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Old 11-24-2009, 11:26 AM   #241
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.............with the daily ferry from Rhodes supplying victuals to the inhabitants of Meis



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Old 11-24-2009, 01:34 PM   #242
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So Damned Good Weather down there !
Pity it take so long to arrive at your place otherwise I'll drop on your step for a beer ! Tomorrow's is B day
Have fun u 2 !
How's my sweet lady ? kiss her for me, if you please.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:54 AM   #243
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Oh, oh. Weather's closing in. Better clear off home



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Old 11-25-2009, 01:00 PM   #244
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Meanwhile, 700 km's to the north, in Ankara I wake up to this:



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Old 11-29-2009, 11:48 AM   #245
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Testing Times

Had to take the bike for testing, an event that happens every two years for the life of the bike. The testing station is at Kumluca, one and a half hours away. Better be off shortly after dawn then



Promises to be a nice day as long as I don't hit some of the road furniture!



Um, nice beach



Handy for a spot of........



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Old 11-29-2009, 12:26 PM   #246
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......................Met a pesky pooch employed by the testing centre to keep ruffians and scallywags at bay. Scared the living daylights out of me

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Old 11-29-2009, 01:04 PM   #247
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.............The test took half an hour which for me, here in Turkey was rather amazing. The norm used to be three hours with the paperwork and waiting, the test and waiting............ Vehicle testing used to be carried out by government employees and often only involved a cursory look at the vehicle with the most importance being placed on whether the vehicle chassis and engine numbers matched what was written on the paperwork. As part of EU harmonisation the Germans, in the shape of TUV, came in showed how it was really done with proper testing facilities. I now have much more confidence in the vehicles I share the road with.

Took the mountain road home. Stopped at a trout restaurant by a river. Freshly grilled trout followed a starter of warm bread, cheese, salad and walnuts all for 10TL. You cant go wrong if the locals patronise a place



Still autumn here



Nice twisties for those that like that kind of thing



Sadly, I'll have to do the trip again in a months time for the other bike!

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Old 11-30-2009, 12:54 AM   #248
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sadly, indeed
U're a lucky B... loke !
You should try some of tips of the german bum who squatted ur home
Get a tripod ! ;)
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:50 AM   #249
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Nice twisties for those that like that kind of thing



Sadly, I'll have to do the trip again in a months time for the other bike!

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Ha! That's the place were your TT relieved itself from the bashplate, isn't it? The TT is still too heavy

Greetings to my second home! And kiss Jul and Emine for me

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:11 AM   #250
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sadly, indeed
U're a lucky B... loke !
You should try some of tips of the german bum who squatted ur home
Get a tripod ! ;)
D'accord mon ami. Je suis un tres lucky homme without a fatherJuliet says I've already got a third leg, thank you

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:14 AM   #251
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Ha! That's the place were your TT relieved itself from the bashplate, isn't it? The TT is still too heavy

Greetings to my second home! And kiss Jul and Emine for me

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Dirk,

It's a lot lighter now. I fell off it at the weekend. Kissed Emine and got a slap on the face. She wants the real thing. Kissed Juliet and got a fabulous dinner. Some you win, some you lose. Glad to see from you "Here and There" thread that you remembered some of my tips

Keep posting mein Herr.

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We've just finished a religious holiday here in Turkey. One where the blokes often get it in the neck from their other half should they disappear for too long. The goats involved in the festivities get it in the neck too, from a well sharpened blade.The meat is traditionally shared out among relatives, neighbours,friends and the less well off. I was fortunate to be invited along for a chew by Mehmet, Zeki, Recep, Bayram and friends. First we found a shady bough



Then Mehmet set fire to the forest



Recep contributed to the general level of smoke



Ten minutes later and the feast was ready, as was the left side of Mehmet's face



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Old 11-30-2009, 10:10 AM   #253
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.................after filling our bellies we resumed our usual daft antics of chasing each other around forest tracks and up slippery slopes. The rising moon caught my eye



But most eyes were on Bayram on his XT350



To all Turkish Advriders out there "Iyi Bayramlar"

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Old 12-01-2009, 06:46 AM   #254
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David pass to this hill

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Old 12-01-2009, 09:52 AM   #255
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Thanks for posting Mehmet. That was a great day, conquering the big hill, that we'd always ridden around before was a big plus.

Just thought I'd add, for those that may be offended, that on my bikes I have "England" stickers and a Union Jack along with a map of Turkey. The Brit stuff ain't there through pompsity. The "Brit" stuff helps me out no end when I'm up in the mountains and meet mountain folk who are aways hospitable, open and friendly. Once I've exhausted my limited Turkish I point to the stickers. They understand my ignorance. It helps. Hopefully, so will the Turkish classes I am attending.

The same stickers help to break the ice when I meet crazy Germans and crazier Fenchmen Now where can I get an ADV sticker or two from?

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