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.
Headed out of Noonamah and on down south. Got to Adelaide River and stocked up on some food. I told the guy at the counter I was stocking up for a couple days. After he handed me back my change he said "That's not going to be enough food for two days..." Hmm, whatever...I guess he didn't know about all the food I already had. Went into the store where the bitchy woman was last week, turns out we weren't missing anything. Adelaide River was a nice town but I think the people experiences are going to drag it down in my memory though. A lot of small towns around here are like that, nice towns but the people don't seem that friendly. I know it isn't just me, I've talked to other people and they've had similiar experiences.
Talked to MCQ on the phone...turns out he is going to be in New Zealand about the time I'm going to be there, yay!
I headed down to the WWII cemetery, was probably one of the most kept up cemeteries I've ever seen. Headed down down the "scenic route" to Hayes Creek. It had more hills but no traffic whatsoevery. I rode onto a good part of the night and then "pissed off into the bush" as they say.