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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Why do you bike?
A1: So I can add to my Web Site, also it's fun!

Q2: How many bike miles have you traveled on your bike tours?
A2: I've covered about 34,978.78 miles as follows.

Q3: What is your longest bike ride?
A3: In 1988 I biked from Durango, Colorado to Southeast Alaska. I then worked in a cannery before taking ferries and biking back to Seattle, Washington. On that ride I biked 4,153.9 miles.

Q4: How many total miles have you logged?
A4: Before 1996 I only tracked my touring cycling miles, at that time I was probably cycling close to 6,000 miles per year. In 1996 I logged my touring miles and summer miles (May through September). In 1997 I logged my miles from May through December. Starting in 1998 I track my miles all year around. The following is the total miles I have logged.
1172.1 miles - 1987 - Albuquerque to Durango + Albuquerque to San Diego
4235.3 miles - 1988 - Durango to Alaska
1932.5 miles - 1989 - Europe
548 miles - 1990 - Estes Park, Co to Albuquerque
2055.5 miles - 1991 - Albuquerque to St. Augustine, Florida
607.8 miles - 1991-92 - New Zealand/ Australia
4310.6 miles - 1996 - May thorough September - including ride from Deadhorse, Alaska to Valdez, Alaska
6208.47 miles - 1997 - May to December - including South America
3587 miles - 1998 - All miles
6318 miles - 1999 - All miles
3692.05 miles - 2000 - All miles
2605.85 miles - 2001 - All miles
4457.71 miles - 2002 - All miles
3710.27 miles - 2003 - All miles
4443.3 miles - 2004 - All miles
5576.38 miles - 2005 - All miles
6604.04 miles - 2006 - All miles
6347.61 miles - 2007 - All miles
5242.04 miles - 2008 - All miles
5743.5 miles - 2009 - All miles
5023.2 miles - 2010 - All miles
6289.3 miles - 2011 - All miles
7600.7 miles - 2012 - All miles
5255.17 miles - 2013 - All Miles
6223.09 miles - 2014 - All mlies
6660.84 miles - 2015 - All mlies
**7077.77 miles - 2016 - All mlies
**7700.77 miles - 2017 - All mlies
7094.85 miles - 2018 - All mlies
6945.73 miles - 2019 - All mlies
7712.01 miles - 2020 - All mlies
7714.17 miles - 2021 - All mlies
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160,634.84 - Total miles (258,516.71 KM) recorded, definitely not all the miles I have biked!
Made it to 100,000 Miles on June 2, 2013
Made it to 200,000 KM on March 8, 2017
Made it to 150,000 Miles on July 23, 2020
Made it to 250,000 KM on August 8, 2021
** I removed the bike odometer to make number with a lot of 7s. Actual miles for these years are slightly higher.

Q5: How many miles and which years are your top 5 years
A5:
7714.17 miles in 2021
7712.01 miles in 2020
7700.77 miles in 2017
7600.7 miles in 2012
7094.85 miles in 2018

Q6:In how many states have you cycled over 100 KM and spent at least one night.
A6:49 states, the missing state are is Kansas. I have also cycled 101.66 miles (163.61 KM) in Puerto Rico and 10 miles (16.09 KM) in Washington DC.

Q7: How Many countries have you bicycled.
A7: At least the following 38 countries. (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, China, Chili, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, Zimbabwe)

Q8:What is the most miles you have cycled in a single day?
A8: The most miles in 24-hours is 225 miles (10:00 AM to 10:00 AM). The most miles in a single calendar day is 160.9 miles (This was accomplished with a bike loaded with camping gear on my ride from Albuquerque, New Mexico to St. Augustine, Florida)

Q9:What was my American Journey? When was my American Journey? How many miles did I cover in my American Journey?
A9: What - Traveling from the Arctic Ocean (Prudhoe Bay, Alaska) to Ushuaia, Argentina
A9: When - July 3, 1987 to September 12, 2019
A9: Miles
----- 21, 545 miles – Total miles
----- 13,761 miles (64 %) – Bicycle miles
----- 6,827 miles (32 %) – Non-Bicycle ground miles
----- 903 miles (4 %) – Boat miles

Q10:  Which bikes have you held onto for sentimental value and when did you part with them?
A10: I donated the following bikes to FB4KPorltand.org (bikes for kids) on April 30, 2022.
1) I bought a racing bike at a flea market in Albuquerque and cycled it to Alaska in 1988 (May to August). The bike never worked good after that trip and I kept it for years. It was last ridden about 30 years before I finally got rid of it.
2) I bought a fair road bike at a hock shop in Albuquerque for $20.00. I replaced the gear and chain, then I cycled to bike from New Mexico to Florida in May of 1991. I also used that bike to cycle from San Louis Obispo, California to Tijuana, Mexico in December of 2002. That bike was always big for me, but it did still work when I donated it. However it was run down.

Q11:  What is the most miles you have ever had on a single bike?
A11: Most miles on a bicycle is my Kona bike, which finally retired at 29,498 miles. This was a commuter bike and was never taken on a bike trip. On April 25, 2022 my Kona bike had the derailed break and wrap around my rim. I had been updating and fixing things for over a year and the bike was not working good, I just wanted to get to 30,000 miles. I planned on donating the bike on April 30, 2022, but decided to keep it and see if I could get if fixed to ride it until it reaches 30,000 miles.

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