Hi, welcome to Bryan’s blog. I’m a sort of retired computer guy who’s been dreaming for over a decade about a long bicycle trip. I started this cycling trip in July 2011 from Berlin, Germany. Much of that summer was spent following the Carpathian Mountains with Snežana:
I kind of wanted to continue on to Croatia and Slovenia and call it the Tour Around Hungary.
We took a short break in Belgrade and ran to the warmer coastal areas where we spent the winter, arriving in Turkey Feb. 1, 2012. Snežana continued east, and I got stuck in Turkey.
Here’s the route from Berlin to Çeşme. There was a boat in there from Athens to Çeşme via Chios.
And the riding I did February-June 2012:
and June-October 2012:
I did some riding in Mexico in January and February 2013 (my second bicycle tour in Mexico — what a great country!):
And another stretch in Turkey, May-July 2013:
How great that none of these maps have scales. Realize that I didn’t really go very far.
Although I still have a join me page, I’ve been more or less stuck in Antalya for about five years now. I even got married. So does that mean I can blame Ferda for not letting me leave? We do get out sometimes bicycling and traveling, and I’ve tried to keep the blog going. Also I’m still dumping my photos to flickr.
Here is a map of all the riding I’ve done in Turkey through the end of May 2023:
and another map that also includes my Europe bicycle tours through the end of May 2023 (in a Peters projection):
Some other bicycle touring I’ve done includes Nova Scotia (Canada), many US tours (CA, NV, AZ, NM, UT, CO, WY, MA, NY, and VT), a Chihuahua lollipop to las barrancas with Zane, Vila Velha (ES) to Ouro Preto (Brazil), Honshu (Japan), Bangkok to Vientiane, Sulawesi, Kerala and Tamil Nadu (India), İstanbul to Cairo, and a 10-country tour from Addis Ababa to Cape Town.
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It’s taken a while after requests from many people, but I finally have a subscribe-via-e-mail link. It’s even been tested and apparently works. Look for a link on the right side of the page under subscribe. Should be pretty self-explanatory.
November 2018 update: I know the RSS feed hasn’t been working for years, and I can’t figure out why. I’m guessing the subscribe-via-e-mail isn’t working either?