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Deceptive distances in the desert

January 2nd, 2012

In the desert distances can be very deceptive, as Ken explains. Often a bit dull, the odd train lends a little excitement..

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Measuring the miles

January 30th, 2011

16,028 kilometres – 9959 miles

Distance cycled. So far. My own, reasoned, estimate had been about 10,000 miles. But now I’d got a much more accurate figure from all the GPS fixes I’d collected over the past five hundred or so days.

You’d think there’d be some nifty software to calculate the distances between fixes. But no. Not that I’ve been able to find. Rather, you must devise your own. Or ask your webmaster to help.

Enough statistics. Early morning here in Cairns. Might have to go and do a couple of loops of Cairns. Bag another 41 miles. Hit the magic 10,000.

[With especial thanks to James the webmaster for devising the software to calculate the distance ridden]

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