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.
I packed things up (a bit hungover) and got ready to go. The wind was blowing kind of hard, so it didn't look like it was going to be a fun ride. Yulva was making coffee and I talked with her awhile. She said that they were going to rent a TV/VCR and have a movie party. That sounded like too much fun, so I decided to stick around another day. Spent most of the day answering travelsite/clocksite emails that had been piled up since July!
We rented Good Morning Vietnam, Go, and The Wonder Boys. Made popcorn and all sat around our little theater under the stars. I fell asleep halfway though the Wonder Boys, this is twice now that this has happened with this movie.
Tomorrow I bike onward...