The basics

  • 516 days of traveling, thereof 204 days actively cycling
  • 14169 km cycled in 827:21:00 hours, which equals a speed of 17 kph
  • Probably you want to know how much that is in football fields! Turns out I have circumnavigated a typical field about 40950 times.
  • Or one could also say I have completed about 3.69% of the distance to the moon.
  • On a day of active cycling,
    • my average progress is 69 km/day
    • my average cycling time is 03:58 hours
    • my average "break" time is 3:25 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

  • By plane (1x): approx. 1670 km
  • By train (3x): approx. 2500 km
  • By bus (2x): approx. 456 km
  • By "hitchhiking" (2x): approx. 106 km
  • By ferry (5x): approx. 811 km
  • Cheating uphill by holding onto a truck: approx. 3.5 km

The nights

Since the start I've spent...

  • 146 nights of camping
  • 102 nights of couch surfing
  • 198 nights in hotels, hostels
  • 63 nights in long-term rentals
  • 6 nights on board of vehicles such as plane, ferry etc
  • Overall I have slept at more than 214 distinct places/cities

Breakdown by countries

CountryNightsDistance
 Albania 8≈ 142 km
 Azerbaijan 17≈ 941 km
 Switzerland 9≈ 419 km
 Germany 8≈ 88 km
 France 7≈ 294 km
 Georgia 37≈ 513 km
 Greece 8≈ 555 km
 India 30≈ 395 km
 Iran 59≈ 1,873 km
 Italy 35≈ 1,724 km
 Kyrgyzstan 24≈ 962 km
 Kazakhstan 29≈ 837 km
 Macedonia 5≈ 163 km
 Nepal 5≈ 221 km
 Tajikistan 39≈ 1,390 km
 Turkey 190≈ 3,515 km
 Uzbekistan 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:

  • 20 % on accommodation
  • 35 % on food
  • 30 % on other (ferry, public transport, bicycle maintenance, clothing, visa etc.)
  • 15 % fixed costs (health insurance, web hosting, VPN etc.)

Bike maintenance

  • Chain changed: 2 times
  • (Outer) tires replaced: 1
  • Who would have thought, I have had 31 flat tires so far!
  • Brake pad sets replaced: 2

Other statistics

  • Food poisonings: 2
  • Successful visas + renewals: 8
  • Declined visas: 1

Generated: 2019-11-15 08:32:46 CET