topics: bicycle tech, tourism; jump to dispatch
|At 6:00 PM|
November 2, 1997
|Sunrise (local): 6:36 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 5:34 p.m.
|Traveled Since Yesterday|
85 mi / 137 km
977 mi / 1573 km
|Lat: 33° 53' 03" N|
Lon: 10° 05' 57" E
Elev: 105 ft / 32 m
- Where We Are: Gabès
- Where We're Staying: Centre des Jeunes
- Places We Visited: Bicycle-only day — no visits
- Featured Site: the bike seat — perhaps the most neglected component on the bicycle — an object that does not support your bottom but the bones you sit on!
- Person of the Day: Jacquie Phelan, founder of WOMBATS, the Women's Mountain Bike And Tea Society
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: sandwich à la tunisienne
- Breakfast: yogurt, fruit, bread, and water
- Lunch: yogurt, fruit, bread, and water
- Dinner: veggie couscous, pasta, and Fanta
- Olive Count: 967
- Word of the Day:the "boondocks" — the absolute outback
- Tech Fact of the Day: Some things in the cyclist's world help you right where you sit, especially during long days on the road! At the top of a list of such things should be a good bike seat (see the Place of the Day) and the correct size bicycle (hint: no saddle will ever be comfortable if the bike is too large or is set up incorrectly; be sure to find a bike that fits you properly — good information on frame sizes and frame measurements [especially for women] can be found at http://www.sheldonbrown.com/terry.html). andrEa would put the Austrian wonder "Hirschtalg" right below that. Hirschtalg is a paste made of deer musk, which not only gives long life to leather boots, but also coats your skin and eases the pressure that cycling puts on your bottom. andrEa says, "Never ride without it."
- Flat Count: 2
- Broken Spoke Count: 10
Next Stop: Matmata!
Copyright 1997-2004 BikeAbout. All rights reserved.