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Started by CTG, January 18, 2009, 11:55:46 PM

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CTG

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Quote from: dreadnaut on December 16, 2020, 10:13:50 PM
Quote from: CTG on December 16, 2020, 08:35:10 PM
Luckily, this bike is a work horse. It's quite slow (internal hub with 3 gears), heavy (steel), but needs only minor maintenance.

It does sound sturdy! I kept having to replace the v-brake pads, but I suppose city cycling at rush our it more start-and-stop. Anyway, they've lasted far longer this year, since I've been working from home :P

Yeah, it's a cheap (~250 EUR), but durable basic city bike from a classic Hungarian manufacturer (Csepel). Less useless extra parts, less trobule. :D

However, it has limited abilities. Shimano Nexus 3 hub provides quite a narrow gear ratio range (186%). It's not enough if you want to climb a mountain, and you cannot reach a really high top speed (my record is a poor 51.7 km/h). By having rigid steel fork and 1.5" wide tyres, it's better not to leave asphalt/tarmac road with this bike. But still, I like to ride it.

About home office and biking: it has an opposite effect on my biking habits. Without COVID-19, my yearly performance would be somewhere around 3000 km, because of having less time to make trips in the morning/evening.

2021 will be different, even if the virus won't be stopped. I don't want to brake my limits again, or at least not by hunting monthly/yearly records like a maniac (e.g. 825 km in August was simply too much for my body). This year it became an addiction (numbers, numbers, NUMBERS...), and I have to admit, the last 500 km was almost pure pain.

Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister

Here (attached) you can see mine. Blue dotted line: 14 day moving average.

Total days on bike: 89
Average distance on bike days: 28.01 km
Average distance per day (calculated with 0 km for 16-31th December): 6.81 km

1 or 2 days on bike still possible, though not sure.

379 km hiking, 4900 m swimming and 17 table tennis matches in addition. These are less than 2015-2019 average. I didn't go running or playing football this year.
Chürműű! :-)

1854.55 km

dreadnaut

That's a neat chart Akoss! I wonder if the "average temperature" line would follow very closely ;D

Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister

Quote from: dreadnaut on December 17, 2020, 07:12:27 PM
That's a neat chart Akoss! I wonder if the "average temperature" line would follow very closely ;D

Thanks! Yes, temperature is also an influencing factor, along with day length of course. Here (48o15'N, 20o38'E, in a valley between hills and mountains, in an industrial zone) winters can be cold, foggy, snowy/freezing and dark, which makes days unsuitable for cycling (for example today I arrived at home from work at 5:20 p.m., sunset around 3:40 p.m., weather at arrival: 3 degrees, drizzle and fog). On the other hand, summers can be quite hot here (sometimes accompanied by thunderstorms and consequently way too humid conditions), which might also affect summer performance (along with my summer holiday habits: we prefer to go in June where the weather is less warm but the daylight times are longer). Even without the lack of bike this year there would have been a summer secondary minimum in the figure. Best period for cycling: April-May and August-September, here at least.
Chürműű! :-)

1854.55 km

Usrin

#289
It seems that international travel is becoming easier, and I will probably go to some new countries in 2022. It's time to prepare a list of the countries I've already visited!

Countries where I spent at least a night (sleeping on a bus/train does not count), with the number of nights:
Hungary: ~11000
Norway: ~3500
Germany: ~35
Slovakia: 22 (+countless day trips, so I have certainly spent more time in SVK than in FRA or ROM)
France: 24
Romania: 23
Greece: 13
Sweden: 13
Italy: 11
Poland: 11
United Kingdom: 11 (of which England: 8, Scotland: 3)
Denmark: ~10
Czech Republic: ~10
Austria: 9
Israel: 8
Oman: 8
Slovenia: 8
Albania: 7
Netherlands: 7
Spain: 7
Portugal: 6
Argentina: 5
Belgium: 3

Country I visited for a day trip:
Croatia

Countries I 'visited' only for transit:
Latvia (transfer between flights, not leaving the airport)
Saudi Arabia (stopover on a flight, I did not leave the aircraft)

Countries I have only flown over:
Bahrain
Belarus
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Iran
Lithuania
Morocco
Qatar
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay

And maybe worth mentioning the countries I have seen from outside, standing close to their border:
Egypt (~30 m)
Jordan (~1 km)
Monaco (~1 km)
Ukraine (~1 km, but it is also in the 'flown over' list)
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dreadnaut

Quote from: Usrin on February 06, 2022, 07:01:42 PM
Countries where I spent at least a night (sleeping on a bus/train does not count), with the number of nights:

Ooooh, I like this stat! I wish I had tracked something like that myself, with moving to different countries :(  — I could probably try and do it now, but they would be very rough numbers.

Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister

#291
Quote from: Usrin on February 06, 2022, 07:01:42 PM
It seems that international travel is becoming easier, and I will probably go to some new countries in 2022. It's time to prepare a list of the countries I've already visited!

Countries where I spent at least a night (sleeping on a bus/train does not count), with the number of nights:
Hungary: ~11000
Norway: ~3500
Germany: ~35
Slovakia: 22 (+countless day trips, so I have certainly spent more time in SVK than in FRA or ROM)
France: 24
Romania: 23
Greece: 13
Sweden: 13
Italy: 11
Poland: 11
United Kingdom: 11 (of which England: 8, Scotland: 3)
Denmark: ~10
Czech Republic: ~10
Austria: 9
Israel: 8
Oman: 8
Slovenia: 8
Albania: 7
Netherlands: 7
Spain: 7
Portugal: 6
Argentina: 5
Belgium: 3

Country I visited for a day trip:
Croatia

Countries I 'visited' only for transit:
Latvia (transfer between flights, not leaving the airport)
Saudi Arabia (stopover on a flight, I did not leave the aircraft)

Countries I have only flown over:
Bahrain
Belarus
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Iran
Lithuania
Morocco
Qatar
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay

And maybe worth mentioning the countries I have seen from outside, standing close to their border:
Egypt (~30 m)
Jordan (~1 km)
Monaco (~1 km)
Ukraine (~1 km, but it is also in the 'flown over' list)

I have stats a bit different than these, but I'll also list them.

I have a rank which resembles a medal table. A night spent in a country counts as a 'gold medal' (sleeping on a bus/train or in the car doesn't count), a daily trip (which means an intentional visit in that country, even it is not more than 1-2 hours, but no nights spent there) counts as a 'silver medal' and a transit counts as a bronze medal (return transit doesn't count as a new 'medal'). Countries which I've flown over don't count, but I'm also noting them. I don't have the cathegory 'seen from outsite'.

So let me present my table, even if it is not as glorious as Usrin's one.

1 United Kingdom   16   0   0
2 Romania   14   1   0
3 Bulgaria   14   0   0
4 Slovakia   13   89   12
5 USA   13   0   0
6 Italy   12   0   0
7 Croatia   8   4   1
8 Slovenia   7   1   1
9-11 Greece   7   0   0
9-11 Montenegro   7   0   0
9-11 Portugal   7   0   0
12-14 Czech Republic   6   0   0
12-14 Spain (including Canary Islands)   6   0   0
12-14 Norway   6   0   0
15 Poland   5   8   0
16 Turkey   5   0   0
17 Denmark   4   0   0
18-19 Cyprus   3   0   0
18-19 Sweden   3   0   0
20 Austria   2   2   2
21 Germany   0   2   2
22-25 Albania   0   1   0
22-25 Belgium   0   1   0
22-25 Bosnia-Herzegovina   0   1   0
22-25 Switzerland   0   1   0
26 Serbia   0   0   3
27-28 France   0   0   2
27-28 Netherlands   0   0   2
29 North Macedonia   0   0   1

Countries which I've flown over:

30-33 Canada
30-33 Iceland
30-33 Ireland
30-33 Morocco

Greenland can also be mentioned, though it is not a sovereign country.

And let me add a map of Europe where I illustrate these, see attached.

Legend:
red - regular visit ('gold/silver medal')
yellow - transit ('bronze medal')
light blue - only flown over
white - untouched

Sputnik V with a third, booster dose of Western vaccine will make me available to visit a lot of countries, so I will try to collect more 'medals' this year. However, no new country is planned at the moment. Moreover, I only plan the third shot of vaccine around April/May since I had a coronavirus infection in late October-early November 2021. I do not have a certificate of recovery since I did not have a positive PCR test, only a positive rapid test, which is not eligible for that.
Chürműű! :-)

1854.55 km

Usrin

Quote from: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on February 06, 2022, 08:10:29 PM
I have a rank which resembles a medal table. A night spent in a country counts as a 'gold medal' (sleeping on a bus/train or in the car doesn't count), a daily trip (which means an intentional visit in that country, even it is not more than 1-2 hours, but no nights spent there) counts as a 'silver medal' and a transit counts as a bronze medal (return transit doesn't count as a new 'medal'). Countries which I've flown over don't count, but I'm also noting them. I don't have the cathegory 'seen from outsite'.

So let me present my table, even if it is not as glorious as Usrin's one.

Perhaps less glorious based on the number of 'medals', but you have visited significantly more countries. With that system, my table could include 25 countries if airport transits qualify for the 'bronze'. However, I think it should be given only for road/rail transit, where you see a bit more of the land... So I would stop at 23 (including NOR, because I visited it before moving here).

The plans of my boss for business trips in 2022 include Saudi Arabia (probability: 90%) and the USA (70%). Not really the countries I wanted to add to my list... Although in the USA we would go to San Francisco, where I could beat not only my personal but also Akoss Poo's west longitude record. :) And there is also some chance (25%) for a private trip to Iceland.

Anyway, my main goal nowadays is not to visit as many countries as possible, but rather to spend more time in places I like. The few parts of the world I am still really curious about are in NE Europe (Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and in South America (want to see more from Argentina, as well as Chile and Uruguay). And I would not refuse a trip to Namibia, but that's rather because its perfect conditions for astronomical observations.
Colour of living being is determined by the gene.

BonzaiJoe

Quote from: Usrin on February 06, 2022, 09:23:52 PM
And I would not refuse a trip to Namibia, but that's rather because its perfect conditions for astronomical observations.

If you go to Namibia, be sure to contact JTK and KHR first. They grew up there (as you may already know).
But we can't be quite sure.


Usrin

Quote from: BonzaiJoe on February 06, 2022, 10:55:20 PM
Quote from: Usrin on February 06, 2022, 09:23:52 PM
And I would not refuse a trip to Namibia, but that's rather because its perfect conditions for astronomical observations.

If you go to Namibia, be sure to contact JTK and KHR first. They grew up there (as you may already know).

THAT I did not know, or have completely forgotten! :o
Colour of living being is determined by the gene.

Daniel3D

You guys travel quite a lot.
I don't travel often, most holidays i spent in my own country or a close neighbor. But i have done a few long distance trips.
In 1988 from the Netherlands to USA (Huston, TX and stayed somewhere in Louisiana).
in 1996 form the Netherlands to Colombia (first Bogota then a little town called Yopal and a trip to Cartagena.)
Last long trip was in 2008 from the Netherlands to China. (don't want to specify, never going back)
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Usrin

Quote from: Usrin on August 02, 2019, 01:18:47 PM
Quote from: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on August 02, 2019, 12:48:04 PM
Present state of my coin collection:

I'm keeping three coins (Argentinian 1 peso, Omani 50 baisa and 25 baisa) for your collection.

Still keeping them, now together with 1 Saudi riyal and 2x25 halalas (old and new version).
Colour of living being is determined by the gene.

JTK

Quote from: Usrin on February 07, 2022, 02:14:48 PM
Quote from: BonzaiJoe on February 06, 2022, 10:55:20 PM
Quote from: Usrin on February 06, 2022, 09:23:52 PM
And I would not refuse a trip to Namibia, but that's rather because its perfect conditions for astronomical observations.

If you go to Namibia, be sure to contact JTK and KHR first. They grew up there (as you may already know).

THAT I did not know, or have completely forgotten! :o

Usrin, how could that happen?  ;D KHR and me will be travelling to NAM this summer again. Finally after 5 years (stallin Corona!).
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Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister

Quote from: Usrin on April 01, 2022, 10:12:41 AM
Quote from: Usrin on August 02, 2019, 01:18:47 PM
Quote from: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on August 02, 2019, 12:48:04 PM
Present state of my coin collection:

I'm keeping three coins (Argentinian 1 peso, Omani 50 baisa and 25 baisa) for your collection.

Still keeping them, now together with 1 Saudi riyal and 2x25 halalas (old and new version).

Oh, thanks. Now would be time to meet once when there is no fear of COVID. It is a better coin collection when the coins are at hand instead of lying in a Norwegian wallet/drawer etc.

Interesting facts:
- I closed the "Live beside Stunts" section by mistake, I could not see the new posts in this section in the past weeks.
- I also wasn't aware of JTK and KHR having grown up in Namibia.
- I almost met Usrin in October last year, I missed the Omani and Argentinian coins just because of fear of COVID (emergence of suspicious symptoms).

I travelled less in the past 2-3 years.

Reasons:
- COVID (fear of the disease, non-suitable Sputnik vaccine, lack of an EU certificate of recovering from COVID because there was no PCR test conducted, only a rapid test)
- mechanical state of our previous car
- my old boss died, no more trips to USA (the visited company has also gone bankrupt since then, reason: COVID) and to Transylvania since then (now we rather write articles instead of attending conferences)
- my currect boss did not let me go on a holiday last year (I could take most of my holidays only in December)

Most of these problems are solved. I still don't take the booster vaccine, but there are no travel restrictions in many target areas: Slovakia, Slovenia, Transylvania. We bought a newer car last autumn. My boss admitted that it was a mistake that he did not let me go on holiday.

But in the meantime:
- I got older
- a war has broken out in a neighbouring country
- we want to buy a house, even the first steps take a lot of time.
Chürműű! :-)

1854.55 km

alanrotoi

Quote from: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on April 06, 2022, 04:10:08 PMthere are no travel restrictions in many target areas: Slovakia, Slovenia, Transylvania, Argentina.

Nice! You'll be welcome!

BTW if you give me an address I could send you a set of coins from here :)