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.
Got up and packed stuff up. Got the clock picture that I mentioned last night, came out pretty well as you can see below.
It was pretty easy biking all the way into Perth for the most part. No real sketchy areas of traffic, I was able to take sidestreets the whole way into Northbridge. It must have been large rubbish day or somthing because several houses had stuff dumped out front. Found a lot of computer keyboards so I went though and stole all the keys, at least enough to make out humanclock.com.
Found the Aberdeen hostel that Grubby stayed at. The guy at reception said "yeah there was another biker here awhile back...". It was in face Mr. Grub. Only $13.00 a night too. I was a busy bee, cleaning up, washing clothes, charging batteries, getting stuff ready to mail. Did some internet and checked out some of Perth, nice place.
Ran into Andy from Exmouth again. We made plans to meet up at night at the bar. I wanted to stay out even later and keep shooting the breeze, but after being up for 18 hours and riding part of the day...I was a bit tired.
Going to be staying with this couple Sam and Nadia, friends of my friend Hiram (hi Hiram). Hiram knew them in Alaska.