#BMXForNepal : Completed!
Thank you so much to everyone for their encouragement, messages of support and donations! In total we were able to raise (updated 6Nov2015): R7700 ($840 NZD) towards the Himalayan's Trust's Earthquake relief efforts. A bit short of my slightly ambitious goal but every bit counts! So thank you very very much!
***SEE UPDATE BELOW
***First Full Country Crossing on a BMX - Bhutan Crossed from East to West.
***Farthest Distance cycled on a BMX - 1674 km (Previous known record on a BMX is 1500km)
***Most elevation climbed on a BMX - 22 368m
*I recorded each day's riding with my Suunto Ambit 2 Watch. All data can be found here. (View the month of October 2015)
***These are unofficial records. I've searched my heart out to find people who have done long distance BMX rides and only found one.However, if you know of someone who has cycled further and climbed more altitude than me on a BMX, please send them my way so I can buy them a beer :)
***UPDATE - I found a guy cycling a BMX...around the world!! What a legend - check out his blog here - http://rideabmxaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/?m=0
I will add, my BMX was completed unmodified. I used it as is, out of the box. I didn't change the legnth of the seat post or the gear ratio. The bike also only came with a rear break, so I used my foot on the front wheel during steep downhills. Full specs of my bike can be found here .
- Days to complete - 23
- Total Distance - 1674 km (Previous known record on a BMX is 1500km)
- Total Elevation Gain - 22 368m (Everest twice, plus 80% of Kilimanjaro )
- HRS of cycling - 152:30
- Maximum Speed - 52.9km/h
- Highest Alt Reached - 3819m
- Lowest Alt Reached - 73m
- Most Km in a Day - 105km
- Most Climbing in one day - 2049m
- Flat tyres - 1 (due to a nail in the road)
- Cups of Tea - 115 (each)
- Bowls of Rice - A lot!
- 25hrs of Video Footage Filmed
- 6000 Photos Captured
- Gear I Lost - 2 Canon Batteries, 1 Buff, 1 Pair of Oakley Sunglasses
I'm still reflecting on the trip and should be posting something about my experience of it in the next few days.