duration: 6h 15min
duration: 5h 7min
Had two tired, slow days after the long climbs in the mountains. Took a sideroad after Goksun and went through a sweet, silent valley today.
I didn't have a single puncture between Vienna and Mudurnu(Except for the ripped tyre close to Istanbul, but that doesn't count). But since then i have to regulary pump up the front tyre as it has a slow leak(Have checked and patched it two times already and pumping it up regularly is easier than patching) and also my back-wheel had a leak today. The reason for these sudden puncture-problems are thorns - when i check the tyres, dozens of tiny thorns are stuck in the rubber, some of them long enough to reach the tube and poke a hole. The plants who grow these thorns obviously didn't exist in the more northern/wetter regions, hence i didn't have these issues earlier.