Vancouver to Mexico: the statistics

Vancouver to Mexico: the statistics

Distance: 2705km/1681miles

No. of cycling days: 34

Rest days: 3

Average daily distance: 80km/50 miles

Longest day: 105km/65 miles

Shortest day: 35km/22 miles

Nights camping: 23

Warmshowers overnights: 11

Monastery overnight: 1

Motel nights: 3

Best parts: the giant redwood forests of northern California, and the dramatic coastline in Big Sur.

Least interesting: endless managed fir forests in Oregon.

Toughest climb: Mt Tamalpais 2,500ft, average gradient 7.4%, maximum slope 15%.

Best navigational tool: Google maps

Worst phone service provider: T-Mobile

Mechanicals: 1 new chain, no punctures, replacement lock.

Items left behind and recovered: 3 (barbag, lock and phone)

Items lost: 1 (gilet)

Rain: 2 hours on one day, once overnight. Amazingly dry.

Days of sunshine: 30+

Wildlife encountered: harbour seals, spouting whale, elephant seals, pelicans, egrets, cormorants, kestrels, hawks, foxes, racoons, skunks…should I go on?

Bananas eaten: about 80

Cliff bars eaten: about 60

Beers: about 30 (give or take….)

Worst coffee: French vanilla

Longest ride to my first coffee of the day: 26 miles

Longest stretch without services: 55 miles

Spontaneous assistance from passers-by: numerous occasions.

Encounters with traffic cops: 1….🙃

And as a postscript, if you have been following this journey via my webpage or Facebook, thank you for your company. My blog logged up over 10,000 hits during the journey, which made the effort of writing the posts so worthwhile.

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About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on November 1, 2018, in Vancouver to Mexico 2000 miles and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Congratulations Frank on a great achievement.
    Thanks for sharing those statistics. They make interesting reading.

  2. Congratulations Frank! We were all with you all the way… Your journeying shows the kinder part of humanity and may even inspire the more reticent to venture out. Although maybe not on a bike without gears up a steep gradient..

  3. Margaret Butterfield

    Well done Frank. Quite a journey with great hospitality along the way. Excellent. Safe journey home.

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