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Old 09-12-2011, 08:01 AM   #736
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Hey there stranger,

Looks like we might bump into each other at RTWDougs place, I"m just half an hour up the road from his, was thinking to pop in when hes back from his latest little ride, looked at his spot tracker and hes still at the edge of the middle of nowhere. But might still go and drool over all the HU bikes

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PS. Has petrol gotten any cheaper in Turkey since I left
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:51 AM   #737
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Well slap my thigh and call me a thighslapper, if it ain't ol Dave-in-Turkey or Dave-not now-in Turkey. Be great to catch up me old fruit.

Price of petrol? All relative I suppose. Petrol has gone up but so has the pound against the lira making petrol cheaper if you are paid in pounds, or summat

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Old 09-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #738
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Well Hi there Thighslapper!!

Which of the HU dates are you planning to ride up from Turkey for, I reckon its possible Doug might be back here by then, dont forget to leave plenty of space in your saddle bags, beer/booze is really cheap here

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Old 09-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #739
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Sorry to hear that, I'm sure there will be other meet-ups at Dougs place from time to time....I dare say Bulgaria may have changed slightly in the 8 years since youve been here lol, the pace of change is rapid from what I've seen in only one year here, apart from the top left up near Serbia and down near the Turkish border, still third worldish in those parts..

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Old 09-17-2011, 08:57 PM   #740
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Yippee, trips back on Praise the Lord and holler at the moon for understanding wives. Off to meet Terry in Cappadocia then up tp rtwdoug's place Riding, Fun, Adventures! | MotoSapiense
Hopefully in time to stop these couple of rascals pinching any more tyres (Terry on the left, rtwdoug on the right).





Many thanks to asphaltmueller, Bulgaria in May; half a ride & a faceplant - ADVrider, for letting me use his pic without his knowledge

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Old 09-19-2011, 10:22 AM   #741
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Dont think I have ever seen Terry use tyre levers before .... he must be getting old.

Have seen him change more than enough tyres with his bare hands.

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Old 09-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #742
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Cappadoci-yey..........

Big blokes need big bikes. 621andy of this parish 621andys' Turkey thread - ADVrider recently sent his home Where there's a will there's two wheels. Here's Andy's





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Old 09-27-2011, 12:28 PM   #743
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....................Apparently an artist type chappie has been busily beavering away altering the local landscape. Better go and have a look then






some of these slabs of granite even have inscriptions on them







Now Andy's a big lad but these things are huge













The same chappie is also responsible for a number of stone squiggles that have appeared around the place








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Old 09-28-2011, 12:25 AM   #744
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Great to meet up with you and Terry!

My iPad won't let me open the pics so I'll ry later.

I'll post some pics too...
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:00 AM   #745
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Back to my Mac

Pics are great as always

When Terry first turned up, i was expecting a hairy old 'been there done that' biker well he has been there and done that but is still a very nice quiet chappy

I'll post some pics when I'veworked out how to do it using iPhoto....may take some time
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:20 AM   #746
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....................and here's the busy beaver himself. Goes by the name of Andrew Rogers. Tried to ask him the significance of sticking granite sticks in, and doing the odd bit of dry stone walling on, a previously unspoilt landscape but he had bigger fish to fry and clattered off with a few journalists in tow.








More info here if anybody's bothered www.andrewrogers.com


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Old 09-28-2011, 06:25 AM   #747
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Ok, we'll see if this works...pics maybe too big..

My hire bike, and Terry's lovely 650....my heap of shite was drinking oil and overheating, and due to bent forks and bars, had a tendency to prefer to turn right rather than lef- but it was better than walking...just





The legendary DickyB having a rest...




Then off to the sculptures;
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:31 AM   #748
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Well that seems to work

Terry decided to rest after his epic ride, and left DickyB and myself to go and play...













Enjoying the view:



The man himself taking more cracking photos!



Last pic is of the stunning sunrise that I took whilst flying the chaps the next morning...



Unfortunately, lack of wind prevented us from doing our normal 'down in the valleys' balloon flight...sorry chaps

Anyway, a good time was had by all. You're welcome back anytime lads!
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:44 AM   #749
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.....................So on to the main event. Terry and I wanted to fly, high, like birds in the sky but with non of the wing flapping nonsense. Main man Andy arranged things, all we had to do was get out of bed at 0430hrs

Now apparently if you try to blow hot air balloons up the traditional way your cheeks will ache so fans are used to blow air in






to get the balloon to stand up the burners are fired up

















Then with Andy pulling a few ropes and turning the gas up to mark 7








it's up, up and away






with tee bee Terry







to greet the sun








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Old 09-28-2011, 07:02 AM   #750
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........................On landing the balloon is full of hot air







which needs to be let out so that the balloon will collapse. Andy pulled a rope to let the blue sky in and the hot air out








and the balloon collapsed









Cheers Andy, one more tick on the list of things to do before I forget how to make lists


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