Posts Tagged ‘bicycle’

June
8th
2010

Italian Gear Drop


Italian gear drop

Most of our gear is holding up pretty well so far but with May and June birthdays in mind and a few repair parts needed, we got some bits and pieces ordered to reach us in mid-June. If you’re planning an extended cycle-touring trip you might find the following interesting. – Posted by Emma

September
11th
2010

Puncture Nation


Puncture Nation

Four spare inner tubes, one spare tyre, two bicycle pumps and twelve Park Tool Super Patch repair patches seemed a bit of overkill for two cyclists with just two weeks of cycling left of a six month cycling trip which has been stopped by minimal flat tyres to date. What tyre-some disasters could possibly befall us? – Posted by Emma

September
22nd
2010

Never Travel With Nevsehir Buses


Never travel with Nevsehir Buses

Leaving Goreme at the end of a blissful break enjoying the sights of Cappadocia, we had anticipated a few problems transporting our bikes by bus to Istanbul. We checked three days before we planned to travel with all of the different companies (around eight in total) and found only two companies would accept bicycles. – Posted by Justin

November
1st
2010

Winter Gear Fixing List


Winter gear fixing list

The very same day we sat down to write a huge list of all the things that we needed to do before continuing our tour in April 2011, we received an email from a cyclist asking how our gear had performed in the first six months of the trip and if there were any choices we would make differently after being on the road. – Posted by Emma

November
27th
2010

Turkish Gear Drop


Turkish gear drop

As we mentioned a few weeks back, we have a lot of gear to be fixed over the coming winter. I still say “coming winter” as here in Istanbul its 20 degrees and sunny most days at the moment… Great! Our very good friends Cat and Graham have again come to the rescue, like they did with our Italian gear drop, but instead of posting our supplies this time they also came to visit us in Istanbul bringing a suitcase of bike bits in tow. – Posted by Justin