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At 6:00 PM
May 17, 1998

Sunrise (local): 5:51 a.m.
Sunset (local): 8:23 p.m.
68°F intermittent rain
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
123 mi / 198 km

Cumulative Total
5000 mi / 8052 km
Lat: 41° 54' 09" N
Lon: 12° 27' 26" E
Elev: 322 ft / 98 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Roma, also known as Rome
Where We're Staying: the museum/workshop/home of our host in Roma
Places We Visited: Palazzo Martsano of Carinola, Terracina, the Via Appia (Appian Way), Roma in the rain
Featured Site: Via Appia (Appian Way) click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Andrea Di Napoli click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: focaccia
Breakfast: corn flakes, milk, coffee
Lunch: mozzarella sandwiches, wine
Dinner: pasta, focaccia pizza, salad, focaccia
Olive count: 2144
Word of the Day: "Alle-alle" click to hear an audio clip is a special bicyclists' greeting.
Tech Fact of the Day: putting bikes on trains in Italy click to view a photograph
Flat Count (Cumulative): 30 - 5 more flats in just two days!
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 32
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Next Stop: We are in Roma for four glorious nights!

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