By the num­bers

The truth be­hind the stats

Cyclist - - United States -

27

Miles (or 43km): the signed length of the Mount Lem­mon climb to Ski Val­ley

45

Kilo­me­tres, the re­al­ity of climb­ing all the way to the sum­mit ob­ser­va­tory

2,658

Calo­ries burnt on the way up

466

Calo­ries burnt on the way down

124

Es­ti­mated net calo­rie deficit given scoff­ing of gi­ant pas­try and cookie

38

Peak tem­per­a­ture in Cel­sius

15,000

Price in US$ be­ing asked for a stolen 200-year-old saguaro cac­tus (the cac­tus rustler try­ing to sell it got six months in prison)

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