Posted by: standing_baba | March 27, 2011

Week 94 Statistics

Stats

DATES: March 20th, 2011 – March 26th, 2011
START LOCATION: Canela, Brazil
END LOCATION: Porto Alegre, Brazil

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 81.24 miles (130.75 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 1
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 81.24 miles (130.75 km)
LONGEST DAY: 81.24 miles (130.75 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 81.24 miles (130.75 km)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 5,601.72 miles (9,015.10 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = 1.661 Reais

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $174.59
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $24.94
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $66.27 (cooked for five people with wine!)
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $0.00
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $16,921.91
TOTAL DAYS TRAVELING: 665
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $25.45

NIGHTS OF CAMPING: N/A
NIGHTS IN CASAS DE CICLISTAS: N/A
NIGHTS IN COUCHSURFERS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN FRIENDS’ HOMES: 6
NIGHTS IN STRANGERS’ HOMES: N/A
NIGHTS IN FIRESTATIONS: 1
NIGHTS IN POLICE STATIONS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: N/A

HIGHLIGHTS:

Reunions with former Texas roommates: 1, the infamous Laura!
View from friend’s 13th story apartment: buildings pimpled with air-conditioner boxes
Soccer matches watched: 3
Critical Mass bike rides attended: 1
Number of Critical Mass Participants: 350ish
Length of one-way Skype conversation with mom due to back connection: 12 minutes
Name of Spanish movie watched: Biutiful
My Ebert impression: “Two Thumbs Up”
Length of stalled traffic when entering Porto Alegre at rush hour: about a mile
Feeling of gliding through the middle: a blush of pride
Rainy days: 4
Catered birthday parties in antique houses: 1
Attendees sober at 2am: less than 5%
Cultural Centers visited: 2
Bicycle art exhibitions on display: 1
Chico Buarque covers played by live band: every song!
Height of girl with whom I spoke during show: half my size
Porto Alegrense short film recommended by girl: Isle of Flowers (Ilha das Flores)
Family Sunday lunches: 1
Servings plopped on my plate by generous mother: 3x more than everyone at the table
Warm & fuzzy lunch quote: “It’s such a pleasure to host an American who speaks our language.”
Cost of new haircut: US$10
Haircut satisfaction level: 9 of 10
BBQs invited to: 3
Books purchased via Kindle: The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Books finished in less than four hours: The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Should you read this strangely titled book?: yes


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