Finally, I am confident I have solved the ongoing problem I have been having with my rear tyre (a slow leak). I found two tiny punctures in the tube, one of which still had a piece of metal in it. As well as patching these up, I studied my tyre intensely for about half an hour, removing a surprising number of tiny thorns. I thought I’d removed them all the other day but I was on the road at the time and obviously not paying enough attention to spot them all. I now think I have removed them all. Tomorrow I’m back on the bike and spending 2-3 days riding into that part of Turkey famous for Troy and ANZAC legends.

From a few days ago

Accommodation $ Hotel
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 26,309km