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.
Had a pretty uneventful ride into Halls Creek. Passed a bunch of road construction workers who would have made a good clock photo. Oh well (they looked busy).
Got into Halls Creek...everything was pretty much closed since it was Sunday. The newest newspaper we could get was from four days ago.
Hung out at the caravan park and at the bar. Discovered you can just order beer by color. Greens are VB, reds are Emu, and blacks are Bundaberg rum and coke.
Probably going to take tomorrow off and write letters...and wait for Simon to get here so we can all ride together to Broome.