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$ Spent: (includes every penny spent on anything, car repair, lodging, food, discs, bills, etc) since April 26th- 12,970.56$

$/Day:- 84$

PHOTOS

Taken:- 25,872 @ 33.1 GB

Per course: - 50

COURSES

Total in life:- 884

New in 2008- 509

Per day:- 3.3

per day with days off not counted: - 3.5

154 days, with 8 off from playing

DISCS

Bought: 25

Given to: 25 (thanks to all who have helped in any way so far!)

Lost: 30+

Found: 40+

Broken: 1

CAR

Miles driven: 29,000

Miles/day: 188

Avg MPG: 28

Gallons of gas used: 1,035

Oil Changes: 9

Brakes replaced: 4

Tires needed: 4

Flat tires: 2

Accidents: 0

Tickets/fines: 0


Big thanks to anyone who helped me out in any way, be it a place to crash, food, guidance on the course, information about a course, discs, shirts/hats/stickers. It would hardly be possible without you.


So far 2 people who helped me out big time won a disc in the random number generated jumbo toss- Karma.


Not even CLOSE to done yet, just letting my body heal for awhile.

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Comment by Yesterdog on October 2, 2008 at 10:25pm
great,im not questioning his love for the sport.savings,inhertience,old money,filthy rich,whatever.was just asking how he made it happen.id have to hit the lotto to pull this off.id ride shotgun for him if i had the loot.
Comment by Ruth on October 2, 2008 at 8:19pm
If you honestly want to do this, it's probably too late unless you've already started planning. You're likely already so indebted to people or jobs or responsibilities that you can never take off for six or more moths. Aside from being a cheap SOB, Ben's financial planning can be summed up as DEDICATION and SACRIFICE. He did not complete more than one semester of college so he has no student loans. He did not buy a house or even rent an apartment - he paid the "family rate" to live on the BRATS compound. He did not drink or do drugs. He did not waste money on fancy clothes, meals, gym memberships, etc. He did not have an expensive social life. He did not allocate funds toward health insurance, life insurance, 401(k), etc. He did not get married or have babies. He worked his freaking tail off delivering pizzas in the most efficient, GPS-enabled manner possible. He made sure he had no responsibilities to anything or anyone except himself and the sport of disc golf. He made sure he could take off for half a year without his absence being a detriment to anything. If anyone's life actually, truly revolves around disc golf, it's Ben's life. And it will probably continue on in that fashion should he be able to sustain the pattern. I don't understand it. I went to college, got married, bought a house, moved to NYC, work 24/7 for an internet start up, etc.My life is very GO GO GO. But I don't have to understand Ben's love for disc golf in order to appreciate the rare commitment and passion he has for the sport.
Comment by Jamie 'gr8rocshot' Ruane on October 1, 2008 at 11:55am
So, Ben, I need you to explain in detail how a man goes about being able to afford your great endeavors. Mainly so I can start my own...


I'll take a stab at answering that... Commitment, Dedication & Discipline
Comment by CBass on October 1, 2008 at 12:33am
So, Ben, I need you to explain in detail how a man goes about being able to afford your great endeavors. Mainly so I can start my own...
Comment by beatz on September 30, 2008 at 7:37pm
Ben worked for a few years and saved every penny he made, minus tournament fees and paying for discs and stuff like that. Basically he lived a few years with no bills and saved whatever he could. He worked as a pizza delivery guy before he started this trip.

So in other words he hunds the whole tour himself, but people have helped along the way with rooms or food or discs, or camping space.
Comment by Chris Wojciechowski on September 30, 2008 at 2:15am
So, after all of this... you said Norwalk was up in/near your top 10 near the start of the trip, how's the best course in NW Ohio holding up?
Comment by Yesterdog on September 30, 2008 at 2:00am
hi
Comment by Yesterdog on September 30, 2008 at 1:27am
how did you finance this whole thing?thats alot of money.
Comment by Yesterdog on September 30, 2008 at 12:22am
how did you finance this whole thing?im all about your journey,but there is no way i could afford it.did you have sponsers?

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