By The Numbers

Last update: September 14 – Cape Spear Lighthouse – St. John’s, Newfoundland 

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Complete route from coast to coast across all 10 provinces.

 

Cycling:

Cycling days: 108

Non-cycling days: 27

Total distance cycled: 10,858 km

Total cycling time – does not include breaks or pushing bike: 571 hrs

Shortest cycling day: May 7 – Coquihalla River Trail – 16 km (does not include pushing bike through snow and/or up hills!)

Longest cycling day: July 16 – Wawa, Ontario to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – 230 km

Flat tires: 8

Chains replaced: 5


Sleeping:

Nights in campgrounds: 11

Nights camping elsewhere: 72

Nights staying with friends&family: 34

Nights staying with strangers/warmshowers hosts: 7

Nights in hotels/hostels/motels/Airbnb: 10

Nights on overnight ferry: 1

Coldest night (estimated): may 7 – Coquihalla River Trail – +1c

Hottest day: may 21st – Cranbrook, BC – +32c


Food:

Time spent in grocery stores: 33.25 hrs

Time spent in bulk food sections: 8 hrs

Camping stove lightings: 145

Multifuel canisters completed: 14

Keen’s or Inglehoffer mustard jars masticated: 11

Wraps wrapped: 176

Bananas broken: 104

Granola bars gobbled: 200

Subway footlongs flattened: 17


Wildlife:

Black bear sightings: 9

Grizzly bear sightings: 2

Deer detections: 64

Elk exposures: 1 (I think it was an elk… KVR near Myra Canyon)

Bison beholdings: 4

Mountain goat glimpses: 9

Beaver viewings: 11

Moose marvels: 1, Yellowhead Hwy just East of Jasper.


Hiking:

Number of hikes: 33

Hours spent hiking (incl. breaks/viewpoints): 56.5

Distance hiked (round trip): 170.8 km

Elevation gained: 5454 metres

 

Provinces:

British Columbia: 19.5 cycling days, 1 non-cycling day, 1292 km, 73 cycling hours, 22 Tim Hortons sightings.

Alberta: 21 cycling days, 4 non-cycling days, 1776 km, 101 cycling hours, 37 Tim Hortons sightings.

Saskatchewan: 9 cycling days, 2 non-cycling days, 1089 km, 54 cycling hours, 10 Tim Hortons sightings.

Manitoba: 4 cycling days, 2 non-cycling days, 364 km, 18 cycling hours, 8 Tim Hortons sightings.

Ontario: 27 cycling days, 11 non-cycling days, 3252 km, 161 cycling hours, 65 Tim Hortons sightings.

Quebec: 12.5 cycling days, 3 non-cycling days, 1531 km, 79 cycling hours, 33 Tim Hortons sightings.

New Brunswick: 4.5 cycling days, 2 non-cycling days, 489 km, 26 cycling hours, 10 Tim Hortons sightings.

Prince Edward Island: 2 cycling days, 0 non-cycling days, 278 km, 17 cycling hours, 3 Tim Hortons sightings.

Nova Scotia: 7.5 cycling days, 0 non-cycling days, 688 km, 37 cycling hours, 10 Tim Hortons sightings.

Newfoundland and Labrador: 1 cycling day, 2 non-cycling days, 98 km, 5 cycling hours, 11 Tim Hortons sightings.


Misc Fun Facts:

Tim Hortons spotted: 209

National parks visited: 12 – Waterton, Banff, Jasper, Elk Island, Pukaskwa, Fathom Five, Bruce Peninsula, Point Pelee, Forillon, Kouchibouguac, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Highlands.

Friends & family visited (includes those who met me at Stanley Park on day 1): 61

Number of times my bike fell over: 43

Longest time without seeing another human: 27 hrs – may 7-8 – Coquihalla River Trail

Number of business cards given out: 37

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