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|At 6:00 PM|
October 5–6, 1997
|Sunrise (local): 6:14 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 5:52 p.m.
|Traveled Since Oct. 4|
38 (10/5) + 60 (10/6) mi
60 + 97 km
363 mi / 584 km
|Lat: 34° 10' 36" N|
Lon: 02° 55' 21" W
Elev: 33 ft / 10 m
[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from October 5 to October 6. The almanac data refers to October 6.]
- Where We Are: Kaceta (10/5) / Nador (10/6)
- Where We're Staying: "Café Restaurant Hotel" (Kaceta) / Hotel Al Mahatta (Nador)
- Places We Visited: Bicycle-only days &mdash no visits
- Featured Site: Top of the hill (10/5) / Dry cleaner in Nador (10/6)
- Person of the Day: Driss Bouzaâchane
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: Moroccan Crush
- Breakfast: croissant & coffee (10/5) / bananas & coffee (10/6)
- Lunch: cookies, bread & Crush both days
- Dinner: various grilled bits of beef, eggs, tomatoes, onions, and bread
- Olive Count: 171
- Word of the Day: Akai mLih ntchekarich means "Fine, thank you" in northern Berber dialect.
- Tech Fact of the Day: "Gravity — it's not just a good idea, it's the law." Obviously it affects biking by keeping you on the saddle and the tires on the road, but it makes the most noticeable difference when you start riding up a hill. On the flats, wind resistance determines how hard it is to pedal (the faster you go, the more wind resistance you face). But riding uphill you are fighting against gravity much more than you are the wind (think of how slowly you are moving). It's all about weight: The heavier you and your bike are, the more it wants to roll down the hill, hence the harder it is to power it up a hill. Want to climb hills faster? Lose weight. Or, as necessary and fantastic as they are for what we have to do, don't take a trailer with you.
- Flat Count: 1
- Broken Spoke Count: 2
Next Stop: We are staying in Nador.
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