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Old 01-08-2013, 09:02 AM   #916
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DB thanks for sharing those pics what a dream Turkey is beautiful
hear the belly dancers are as well
Thanks for your interest Bike Holiday. The only belly dancing around here is mine when the going gets rough










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Old 01-09-2013, 10:21 PM   #917
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Hmmm, we don,t get may hills like that in the fens
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:14 AM   #918
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Hmmm, we don,t get may hills like that in the fens

Or these huh Glad to see you are putting the Beemer to good use here Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The...





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Old 01-31-2013, 04:01 AM   #919
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From Russia with love!

Hi!

I plan to go a minimum of asphalt and to interesting places by the east, probably Black Sea coast and the center of Turkey up to Cappadocia.

Can advise tracks?
Whether there are maps better than Garmin?
And it is possible to buy 140/80-18 types lake Michelin Dessert/Mitas 09 for example in КТМ shop in Malatya?
Thanks!
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KTM690E 09

(Excuse, this translation has made a computer )
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:22 AM   #920
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Hi Ivan,

Most of my riding tends to take place round where I live which is on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey as opposed to the Black Sea coast. However, I would recommend reading this post T U R K E Y Our Eastern Blacksea and East Travel 5000 kilometres - ADVrider There are some good maps and photos later in the report.

I am planning to tour the North East of Turkey and the Black Sea coast this summer.

Regarding tyres in Manavgat, I have no idea but would recommend contacting this chap who is very knowledgable and helpful here in Turkey. https://www.facebook.com/mehmet.avar.12

Please don't apologise for your English. My Russian extends to Natasha and Vladimir, beyond that I am lost

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:44 AM   #921
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beyond that I am lost


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Old 02-01-2013, 12:05 AM   #922
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Hi Ivan,

Most of my riding tends to take place round where I live which is on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey as opposed to the Black Sea coast. However, I would recommend reading this post T U R K E Y Our Eastern Blacksea and East Travel 5000 kilometres - ADVrider There are some good maps and photos later in the report.

I am planning to tour the North East of Turkey and the Black Sea coast this summer.

Regarding tyres in Manavgat, I have no idea but would recommend contacting this chap who is very knowledgable and helpful here in Turkey. https://www.facebook.com/mehmet.avar.12

Please don't apologise for your English. My Russian extends to Natasha and Vladimir, beyond that I am lost

Cheers,

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Thanks!
Very interesting report, is a pity 2006г, now even road OF-Bayburt half asphalt.
I shall go in September through Caucasus - Georgia - Turkey around Ararat, Van, mountains Cilo-Sat (if gendarmes will let), then to Cappadocia and back along the sea (if the God / Аllah will allow :).

Good luck!
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:57 AM   #923
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Frigid February.........

February is usually the wettest and coldest month here on the Turkish Med. Temps half an hour away on the coast weirdly bounce between the high 20's and low teens depending on whether the sun makes an appearance. Half an hour North, over the mountains, the temp struggles to reach the low teens on the brightest days. Rain in the valley translates to snow on the high ground






Better pop off and see how much snow was dumped yesterday. Kitties didn't show much interest








It didn't take Paul long to regret not having repaired the hole in his bike seat. A wet behind and chilly temps don't make for the best traveling companions








At least the reservoir at Gombe was benefiting from the recent rains









The reservoir serves to irrigate the flatlands beyond Gombe up to Elmali, the main crop being apples. Elmali means "with apples". Gombe itself is a typical workaday Turkish town. A haven from the heat of the coast in summer but fairly drab and cold in winter







The road from Gombe to Elmali









One advantage of the cooler air is the lack of heat haze that exists in high summer, one can see for miles














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Old 02-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #924
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Really enjoy your updates and offroad explorations. Cheers
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:19 AM   #925
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Really enjoy your updates and offroad explorations. Cheers
Thanks AlpineGeurrilla Been following your RR's recently which have provided plenty of inspiration and information. Keep 'em coming please

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Old 03-02-2013, 03:50 AM   #926
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............Meanwhile closer to the coast the almond blossom signals the start of spring







Sat minding my own business when a local ruffian grabbed me by the hand









and led me to his almond orchard









Um, nice one pooch








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Old 03-23-2013, 12:06 PM   #927
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Swiss Roll(er)s...........

Spring is here isn't it Muffs






So too are the Swiss






Dani and Raphi (http://www.rvsz.ch) are three weeks into their mega tour which will end in South America







These guys mean business






Dani's XT660Z complete with Garmin Montana 600, Adventure Spec Magadan soft panniers and lots of stuff and things and more stuff






Raphi's equally impressive XT660R with an equally impressive amount of stuff






Raphi had originally set off from the Land of Clocks with an Off The Road 26 litre tank slaking his engine's thirst. En route a leak developed which he subsequently repaired. Easy enough to carry out in the developed world, more difficult if the fault re-occurred out in the boonies. Anyway Raphi decided to get his old tank shipped to Istanbul and refit it. Big-heartedly he posted on AdvRider that anyone who wanted their own personal petrol bowser could have his, gratis. Being a Yorkshire chap I SHOUTED a reply


Which is how cheeky chappy Bayram found himself fitting a few acres of plastic to my bike







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Old 03-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #928
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Re: Swiss Roll(er)s...........

Hey David!

Was a pleasure meeting you! That tank is looking good on your bike, hope it will serve you well and for a long time.

Cheers Raphi

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Old 03-24-2013, 05:06 AM   #929
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Cheers Raphi,

Should be able to get to the shops and back on one tank now





Here's the link I was talking about;

A pillions View of the World.


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Old 03-24-2013, 06:58 AM   #930
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always nice photos, thought the almond blossoms were cheery tree blossoms at first, in the same scientific family.
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