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Old 11-27-2012, 09:04 AM   #901
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Just great!

Keep it up Dicky!


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Old 12-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #902
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Great pics & report DB

If I'd known you were in Kas we could have met for a beer or two. We try to spend a week or so at Kas Kamping every year.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #903
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Just great!

Keep it up Dicky!


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Cheers Lefteris,

May even get to Greece proper this year.

All the best to you and yours.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:39 PM   #904
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Great pics & report DB

If I'd known you were in Kas we could have met for a beer or two. We try to spend a week or so at Kas Kamping every year.
Hi Turk,

Planning to be in Kas in 2013?

Would be great to meet up

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:10 PM   #905
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Dear All,

I'm not sure whether it is policy to introduce yourself before posting therefore I will. I'm Dickyb who moved to Turkey from rainy England ( a.k.a USS Great Britain ) four years ago to escape Tony Blair, the English climate and to cash in on our modest property which had crazily quadrupled in value over the space of four years.

I used to be employed by the government and went to work dressed up as a bush (soldier). After ten years I got
Peimar led pruned and changed into civilian clothes. I've been a lurker on this site for a while and I've now joined and am posting. Thanks to you all for a great site,




It was a Saturday, the kids wanted to go to the beach, the wife wanted to go shopping and I just wanted to go. What a stoke of luck then that Carl, who was over from England, wanted to go too. So, we geared up and off we went tootling through the local woods until we came to the reservoir at Gombe,






Kasaba, where I live (near Kas, Antalya) is on the Turqoise Coast of Turkey some thirty miles South of Gombe. The area around Gombe is known as a Yayla or summer retreat. When the devil is stoking the fires on the coast the wise move up to the higher and cooler pastures of the Yaylas. From here we followed a track just to the left of the big hill in the middle of the picture which lead up to a valley,



This was our first decent ride out together on the Yamaha XT660R,s which, though heavy, coped admirably with the terrain. We followed the track upwards where the air cooled down and the views got better,



Though you are allowed more or less unlimited access to the fire roads and forest tracks around here the authorities have the annoying habit of closing and locking barriers occasionally. To save backtracking it is often necessary to improvise!



In all we covered 150km in 6 hours, encountered temperatures from 20 deg C to 40 deg C, and still got back in time to prevent divorce proceedings.

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Thanks for introducing yourself. hop you have nice future in Turkey now

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:29 AM   #906
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Thanks for introducing yourself. hop you have nice future in Turkey now

Thanks Dennismoore. That lot brought back distant memories
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #907
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Changes in the weather..........

So after tearing through the forests and glades with Burkhard and his mates







fruitlessly trying to find Hansel and Grettel's gaffe








It was time for a refreshing snifter at home. Seems as though the orphaned kitties had beaten me to it







The weather is a tad on the changable side these days. One day







The following day





Still there's still the chance to abandon the abandoned kitties







and watch the tide slip away






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Old 12-14-2012, 10:02 AM   #908
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Just love your writings Dicky and the pics aren't half bad either.The inmates of your menagerie sure look like they know how good they have it too.
I will make it to Turkey one of these days,I almost got there last year but unfortunately ran out of time.The bike I was touring on wouldn't have been able to get around in the rough stuff either,next time I'm over it will be a dual sport.
Would you happen to know the manufacturer of the Exhaust pipes on Birthday Boys BMW,page 56.

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:06 AM   #909
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DickyB

Nice to see you are still doing a fabulous job hosting rides!
Had such a great time with you in Cappadocia a couple years past.

Just finished my RR on my 9000+ mile ride to Portugal from Bulgaria here.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:33 AM   #910
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Just love your writings Dicky and the pics aren't half bad either.The inmates of your menagerie sure look like they know how good they have it too.
I will make it to Turkey one of these days,I almost got there last year but unfortunately ran out of time.The bike I was touring on wouldn't have been able to get around in the rough stuff either,next time I'm over it will be a dual sport.
Would you happen to know the manufacturer of the Exhaust pipes on Birthday Boys BMW,page 56.

John

Hi John,

Thank you for your kind words. This chap was responsible for the home made exhaust pipes, and indeed the rest of the build. A local chap by the name of Cem






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Old 12-25-2012, 02:25 AM   #911
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Merry Christmas...............




from Turkey,


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Old 12-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #912
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Christmas crackers.......................

With the kitties sobered up and getting braver by the day







It was time to squeeze in a ride before the family descended for Christmas. A concours winner showed up









My, that beauty could fly







Mehmet took his bike out for a smoke







before getting all serious







Ali, the local Honda dealer, took his for a walk






whilst the hillclimbers didn't







All watched over by Burkhard, the Monarch of the Glen






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Old 12-31-2012, 09:30 PM   #913
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I'm really enjoying reading of your adventures DickyB and am particularly enjoying the photography. Wonderful area you have there...


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Old 12-31-2012, 11:18 PM   #914
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I'm really enjoying reading of your adventures DickyB and am particularly enjoying the photography. Wonderful area you have there...


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Thanks Lee,

Yep, sure is a wonderful area full of contrasts. A couple of same day shots. The first an hour inland to the North. The second half an hour to the South










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Old 01-04-2013, 01:56 AM   #915
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Good Times

DB thanks for sharing those pics what a dream Turkey is beautiful
hear the belly dancers are as well
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