The Facts

Because we geeks love stats and facts and numbers, during this journey…

I cycled in four countries
4325km
that took 66 days,
16 out of which I was resting.
I spend 310 hours on the bike pedaling which is about
5 hours per day,
cycling at an average speed of 18km/h,
reached a maximum speed of 64km/h and
minimum of 0km/h.

I cycled through 630 villages, towns and cities and
I used 12 regional road maps with a preferred scale of 1/200000.

I rode over 6 named cols,
Col du Tourmalet was the highest at 2114m, with a base at 750m and a climb over 18km.

I ate 85 bananas,
50 apples, pears, peaches, grapes and other fruit,
40 ice creams,
5 crepes,
40 baguettes,
20 croissants,
30 pain du chocolate, raisin, pomme and the rest,
10 focaccias,
15 pizzas,
1 casullet.
25 times I cooked my self either in the tent, the hostel or in houses

I gained 1.5 kilos probable from the
4cm of facial hair that grew during this time.

I was carrying 22 kilos of stuff, excluding the food of the day,
and 12 kilos which is the weight of the bike.

I slept 43 nights in my tent,
19 nights in hostels,
3 night on a sofa,
1 night in a hotel,
1 night at a garden and
I paid on average €15 per night for accommodation.
Only 2 of the campsites had free wifi,
about 10 more had paid wifi, asking on average €3 per hour.
On the other hand, half of the hostels had free wifi,
some would charge €3 per 12 hours.

I exchange my email address with 32 people,
half of them on a bike.
I took 2000 photos,
I deleted 200,
and published 620 of them on the blog.

I saw wild horses, sheep, goats, cows, bulls, cats, dogs, snakes, lizards, frogs, one scorpion, eagles, hawks, flamingos, and many other birds that I don’t know their names, beavers, mice, rats and many mosquito that loved my blood.
I believe I saw more than 1000 dead animals on the road
I saw dozen of bugs and snails trying to cross the road,
only 2 of them made it to the other side,
I killed 5 of them,
1 dead fly is still stuck under my bike since France.

I was chased by 4 deadly half a meter dogs,
none managed to catch me.

I saw no banana trees… so I will still be looking for them.

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total_distance

2 thoughts on “The Facts

  1. Manos

    Καλησπέρα, αυτό που έκανες ήταν πραγματικά απίστευτο!
    Σε συγχαίρω, είδα το thread στους ποδηλάτες και χαζεύω τις
    φωτογραφίες σου (αντί να διαβάζω για την εξεταστική χαχα).

    Έχω πάρει από τον Σεπτέμβριο ένα Dahon και είμαι ποδηλάτης
    στην Αθήνα και πρόσφατα έκανα μόνος 60km από την χώρα της Χίου
    έως το νοτιότερο άκρο του νησιού.

    Είναι φανταστικές αυτές οι διαδρομές, μακάρι να μπορούσα να κάνω και
    εγώ κάτι τέτοιο.

  2. Dimitris

    Καλησπέρα , σε ευχαριστούμε που μοιράστηκες την εμπειρία σου , πιστεύω ότι όποιος το κάνει θα του μείνει αξέχαστο , αλλά θα ήθελα να μάθω πως το οργάνωσες και πόσο σου κόστισε? ήταν ποιο φτηνά στην Ευρώπη ? υπολογίζω πως ξόδεψες πάνω από 1500 δολάρια για 66 μέρες , αφού μερικές φορές έμεινες σε ξενοδοχείο και μοτελ , βάλε φαγητό κλπ? ακόμα και αν μαγείρεψες μόνος σου. οπότε πως θα υπολογίσουμε κόστος? δεν θα έχουμε ATM παντού ούτε μπορείς να κουβαλάς λεφτά πολλά γιατί μπορεί να σε κλέψουν. Σε ευχαριστώ και περιμένω απάντηση σου

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