Day 76. 27km. Istanbul – Yalova

Posted: March 11, 2015 in Cycling, Turkey
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After three months of winter break in Australia and Taiwan, departure from Istanbul has been imminent.. for over a week. Waiting for James’ frame to pass customs, we have been poised for departure every day. Goodbye the new Green Pedals Istanbul schools. Goodbye my wonderful warm showers host Dinçer. Goodbye Istanbul. And… Hello wide world. The second leg of the bike trip begins!

Farewell to Dinçer and Can

Farewell to Dinçer and Can

James and I descended on Istanbul last week, ready for the continuation of our adventure. Unlike James, his bike was not ready for departure, waiting on an essential new part (a new frame) to be cleared through customs. Today a week of waiting and of imminent departures has come to an end. Straight from the bike shop, we pedalled along the Sea of Marmara coast to Pendik, and caught the ferry out of Istanbul to Yalova.

Farewell at Bisiklet Gezgini bike shop in Istanbul

Farewell at Bisiklet Gezgini bike shop in Istanbul

Thank you Dinçer for your amazing hospitality! It has been great staying with you. All the best with your ultra marathon – 200km in the alps – wow!

I will continue writing daily blog entries, but will delay them before publishing. Stay tuned for updates once every 3-4 days.

  1. Valerie Volk says:

    Good to see you on the road again. All the best for the next stage. We’ll wait future postings enthusiastically.

  2. John says:

    Hello wereld fietser. It,s good to read that you again ryde the bike to Australië. Much plessure and have a nice trip. Exuse my bad english. Great, John.

  3. andi_kellner says:

    Hi Mathew, Good to hear that you are on the road again. Best wishes for your trip. I am looking forward to reading your posts. Andi

    ——– Ursprüngliche Nachricht ——–Von: “” Datum:11.03.2015 20:07 (GMT+01:00) An: Betreff: [New post] Day 76. 27km. Istanbul – Yalova

    • Hi Andi. Thanks! Its been a long time since our days in Aachen.. 🙂 Good to hear from you again!
      I’m glad to be on the road again. Looking forward to the trip.
      Hope you are well!


  4. cyclerist says:

    How the time flies and you are back on the road!!! Can’t wait for your new posts and photos :).
    Best wishes!

  5. Olga Trancikova says:

    Enjoy your trip, we love to follow you

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