Traveling distance: 2,055 km (9,372 km total) - Longest distance so far on a month.
Riding time: 113 hours (608 hours in total) - Also longest time spend on the saddle.
Average speed: 15.91 (Average from the beginning of the tour) - Was almost 16 km/h before I began cycling the Balladonia Road.
Four flat tyres and a replaced bottom bracket and rear tire. Flat tires usually never comes at a suitable time. But I must say the first flat tyre Lincoln highway was something almost welcoming because the road was so boring to cycle.
The rear tyre had a big cut and small sharp stones could then puncture the tube. I put a tyre patch on the tyre and fixed the tube. This lasted for about a couple of days then a new puncture on the exact same spot. Repaired it again and could ride for another day before got the next puncture.
Fixed it but then after only 500 m I had a new puncture. All on the same spot where the tyre had the cut so I decided it was about time to replace the tyre. I use Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 2.0'' tyres and I'm very happy with them. I had done over 10,0000 km in total before I had to replace the rear tyre. And I have had a very heavy loaded bike so think it's a very good. The front tyre is still going strong and think it can do a couple of thousand kilometers more before I need to replace it too.
I had the bottom bracket replaced again after only 5,500 km. I think it's too short life span but it was a cheap no name product so quality might not be so good. But on the other hand the original bottom bracket also only lasted for about 5,500 km. This is the only problems I really had with the bicycle on the whole trip. Not sure if the heavy load on the bicycle is the explanation to why they need to be replaced so often?
Rainy days: 1 day.
Warm shower hosts: 4 nights
Invitation: 1 night
Hostels: 2 nights
Paying camp sites: 3 nights
Bush camping/free camping: 18 nights
New species of wildlife spotted a long the way:
Nil. Was not much wild life across the Nullarbor. Didn't see any bigger animal on the South Australian side, not even a kangaroo. But could hear dingoes howl.
On the Western Australian side I could see some kangaroos and emus. I hoped to see camels too but I guess they are roaming more inland.