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BikeAbout Log

At 6:00 PM
May 20, 1998

Sunrise (local): 5:47 a.m.
Sunset (local): 8:27 p.m.
78°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
0 mi / 0 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 (Rome)
Where We're Staying: the apartment of our hosts in Roma, Gianni and Paola
Places We Visited: Vatican Museum (including the Sistine Chapel), University of Roma,, Trastevere, Roma by night
Featured Site: Vatican Museum
Person of the Day: staff at, Roma
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: capelletti
Breakfast: corn flakes and yogurt
Lunch: cookies
Dinner: pasta, beans with sausage, pork, salad, cauliflower
Olive count: 2144
Word of the Day: "Figo" click to hear an audio clip means "cool" (as in really neat-o) in Roman dialect.
Tech Fact of the Day: Vatican City is a separate state within Italy
Flat Count (Cumulative): 31
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 32
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Next Stop: We are in Roma for one more day.

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