This is Bex’s attempt to get me to write a blog. The idea came a few weeks ago when she realised that I am forever counting things, making lists and totting things up. So here’s a summary of my list keeping so far:
1402: The distance cycled so far (kilometres).
53: Average daily distance cycled – on cycling days (kilometres).
39: Average daily distance cycled – including rest days (but excluding our holiday with friends).
35: Number of onions consumed.
31: Squashed hedgehogs seen en route.
26: Days of cycling.
24: Days off (including our holiday).
15: Kilograms of weight lost (combined).
14: Lizards, squashed.
7: Kilograms of pasta consumed.
5: Meals eaten out.
4: Litres of fuel used in the stove (ie 1,970 miles per gallon or 700km per litre per bike. Not bad for two old jalopies).
4: Kilograms of rice consumed.
4: Meals cooked in hotel rooms (with the TV turned up loud to drown out the noise of the stove).
4: Days with strong tailwinds.
3: Days with strong headwinds.
3: Punctures (Huw).
2: Injuries (one knee-related, one baguette-related).
1: Deer, freshly squashed.