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Even I’m interested in cycling I didn’t hear before that my city is the part of European Cycling Challenge 2017 this year. Ironic.

I live in İzmir which is one of the most beautiful and (wants to) bike lover city in Turkey. City government tries to do something nice about cycling day by day. Like bike ways (even they’re short, but important anyway), rental points and being in the events about cycling etc. Accordingly, city has taken the part in the European Cycling Challenge.

After 4 week challenge I thought that it could be nice to take some break. I was wondering whether I’m gonna miss cycling or not.

I wasn’t cycling regularly 2 months before today. I was just cycling some days and riding it for commuting sometimes. But it wasn’t easy to cycle for commuting every time. Than I quit my job interestingly and I decided to cycle while I was looking for a new job.

Finally I’ve finished the 5 miles a day challenge. It went beyond 5 miles a day and it made me happy in general. I thought that I should finish the challenge at the end of the 4th week cause I was afraid to be bored cycling. Being in a challenge could be hard and If I didn’t want to give up cycling for the next days. So, I’ve decided to finish at the right time for me.

So the last week has started over 8 miles and continued again over 8 miles in the day after. The 3rd day was Total distancesawesome cause I could do over 10 miles. In the two days before the last day my performance was very poor. I thought that it could be the hot weather and the exhaustion of last days. I was in a nice town last 4 days of the challenge, I enjoyed but these poor performance was unlikable.

The 3rd week of the challenge has finished and I’m happy that I could do much more distance every week. This week I specified 7 miles distance in my mind. I tried to do at least 7 miles everyday. Shortly, this week was better even though the weather was mostly cloudy, rainy, windy and cold. So, the 3rd weekly report is below.

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