To start just some fun more will be added eventually!
A few fun quotes
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag
"Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race." - H.G. Wells
"Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he'll starve to death
while praying for a fish. - Anonymous
"Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair
kit." - Billy Connolly
"I thought of that while
riding my bike" - Albert Einstein on the theory of Relativity.
"A little mule which is led by the ears & urged along by showering it with
kicks" - old Chinese description of a bike
"Don't trust anyone under 5000 feet"
"Don't buy upgrades, Ride up grades"
"I ride for passion. Cycling is too hard to do for money" - Paula Pezzo
"Some people are not in control of their cycling. The cycling is in control of
them. You get to a point where you say 'Oh my God, I'm a motor for my
bicycle. I'm no longer a person'" - Rich Stark
Zen proverb: 'I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle'
"A bad day on the bike beats a good day at the office!"
"When I see a grown-up on a bicycle, I do not despair
for the future of the human race." - H.G. Wells
"Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing." -
"What's the cost of fuel? It's not $1.80 a gallon. It's
how much does a war in Iraq cost? How much does the fact you've got 75 years
of this stuff left on the planet cost? And then what's the cost of pollution?
At some point, the industry has to recognize it."
- James E. Press, Executive Vice President, Toyota USA
A bicycle does get you there and more … And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you
alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your
raincoat; potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun.
- Bill Emerson
A Few Stats
Brackets include figures accumulated in the Americas
Total distance on bicycle so far: ...still calculating! Time elapsed (excluding time in Americas): 108 days (as of 14th April)
Countries visited: 8 (25) Total money spent: ... calculating! (approx., NO sponsorship) Average daily distance (excl. rest days): ** kms Average daily biking time: ** hours (approx.) Average speed: ** km/h (approx.) Largest distance in one day: *** kms (where?) Longest time without rest: ** days (where, kms) Highest altitude reached (on bike): ** m (where) Longest time without shower: ? days (15 days) Total bike weight at departure without water: 85 kg (approx.) Our weight at departure: Richard 68 kg Stani 45 kg Our weight at now: Richard 66 kg Stani 43 kg Punctures: Richard 10 Stani: nil so far Inner tubes used: 4 (Stani 2 Richard 3) Tires used: 5 (Stani 2 Richard 3) Minor accidents: Richard: 1 feel off his bike when his sandal cleats got stuck Major accidents: 0! Equipment Failures: MSR pump - cracked - a replacement was kindly donated by PLDifussion
: Ortlieb 10 litre water bag: wretched thing just split straight down the middle. Ortlieb (after a bit of nagging) have agreed to replace it. Lake Sandals - top has come apart from the bottom. Still under guarantee but Lake say the guarantee is not valid
as we didn't buy the sandals directly from them . Strange - doesn't say that on the guarantee.