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.
Yup, rode 4.3km today!
Woke up pretty late, about 10:30am...all this lack of sleep is finally catching up to me. Got the bike packed and loaded and everything squared away with the house. Went over to Nicks to get my stuff off his computer and help him with the webserver. Ended up not leaving till 6pm. Thought about biking to Fremantle and staying there. Went around in circles a bit trying to decide what to do since I was really antsy to get on the bike. I figured Sam, Nadia, and Aurora would be home soon and it would be good to see them again before I left. They came home about an hour later. Nadia smiled at me and I told her I was moving in. We talked for awhile then went to bed. I answered a ton of email that had been piling up...so that was good. At least the bike is all loaded up for leaving in the morning.
There s probably a bunch of stuff I'm forgetting on the past two weeks entries since I wasn't good about keeping notes everyday. (So if I forgot anything Sam, Nadia, Aurora, Dave, etc. , write me and inform me of something I forgot)