Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Everyday for 7 Weeks–Week 6 Roundup

A summary post of the Week 6 of 7. 

Progress So Far:  (the map seems a bit funky, but close enough)   
Everyday for 7 Weeks - Week 6

Fun facts:
  • The GPS says I have covered  a total of 9,616 miles (15,475 km) over the 35 days of my trip so far.
    • Week1 Miles: 2,161 (308 a day avg)
    • Week2 Miles: 1,777 (253 a day avg)
    • Week3 Miles: 1,847 (263 a day avg)
    • Week4 Miles: 1,394 (199 a day avg)
    • Week5 Miles:     905 (129 a day avg)
    • Week6 Miles: 1,530 (218 a day avg) *skewed since I rode almost 400 on day 42.
  • Longest Riding Day: 434 miles - Day 23–Stewart to Prince George
  • This is now the longest trip I’ve ever taken. The previous was China at 30 days in 2000 still wins.
  • This is now the longest motorcycle trip I’ve taken. The previous was 19 days – Great River Ride
  • The most expensive gas so far has been $7.27USD/gallon.
  • I’ve taken over 15,000 photos this week and hours of video.
    • another time lapse to process when I get home.
  • Best MPG: 67mpg
  • Worst MPG: 36mpg
  • New motorcycled states on this trip: Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California
  • New motorcycled provinces on this trip: Alberta, Yukon, British Columbia
  • Border Crossings: 5

Week 6 Posts:

Week 6 Videos: Entire Playlist

Week 6 Photos:


Bloggers I’ve met on this trip:


Animals I’ve seen so far:

  • moose
  • black bear
  • muskrat
  • bison
  • caribou
  • deer
  • rein deer
  • elk
  • stone sheep
  • doll sheep
  • wild horses
  • bald eagle
  • wolf
  • fox
  • beaver
  • prairie dog
  • elephant seal
  • sea lion
  • countless different birds


  1. I can't believe you've done almost 10,000 miles. Although by now you are probably over 10,000.

    My butt hurts just thinking about it.

    1. yup, almost 11,000 now. I went another 400 today. When I think of your bike, my butt hurts. lol!

  2. Right about now you start to think that Key West is sort of on the way then New England and before you know it NZ is on the way back to MN....

    1. it IS on the way! You have to remember you are writing to the guy who thinks Alaska is on the way to San Diego ;)

      If only I could win the powerball and keep riding. I guess I have to buy a ticket first huh?

    2. Or strike oil or come with the next Facebook or even an Instagram would be sufficient.