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February 3rd, 2007 | categorizilation: all categories,Turkey

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Today’s distance / 今日の走行距離: 44.88km
Average speed / 平均速度: 10.2km/h
Time on bike / 走行時間: 4h 23m
Total distance to date / 今日までの積算距離: 3025.3km (plus 4200km)
Ascent / 上り: +1620m
Descent / 下り: -1575m

Inhumane, I tell you, inhumane! The Black Sea coast of Turkey has the most unrelentingly steep and numerous short uphills of any road I have cycled ever. Over a distance of only 45kms, I had a cumulative total of 1620m vertical metres climbed. I tried in vain to capture the steepness on my camera.

Endless tough slopes near Kurucasile, Black Sea coast of Turkey

I was tempted to carry on to make it 2,000m, but Amasra was too inviting to miss…

Tourist trap Amasra (Black Sea coast, Turkey)

I don’t really have much more to say other than today was tough work.

Pitched the tent on the marina.

Tent pitched on the docks in Amasra, Black Sea coast of Turkey

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Comment by Aunty Lynley — February 6, 2007 @ 4:23 am | post a comment

Even steeper than the roads up and down Banks Peninsula?

Comment by Lesley Bond — February 8, 2007 @ 4:50 pm | post a comment

I thought the uphills would be a breeze by now. You must be used to them!

Comment by Rob Thomson — February 11, 2007 @ 2:12 pm | post a comment

Aunty Lyn and Aunty Les, the uphills are not of this world. The Banks Penninsula slopes pale in comparison.

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