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Forum: Europe 04-15-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 79,762
Posted By DavidM1
I believe so, I've done it, but in İstanbul the...

I believe so, I've done it, but in İstanbul the traffic is so congested there is no room to squeeze through. When I visited in '04, a lot of the time I found myself stuck in traffic with no gaps.
Forum: Europe 04-15-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By DavidM1
I doubt that anyone would be willing to do this. ...

I doubt that anyone would be willing to do this. You won't be able to get insurance unless the owner adds you as a named rider on their insurance, which would be a bureaucratic hassle and probably...
Forum: Europe 04-01-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By DavidM1
http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/ I once...

http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/

I once got up to 40mph riding through the empty train. I was in the last carriage and had to get to the front to exit the train, after all the cars had gone.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-29-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By DavidM1
And I thought I was being a bit "Type A" when I...

And I thought I was being a bit "Type A" when I opened this thread two and a half years before the event!




Yes, come on down for the circus!
Forum: Europe 03-28-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By DavidM1
Maybe aim for the Santorini-Kos ferry with Blue...

Maybe aim for the Santorini-Kos ferry with Blue Star - http://www.bluestarferries.com/site/content.asp?sel=624&loc=2

Then ferry from Kos to Bodrum - http://www.bodrumferibot.com/en/calendar.asp
...
Forum: Europe 03-27-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By DavidM1
I've been to all those places by motorbike,...

I've been to all those places by motorbike, you'll have no problems, it's dead easy.

I would island hop across the Aegean and arrive in Turkey via one of the ferry ports - Çeşme, Bodrum or...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By DavidM1
The Dixon Springs State Park in the...

The Dixon Springs State Park in the Shawnee Hills of Illinois is directly on the centre line, they have camping:
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/r5/dixon.htm

I wonder if the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By DavidM1
I see that Cedar Lake, Illinois, is on the centre...

I see that Cedar Lake, Illinois, is on the centre line for both the 2017 and the 2024 eclipses.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-22-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By DavidM1
Yes, somewhere around there. Get maximum moon...

Yes, somewhere around there. Get maximum moon shadow.

I wonder if that farmer knows what he's sitting on yet.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-22-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By DavidM1
See you there, beemerphile. That's 2 of us.

See you there, beemerphile. That's 2 of us.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-22-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By DavidM1
Total Solar Eclipse August 21 2017, Kentucky

I think I'll ship my bike over from the UK for this one. I was wondering if there will be any biker camps being set up for it.

(I thought I'd plan ahead - this event is going to be immensely...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,592
Posted By DavidM1
I like your enduro tyres (lastikler). What are...

I like your enduro tyres (lastikler). What are they?
Forum: Europe 03-11-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By DavidM1
The National Motorcycle Museum is only 50 miles...

The National Motorcycle Museum is only 50 miles from the Cotswolds:
http://www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk/
Forum: Europe 03-04-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By DavidM1
Turkey borders the EU, a great country for...

Turkey borders the EU, a great country for riding, but you need a visa. Very easy to get on-line now at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
Mexicans are allowed a 30 day single entry visa, USA get 90 days...
Forum: Europe 03-03-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By DavidM1
"If you are a U.S. citizen with a valid U.S....

"If you are a U.S. citizen with a valid U.S. passport traveling for tourism or business, you can apply to enter the Schengen area without a visa for a period of three months within each six-month...
Forum: Europe 02-05-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By DavidM1
Ggantija. I guess the M on the number plate...

Ggantija.

I guess the M on the number plate is a clue.
Forum: Europe 02-05-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By DavidM1
I paid a toll on the Slĺdalsvegen road once -...

I paid a toll on the Slĺdalsvegen road once - http://no.geoview.info/sladalsvegen,8102427w
Forum: Europe 01-07-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By DavidM1
I think you can keep a foreign registered vehicle...

I think you can keep a foreign registered vehicle in Turkey for only 6 months, you would probably need to take it to a customs impound.

It might be easier to leave it in Greece.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-17-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,266
Posted By DavidM1
An ancient Lycian tomb at Sura in Turkey while...

An ancient Lycian tomb at Sura in Turkey while riding around the Turquoise Coast on a rented Kawasaki KLR 650.

http://www.megalithic.co.uk/a558/a312/gallery/Middle_East/Turkey/bht_Sura8.jpg

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,414
Posted By DavidM1
The Alps are good biking country, except the...

The Alps are good biking country, except the weather can turn, even in July...

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikePics/BikeFluelapass1.jpg

Another pass on the same trip...
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-17-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,414
Posted By DavidM1
On the way to Venice... ...

On the way to Venice...

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikePics/BikeGavia1.jpg

And on the way back...

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikePics/BikeTimmelsjoch1.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 188,265
Posted By DavidM1
Tiger at Vimoutiers, France ...

Tiger at Vimoutiers, France

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikePics/VimoutiersTank.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,927
Views: 408,352
Posted By DavidM1
Sunset? What sunset?

The midnight sun at the Nordkapp, Norway...

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/NordkappMidnight.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 41,769
Posted By DavidM1
An old Jawa outside the bar on Sülüklü Beach,...

An old Jawa outside the bar on Sülüklü Beach, Demre, Turkey.

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/DemreBeach.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 111,380
Posted By DavidM1
Wow. Two cups of coffee have gone cold while...

Wow. Two cups of coffee have gone cold while I've been reading this.

Mind-blowing - way out of my league, I feel like a real wimp.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 77,472
Posted By DavidM1
On the Calafat ferry across the Danube between...

On the Calafat ferry across the Danube between Romania and Bulgaria...

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikeCalafatFerry2004.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,605,278
Posted By DavidM1
http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikeChaos.jpghtt...

http://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikeChaos.jpghttp://www.herostratics.com/Stuff/BikeBitche.jpg
Forum: Europe 11-08-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By DavidM1
Thanks for that, Babisadve. The last time I took...

Thanks for that, Babisadve. The last time I took the Egnatia from Turkey to Igoumenitsa was in '07 and the motorway was not completed. There was a toll booth near Thessaloniki but I was waved...
Forum: Europe 11-06-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By DavidM1
Nice one, Babisadve, I agree. Go past the Lion...

Nice one, Babisadve, I agree. Go past the Lion of Amphipolis! I guess the tomb is not open to tourists yet - exciting revelations going on there...
http://www.theamphipolistomb.com/

P.S. ...
Forum: Europe 11-06-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By DavidM1
You could follow the main road/motorway but that...

You could follow the main road/motorway but that would be a bit boring (except maybe for the Vale of Tempe - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vale_of_Tempe - which looks nice, although I went around the...
Forum: Europe 11-05-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By DavidM1
1. You could take a ferry from Piraeus to Lesbos...

1. You could take a ferry from Piraeus to Lesbos and then another to Ayvalık in Turkey:
http://www.lesvos.co.uk/ferries.htm
https://www.jaletur.com/Midilli-Seferlerimiz.php...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By DavidM1
"Took some small back roads along the coast...

"Took some small back roads along the coast towards Bodrum".

Sorry, just noticed this. That looks like a fun road. I don't think there's much to see at Keramos (Ören) either.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By DavidM1
"the chap at the hotel recommended a scenic beach...

"the chap at the hotel recommended a scenic beach to look at near Dalaman"

He might have meant İztuzu Beach at Dalyan - https://goo.gl/maps/8cL8c

"The next sight was Thera but we couldn’t find...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,236
Posted By DavidM1
Excellent video, Ivan. I now want a KTM 690...

Excellent video, Ivan. I now want a KTM 690 Enduro.
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,236
Posted By DavidM1
Thanks, Ivan. That sounds good!

Thanks, Ivan. That sounds good!
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,236
Posted By DavidM1
What was it like down in Hakkari? Any problems...

What was it like down in Hakkari? Any problems with the locals or the military? Is that road near the border OK?
I would really like to get over to that region one day - there is some rock art...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,236
Posted By DavidM1
I'm very impressed that you managed to navigate...

I'm very impressed that you managed to navigate along those dirt tracks and roads to/from the theatre at Selge (Altınkaya) and on to Akseki, etc.
Great stuff.
Forum: Europe 10-19-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,273
Posted By DavidM1
That looks like an interesting trip, Ivan. ...

That looks like an interesting trip, Ivan. Looking forward to hearing more.
Forum: Europe 10-17-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,245
Posted By DavidM1
At the Cliffs of Moher, I think bikers should...

At the Cliffs of Moher, I think bikers should walk up to the edge and look over. One shouldn't be associated with the other wimpy tourists......
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 102,559
Posted By DavidM1
I'm loving my Hyperstrada, but I realise I also...

I'm loving my Hyperstrada, but I realise I also want a Scrambler...

http://scramblerducati.com/en/bike/urban-enduro

Then I could get a nice brown Belstaff to wear with it...
...
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