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0047: Statistics to date #3

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Well its that time again.

For those that are interested, a few more random facts about my journey so far.
And a few random photos too.

Days on the road.

279

That's 9 months of pedalling folks. To the day.

Distance plus or minus a little bit:
Kilometres: 21428 (to Chetumal, Q.Roo)
Miles: 13315

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Number of states passed through in Mexico: 18
Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Mexico D.F., Tlaxcala, Puebla, Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, Quintana Roo

Number of states passed through in total: 43
That is:
Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario,
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Mexico D.F., Tlaxcala, Puebla, Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, Quintana Roo.

Number of seas/oceans I got my feet wet in: 9
Gulf of Alaska
Beaufort sea
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of California
Sea of Cortez
Caribbean sea

Hottest chilis eaten in order of ascendence:
Chipotle, Jalapeño, Bird, Habanero!!!
I suspect I had a Bhut Jolokia too, but no proof. Though I have yet to try one of these...
Number of continents crossed: 1!
North America.

About 5 days of rain since crossing into Mexico.
Number of Bus journeys in Mexico: 2

Hottest day: 37C according to a thermometer in Muyil, near Tulum. I have a sunburned forehead still.

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Highest pass: 2857m Pico de Orizaba

Longest day in Mexico: 185km's or 115 miles
Biggest smile: Charlotte for achieving 100+ miles!
Number of 100+ mile days in total: 7
Rest days: too many, but who cares. I have been enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of Mexico.

Fastest speed: 74.1 km/h in Baja California norte

Punctures: 27, usually from Truck tyre debris and 1 thorn.
Most in 1 day. 10 near Mazatlán

Number of angry dogs I have been chased by: about 60 ish.
Fortunately they haven't made contact (yet)

Biggest thrill in Mexico: The Pyramids in Teotihuacan, No the Desert in Baja California. Wait the descent into the forest in the Orizaba valley. Too many to mention....

Biggest disappointment so far:
Charlotte falling off her bike near San Miguel de Allende.
Scared the life out of me.
Idiot driver.

Me, falling off my bike near Teotihuacan.
Another idiot driver.

Number of photos to date: 9500+ or there abouts.
Number of Videos: about 150. I hope to upload more eventually.
Capacity of photos and videos: 62GB

So that's about it for now...
There is plenty more to come.
Watch this space....

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Post by Matthew Hopkins

An avid cycle tourer and Bicycle Mechanic, I also enjoy cycling, cooking, camping, cinema, computers, internet and tech.

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