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.
still sick today. Stayed around the apartment all day. Went and rented five movies. They tried sticking me with a 7 dollar late charge. I got out of it though, it being my first rental though. What is this "1 day / 3 day" rental crap. I mean, the movie in question "They", sucked royally. (MCQ picked it out, cough cough cough). On the plus side though it did have a cute short-haired blonde girl who rode her bike everywhere.
Also got a shiny brown suitcase from the Salvation Army for five bucks, now I'll even look more travel legit when I travel.
Taught MCQ the othello game. I had to let him win so he wouldn't get discouraged and not want to ever play it again.
Anyway, I got back here and did some stuff. Started the Directors Cut of Cinema Paradiso in the afternoon, it was well into the evening when it finished. Great movie...and a long one too.