Cycling from Istanbul to Edirne, 265 kms in a day, against strong wind

I cycled to Edirne from Istanbul at June 13, 2009, to join EDOSK cycling trip named “3 countries in a day“. The strong wind against me during all the journey. I covered 265 kms in a day. Total cycling time were 11 hours.

I woke up early (04:00), and had breakfast with spaghetti and banana.

Istanbul Edirne route
The route (pink line)
Istanbul Edirne cycling
I woke up @4:00 AM.

I hit the road around at 5:00 AM. There was a strong wind. I followed the Tayakadin – Durusu – Saray – Vize – Kirklareli – Edirne route.

Istanbul Edirne cycling
Road building near Tayakadin
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Durusu Park
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Saray road
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Saray road
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Saray road
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Saray road
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Lots of kilometers
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Saray road

After Durusu, the road conditions were really bad.

Istanbul Edirne cycling
Saray road
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Saray road
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Saray
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Saray
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Vize
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Vize
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Road to Kirklareli
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Kirklareli
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Edirne region border
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Edirne road
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Edirne, around 17:00 PM
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Edirne
Istanbul Edirne cycling
Edirne