# Riding 160 days around the world

After they meet the Many Mothers, Furiosa claims they have bikes that could run for 160 days. Somehow, I don't see how bikes could carry so much, but lets assume they could have some trailer on them with supplies or a sidecar or something.

160 days * 8 hours driving * 100 km/h = 128,000km. The circumference of the Earth is about 40,075 KM. So they could go around the world almost 3 times. But Max is sure there is only desert wasteland forever. Surely there can be places on Earth without those savages, some place healthier, maybe green, maybe with clean water. With so much driving range, they could explore anywhere they wanted.

What is the idea of this plot point? Was 160 days a gross overestimation by Furiosa? Is 100km/h over 8h/day too much for them in the desert? Even at only 50km/h, they could go around the world in 160 days.

Are there any explanations on this?

Edit: Despite Dr R Dizzle's great perspective, where 'days' measure distance by walking speed (or something else), Furiosa mentions that the Green Place is "1 long night's journey" away. They ride all night (with some malfunctions) and cross it during the night without noticing. In other words, a day or night's travel really does mean car/motorbike speed for some hours.

• You're making a lot of assumptions of drivng speed and time. I don't have the details of the exact quote to hand but perhaps you're taking this out of context. Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 13:24
• Possible, of course. Max's quote is this: "Max: Look. It will be a hard day. But I guarantee you that 160 days that way, there is nothing but salt. At least that way we might, together, come across some sort of redemption." Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 13:26
• @BlueMoon93 The film (and the game tie-in) heavily hints that "the salt" they are driving across is a dried up ocean. Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 13:38
• @BlueMoon93 If the oceans have dried out, it's very unlikely that there is anywhere better. If anything, it reinforces the idea that Immortan Joe's tight grip on the water supply is even more valuable than we already thought. Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 13:46
• I get your point. If not even the oceans held up, then nothing else will, right? Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 13:49