Between February 2002 and March 2003 I circumnavigated 12,504 miles around the Australian continent on my bicycle, or push bike as they say there. After that I went to New Zealand for three months and met up with a friend and ended up pushing the total mileage to 14,115.7 miles (22717.02 km). I spent 269 days on my bike, 272 days not on my bike, and getting 67 flat tires over those 17 months.
I started and ended my 13 month lap around Australia at Luna Park in St. Kilda/Melbourne.. The distance around Australia (including Tasmania) ended up being about 20,281km (12,600 miles).
One fun thing I did during my trip was to visit six "confluences", which is where a whole-numbered latitude/longitude mark intersects for The Degree Confluence Project.
Was going to do a half day today since I er, woke up hungover. I ended up deciding to just stay and get the travel site online instead. I moved out of the teepee and into a tent site. The whole back of the hostel is a tent city with it's own kitchen and stuff. It almost feels like shakedown street at a Dead show again, except nobody is walking around asking for spare change.
Went into town and uploaded the last of the travel site. Ended up doing a bunch of email and stuff. When I went to pay he couldn't find me on the list...because I had been there for seven hours with the last three hours in desparate need to tinkle. The guy at the net place found out what I was doing with the clock site and wanted to be in a clock photo.
Back at the Arts Factory hostel now and the girl next to me is trying to play Cat Stevens on her guitar. I miss my guitar, even though I can't really play anything. The rest of the hostel is watching TV, kinda boring. Much like what would happen if I kept writing now, so I'm gonna go to bed.