Posted by: standing_baba | April 10, 2011

Week 96 Statistics

Stats

DATES: April 3rd, 2011 – April 9th, 2011
START LOCATION: Pelotas, Brazil
END LOCATION: Castillos, Uruguay

TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED: 224.28 miles (360.94 km)
DAYS ON BIKE: 5
AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 44.86 miles (72.19 km)
LONGEST DAY: 99.97 miles (160.89 km)
SHORTEST DAY: 17.27 miles (27.82 km)
TOTAL DISTANCE CYCLED TO DATE: 6,042.74 miles (9,724.85 km)

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = 1.661 Brazilian Reais
US $1 = 20 Pesos Uruguayos

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $146.43
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $20.92
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $34.22
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $7.78
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $17,127.94
TOTAL DAYS TRAVELING: 679
TRIP AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $25.23

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

HIGHLIGHTS:

Drum circles with dirty hippies: 3
BBQ hippy Uruguayan-style: fish & crackers
Average number of gravel-eating green parrots in flock: 50+
Times I made them scatter with an “Hola!”: 5, at least
Fact of the day: most parrots mate for life.
Do I think this fact romantic?: yes
Caipivaras seen roadside: hundreds
Caipivaras seen roadkilled: 20ish
One word adjective for southern southern Brazil: endless
My disappointment in Uruguay’s high cost of living: HIGH TO EXTREME
Argentine movies watched: 1, “Mundo Alas”
The handpainted sign on the guesthouse in which the cheese sellers housed me: a man in lingerie, with a “DIY” tattoo on arm, and “Bike Punk” scribbled on his panties.
Who painted said sign?: Brazilian anarchistic bike punks, of course!
Name of cheese sellers band: “Los Locos que Miran La Luna”
Age of great-aunt who hosted me: 70
Time spent rebuilding wheel: 5 hours
Price charged for five hours of labor: nothing!
Cost of new rear hub and cassette: US$25
Bike mechanic’s life expectancy of Chinese hub: “At least to Buenos Aires”— 186 miles (300 km), ha!
Books downloaded for free: “Cuentos de Locura de Amor y Muerte” by Horacio Quiroga
Elderly neighbor’s confusion each time I visited asking for screws: HIGH
Number of days I overstayed Brazilian visa: 237
Official fine given with a smile: $R827, about US$500


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