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.
Spent the day running errands. Nothing really exciting here unless you want to read a quick rant about net cafes.
Getting really sick of people who run these net cafes with no clues as to how they work. I asked the guy if I could plug my laptop into the network and he looked at me with a strange look. He said I could plug in up by desk...but I didn't have a cable. Sooo, I biked back into town to the computer store. The guy there didn't have anything I could plug into but let me borrow a cable to take back to the net place. I got back there and the guy said it was the wrong kind of cable...he meant a telephone cable, meaning all this time I could "plug in" via a dialup. ARRRGH! No updates for my computer I guess...the "tech revolution" is still about 10 years off kiddies. Funny how none of these places will let me plug into their network, yet they leave their computers wide open so someone could delete files off of them.
Got a bunch of groceries for the trip out west. Jeff and this girl Alison and I all went to get pizza...was quite yummy. Tomorrow I head out of Katherine, early I hope but I doubt it will turn out that way.