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.
Did a bunch of actual paying work today. Head was terribly fried so I went out to the pier. As I was going out there was a kid around 8 years old, all tangled up in fish line. It was pretty funny in that he was cussing up a storm.
Got back to the hostel, it was a little quiet. Keep thinking I should hae maybe stayed at the other hostel, this one is a little too quiet. I did have a very long and detailed conversation with a guy about bricklaying. He was impressed that I knew what "mud" was and why they payed left handed brickies more money in some cases. If it wasn't for him the social scene at the hostel would have been pretty dead.
Rest of the evening was answering email, then off to bed.