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Spot the difference?

Spot the difference?

Starting off to Les Gets 2009
Ride 2013
Ride 2013






I thought it would be interesting to compare my two rides to Les Gets. The first ride was in August 2009 where I rode the 767 miles and in the saddle for 72.6 hours over the 10 days it took.  This time in August 2013 I travelled 774 miles with 76 hours in the saddle but over 13 days.

The biggest differences are:  I’m now 6% older,  4% lighter but  now carrying the tent and additional Danube guides etc in the two panniers making the bike weigh a total of 44 kg , in 2009 it was probably about 25kg .

So although my average moving speed has only dropped from 10.6mph to 10.1mph (5%) the actual ground covered each day has gone from 76.7 miles to 59.5 miles a 22% reduction 🙁

For the rest of the journey from here to Zurich and then down the Danube to The Black Sea I’m very tempted to dump the tent etc and revert back to the saddle bag.  However we will see….

Here are the tables, click to enlarge:

2009 bike ride stats
2009 Ride
2013 ride
2013 ride

Reader Comments

    1. I can see you are a real ladies man Jim noticing such things as the colour of my hat 🙂

  1. Didn’t know it was a Timed bike ride , just thought a trip ! .. of course carrying more will hold you back ,, (well that is my thought anyway) .. I am looking forward to seeing more of your trip ,,

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