Posted by: standing_baba | July 18, 2010

Week 59 Statistics

Stats

DATES: July 12th, 2010 – July 18th, 2010
START LOCATION: Ouro Preto, Brazil
END LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 173.98 miles (280 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 3
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 57.99 miles (93.33 km)
LONGEST DAY: 74.56 miles (120 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 47.85 miles (77 km)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 4,401.52 miles (7,083.57 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = 1.77 Reais

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $204.35
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $29.19
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $54.21
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $11.30
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $6,739.00
TOTAL DAYS TRAVELING: 413
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $16.32

NIGHTS OF CAMPING: 1
NIGHTS IN CASAS DE CICLISTAS: N/A
NIGHTS IN COUCHSURFERS’ HOMES: 5
NIGHTS IN FRIENDS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN STRANGERS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN FIRESTATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN POLICE STATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: 1
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: N/A

HIGHLIGHTS:

Bob’s near-death experiences in Rio traffic: 34
Top speed on descent: 48.11 mph (77.43 kmph)
Length of descent toward coast: 21.75 miles (35 km)
Coconuts drank on beach: 1
Foreigners in hostel who thought I was Brazilian because I spoke Portuguese with the reception: 5
Foreigners’ Portuguese knowledge to recognize my obvious accent: none
Jobs accepted: 1
Companies that changed their mind: 1
Mountain scenery outside of Ouro Preto: magical, gave me goosebumps
Problems with Surly’s drive train: ZERO!
Flats on Ipanema beach: 1
Parting gifts from Couchsurfing hosts: fresh basil from garden and a book
Number of Couchsurfers at gathering: 40+
New Portuguese word learned: Sujinho = Hole-in-the-wall
Men met who claimed to be friends with Tom Cruise: 1
Girls who grabbed me at bar and bit my lip while conversing: 1
The only statement I understood upon asking a drunk, barely understandable security guard to camp behind his bar: “Ahgurabazufalapooha…Sure…gobadofalasssspooha…Wouldn’t want a knife in your chest!”
Times I wrote the number one in this statistics report’s highlights: 6


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