Last Wednesday, that one almost scared me...
Yet today I've been looking at other figures: this is exactly the 7th days that my ride towards San Francisco has started and I took this Sunday off (biking) to reconcile some facts (and to rest).
I have ridden more than 700 km (440 mi) in a week; yet when I compare it to the distance I should have ridden according to Google Maps (544 km / 340 mi / option: 'walking'), it looks like I have ridden roughly 150 km (90 mi) that are not "west efficient". Hum, scary figures?
In other words, I estimated to 5,100 km my trip from NYC to San Francisco. If I apply this first experience, it would rather take me 6,700 km. Hum, hum...?
Let's think of that while I do my laundry.
Of course, I got lost a few times. And there's the distance to go and get back from the place where I camp (15 km today, one way!).
Yet a closer analysis day by day outlines that the back roads prove to be inefficient in my progression towards the west.
Hum... I guess you're right Jim:
"There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees"
(from 'The Trees', The Rush)
* BicyclePA: roads nice to ride and indicated along the way. I took road V but I can't manage to get hold of this PDF map (their ftp thing seems weird...)