How far did you travel?This question stuns me, time after time.
It is an example of one dimensional thinking, which does not fit me very well.
As if you can measure success of a holiday by the number of kilometres that you cycled on a recumbent.
Well, some good news for everybody with a one dimensinonal mind: The flights to Australia must add up to around 20 megameters. And so do the return flights. So that adds up to 40 megameters.
No, I do not have a km gauge on my bike.
I am clueless about kilometres and like to remain so.
Let us try and cautiously strech the one dimensional thinking
into two dimensions:
Een kilometre is:
Do not ask: how many kilometres have you travelled, but: how many kilometres have you lifted?
Cycling uphill really is serious weight lifting.
Blinman was the highest point, about 600 metres high.
So that is 190 kilo * 600 metre = 114.000 kilometres.
- From Adelaide to the Belair National Park is a tough climb.
- I detoured via het hilly Fleurieu Peninsula.
So I climbed to same heights many times.
I do not know how many times exactly. At least 50 times, probably more.
It is a silly 2 dimensional number.
Yet, a 5 million kilometres journey does sound impressive.