topics: Emperor Gordian I, Roman Amphitheater; jump to dispatch
|At 6:00 PM|
October 30, 1997
|Sunrise (local): 6:36 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 5:26 p.m.
|Traveled Since Yesterday|
40 mi / 64 km
849 mi / 1367 km
|Lat: 35° 17' 35" N|
Lon: 10° 42' 33" E
Elev: 328 ft / 100 m
- Where We Are: El Jem (also spelled El Djem)
- Where We're Staying: Hotel Julius
- Places We Visited: Roman Amphitheater
- Featured Site: Roman Amphitheater
- Person of the Day: Emperor Gordian I
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: tuna
- Breakfast: bread and cookies
- Lunch: tuna fish pizza and cheese pizza
- Dinner: roast chicken with french fries and a salad
- Olive Count: 876
- Word of the Day: Toosbehoo el care means "good night" in Arabic.
- Tech Fact of the Day: When two or more experienced cyclists ride together, they often try to take advantage of "drafting." Drafting is the act of one cyclist riding closely behind another cyclist, taking advantage of the absence of wind created in the pocket behind the rider in front who is pushing through it. Think about the wake of a boat that curves away behind it. Now imagine the wind making a similar pattern behind a biker. Every cyclist (or moped, or car, or truck) produces a wake — a pocket of air — in which the wind resistance is noticeably less. The cyclist behind feels considerably less resistance, making pedaling easier. Sometimes cyclists work together, sharing the wind-blocking duties so that someone is always getting a rest. This allows them to reach their destination faster and fresher.
- Flat Count: 2
- Broken Spoke Count: 9
Next Stop: Sfax!
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