• Total km: 10040km (last update 31.08.2016)
  • Total altitude gain on bike: 97000+hm
  • Longest ride: 183km (Day 52, Gemerek -> Zara, Turkey)
  • Highest point:
    • By foot: Damavan (Iran), 5671m
    • By bike: Ak-Baital pass (Tajikistan), 4655mm
    • Camp/bivouac: below Ak-Baital pass (Tajikistan), ~4450m
  • Altitude gain in one day: 2342m (in Armenia, around day 85)
  • Punctures: 15 (this is not going well so far; partly caused by mechanical failures)
  • Mechanical failures / break downs: 8
    • 1: Back tyre after cycling through a glass bottle. Bought new one in Istanbul.
    • 2: Broken rim, rear wheel. Bought new rim in Konya, Turkey.
    • 3: Broken spoke, rear wheel. Fixed in the turkish back country.
    • 4: Bag holders of the left rear Ortlieb pannier broke, used tape to fix it
    • 5: Bottle holder broke, this let to lossing a plastic bottle. Replaced bottle holder.
    • 6: Screw of the back rack broke. Drilled a new whole in the frame to fix rack (I also lost several screws but could replace them easily)
    • 7: Back tyre: Worn out after only 5000km (from Istanbul to Dushanbe), replaced the expensive Schwalbe tyre by a cheap Chinese Kenda knock-off
    • 8: Front tyre: Cut in the side wall, fixed with stitches (it's holding for 10+ days now)
  • Nights slept outside: 61/140
  • Coldest temperature: about -10, I'm not exactly sure it was too cold to check :p
  • Hottest temperature: about 50, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
  • Top Speed: 78.9kmh (Day 51)
  • Countries (16!):
    • Germany 
    • Czech Republic 
    • Slovakia 
    • Ukraine 
    • Romania 
    • Serbia
    • Bulgaria 
    • Greece
    • Turkey 
    • Georgia
    • Armenia
    • Iran
    • Kazakhstan
    • Uzbekistan
    • Tajikistan
    • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lost items:
    • Tripod 
    • Green training jacket
    • Towel
    • Bike lock
    • Rubber strap for luggage fixation
    • plastic spork #2
  • Broken items
    • blue tooth speaker (thrown away)
    • tent pole (needs to be fixed)
    • phone (currently being fixed)
    • plastic spork #1