I am short on what I wanted to cycle but my accident meant I was on the road a month longer than expected and needed to get back to London for the Olympics
Bike Make: Thorn Mercury frame with Rohloff Hub
Bikes used: 2
First frame got completely mashed in accident and was generously given another one by the wonderful family that took me in in Arkansas.
Pedals: 3 sets
My first XTR pair lasted 12000 miles then came off the shaft. 2nd pair (Cheap Malaysian knockoff) lasted 2000miles. Bought third pair of cheaper Shimanos in Italy and still use them today.
I mostly used Continental GP4000s tyres which are incredible. My last front tyre did 6500miles and I only got 5 punctures on it. (Back tyre wears quicker) I posted tyres to bike shops/friends around the world which I would collect along route.
Punctures: Around 40
I didn't get that many punctures and many of my flats (especially in India) were old patches melting off. I would take proper glue based patches next time and not self stick ones.
Food and water consumed:
I would eat and drink my entire body weight every week to 10 days. On average I would drink 8 litres per day and up to 12 litres on the heavy 40+ degree days.
Most water carried at one time: 6 litres
Weight lost: 5kg
I didn't have much to lose as I was only 67kgs to start but went down to about 62kgs in Malaysia.
Tights: 2 pairs (First pair got cut off me in hospital)
Gloves: 3 pairs
Socks: 1 pair (This pair also did Lands End to JOG)
Jacket and Waterproof: 1 set
Shoes: 1 Pair (S-Works MTB. Love these shoes)
Speed at which truck hit me: 50mph
Speed I was travelling: 10mph
Time of accident: 5.56am
Time completely unconscious: 10 minutes
First words spoken when awoken: "Hows my bike?" (I'm not making that up either)
Injuries sustained: Whiplash. Concussion. Torn ligament in right leg (Cant squat now). Compression fracture to T11 vertebrae. Torn muscles in the middle of my back. Sprained ankle. Chipped tooth.
Hospital bill: $15,000
Time for injuries to heal: Still not healed.
Time spent off the bike due to injury: 25 days
Distance cycled before injury: 4000 miles
Distance cycled with injury: 12000 miles
Average hours spent on bike
Pre Accident: 16 hours per day
Post Accident: 12 hours per day
Shortest Day: 7 hours
Longest Day: 21 hours
Average Hours Slept
Pre Accident: 5-6 hours
Post Accident: 7-8 hours
Average Cycle Distances
Pre accident: 180 miles per day
Post accident: 140 miles per day
Days cycled less than 100 miles: 6
Days Cycled over 180 miles: 20
Shortest Day: 78 miles
Longest Day: 226 miles
Average Speed: 13.5mph
Longest distance cycled without available food/water: 190 miles
Days cycled in rain: 15
Pretty happy about that. I planned my route to be summer based.
Hottest temperature cycled in: 44 degrees
Days cycled that were over 30 degrees: 75
Times I got heatstroke: 4
Nose bleeds due to heat: 5
Road kill count: 32346789876543 (Mostly Kangaroos in Oz)
Chased by dogs: Around 50 times
Bitten by dog: Once
Number of chains used: 4
I tried to change them after every four thousand miles but that wasn't always possible. You don't wear your chain as much with a Rohloff hub.
Times I fell over: Once (At ferry in France on second to last day in front of a huge crowd)
Times I shaved: 0