Category Archives: mountain biking

>Bike Istanbul: the helmet cam.

> Biking in Istanbul is crazy. But you could say that about biking in a lot of urban areas. Somehow it doesn’t accurately denote the full significance of cycling in Istanbul. Thankfully, my roommate Seth set out to document a … Continue reading

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>I am now 23 years old. To commemorate the occasion I visited the Pera Museum, to see their impressive collection of Orientalist art (particularly The Tortoise Trainer by Ottoman intellectual Osman Hamdi Bey) and was surprised to discover a very … Continue reading

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>Bike Istanbul

>After six months of mentally debating it, I finally caved and bought a bicycle to ride in Istanbul. I bought this bike from the Bike Bazaar in Fatih. It’s a mountain bike and it has gears, which makes it the … Continue reading

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