Statistics

Stats

DATES: June 28th, 2010 – July 4th, 2010
START LOCATION: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
END LOCATION: Ouro Preto, Brazil

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 124.9 miles (201 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 4
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 31.22 miles (50.25 km)
LONGEST DAY: 45.36 miles (73 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 12.43 (20km)(Bike problems!)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 4,227.54 miles (6,803.57 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = 1.77 Reais

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $224.58
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $32.08
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $112.43 (New rear cassette & chain!)
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $3.67
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $6,377.02
TOTAL DAYS TRAVELING: 399
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $15.98

NIGHTS OF CAMPING: 1
NIGHTS IN CASAS DE CICLISTAS: N/A
NIGHTS IN COUCHSURFERS’ HOMES: 3
NIGHTS IN FRIENDS’ HOMES: 1
NIGHTS IN STRANGERS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN FIRESTATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN POLICE STATIONS: 2
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: N/A

HIGHLIGHTS:

Bike problems: everyday
Solution: new rear cassette and chain
Shimano’s recommended use before replacement: 5,000 kilometers
Actual usage: 6,800 kilometers
World Cup games watched: 3
Brazilian tragic losses to Holland: 1
My nickname in bar full of Brazilians: “The Dutchman”
Number of times I was asked to kiss random girl at bar: 10+
Kisses given: prudish zero, not into drunk & public random saliva swapping
Colonial towns visited: 10
Average age of architecture: 300 years-old
Complete bike failures: 1
Reason: bike mechanic in Belo Horizonte threaded bearings incorrectly
Free motorcycle taxi rides with Surly on my shoulder: 1
Visits to different bike shops: 3
Cost of three hours of work and new bearing parts: US $0
Bike mechanics words upon my insistence to pay: “Welcome to my country”
Surly’s health: like an aging dog
Location during the 4th of July: dinner party on hill overlooking 18th century town, live music drifting up from below, no fireworks


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