Final Tale Of The Tape:
Total miles peddled: 4,022.42. Half on the TransAm Trail and the other half finding my own way.
Total revolutions of my 26” wheel: 3,120,178
Total riding days: 89
Total rest days: 57 (okay, I like to sightsee)
Average miles per riding day: 45.20
Weight loss: Started at 170lbs plus and finished at 146lbs.
Total climbing: 120,000+ thousand feet, 24 miles of climbing.
Flat tires: 3 flats – one front tire, one rear tire and one on my trailer. Better living through Kevlar….and good quality rim tape.
Major mechanical issues: None, zero, nada. I love my Surley Long Haul Trucker.
Brakes: Two sets, one in Missoula, Montana and the other in Pueblo, Colorado. After that got a little braver on the descents.
Broken spokes: None
Tires: One set. My Vittoria’s made it all the way, worn out but they made it.
Fastest descent: 51.4 mile per hour on a two mile stretch of 7% grade in the Smoky Mountains.
Close calls: A couple dozen. Six really close and two very, very close on the same day in Kentucky.
Dog attacks: 100+