Author Archives: Bryan Keith

A low snow year in Hokkaido

Skiing in Hokkaido, finally!  About 15 years ago in Boulder, Kurt introduced me to Keiichi, a visiting astrophysicist from Japan.  We skied together that season in the Colorado backcountry on horrible snow.  Keiichi was the best telemark skier I had … Continue reading

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Karaman to Antalya, hunting for beautiful mountain scenery

Certainly one of the highlights of this three-week tour from Kayseri to Antalya was the fairly flat section called the Karaman Plateau.  It was rolling hills with great views of mountains to the north and south.  I thought the section … Continue reading

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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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