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.
Sleep, I sleep.
MCQ got up around 10am and ate breakfast, I slept. MCQ went to the doctor and came back, I still slept. MCQ ate lunch, I still slept. Five naked girls came into the room and attacked MCQ, I still slept. I awoke around 2pm figured I'd caught up on most of my sleep.
We cruised into town. Bought a bunch of stuff at the outdoor store, hey, it was all 50% off. Downtown Christchurch was pretty cool. In the town square there is a huge chessboard with near lifesized pieces. A little girl kept running around the board while these older guys played. The one guy castled and had to lug two pieces around in one turn...but the pieces didn't look that heavy. Went and did email...Brazil is hot for clock photo submissions now, some really creative ones too.
Farted around for awhile in the Botanical garden taking crazy photos and then headed back to the caravan park, or holiday park as they call them here. I'd bought a comb and when I brushed my hair it got all foofy cause I'd just washed it. MCQ said that he didn't brush his hair for the same reason, but he went ahead and brushed it to make his point. So here he has this big red frizzy fro and he walks out to the kitchen to get something. When he came back he said how he noticed people kept staring at him and smiling...then he remembered his hair. MCQ is saying "mm, boobies" right now in his sleep. Poor guy.