Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Numbers of the Beasts

Total Milage Clocked: ~450 miles, but my computer was only working for 364 of those.
Maximum Speed: 43 mph
Lowest Speed: 4.2 mph
Longest total distance in one day: 96.99 miles
Flat Tires: 4 (I had one at 56th street on the last day after we were back in NYC, and Brian had 3 at different points in the trip)
Bike Shops Visited: 3
Gas Station Pit stops: 8
Illegal/Sketchy Situations: every waking moment
Cliff Bars: 7
Red Bulls: 3 (by me, the other dudes were chugging those shits)
Gatorade/Powerade: at least 2 cases
Hoagies: 3

Live Animals:
dogs: 100 - 150 (including a golden retriever that almost took charlie off his bike, and a pack of 12 daschunds)
cats: 10-12
squirrels: hundreds
chimpunks: hundreds
deer: 11
badgers: 1
snakes: 4
cows: thousands (they turn their heads and would watch you pass by. so weird)
horses: hundreds (one time we saw a horse with a straight up executioners hood on it's head. it could hear us, but couldn't see us. poor guy)
insects: millions upon millions.
vultures: 5

roadkill (in various forms of decay) count:
squirrel: 25
skunks: 4
raccoons: 14
birds: 17
deer: 6

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I just stumbled onto this site while looking for something else. I noticed your comment about the horse with the hood (you said "poor guy"). I suspect what you saw was a flymask. There are a number of variations (full, half, with ears, or neck coverage).
    I wanted to clarify that these are common and protective for the horse when bugs are bad in the summer. Masks also help prevent sunburns for horses with a lot of white on their faces. The masks "are" see-through. The horse probably did see you and not just hear you going by. So don't feel bad for him-the owners likely bought the mask to make him comfortable against gnats and sun...