Author Archives: Bryan Keith

Tarsus to Karaman, the Roman ruin tour

Three days after her crash, I said goodbye to Ferda at the Tarsus bus station, and we waved with sad smiles as she started the 12 hour trip to Antalya.  It would end up taking me two weeks by bicycle. … Continue reading

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A group bicycle tour from Kayseri to Tarsus

In May Ferda and I decided to join an organized Turkish bicycle tour from Kayseri to Cyprus.  Of course I’ve bicycle toured a lot in Turkey, and I’ve been on group hiking and backpacking and climbing trips, but I had … Continue reading

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Yet another short loop SW of Antalya

The mountains to the west of Antalya are stunning, and they’re great for bicycle touring.  For years I cycled in the mountains west of Boulder so I can’t help comparing the two areas.  The mountains near Boulder seemed more conducive … Continue reading

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The end of Spain: Andorra to Barcelona

Before coming to Spain the place I was most looking forward to visiting was Barcelona.  Everyone seems to rave about the city, sometimes referring to it as “a giant outdoor museum”.  Sadly, of the places we visited in Spain, I … Continue reading

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Cycling the Pyrenees in March

A little weather research indicates that March may be early for cycling in the Pyrenees.  It’s still ski season, and of course the famous Col du Tourmalet is almost guaranteed to be closed.  Kurt and I were hoping to at least … Continue reading

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