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.
Went by Stumptown Coffee, been wanting to go there for a year and a half. Ran into this girl named Penny that I know...then met the guy living in my old room at the Sherman street house. Went to the Amazing office and did some email, then met up with Sunny. We drove up to Sandy and got a bunch of food/beer for the wedding dinner tonight. We got to the meeting spot in the mountains. CL drove by and stopped to talk to Sunny. At first she though I was Peter but then got out and ran over to give me a hug.
The dinner was a nice time and a lot of fun. I got to meet all the bride and goom's relatives. Later that night we drove up to the lodge where the wedding was to be. Peter and I stopped at a store to get beer. As I was walking to the store I ran into a familiar face, Keith that I knew from PSU. He said just the other day he was wondering when I'd be getting back.
Ended up playing foosball till the early AM, then went out on the deck where everyone else was sleeping.