Hard to believe that it isn't even 2 months since Grizzly and I rode off into the rain. It seems a lot longer, for me certainly, can't vouch for him. I think having to go to work every day might have some bearing. Without it though, I wouldn't be able to indulge in these escapades, so every cloud, eh?
Thought I'd finish up the blog with my usual facts and figures. I know I threw out a few in the last post but here's a few more, for the stattos amongst you.
- 2 members of the tour.
- We set out on the 6th day of the 7th month.
- The tour lasted 19 days.
- On 50% of the days we experienced some precipitation, though we weren't always riding through it.
- The tour went through 6 countries.
- I took 645 photos.
- Distance covered by myself, 2851.3 miles.
- The Sprint supped 231.54 litres or 50.93 gallons of fuel.
- The total cost of fuel was, £299.36.
- The best MPG returned was, 67.96, on Day 18.
- Grizzly and I supped 71 beers each, including 3 at our end of tour farewell dinner back in blighty.
- Don't ask me how much we spent! €€€
- The smallest beers we drank were 250ml.
- The largest beers we drank were 1 litre.
- I carried 2 beers glasses in my luggage from day 1.
- We ate 4 pizzas during the tour.
- We negotiated untold hairpin bends. (some are on video)
- We/I made numerous wrong turns.
- We made numerous coffee stops and an equal, if not greater number, of toilet stops.
- We stopped at hundreds (maybe) zebra crossings in Italy.
- I rode through 1 stop sign.
- We walked at least 20km on the tour.
- We took 1 taxi ride.
- We stopped at 20 petrol stations for fuel.
- We stopped in at least 3 McDonalds.
- Our hotel costs (some including meals) came to £1374.96.
- Other meal costs (not snacks/coffees) came to somewhere in the region of £300.
- We had 1 thoroughly brilliant time.
- We visited the last resting place of 2 of my distant relatives and of many thousands of other brave souls, lost to the 2 World Wars.
You may remember, way back on Day 1, that I acquired a couple of glasses (1 glass, 1 goblet actually) from the 1815 bar in Waterloo. Well, here is a picture of them. As you can see, they both made it through the tour unscathed, thanks in no short measure, to my pants!
|For the price of a pair of Grizzly's braces! (US, suspenders)|
And finally, this has been the William Walker Memorial Tour. May he rest in peace.
Thanks again for the memories Dudley, gone but not forgotten.
|William 'Dudley' Walker|