Do you like numbers? Are you a statistical freak? Or not so much but surely interested in our past year on “From Canada to Argentina” journey?
We’re celebrating today. A year ago we left Vancouver, full of hopes, wishes and trust in people. And it has got even bigger since. We met so many amazing people who helped us on the way, who listened to our story, who made us feel at home. This post will come…soon.
Now let’s go back to numbers.
From Canada to Argentina Year One
(let us know your bets in how many years we’ll accomplish this journey, our initial foolish plan was year and a half)
Total kilometers: 14 269 km
Longest day: 128 km
Shortest day: 25 km
Highest altitude on the bike: 4135 m (4430 m on foot)
Total days on the bike: 235
Off days: 45 at Laguna Bacalar, 18 Spanish course at San Miguel de Allende + 67 other
Nights in the tent: 207
Warmshowers hosts: 36
Hostels/Hotels/Airbnb: 22 nights (+18 in SMA on Spanish course)
Times when strangers gave us a shelter or helped us big time on the road: 44
Falls: L – 3 ( out of which 2 were coincidences caused by T) , T – 1 (but big)
Flat tires: this number is too big, we stopped counting after 4 weeks
Number of tires used: L – 4 original pair changed for fatter tires before crossing to Mx, T – 6 original pair changed for fatter tires before crossing to Mx, 1 sidewall failure on Schwalbe Mondial + 1 destroyed in the fall
Major bike problems: T – rear wheel rim crack on the way to Jasper and front wheel destroyed in the fall, L – rear rack broken
Chains used: L – 2, T – 2
Illnesses: 3 (L 2x flu like, T 1x strained Achilles tendon)
Diarrhoea: (we are sure you wanted to know this): 2 (both suffered by L again)
Number of pictures taken: 5551
Number of dogs’ adventurous run aways: 4
“Dangerous animals” encountered: bears – 4 black bears (+ 3 cubs on the tree by the road), 1 baby rattle snake, few scorpions, black widow spiders 2 , racoons (stealing dog treats from the trailer), tent eating ants, too many RVs and careless or arrogant drivers
Biggest surprise: Loneliest Road in America, highway 50
Best ride: Espinazo del Diablo
Worst ride: windy day in Colombia River Gorge with the crosswinds blowing us into the traffic
Biggest mistake: taking a shortcut to Goblin Valley
Thank you for following our journey, hope we will continue to surprise you, bring you nice pictures and challenge your comfort zone!