Fuzzy Math Without the Election

Now that Steve is 33 days into his trip, I’m sure that many of you are wondering how far he actually has ridden. Well, thanks to manual non-GPS latitude/longitude data and a little “rithmatic”, it’s pretty easy interesting to find out. Sparing you the boring math, unless you ask nicely, here are the numbers:

At the end of the day, Steve will be 244.877 miles south and 1012.820 miles east of where he started. If you took off in a plane from the beach in Bandon, Oregon and flew directly to my Grandparents’ house in Centennial, it would be 1042.002 miles. (give or take several miles, of course). This means that although Steve has seen some wonderful sights, he’ll have done about 900 miles of extra work so far.

So that’s all fine and dandy, but how far away from the end is he?

Well, if he sticks to the plan and ends in Virginia Beach, he needs to go 189.159 miles south and 1574.017 miles east. The oh so familiar “crow route” would be somewhere around 1585.342 miles.

See, at first you might have disagreed– “there’s not really many of us that want to know this“– but now that you know, wasn’t it fun? 🙂

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