Day 83. 90km. Beypazarı – Kızılcahamam

Posted: April 3, 2015 in Cycling, Turkey
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I learned the cycling word ‘bumpy’ in Finland. A short climb and then a drop followed by another climb. The road to Kızılcahamam was bumpy, following a gorge up into the mountains. When we arrived, we felt like we had done some exercise. Oh, and I clocked up my fastest speed ever on the bike – 67 km/h.

James before the drop to Güdül

James before the drop to Güdül

Güdül was at our customary 30km lunch stop.

View from near Güdül

View from near Güdül

Güdül

Güdül

Some pandas hanging in the window

Some pandas hanging in the window

Kôfte

Kôfte

Kızılcahamam is a tourist town near Ankara with lots of hamams and hot spring water. Rather than take a hamam, James and I decided to… eat.

Kızılcahamam 30

Kızılcahamam 30

Road to Kızılcahamam

Road to Kızılcahamam

Ayran fountain

Ayran fountain

James and me at dinner

James and me at dinner

Unpacked, we have a mountain of clothes.

Unpacked, we have a mountain of clothes.

Tomorrow will be interesting. It is meant to snow tonight, and we have been advised to take the main road rather than the small road we were planning to take. I guess it might be icy and dangerous. It will be our first snow.

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