Bike-Ride To Australia 1st-December 2011

Bike-Ride To Australia 1st-December 2011 Duzce to Gerede 70 miles. After spending yesterday afternoon looking into a new route, I’m now having doubts! I think getting from Cyprus to Egypt could be a problem! And that’s even if I can cross into south Cyprus from the north. That border might be closed! There’s also the prospect of not being able to get a Saudi visa. They’re apparently hard to come by!

I’m now thinking of flying straight to India! I can sound out the embassy’s in Ankara, and if that is looking too difficult, I can fly to India from there! I’ve got a few days until I reach Ankara, where I need to make a firm decision! I could always try my luck and go via Iraq!!

Bolu Dagi Turkey
Looking out from the mount Bolu

It’s been a hard ride today, with a tough climb to start the day! Mount Bolu, at 950 metres, was made all the harder by the number of trucks spewing out thick black smoke when they changed down a gear! They were finding it as tough as I was, well maybe not quite, but you know what I mean!

This Iranian business has been really bugging me today. Iran was one of the countries I was looking forward to! But as I was already having trouble getting a Pakistani visa, maybe it’s for the best, is not meant to be!

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