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.
Was up early and moving this morning. Had a pretty uneventful ride into Northampton. Northampton is an older town with a historical feel to it, something I haven't seen in a long time.
Packed up a bunch of stuff to send home. Got my email and realized the lunky.com site is down, doh! I like this town, it is old, small, and quiet. The woman at the tourist place where the email was told me that the old convent was a good place to stay, only $12 a night. Turns out it was a good deal, old, nice, and quiet. Spent most of tonight clacking away on the computer trying to get the next update written, drinking a bottle of cheap red wine on the Verandah.