The data below is from my Google spreadsheet. When I'm cycling (and I have Internet) it is updated daily

The basics

  • 900 days of traveling, thereof 366 days actively cycling
  • 24745 km cycled in 1390:45:00 hours, which equals a speed of 18 kph
  • Probably you want to know how much that is in football fields! Turns out I have circumnavigated a typical field about 71517 times.
  • Or one could also say I have completed about 6.44% of the distance to the moon.
  • On a day of active cycling,
    • my average progress is 68 km/day
    • my average cycling time is 03:45 hours
    • my average "break" time is 3:24 hours
  • Because I sometimes take week or month long breaks, my overall progress is much slower: only just 27 km/day since the start of my trip

Other means of transport

Most days are spent cycling only, but sometimes I resort to other means of transportation

  • By plane (2x): approx. 10631 km
  • By train (6x): approx. 3630 km
  • By bus (4x): approx. 900 km
  • By "hitchhiking" (2x): approx. 106 km
  • By ferry (12x): approx. 1237.5 km
  • Cheating uphill by holding onto a truck: approx. 3.5 km

The nights

Since the start I've spent...

  • 270 nights of camping (49 on serviced sites, 221 in the wild)
  • 140 nights of couch surfing with "strangers"
  • 300 nights in hotels, hostels, Airbnb
  • 59 nights in long-term rentals (e.g. during Winter break)
  • 10 nights on board of vehicles such as plane, ferry etc
  • 121 nights with family (e.g. during Covid19 restriction)
  • Overall I have slept at more than 378 distinct places/cities

Breakdown by countries

CountryNightsDistance
 Albania (al) 8≈ 142 km
 Austria (at) 1≈ 63 km
 Azerbaijan (az) 17≈ 941 km
 Belgium (be) 1≈ 84 km
 Switzerland (ch) 9≈ 419 km
 Germany (de) 139≈ 1,369 km
 Denmark (dk) 8≈ 445 km
 Estonia (ee) 8≈ 337 km
 Finland (fi) 15≈ 510 km
 France (fr) 7≈ 294 km
 Georgia (ge) 37≈ 513 km
 Greece (gr) 8≈ 555 km
 Croatia (hr) 26≈ 727 km
 India (in) 50≈ 1,666 km
 Iran (ir) 59≈ 1,873 km
 Italy (it) 35≈ 1,724 km
 Kyrgyzstan (kg) 24≈ 962 km
 Kazakhstan (kz) 29≈ 837 km
 Lithuania (lt) 5≈ 311 km
 Latvia (lv) 4≈ 196 km
 Macedonia (mk) 5≈ 163 km
 Myanmar (mm) 21≈ 1,517 km
 Netherlands (nl) 1≈ 76 km
 Norway (no) 30≈ 1,044 km
 Nepal (np) 26≈ 1,333 km
 Poland (pl) 9≈ 344 km
 Sweden (se) 9≈ 679 km
 Slovenia (si) 2≈ 117 km
 Slovakia (sk) 2≈ 38 km
 Thailand (th) 69≈ 424 km
 Tajikistan (tj) 39≈ 1,390 km
 Turkey (tr) 190≈ 3,515 km
 Uzbekistan (uz) 6≈ 138 km

Records and peaks

  • On my longest day so far I was out cycling for 7:25 hours
  • The farthest I have traveled in a day was 153 kilometers
  • My personal speed record with a fully loaded bike stands at 79.1 kph (Descent from Ak Bosogo)
  • The highest I have been was 4655 m (Ak Baital pass)
  • The highest altitude I have slept at was 4180 m
  • The lowest I have been was -116 m (Mangystau, KZ)
  • The most cumulative altitude gain in a single day was 1,549 m
  • On my hottest day cycling the temperature was about 44 °C (Mangystau, KZ)
  • My coldest night was -5 °C (Cappadocia, TR)

Expenses

I will publish more detailed data about my daily expenses at a later stage. Currently I am spending about:

  • 19 % on accommodation
  • 38 % on food
  • 26 % on other (ferry, public transport, bicycle maintenance, clothing, visa etc.)
  • 17 % fixed costs (health insurance, web hosting, VPN etc.)

Bike maintenance

  • Chain changed: 5 times
  • (Outer) tires replaced: 3
  • Who would have thought, I have had 35 flat tires so far!
  • Brake pad sets replaced: 4

Other statistics

  • Food poisonings: 4
  • Successful visas + renewals: 9
  • Declined visas: 1

Generated: 2020-12-03 20:43:51 CET