Posted by: standing_baba | August 1, 2010

Week 61 Statistics

Stats

DATES: July 26th, 2010 – August 1st, 2010
START LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
END LOCATION: Paraty, Brazil

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 217.48 miles (350 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 3
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 72.49 miles (116.67 km)
LONGEST DAY: 93.21 miles (150 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 62.14 miles (100 km)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 4,619 miles (7,433.57 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = 1.77 Reais

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $168.36
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $24.05
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $67.80
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $0.00
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $7,407.36
TOTAL DAYS TRAVELING: 427
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $17.35

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

HIGHLIGHTS:

Islands in the distance: hundreds
One-way highways forced to navigate on shoulder: 1
Official one-way hours: 6am to 10am, entering Rio
That flying like floaty-feeling when biking between Rio and Paraty: the majority of the time
Age of host who asked his father if I could stay in the guest bedroom: 16 years-old
Nights hanging out with adolescents: 1
Host’s comment to teenage girl when she tried to flirt with me: “He doesn’t like you—he’s worldly”
Number of times asked me if the U.S. was “better than here”: several
Poems posted: 2
Boat tours taken: 1
“Sailboats” photographed that had no sails: all of them
Conversations that made me rethink everything: 1
Movies watched: 2
Documentaries I recommend: “One Giant Leap”
Sunsets watched (alone) on sandy beaches: 4
Hours spent climbing around jungle waterfalls: 5
Audiobooks finished: 1
Number of times re-wound to understand complicated parts: countless
Size of Amyr Klink’s island: bigger than I thought
Almost-snake sightings: 2
What I missed: “They were making love on the guitar, intertwined and slithering closer and closer”
Progress in Portuguese language: solid, ahead-of-schedule, though my jokes still flop during delivery


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