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Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 32,300
Posted By Herman
Amazing adventure and great report Oguz. I am...

Amazing adventure and great report Oguz.
I am happy that you did it. Thanks alot for sharing.

Hakan
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 79,070
Posted By Herman
Vay be!

You cost me lots of office time my friend.

Great trip and best photos. Thank you.

Hakan Erman
Forum: Orange Crush 03-08-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,097
Posted By Herman
Travel mainly.

Travel mainly.
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 65,002
Posted By Herman
As an American it would be quite safe for you to...

As an American it would be quite safe for you to visit Iran you know. In 2006, just before our visit, a group of 10-12 riders from US rented BMWs from Turkey and toured Iran. They loved the trip.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By Herman
Relaxed atmosphere is what you look for on an...

Relaxed atmosphere is what you look for on an island.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/Midilli/DSC_1147.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By Herman
Every time I leave on a bike it is an adventure. ...

Every time I leave on a bike it is an adventure.
Sometimes we do this...
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/Beyazyol2.jpg

...other times this. Hmm, yummy!...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By Herman
Life is slow in the islands, just as it should...

Life is slow in the islands, just as it should be.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/Midilli/DSC_0869.jpg

Lesvos is famous for its Uzo.
As you know it is an alcoholic drink...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By Herman
Well maybe it is because Lesvos is nearer to...

Well maybe it is because Lesvos is nearer to me:wink:

You can come over to Turkey via Lesvos.
For the locations you want to see here is an itinarery suggestion:

Istanbul-Bolu-Karabuk...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By Herman
Nice roads for riding. ...

Nice roads for riding.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/Midilli/DSC_1229.jpg

Places where woman lyric poet Sappho lived.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By Herman
Authentic streets ...

Authentic streets

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/Midilli/DSC_1114.jpg

Many houses from Turkish times remain and kept well.
We loved the way they paint their houses....
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By Herman
Biking in Lesvos: Riding is a part of life...

Biking in Lesvos:

Riding is a part of life here.
Bikes are everywhere.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/Midilli/DSC_0888.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By Herman
What we will remember: We met some wonderful...

What we will remember:

We met some wonderful people.

We had no common language with this lady but liked each other a lot.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/Midilli/DSC_0838.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By Herman
Our visit to Lesvos (Midilli) Island, Greece

Here is a short report of one of our trips.
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Where: Lesvos (Midilli), a Greek Island just off the Turkish coast in the Aegean sea. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 65,002
Posted By Herman
I just discovered this thread. First class...

I just discovered this thread. First class touring+report :clap

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,446
Posted By Herman
Quote: Originally Posted by ozzy "I wonder...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ozzy
"I wonder what kind of positive statement it would make to use this building as a mosque as well as a church at the same time..."

In history this individual...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,446
Posted By Herman
The BMW logo create some unwanted conversation...

The BMW logo create some unwanted conversation about the cost of the bikes with the locals. When they read BMW, they go nuts. KTM brand does not seem to create any excitement:cry

The other reason...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,966
Posted By Herman
As Metehan informs, we had Akira with us last...

As Metehan informs, we had Akira with us last night in Istanbul.

He left Istanbul earlier today to head for Greece. He must be close to the border now.

Keep on posting my friend. It was nice to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-11-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 93,748
Posted By Herman
This one is in Sinop. The northernmost point in...

This one is in Sinop. The northernmost point in Turkey.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/P1050992.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/P1060010.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,146
Posted By Herman
Well, what is the temperment to American politics...

Well, what is the temperment to American politics in America?:wink:

Any how, most know the difference between politics and people.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 225,231
Posted By Herman
You made my day richer, thank you very much for...

You made my day richer, thank you very much for sharing.
Forum: Racing 01-25-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,899
Posted By Herman
Some pictures of the team I found at their web...

Some pictures of the team I found at their web site:

http://www.dakarturk.com/img/fotograflar/garaj/g007.jpg


http://www.dakarturk.com/img/fotograflar/garaj/g013.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 41,402
Posted By Herman
AGIRABI thank you so much for reminding me the...

AGIRABI thank you so much for reminding me the feeling of travelling in Karadeniz region of Turkey. Obviously you had a very good time.

I like that path you followed and I want to swim under that...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 48,745
Posted By Herman
We do some winter riding here in Turkey too... ...

We do some winter riding here in Turkey too...

http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/602/photo10105wm.jpg

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/6932/photo15157wo.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,753
Posted By Herman
Picturing you and your daughter reading our...

Picturing you and your daughter reading our report is so nice. Thanks for sharing.

The world has become a strange place. This National Geographic media that you mentioned (here "National" must...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,753
Posted By Herman
Hello Court. We met at the dinner party in...

Hello Court. We met at the dinner party in Istanbul after your Iran tour. Small world, at least on the web. Did you share your experience with the BMW community there (you were going to, if I am not...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,753
Posted By Herman
Good idea. We thought of having one in our house...

Good idea. We thought of having one in our house but it requires some space. It would be great on your back yard. One hint: The pillows for resting your back must be quite stiff. Traditionally they...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,753
Posted By Herman
It is all wooden Jim. Do you plan to build one?

It is all wooden Jim. Do you plan to build one?
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,753
Posted By Herman
Well some Americans did ride in Iran and they...

Well some Americans did ride in Iran and they loved it.
Motodiscovery can even make it simple: http://www.motodiscovery.com/tours/middleeast/iran.html
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2006, 09:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,753
Posted By Herman
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/IRAN%20Med/P1030522.jpg

I do not know what these carpeted platforms are called in Iran. We call them "sedir" in Turkish. They are popular in South...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,853
Posted By Herman
Mongolia is getting closer. Thanks to you...

Mongolia is getting closer. Thanks to you guys.:clap

Keep it coming...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,689
Posted By Herman
Very good pictures. Thanks for sharing. The...

Very good pictures. Thanks for sharing.

The roads you choose for your street bikes are really interesting. Would you do it again?

Regards
Herman
Forum: Europe 09-05-2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 71,841
Posted By Herman
Hello Agirabi. Herman from Istanbul. ...

Hello Agirabi.

Herman from Istanbul.

One of the rare shots of myself at Turkey-Iran border with Agri (Ararat) mountain at the background:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 1,022,176
Posted By Herman
A place called Santa. North east of Turkey. ...

A place called Santa. North east of Turkey.

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/5863/photo0877xn.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2006, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 1,812,900
Posted By Herman
Clayton, I felt deeply sorry for what has...

Clayton, I felt deeply sorry for what has happened. I thought of many "what if"s I had on the roads, near misses.

I will try to make use of your experience, riding more safely. I was also touched...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2006, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By Herman
This is the Syrian police and their "Ferrari"...

This is the Syrian police and their "Ferrari" bike:rofl

October 2004

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/4828/3lazkiyeferrari6sf.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2006, 05:06 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 250,608
Posted By Herman
And the last one from me , shot at Enez,...

And the last one from me
, shot at Enez, northern Eagean coast, Turkey:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/04560024.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2006, 05:03 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 250,608
Posted By Herman
...oh, there they are. ...

...oh, there they are.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/bozcaadapan1.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2006, 04:18 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 43,120
Posted By Herman
Looking for and finding trouble near Pamukova,...

Looking for and finding trouble near Pamukova, Turkey:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/Beyazyol.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h223/HakanErman/Beyazyol2.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2006, 03:21 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 250,608
Posted By Herman
Near Goksu river, Mersin, Turkey. Somewhere near...

Near Goksu river, Mersin, Turkey. Somewhere near here German king Frederic Barbarossa drowned in 1190 while he was leading the 3rd crusade:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2006, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Herman
How did you learn about this Transilvania Riders...

How did you learn about this Transilvania Riders Club European Rally? Do they have a web site?

I would be interested to learn about rallies on our side of Europe, close to Turkey.

Regards
Hakan
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