What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled I didnt die in the desert! Motorcycle road trip stats.

I’m hoping to do a separate write up for each day of the trip over the next week or so. Each day had it’s own personality and almost felt like a vacation in itself. But I really liked AMGtechs trip stats so I’m going to shamelessly rip it off.


Total miles: 3050

Average miles per riding day: 340

Miles off the interstates: more than 70%

Most miles between gas stops: 140 (and she was running on fumes)

Miles off pavement: 50 or so if you count salt

Miles ridden through sandstorms: 70

Average fuel economy: 35mpg ☹️☹️

Mechanical issues: 1

Mechanical issues that stopped progress: 0

Total Days: 10

Days Solo: 7

Nights camped: 2

National Parks: 5

Favorite national Park: Zion

Highest Elevation: about 10,000 feet

Lowest Elevation: -282 feet

Lowest Temperature: 43

Highest Temperature: 114

Number of bird hits to the helmet: 1

Biggest regret: Not camping more.

Summary: I cannot put into words how amazing this trip was, I’d go to bed every night and have trouble believing that all the stuff I’d seen since that morning actually happened in a single day’s time. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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