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Statistics of a successful trip

Monday, May 15, 2006
Time departing San Francisco: 8:30 AM
Time arriving West Linn: 10:30 PM
Number of gas stops: 9
Gas stationg locations: I-80 Auto Mall, Arbuckle, Red Bluff, Castle Crags State Park, Yreka, Medford, Canyonville, Springfield, Salem
Number of unexplained motorcycle stalls: ~13
Number of speed traps passed through at the speed limit: 2
Number of times pushing the motorcycle into the gas station: 1
Number of times whistling the M*A*S*H theme: 72
Number of times passed by a semi going uphill: 2
Miles spent drafting a friendly McKinney driver: 65
Method used to avoid sneezing in the helmet: Amazing facial contortions
Miles spent pretending motorcycle was an Apache attack helicopter armed with hellfire missiles, blowing stuff up in my way: 125
Hours spent pretending motorcycle was a WWI biplane (complete with engine sound effects) making strafing runs over traffic: 2.2
Maximum speed, headwind: 65 mph (indicated)
Maximum speed, tailwind: 75 mph (indicated)
Percent of time traveled spent at or below the speed limit: 90%
Number of times reserve fuel tank used on trip: 2
Number of free inches, in front and behind, for rider to move due to luggage: 2
Number of dirty looks given to passing drivers: 217
Miles traveled, according to Google: 630
Northbound point at which trip became "not fun anymore": somewhere south of Redding, CA
Number of times re-attaching headlight frame while moving: 2
Number of offers to buy motorcycle: 1
Number of "juicy" bug hits on visor: 3
Number of total bug hits on visor: >200
Number of hours spent wishing for a windshield: 14

5 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

sounds like it was fun.

10:38 AM, May 15, 2006  
Anonymous Melanie said...

I really like the way you summarized your trip ;) Very clever! I am SO glad you're back.

3:53 PM, May 16, 2006  
Blogger Rebekah said...

HAHAHA!! AWESOME!!! Very funny! Glad you survived your trip!

12:06 PM, May 18, 2006  
Blogger JonTheDoc said...

you are an inspiration to us all

3:02 PM, May 18, 2006  
Blogger The Cynic said...

No true motorcycle trip is complete without at least one bug in your teeth.

9:52 PM, May 18, 2006  

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