Day 195 – Kapisuyu I to Amasra


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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