Webmaster's Note: Because the BikeAbout team is traveling in smaller groups for a little while, we have changed the format of the journal slightly. On the fast facts pages you will find fast facts for the lead group (today it's the guys, who are in Lebanon). Cumulative mile totals are for all groups combined. The rider notes pages associated with each group are on separate pages. On the rider notes page, we have placed the lead group's notes first, followed followed by other group(s). For your convenience, the "View Rider Notes" links jumps to the beginning of each specific group's rider notes. When the groups rejoin in late February or early March, we will return to the original format for these pages.

topics: Znoud el s'ett (food), Citadel of St. Giles, Ottomans, cedars, Crusaders; jump to dispatch

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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:32 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:10 p.m.
62°F sunnywindy
Traveled Since Feb. 4
36 mi / 58 km

Cumulative (all groups)
2104 mi / 3388 km
Lat: 34° 26' 08" N
Lon: 35° 50' 15" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from February 5 to February 6. The almanac data refers to February 6.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Tripoli (Trablous) click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Hotel Central
Places We Visited: Byblos, Tripoli Citadel, Première Ecole Officielle de Zgartha, Zgartha, Great Mosque of Tripoli, Khan Al Khayyatin, Souk Al-Haraj
Featured Site: Tripoli Citadel of Saint Giles
Person of the Day: Oren Gruenbaum click to view a photograph and Hannah Williams click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: znoud el s'ett
Breakfast: mana-eesh
Lunch: bread and water
Dinner: chicken with garlic sauce, humus, salad
Olive Count: 1565
Word of the Day: Mahoul? click to hear an audio clip means "really?" or "Is that possible?" in Lebanese Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: The few remaining groves of the famous cedars of Lebanon are located in the hills above Tripoli.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 12
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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Next Stop: Tartus, Syria!

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Meanwhile, Corinne and andrEa are still relaxing in the company of their new friends in Rhodes, Greece.

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