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BikeAbout Log

At 6:00 PM
March 4, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:36 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:57 p.m.
55°F sunnywindy
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
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Cumulative Total
3068 mi / 4941 km
Lat: 41° 00' 32" N
Lon: 28° 58' 52" E
Elev: 22 ft / 35 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Istanbulclick to view a mapvisit the World Heritage Site pagevisit the World Heritage City page
Where We're Staying: still at our host homes - Bengül's for the guys and Serpil's for the gals
Places We Visited: Hippodrome (Obelisk), Cistern, around the Old City
Featured Site: Cistern! click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: andrEa Sieglclick to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: karishik komposto (fruit salad)
Breakfast: bread, jam, cheese, tea
Lunch: yogurt, juice, cookies
Dinner: mushrooms, smashed potatoes, beans
Olive count: 1819
Word of the Day: "Git" means "Go!" in Turkish. It's also the name of the alternative outdoor magazine of Turkey that will have an article on BikeAbout in the next issue.
Tech Fact of the Day: BikeAbout's money woes
Flat Count (Cumulative): 21
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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