Anne and Andy Bibel. Thank you for the new Garmin! It did more than just keep us on the right road, it let us know how high we were climbing, how far we had to go, and even what time the sun rose and set. Peter & Jane Eichten. Thanks for the new tent! We […]
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Cycling the Pamir Highway 2014 captured in a 5 minute video. View pictures and footage of our 13 days ride from Khorog to Murghab and ...
Our original plan for our first week in Eastern Turkey was to cycle from Elazig to Van, which was about 550 km, and take a ...
If we thought the Pamir highway ended as we crossed back into Kyrgyzstan we were wrong. Sary Tash to Osh was less than 200km and ...
After our night with the mosquitos and the cooker breaking, we were up early to attack the climb. The wind was down and we had ...
Once we left Kieran and Marley in Khorog, we had 13 days to cross the Tajikistan border before our visas expired. We had to cover ...
Like I previously mentioned, we bussed to Bursa from Bartin and stayed with Ahmet and Sevil for a night before heading off to Çanakkale. We then decided to head back to Bursa and catch the ferry to Istanbul from there on our last day of riding. Our first plan was to arrive on Wednesday night, […]
This is for all the people out there that are curious what Katie does when we have a couple of days off the bike here it is:
After our random morning at the Bergama Athena Pensiyon it was time for the official celebrations to begin. First stop, a local Cay house where Erdal had organized cyclists from Dikili, Bergama, and Soma to come meet us, ask questions, and hang out. Balloons were hung, Cay was had, and cake was eaten. In Turkish […]
Katie and I had just cycled into Bergama (where I proposed in 2012) to meet Erdal and the Bergama/Soma cycling community for a small celebration. We decided to arrive a couple of hours earlier so we could reminisce about the places we had eaten at blah blah, but our plans (as usual) quickly changed when […]
Jared and I got engaged in 2012 in Bergama, Turkey. After our trip we became friends with a cyclist from Bergama on Facebook. He told us that if we were ever in the area again we had a place to stay. We appreciated the gesture and assured him if we were ever there again we […]
As previously mentioned, cycling Turkey has been more about meeting people and experiencing the culture, than long days on the bike. Canakkale was no exception. Thanks to our new friends Kerem & Sevda whom we met at the Bartin Bike Festival, we had been put in touch with another cyclist Halil who in turn offered […]
Jared’s crash happened 5 km from the end of the ride and since he was taken to the hospital in the ambulance I was left to figure out where to go and how to get his stuff. Thankfully I didn’t have to do this alone. Tunç, one of the riders and a close friend of […]
It was the last day of the Bartin bicycle festival. My front tire had been showing visible signs of wear and tear since Trabzon similar to what I had dealt with in Albania 2009, but I made the judgment call that since there was only 40km to ride that day it would make it. Wrong […]
We were shown to the meeting area and started meeting all the cyclists taking part in the festival. We were also given brand new cycling jerseys and buffs, which was awesome since I had been wearing the same cycling top for nearly 2 months. After a quick breakfast and a few instructions we were off. […]