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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:36 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:26 p.m.
65°F steady rain
Traveled Since Yesterday
40 mi / 64 km

849 mi / 1367 km
Lat: 35° 17' 35" N
Lon: 10° 42' 33" E
Elev: 328 ft / 100 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: El Jem (also spelled El Djem) click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Hotel Julius
Places We Visited: Roman Amphitheater
Featured Site: Roman Amphitheater click to visit the World Heritage Site page click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Emperor Gordian I
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: tuna
Breakfast: bread and cookies
Lunch: tuna fish pizza and cheese pizza
Dinner: roast chicken with french fries and a salad
Olive Count: 876
Word of the Day: Toosbehoo el care click to hear an audio clip means "good night" in Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: When two or more experienced cyclists ride together, they often try to take advantage of "drafting." Drafting is the act of one cyclist riding closely behind another cyclist, taking advantage of the absence of wind created in the pocket behind the rider in front who is pushing through it. Think about the wake of a boat that curves away behind it. Now imagine the wind making a similar pattern behind a biker. Every cyclist (or moped, or car, or truck) produces a wake — a pocket of air — in which the wind resistance is noticeably less. The cyclist behind feels considerably less resistance, making pedaling easier. Sometimes cyclists work together, sharing the wind-blocking duties so that someone is always getting a rest. This allows them to reach their destination faster and fresher.
Flat Count: 2
Broken Spoke Count: 9
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