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Old 06-09-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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Historical Enduro in Türkiye

Hello all! From Saturday ride. Deadly hot ( around 35 Degrees) but perfect for testing bike’s cooling system as I have recently replaced the coolant.


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On the way to a village called Değirmenköy. There, I had seen some structures standing.

Tomb: It belongs to a holy person named Ahmet Fakih. Reconstructed by the local municipality. According to what is told to me about him is that he never suffered from lack of food and other stuff. The more he consumed and gave around, the more he got. And as this case was understood, he left to live in another place. He got back some time later, and told to be buried here . The next morning, he died suddenly.


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Değirmenköy: Once called as Germiyan and later Geremiyan. Due to the increasing number of Greek workers who came for wheat grinding, this church was built. There were many windmills in the past but I could see none.










From interior.







An old, uncompleted mosque dated back the same as the church.

Climbing up the stairs


This was where Moslems get ready and cleaned themselves before the pray.

From interior.



Neighbouring each other in peace.

Little owls resting and shading.


It is boiling all around. But I am taking pleasure of each passing moment. With my right, I am feeling the fan’s working. No problem so far.

Take a look at here. Hell... No one around. What if I had a flat? No shade.








Abandoned Military Zone

Gorgeous Panorama

Tarmac at last. Being in dust head to toe, I am throttling madly.

So many paths to take.


BMW in action. Deep ruts on sides.






Military Tactical Operation Zone.



Change of the foliage as well as the road and the weather.












In fact, in this trip, I was planning to take pictures of the rest of the Anastasian Wall segments.
Look here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=443811&highlight=anastasian+walls
Walls I hardly pictured in this thread are all under deep foliage. Very difficult to get to them.
Here, walls lying along the path.









Paths getting tougher and I am sweating, losing water and salt, however much I sip through my camelback.


And s....t happens here. I was about to make a sharp right turn, found myself lying on the ground.


But it is worth everything after seeing a Byzantine Aqueduct Bridge.
How on Earth did they manage to build this Byzantine Aqueduct at the end of that steep path?

Time for a ride home. But I don’t want to. Fresh air.














I hope you have liked the report.
Ride safe.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:56 AM   #2
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I like the idea of seeking out and finding antiquity.

That said: This looks like a great goal and the fact that you had to work hard to get there makes it all the more special.

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But it is worth everything after seeing a Byzantine Aqueduct Bridge.
How on Earth did they manage to build this Byzantine Aqueduct at the end of that steep path?
Thanks for the ride report.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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I like the idea of seeking out and finding antiquity.

That said: This looks like a great goal and the fact that you had to work hard to get there makes it all the more special.



Thanks for the ride report.
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