|Hot and spectacular Utah|
|Perfect evening cycling, Wyoming.|
|Stunning skies, Utah|
Below are some facts I've compiled on the trip from a few sources, the journal that we wrote along the way, our bike computers, the maps, and generally things that have stuck in our memories. The map has our rough route on it, the black Xs outline where we stayed.
Total distance travelled - 4,075 miles on Andy's computer / 3,953 miles in the journal. Using the bigger figure for the averages!
Rest days - 9
Average distance per day, including rest days - 59 miles
Average distance per day, excluding rest days - 68 miles
States visited - 13, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey. And also Ontario, Canada.
Highest Pass - 9,600ft. Route 12, Utah. 21st July.
|Central Park, New York|
Biggest ascent in a day - 6,000ft. Escalante to Torrey, Utah. 21st July
National Parks visited - 5, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Tetons, Yellowstone, Badlands
Century Days (100+ miles) - 2
Longest day - 105 miles, a combination of a very early start and a tailwind. Trempeleau to Arkdale, Wisconsin. 25th August.
Shortest day - 31 miles due to a constant 15mph headwind. Brookings, South Dakota to Lake Benton, Minnesota. 19th August.
Earliest start - 5.15am to avoid the heat and be finished before midday. St. George to Springdale, Utah. 16th July.
Latest start - 1.50pm. We still did 65 miles, reaching our destination by 7.30pm. Lancaster to Allentown, Pennsylvania. 15th September.
Latest finish - 10.30pm. Cold and wet in Tetons, Wyoming after a big 80 mile day. 31st July.
Hottest day - 46oC. Mesquite, Nevada to St. George, Utah. 15th July.
Coldest day - 12oC. Cuba to Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. 9th September.
Top speed - 45.4mph
Total time spent riding - 320 hours
Punctures suffered - Dave 3, Andy 6
Days lost to injury or problems - 0, the only slight injury we got was our hands seizing up towards the end due to holding the handlebars all the time!
Subway Footlongs eaten - Dave 43, Andy 42
Total length in metres of Footlongs eaten by us both - 26m
Combined money spent in Subway on footlongs in US$ excluding tax - $425, not including Cokes or Cookies.
Fellow tourers seen - 20
Grizzly Bears seen - 2, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Number of nights camped - 39, includes 1 night on a park bench and 1 night sleeping on the streets
Number of motel nights - 10, seems a bit excessive in retrospect! At the start in Nevada we had to stay in motels as it was too hot to sleep.
Free accommodation nights - 22, a combination of Warm Showers people, friends and people who rescued us in one way or another.
Meals eaten off the floor - 2, we each dropped one out of the pan
Best summer ever.