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BikeAbout Log

At 6:00 PM
June 3, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:01 a.m.
Sunset (local): 9:12 p.m.
65°F steady rain
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
143 mi / 231 km

Cumulative Total
5560 mi / 8953 km
Lat: 43° 18' 05" N
Lon: 5° 22' 15" E
Elev: 128 ft / 39 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Marseille
Where We're Staying: Florence's fine abode
Places We Visited: Collège Internationale de Valbonne, Sophia-Antipolis, Massif de l'Esterei, Cogolin, Toulon
Featured Site: Collège Internationale de Valbonne, Sophia-Antipolis
Person of the Day: Joel Stratte-McClure, journalist extraordinaire click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: anywhere else but France, cheese would be a humble, simple food of the day
Breakfast: cereal, yogurt, fruit and coffee
Lunch: Ham-and-cheese sandwiches with tomatoes and cucumber, cookies, chocolate, and lemon drink
Dinner: couscous, shishkebabs, salade méchouia, Tunisian salad
Olive count: 2247
Word of the Day: "Oh la la!" is a phrase you hear all the time in France. It is used when a speaker is surprised or moved by something he or she sees or hears. In this sense it means something like "Oh my goodness!" or "Wow!" So, for example, when we told the students at the Collège Internationale de Valbonne that we had biked almost the entire Mediterranean, one of them exclaimed "Ah! Oh la la!" click to hear an audio clip in amazement.
Tech Fact of the Day: the World War II Allied landing on the Côte d'Azur
Flat Count (Cumulative): 37
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 32
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Next Stop: We will stay in Marseille for another day

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