2-play-on-earth


 --- Superlatives ---

20.05.2012

 

total kilometers: 87.020 kilometers (5.927 on dirt-road), (6.863 in Europe year 2006, 2.633 in SW-Asia, 13.591 in Africa, 15.519 in Australia, 3.879 in India, 7.830 in North America, 6.998 in Central America, 12.777 in South America, 2.912 in New Zealand, 4.281 in Asia, 5.807 in the USA year 2012, 4.029 in Europe year 2012)

real riding time: 5.559 hours 25 minutes

flat tyres: Valeska 37, Philipp 30

the highest temperatures: on the ride across Sudan the thermometer sometimes climbs above 55 degrees (May 2007)

the lowest temperatures: crossing Finland in October 2006 temperatures were as low as -20 on some days

the highest altitudes reached by bicycle: pass "Crucero Alto", 4528 meters, on our way from Arequipa to lake Titicaca, Peru (24.10.2010). Second highest altitude: 4100 meter, on the ride over the pass at Conococha in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru (02/03.06.2010)

the highest altitude reached by foot: 4.640 meter. A cilly night at Laguna Palcacocha in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru (30/31.06.2010).

the lowest altitude reached: -420, end of March 2007 at the Dead Sea in Israel – absolutely no more downhill from here...


the five longest days (real-riding-time):

10 hours 37 minutes 15 seconds, 07.11.2007, doing two-days-in-one in Zambia (kilometers 183.84, average 17.3)

10 hours 28 minutes 03 seconds, 10.12.2007, on a never-ending ride in the south of Namibia (kilometers 216.24, average 20.46)

09 hours 47 minutes 22 seconds, 15.11.2008, on a long and slow ride in the northwest of Australia(kilometers 140.27, average 14.32)

09 hours 46 minutes 38 seconds, 21.04.2009, on a exhausting and long leg in Rajastan (India) (kilometers 176.16, average 18.01)

09 hours 46 minutes 36 seconds, 28.03.2010. On small roads from Cartagena to Tolú, northern Colombia - finaly flat and no headwinds! (kilometers 168.97, average 17.28)


the five longest days (kilometers):

216.24 kilometers, 10.12.2007, on a never-ending ride in southern Namibia (real-riding-time 10 hours 28 minutes 00 seconds, average 20.64)

215.44 kilometers, 11.05.2007, with tailwind-sand-storm in Sudan (real-riding-time 07 hours 56 minutes 51 seconds, average 27.01)

208.52 kilometers, 20.11.2007, on a fast and long ride in Namibia (real-riding-time 08 hours 51 minutes 04 seconds, average 23.55)

205.99 kilometers, 19.04.2007, with tailwind along the Red Sea in Egypt (real-riding-time 08 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds, average 24.33)

203,98 kilometers, 06.12.2010. Headwinds since weeks – but not today! Together with Ivana & Harry (see cyclists we met) we are flying through the hot, slightly hilly semi-desert in northern Argentina (real-riding-time 08 hours 59 minutes 36 seconds, average 22,68, 1000 meters of altitude climbed)

 


the five shortest days (kilometers) (with a real-riding-time of a minimum of 5 hours):

43.97 kilometers (large gravel), 09.06.2007, followed by an uncountable number of children through the Nile-gorge in Ethiopia (real-riding-time 05 hours 33 minutes 27 seconds, average 7.91)

47.45 kilometers (deep and soft gravel), 14.09.2007, on the last day of the Noth-Kenya-dirt-road to Isiolo (real-riding-time 05 hours 29 minutes 20 seconds, average 8.64)

48.97 kilometers (sand, washbord, gravel), 08.11.2010, across Bolivia, on the dirt-road from Huari to the Salar de Uyuni (real-riding-time 05 hours 27 minutes 41 seconds, average 8.96)

49.41 kilometers (mainly sand), 04.05.2007, one of the days on the never-ending sandy-treck in northern Sudan (real-riding-time 05 hours 00 minutes 39 seconds, average 9.86)

49.81 kilometers (dirt-road uphill), 26.05.2007, on the ride from the sudanese-ethiopian-border up to the highlands (real-riding-time 05 hours 26 minutes 32 seconds, average 9.15)


the five longest streches of continuous dirtroad-kilometers:

800 kilometers, 27.06.2008 - 11.07.2008, on the Gibb River Road, a sandy and corrugated track in West Australia (Kununurra to Derby)

542 kilometers, 06.11.2010 - 16.11.2010 (two days not cycled), on the way across Bolivia: dirtroad from Huari to the Salar de Uyuni, then across the salt lake and on a bad track to Tupiza

534 kilometers, 05.09.2007 - 14.09.2007 (two days not cycled), along the awful "road" of deep and loose gravel in North-Kenya (Moyale to Isiolo)

500 kilometers, 17.01.2011 - 27.01.2011, the southern part of the Carretera Austral, Patagonia (Chile)

451 kilometers, 01.05.2007 - 08.05.2007, the ride on the sandy track in North-Sudan (Wadi Halfa to Dongola)


the five best averages (with a real-riding-time of a minimum of 5 hours):

27.10 km/h, 11.05.2007, with tailwind-sandstorm in Sudan (kilometers 215.44, real-riding-time 07 hours 56 minutes 51 seconds)

24.33 km/h, 19.04.2007, with tail-wind along the Red Sea in Egypt (kilometers 205.99, real-riding-time 08 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds)

24.29 km/h, 31.05.2008, on a fast ride in Outback-Australia (kilometers 186.64, real-riding-time 07 hours 40 minutes 55 seconds)

23.55 km/h, 19.11.2007, on a fast ride in southern Namibia (kilometers 121.54, real-riding-time 05 hours 11 minutes 51 seconds)

23.38 km/h, 20.11.2007, on a fast and long day in Namibia (kilometers 208.52, real-riding-time 08 hours 51 minutes 04 seconds)


the five worst averages (with a real-riding-time of a minimum of 5 hours):

6.74 km/h, 08.09.2007, in the middle of the North-Kenya-dirt-road through deep and soft gravel (kilometers 50.20, real-riding-time 07 hours 26 minutes 38 seconds)

7.43 km/h, 01.05.2010, from Puerto Valdivia 2438 meters of altitude uphill to Yarumal, Colombia (kilometers 58.49, real-riding-time 07 hours 51 minutes 44 seconds)

7.8 km/h, 07.09.2007, on the North-Kenya-dirt-road – see above – the same gravel, similar result (kilometers 50.55, real-riding-time 06 hours 28 minutes 19 seconds)

7.91 km/h, 09.06.2007, riding on large gravel and followed by an uncoutable number of children through the Nile-gorge in Ethiopia (kilometers 43.97, real-riding-time 05 hours 33 minutes 27 seconds)

8.11 km/h, 05.12.2009, on the second day of the ride from the harbour in Mazatlan into the Mexican highlands (kilometers 52.45, real-riding-time 6 hours 27 minutes 51 seconds)


the five highest maximum-speeds:

85,98 km/h, 07.04.2008, on the downhill from the Australian Alps to the farmland - feels almost like flying :-) (kilometers 87.61, real-riding-time 5 hours 31 minutes 00 seconds, average 15.88)

83.57 km/h, 23.10.2007, on the ride across the hills of southern Tanzania (kilometers 62.99, real-riding-time 3 hours 46 minutes 35 seconds, average 16.67)

81.16 km/h, 25.06.2009, when flying down to Peace River in British Columbia - Canada (kilometers 93.37, real-riding-time 6 hours 30 minutes 40 seconds, average 14.33)

78.81 km/h, 02.04.2007, great downhill in the Israelian highlands (kilometers 99.42, real-riding-time 5 hours 40 minutes 19 seconds, average 17.52)

78.81 km/h, 26.10.2007, on the day when cruising from the highlands of Tanzania down to Lake Malawi (kilometers 92.62, real-riding-time 5 hours 35 minutes 14 seconds, average 16.57)

78.81 km/h, 02.11.2007, on the ride coming into Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi (kilometers 109.79, real-riding-time 6 hours 21 minutes 12 seconds, average 17.28)

76.60 km/h, 01.02.2012, on a great downhill in the hillcountry of Texas (kilometers 109.06, real-riding-time 6 hours 41 minutes 41 seconds, average 16.29)


the five lowest maximum-speeds:

13.8 km/h, 07.09.2007, on the North-Kenya-dirt-road through deep and soft gravel (kilometers 50.55, real-riding-time 6 hours 28 minutes 19 seconds, average 7.8)

15.31 km/h, 08.09.2007, on the North-Kenya-dirt-road through deep and soft gravel (kilometers 50.2, real-riding-time 7 hours 26 minutes 38 seconds, average 6.78)

17.74 km/h, 12.09.2007, on the North-Kenya-dirt-road through deep and soft gravel (kilometers 64.66, real-riding-time 6 hours 50 minutes 28 seconds, average 9.59)

18.78 km/h, 14.09.2007, on the North-Kenya-dirt-road through deep and soft gravel (kilometers 47.45, real-riding-time 5 hours 29 minutes 20 seconds, average 8.64)

19.62 km/h, 13.11.2010, while riding on a dirt road across Bolivia, sand, gravel, washbord (kilometers 62.72, real-riding-time 5 hours 01 minute 44 seconds, average 12.47)

  


  

   

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