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Old 04-08-2009, 09:42 AM   #196
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What an exquisite country!

Great pictures too! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:26 AM   #197
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Awesome, thread. What a great experience. Wish it was more accessible to everyone.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:14 PM   #198
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A most wonderful report. Thank you!
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:18 PM   #199
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Highlights of your Iran trip

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Hi guys, I am about to start the planning for my trip from Dubai to UK via Iran and Turkey. Would love some general advice about "must do" things along the way. I am on KTM 990 adv 2008
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:18 AM   #200
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Hi guys,

Just came accross with your thread. Great to see familiar faces from my hometown.
Simply stunning report!! Not many riders followed that path around here
Hope to see you somewhere around and hear the story in person.
Cheers!
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:30 AM   #201
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I remembered our trip to Iran, i was on a 950, if i had the posibility, i would visit there again., very good report, nice pics.


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Old 08-20-2009, 04:22 PM   #202
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superb pictures....stunning in fact....great RR for sure...



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Old 10-05-2009, 11:53 AM   #203
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What a shame on me for not completing this RR. Sorry everyone. Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Let' s continue and finish with the remaining days.

17 October, Friday
Ali Sadr - Qeydar - Soltaniyeh - Zanjan - Tabriz (549 km)




We were up again before sunrise.
We were lazy again so didn' t fill the tanks in Hamadan. Tripmeter was on 180 km (112.5 miles)
Ali Sadr is a really small village. Hotel owner told us that the closest gas station was in Shirin Su. He also gave directions for a shortcut. According to his guidance we were on our way.





I realized that we were on the wrong track after 40 kms. All the road sign was in Farsi because the roads were really minor. We figured out that we passed the "Shirin Su" turn way back. So we had to go all the way back. We were having a gas crisis because of this setback.
Instead of guessing where Shirin Su is and wasting some more gas, we went to Gol Tapeh, the village before Ali Sadr. That was the long way, but at least the gas station was a guarantee. When we arrive, we saw that the station was closed. Children told us that it will be open 2 hours later. We didn' t want to wait. The little child said that he could find us some gas.
5 minutes later he came with a funnel and 20 litre gas. It smells right and the same price we used to have. Another crisis dodged.

Approaching Qeydar we stopped in a small grocery store looking place looking for some breakfast. The owner endlessly willing to help cooked us some omlette. Then some guys from the neighborhood came and joined us. After the obvious q&a a guy from the group read some poetry he wrote. Interesting to watch. :)
After that, we got outside and a younger fella took his illegal CRF 250 out of the basement. He got it in Bandar Abbas from a merchant. After a lot of insisting, i took it for a spin.

After Zanjan we connected to the highway to Tabriz. It was the new highway and we had another 150 km fuel range. But after 150 kms i was desperately looking for a gas station again. Then we were saved again buy the portable station. :)







AFter the filling, we arrived to Tabriz. We headed to Kharim Khan square to meet our friend Atabek again. This time we chatted about everything in between Turkey and Iran. It was hard for him really. Because he came to Turkey, and saw the outer world. There was nothing for him in Iran, but he couldn' t leave because of his mandatory army duty.



After a nice evening we said goodbye.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:32 PM   #204
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:32 AM   #205
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Welcome back Metin!

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:31 AM   #206
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:07 PM   #207
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:48 PM   #208
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Hello Meto! I have a dilema of bying new ADW or used year 2006 which is 6000 EUR cheaper. I vould aprishiated if you can tell mi vhat is the diference betveen of theese two bikes , or is there any diference beside the colors. Thanks in advance
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:23 PM   #209
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Robi C. Please use the PM (Private Message) function to contact and discuss such matters with Meto.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #210
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What a pleasure to read it again, years after. Great trip guys!
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