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Cycling through Turkey

Postby Apple » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:21 pm

My husband and I have decided to go to Turkey next year, so I thought it was nice to take the pinarello over there and ride. My husband can be my support crew following me with a hired car But I was wondering if anyone knows if I should get some hijab Lycra or would I be ok with my normal lycra. I am just not sure about this, you know wouldn’t want to offend anyone. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby Apple » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:36 pm

found one, but I need a helmet, I would really like it in red
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maybe to much leg :?
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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby Apple » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:02 pm

I just sent an email off to Iran,
Boy they got back to me faster then Wiggles
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I am taking that bike with my new order of hijab, I must say, very nice lycra colours. This is going to be great. :twisted:
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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby Apple » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:53 pm

Wow, I am getting so many emails asking me to join on a group ride. :D this is amazing, Fatima from Istanbul said she has an all-women’s team leaving from the markets every Saturday at 5.30am riding a 40km ride down the camel drive route. My husband is not so sure, but he has been invited to play checkers with the husbands and have some Turkish Coffee. :D amazing hospitality.

I think I should write a blog. :twisted:
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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby ovie68 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:26 pm

Definitely write a blog. Would be cool to hear how you go....
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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby Summernight » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:42 pm

Well, if you want a colourful cycling skirt to go over your leggings/tights instead of the black that most of those women are wearing, there are a few companies that do bright coloured cycling skorts or active skirts that go over the top and won't impede your pedalling. :) (They also do black too)

Those ladies must get a great sauna effect in the sun though (unless it is winter). I'd be boiling in that in anything over 10 degrees C.
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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby Lizzy » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:11 pm

How completely cool! I vote blog!

I looked half-seriously into sports hijab during my last phase of skin cancer paranoia, these don't look too bad ... and they're FIFA approved too!
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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby coffeeandwine » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:11 pm

Hi Apple,
I have a good friend just returned from an escorted cycling tour of Turkey and Greece and I posed your question to her. The following was her response:

"Just back from cycling tour in Turkey and wore lycra only on the road and never a problem – more considerate of dress code when in other places, but certainly no special clothing require from what I could find."

I am not sure if you would get a different response cycling solo compared to riding in a small group. I will ask more info on tomorrow morning's ride.

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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:29 pm

I thought that Turkey was not really a problem for women's dress.
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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:01 pm

I along with everyone else will expect to see a blog or suffer the repercussions, Apple. :twisted:

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Re: Cycling through Turkey

Postby KBike » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:21 pm

Hi Apple, I have cycled through Turkey lots of times, in fact, we have just finished a ride through eastern turkey. I have also ridden through Iran so I am an expert on what to wear. You will not have problems wearing Knicks. I always wear a little skirt over my Knicks but I do that even in Australia as I feel uncomfortable if I don't.

You do not need to cover your hair even in eastern Turkey. In fact, wearing a hijab is illegal in Turkey if you have a public service job or you go to uni. I am not sure what kind of research you've done on Turkey but I think you might want to do more if you are under the impression you need to cover up.

Where in Turkey are you going?
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