Now that we are done with the trip, here’s a few fun facts for everyone about what it took to get us here. Since we’re newly minted MBA’s, of course we sliced and diced the data in a lot of different ways.
36 - The total days of biking to get across the country
3,446 - the number of miles we rode according to Hooper’s GPS (a few miles were missed here and there due to operator errors, but it’s close)
95.72 - The average number of miles ridden per day
16.26 - the average miles per hour that we traveled across the country
212.71 - the number of hours we spent in the saddle, peddling our butts off
192,535 - the estimated number of calories burned by Hooper over and above his normal daily burn. That equates to 55 lbs of fat.
0, 2, 4 - the number of pounds gained by John, Jessi and Hooper, respectively, from the beginning to the end of the trip - guess we were eating exactly what we needed to each day!
8, 6, 3 - the number of flat tires Hooper, Jessi and John had during the trip, respectively.
128 - Hooper’s average heart rate while peddling across the country. That equates to 1,638,952 heart beats to get across the country.
101,862 - Aggregate feet of climbing done throughout the trip (according to Hooper’s GPS, which was known to overestimate a little bit).
7h42m - Our longest day in the saddle, which came on day 2 climbing through the Adirondack mountains. It was a 109 mile day.
3h45m - Our shortest day in the saddle, which came on day 33, when we climbed to our highest point of the trip, Sherman Pass. It was a 56 mile day.
5h21m - Our fastest century, done with a nice little tailwind in North Dakota at an average speed of 18.7 mph.
Our Daily Mileage Chart (Editor’s Note: not Mary Munter approved):