I noticed in Manitoba there was a tendency to use really cute girls waving construction sites.....college girls working for the summer..?Much to Bill and Graeme's disappointment, this bit of construction was regulated by a stoplight, and not a flag girl...
Brian tolds us that they even have signs that say STOP and SLOW, can not say that I noticedI noticed in Manitoba there was a tendency to use really cute girls waving construction sites.....college girls working for the summer..?
.....and my pictures are where?
Great pix, keep em coming.
Well, the title of the thread would be a good guess. Seriously, though, I think for me it was more. I don't remember the exact amount, though. I do recall budgeting about $100/day for meals, lodging, and miscellaneous expenses. For fuel I estimated the miles we would ride, the average mileage for my bike, and calculated how much fuel I would use, then added about 25% for a fudge factor and calculated the cost based on current fuel prices in Canada. Then there was equipment purchases and whatnot, some of which I bought for the trip but will continue using in the future. If you want a complete packing list, you can download an excel file that Graeme put together on the resources page of the web site link in my sig.Question for you guys that made this trip? Do you have an idea what the trip cost? You got me thinkin about trying this, the more I think about this more I realize the amount of planning that has to take place for this size of trip.
I kept one, however it is used mainly for thoughts and such while on the trip. Cost is kind of a moot point, it's going to cost what it's going to cost, so I didn't really bother too much with it.Did any of you keep a daily cost journal? Something I always do/did to keep track for future use and comparison.
I can see it now...
DFW_Warrior said:Day 5...
Al is the dreamiest! Graeme and Sparky are SO jealous that Al likes me best!
This is the best day ever!
I take it back. Shared a tent with Al. He should NOT be allowed to eat any more chili on this trip. My eyes are burning. I think there may be permanent damage.
I have enjoyed this report and am truly envious of y'alls journey. One day I too will make that trek.Personally, I had a lot of time on the bike to think about my life and my priorities. I know that I returned a changed person. It is only now, six months later, that the impact of this journey on my life is coming into focus. I won't go into those details here, suffice it to say that my life is profoundly different.
You're most welcome. The life impact is very positive. I'm probably happier and more content now than I have ever been in my life. Thanks for the comments!I have enjoyed this report and am truly envious of y'alls journey. One day I too will make that trek.
As for the life impact, I only hope that it is for the positive.
Thanks for taking us along.