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Day 44: Gelibolu – Canakale

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Nov - 22 - 2010

Distance: 50.04 km
Ridetime: 3:03:21
Average: 20.0 km/h
Total distance: 3122 km

Saying goodbye to Mehmet at his gas station in the morning I was on my way again.

Europe is separated from Asia by the The Bosporus strait. Today I passed another big milestone as I left Europe behind after a short 30 minute boat ride across the strait.

A bit of sore legs seems only fair to expect with all the riding, but after my first lunch break in Asia I noticed another kind of pain in my right knee. My legs have got me all the way to Asia without any kind of trouble, so I thought I would pay attention to the signal I was receiving and call it a short day after only 50 km in Canakkale.

A few rest days are on the program now.

Categories: Turkey
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3 Responses so far.

  1. Mihai says:

    rest is good. Don’t exaggerate, mister ! 😛 you’re made from flesh and bones not steel

  2. Randy K5ZD says:

    What? You had to take a boat across the water? I hope you were keeping the peddles turning during the whole trip. 🙂

  3. Henryk SM0JHF says:

    The strait is called the Dardanelles. The Bosphorus is on the eastern side of the Marmaris Sea where Istanbul is located.
    I crossed this strait several years ago to my destination as TA0/SM0JHF on an island off the coast of Turkey.