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Old 12-31-2008, 06:05 AM   #151
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Hi guys,
awesome trip and fantastic report and pics.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:06 AM   #152
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Tebrikler.
Kıskanarak izliyorum,darısı başıma.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:41 AM   #153
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Great report. Keep going!
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:58 AM   #154
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Hi Meto, great report and fantastic pics and enjoyed reading your reportage.

Thanks for share
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:21 PM   #155
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Sooo, who wants to take the next step and go??

I hear from lots of people who are, justifiably so, impressed with this report. Who wants to take the next step and actually plan a trip there. I for one REALLY want to go. I am thinking of renting a bike in Istanbul and ride thru Iran from there. 3 - 4 weeks maybe?? I have just started to explore this and what all is involved. A small group of 3 of 4 riders would be ideal I think. I am having some internet conversations with an agency in Iran that can help with visa's. It sounds doable, but with restriction for us US citizens (everybody else can do it with a lot less hassles). A guide may be mandatory. Again, I have no idea yet how this would all work, but if i wanted to travel easy I would go to Kansas.

Who is interested in finding out with me if it can be done and has time to do so, possibly this fall.

in order to not hijack this excelent thread pm me and we'll start a new threaad under ride planning

Update: followup thread under http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...20#post8742520


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Old 01-04-2009, 03:25 PM   #156
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This report has my vote for #1 Ride Report for 2009. Until I see another this one takes home the trophy! Seeing true unbiased reports like these from real people really warm me up. You dont get the one sided story of Iran through my governments eyes (America). You are shedding a lot of light on people eyes. At least for me anyways. IRAN is something very foreign to me and a lot of Americans.

Outstanding pictures and descriptions. Subscribed!

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Old 01-04-2009, 09:24 PM   #157
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I hear from lots of people who are, justifiably so, impressed with this report. Who wants to take the next step and actually plan a trip there. I for one REALLY want to go. I am thinking of renting a bike in Istanbul and ride thru Iran from there. 3 - 4 weeks maybe?? I have just started to explore this and what all is involved. A small group of 3 of 4 riders would be ideal I think. I am having some internet conversations with an agency in Iran that can help with visa's. It sounds doable, but with restriction for us US citizens (everybody else can do it with a lot less hassles). A guide may be mandatory. Again, I have no idea yet how this would all work, but if i wanted to travel easy I would go to Kansas.

Who is interested in finding out with me if it can be done and has time to do so, possibly this fall.

in order to not hijack this excelent thread pm me and we'll start a new threaad under ride planning

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KP,
Not wanting to hijack this excellent thread, but the groundwork has been done for USA riders, one tour has already successfully completed, and you might use
http://www.motodiscovery.com/tours/middleeast/iran.html

An Iranian govt approved agency/ guide & itinerary IS necessary for USA riders (unless there is a signifcant improvement in relations with new prezes on both sides )

If Motodiscovery's schedule/ pricing/ details don't work for you, ask them to put you in touch with their Turkish/ Istanbul guide-partner to discuss your requirements. Be prepared for a lot of pre-planning complications.

But as Meto's thread shows, Iran is a fascinating/ wonderful ride !
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:53 PM   #158
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I hear from lots of people who are, justifiably so, impressed with this report. Who wants to take the next step and actually plan a trip there. I for one REALLY want to go. I am thinking of renting a bike in Istanbul and ride thru Iran from there. 3 - 4 weeks maybe?? I have just started to explore this and what all is involved. A small group of 3 of 4 riders would be ideal I think. I am having some internet conversations with an agency in Iran that can help with visa's. It sounds doable, but with restriction for us US citizens (everybody else can do it with a lot less hassles). A guide may be mandatory. Again, I have no idea yet how this would all work, but if i wanted to travel easy I would go to Kansas.

Who is interested in finding out with me if it can be done and has time to do so, possibly this fall.

in order to not hijack this excelent thread pm me and we'll start a new threaad under ride planning

KP
Hey Karst,

It's very good to see that the thread motivated you. Iran is a real beauty. I wish it was easier for you. But as you say, it's been done before and you can do it again.

I'm sure you had already found but let me point out some visa agencies from the Lonely Planet book.
www.iranianvisa.com
www.key2persia.com
www.persianvoyages.com

I guess BMW is renting.
This is the contact info of Borusan Oto BMW in Istinye, Istanbul.
Borusan Oto İstinye
İstinye Mahallesi Sarıyer Caddesi No :77 Sarıyer - İstanbul
Tel: +90 212 3593030
Fax: +90 212 3593250
e-mail: satis.istinye@borusanoto.com
web: http://www.borusanoto.com

I'd like to help you anyway i can achieving your dream. Just ask...

See you
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:29 AM   #159
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some of the best adventure pics ive ever seen.

you guys really know how to use the camera too .. awesome quality.

i noticed a video recorder in the pics .. is there going to be a video released

if you guys ever come to Australia for a ride .. please call in !

cok guzel olur !
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:46 AM   #160
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some of the best adventure pics ive ever seen.

you guys really know how to use the camera too .. awesome quality.

i noticed a video recorder in the pics .. is there going to be a video released

if you guys ever come to Australia for a ride .. please call in !

cok guzel olur !
There are 2 - 3 hours of helmet cam and 13 hours of HD video recorded.
We are looking for a way to edit and publish a 1 or 2 DVD movie.
I will keep you posted.

Thanks for the invite.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:52 AM   #161
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Wow! great RR, amazing people and pictures.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:14 AM   #162
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Could't agree more. It's the trouble moments that makes a story after 10 years.

There is a map for Zumo which i didn't buy because it's only routable in Tehran. So, i used the World Base Map to record tracks and used it as a compass since major towns was showing.
Metin,
Sakıncası yoksa World Map i nereden ve nasıl aldığını sorabilir miyim? Ben de almak istiyorum ama Türkiye de satılmıyor ve Garmin den de Türkiye ye temin mümkün değil (bazı yasal sınırlamalar dolayısı ile ). Yardımın için teşekkürler.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:38 AM   #163
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Metin,
Sakıncası yoksa World Map i nereden ve nasıl aldığını sorabilir miyim? Ben de almak istiyorum ama Türkiye de satılmıyor ve Garmin den de Türkiye ye temin mümkün değil (bazı yasal sınırlamalar dolayısı ile ). Yardımın için teşekkürler.
Selam Tarkan,

Ben www.rideturkey.com sitesinden aldim. Once bu siteye uye olman gerekiyor. Keyfli bir sitedir ayrica. Uye olduktan sonra forumlar altinda GPS bolumunde, Dunya haritasi ile ilgili bolumu ve indirmek, kurmak icin gereken bilgileri bulabilirsin.

Gorusuruz...

Hey Tarkan,

I got it from www.rideturkey.com
First you have to register to enter the forums. From the GPS section you can find the topic about the World Routable BaseMap v3. Download link and all the info about installation is there.

Cheers...
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:49 AM   #164
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Metin,
Çok teşekkür ederim. Hemen dediğini yapacağım. Görüşmek dileği ile...

Thank you for all your help. I will contact to their site. Hopefully meet you soon.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:49 PM   #165
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Benim bir ekip var buyuk bir saygı ve ilgi ile izledigim.(Polonyalılar.)Bence konuya bakıs acılarıda raporlamalarıda cok guzel.
Raporunuzun keyfi geri kalmadı.
Bakıs acısı ve guzel fotograflar icin cok tesekkurler.
Sevgi & Saygılarım'la.

I enjoy the way Polish Guys (Pastor & crew) reports.
Your's were similar.
Great thanks for your point of view & for beautiful photos.
Respect.
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