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BikeAbout Log

At 6:00 PM
June 9, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:07 a.m.
Sunset (local): 9:25 p.m.
85°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
77 mi / 124 km

Cumulative Total
5742 mi / 9246 km
Lat: 43° 20' 33" N
Lon: 3° 12' 57" E
Elev: 131 ft / 40 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Béziers
Where We're Staying: Hotel Alma Unic
Places We Visited: Montpellier, Nîmes, Béziers
Featured Site: Montpellier
Person of the Day: a dashing trio of hardworking French students
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: huîtres (oysters)
Breakfast: cookies, bananas and water
Lunch: ham-and-cheese sandwiches, yogurt and fruit
Dinner: fish soup, oysters, confit de canard, magret du canard and tarte au chocolate
Olive count: 2311
Word of the Day: If you are a little short of lunch money, you might ask a French friend, "T'as pas dix balles?" click to hear an audio clip ("Do you have 10 bucks?"). If you are lucky, he or she will say "oui" ("yes") but, it has been more likely, in our hungry experience, that you will hear "Non, je suis desolé." ("No, I am sorry."). click to hear an audio clip "Balles" is a slang word for the French currency - the French franc [10 francs equal about 2 dollars] - and is used much in the same way we say "bucks" in American English.
Tech Fact of the Day: Football
Flat Count (Cumulative): 45
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 33
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