Webmaster's Note: Because the BikeAbout team is traveling in smaller groups for a little while, we have changed the format of the journal slightly. The dispatches for Turkey will be presented in geographical rather than chronological order. To view the chronological order, go to the itinerary.

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BikeAbout Log

At 6:00 PM
February 23, 1998

Sunrise (local): N.A.
Sunset (local): N.A.
70°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
63 mi / 102 km

Cumulative Total (all groups)
3001 mi / 4832 km
Lat: N.A.
Lon: N.A.
Elev: N.A.

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Çanakkaleclick to view a map
Where We're Staying: Hotel Fatih, in the tiniest hotel room ever invented
Places We Visited: Bergama (Pergamum) ruins, the Akçay newsstand where we found our picture in the paper
Featured Site: ruins of Pergamum - the Asclepion (hospital)
Person of the Day: Aydin Sengul and Ismet Hoca click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: Hin diba
Breakfast: Gülden bread, plum and quince jam a la Gülden's mom
Lunch: Gülden bread, plum and quince jam a la Gülden's mom
Dinner: eggs, dandelion greens (hin diba), bread, cheese
Olive count: 1770
Word of the Day: "Ucoz" is the Turkish word for "cheap"
Tech Fact of the Day: Claiming ownership of sacred grounds is a difficult thing.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 21 - this one was our first trailer tire!
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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