It was September 2015 and, while I was still in my early twenties, I traveled thousands of miles across the United States on a motorcycle. Factoring in all my route detours—through deserts, down cobblestone roads, up mountains, down cliffs, across corn fields, etc.—I’d put the trip at just under 4000 miles. In the spirit of Forbes, I wanted to dissect my numbers so—should you to take a motorcycle ride across America—you know what to expect in terms of cash outlay.
Based on my expense analysis, the trip cost me a $1.17 a mile.
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