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.
Today we biked up to Pine Creek. Pretty uneventful ride for the most part, did see a whirly whirl tornado thingy. Kinda cool when it would go over burnt ground and whip up a bunch of black dirt.
Computer is acting screwy so I mailed it off today. (ok, I'm obviously writing this in the present tense when it should be in the past tense, for now let's just pretend that I have 4,000 mile long arms and can type on the computer at the repair center in Sydney)
Didn't leave town until late afternoon, so we rolled into Pine Creek at dark. Everyplace was full, but ended up at a caravan park behind a bar...playing all the hits of the 80's and 90's and today!