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Old 02-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #2232
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I burned more than $40/day just in gas. If you're talking about an extended trip, calculate $100/day. High mileage days takes a lot of gas. Caught after dark and you're taking a surprise $80/night hotel room. Tires, oil, border crossings, and in SA trips, crossing to Colombia. Food, beer, entertainment. Then there are the surprises, like damage to your bike that needs repair, busted luggage, clothing, gifts, things like that. When you are done and you do the calculations, you'll see that you will have averaged $100/day easily. If you base your trip planning on $50/day, you will most likely find yourself coming home sooner than you expected.
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