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.
Spent a good chunk of the morning grinding on the new version of the clock site. Somehow while making breakfast this morning I found myself in a situation I'm not normally in. There is a tape player here and there are two (2) tapes, the B-52's Cosmic Thing and New Kids on the Block (NKOTB). I put in the NKOTB. I do remember hearing "Cover Girl" on the radio way back when. Now you can turn on the radio and hear the same thing. Hey Bob, the times a-aren't a-changing.
Funny think is that reading the liner notes to the album there are eight (!) engineers on the album. Sharon Knight is the "Hair Stylist for New Kids", remember that next time the question comes up in bar trivia.
Anyway, the clock site...The TPS reports look all pretty now. Robin, Sayaka and I went to the Hammer for lunch, then came back here. Did some stuff outside and then spent the rest of the night grinding away on the clock site.