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Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 01:12 AM
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Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
I was out minding my own business when I came...

I was out minding my own business when I came across this chap minding his own business. Lovely dogs, Kangals :nod



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Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,390
Posted By Dickyb
How "awesome" would that be? :puke2 ...

How "awesome" would that be? :puke2

Standards, dear boy. Standards! :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,390
Posted By Dickyb
Enjoying the holiday snaps Chris. :thumb ...

Enjoying the holiday snaps Chris. :thumb

Cheers,

Dickyb
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 51,492
Posted By Dickyb
Hi Seb and Kim, Excellent! :clap Thank you...

Hi Seb and Kim,

Excellent! :clap Thank you very much.

All the best for your future travels.

Cheers,

Dickyb
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,560
Posted By Dickyb
A riveting read. Thank you very much, looking...

A riveting read. Thank you very much, looking forward to more.

Cheers,


Dickyb
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
...................Barry wanted to do a bit of...

...................Barry wanted to do a bit of trailriding, his rather lardy Tenere didn't and down he went in the gloop. :p3rry Luckily Paul needed some exercise so he held it upright while Barry...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
The Wizard from Oz.........

Barry and his dad departed Australia, sourced bikes in Ireland and set off to ride across Europe and Africa :eek1 Thwarted by bureaucracy in Egypt they abandoned the trip. Dad flew back to Oz, Barry...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
A tad inclement Phil ...

A tad inclement Phil




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But ideal for trying out the new exhaust. No one around to complain:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Vive la difference.........

Hey what's bothering you Blaize? Oh I see :wink:



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Olivier, who normally pilots 737's rocked up on his Ural outfit with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Hi DavidM1, Thanks for your interest. ...

Hi DavidM1,

Thanks for your interest.

Appearances can be deceptive.:wink: I've usually got a couple of Turkish lads with me to bale me out when ambition exceeds ability.

Yep, there's...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Worth getting up......and staying up for

The early bird catches............... the sunrise, apparently:wink:




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A short while later
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Chris the catnapper:freaky ...

Chris the catnapper:freaky


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Who got savaged by Muffin and Blaize :wink:
Forum: Europe 01-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 73,842
Posted By Dickyb
I'll PM you Phil :thumb

I'll PM you Phil :thumb
Forum: Europe 01-16-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 73,842
Posted By Dickyb
That's exactly what I'm after Phil. there are a...

That's exactly what I'm after Phil. there are a few here but they are at least twice he price and fairly rough looking. Now if I could only fly to France and get one registered......................
Forum: Europe 01-16-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 73,842
Posted By Dickyb
Yamaha TDM 850 for sale?

Merhaba Türk motobisikletçinin arkadaşlar,

Do any of you know of a good TDM 850 for sale. We are planning on a big trip this year and need something a bit more comfortable than our XT660R.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
"Old Black Joe" according to Leonard Cohen 'cos...

"Old Black Joe" according to Leonard Cohen 'cos Everybody Knows. Unless you mean................
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Hi DCrider, yep apparently we had a 6 on...

Hi DCrider, yep apparently we had a 6 on Richter's set of scales about 100 miles away near Antalya. Mind you with the storm that was raging at the time I was hard pressed to hear the Mrs speak let...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 28,013
Posted By Dickyb
A bucket of popcorn and a gallon of Kia-Ora. Ok,...

A bucket of popcorn and a gallon of Kia-Ora. Ok, I'm ready. :lurk:jkam:thumb

Cheers,


Dickyb
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By Dickyb
Just got the book loaded onto my Kindle and...

Just got the book loaded onto my Kindle and enjoying the read :super


Cheers,

Dickyb
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Been a change in the weather...........

First flurries of winter :p3rry


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Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,724
Posted By Dickyb
I enjoyed that. Thank you very much. Cheers,...

I enjoyed that. Thank you very much.

Cheers,


Dickyb
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,012
Posted By Dickyb
I'm motivated :wink: ...

I'm motivated :wink:


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Cheers,
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 162,470
Posted By Dickyb
" i bumped into the world famous Terry Brown from...

" i bumped into the world famous Terry Brown from Cambridge England who i would ride with for a few days and who would teach me the basics of off-road riding (riding whilst standing up/rider...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 31,749
Posted By Dickyb
Excellent stuff Johnny. Can't get over the amount...

Excellent stuff Johnny. Can't get over the amount of miles you did in a relatively short time. You've given me and Juliet some ideas for our next trip :wink:

All the best,

Dickyb
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Couldn't agree more davesupreme :thumb ...

Couldn't agree more davesupreme :thumb


Good question DCrider. When we were in the UK the Mrs and I both had busy jobs and due to family commitments our biking adventures were limited to two...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2013, 05:38 AM
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Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Catching up with the kids..........

It had been a while since I'd been out to play with the kids. Besides, Mehmet had heard of a new road he wanted to explore. Bayram led off, avoiding water channels from the recent rains


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Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Hi TonsOfFun, thank you for the kind words. Thank...

Hi TonsOfFun, thank you for the kind words. Thank u 2 to you Gvidon, loved your country. Never seen so many wild birds of prey in their natural habitat.

Cheers,

Dickyb
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Remember this guy VIA MEDITERRA - The journey...

Remember this guy VIA MEDITERRA - The journey around the Med with an HP2 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832590&highlight=dickyb)
who came visiting with his girlfriend Diana in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
November you say! Oh, really.....

Holidays over it was time to blag a quick ride out with Paul to reacquaint myself with the Turkish med. Taurus mountains? Fine by me sir :thumb

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Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 209,143
Posted By Dickyb
Mine has got 75000kms on the clock. We ride it...

Mine has got 75000kms on the clock. We ride it two up with soft luggage, a roll bag and a tank bag. Mods are limited to a bash guard and hand guards. Did consider a 2 into 1 exhaust but couldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
IvanRus of this parish, who we met in Georgia, ...

IvanRus of this parish, who we met in Georgia,



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has put together a couple of videos on YouTube which he has very kindly let...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
...........Then it was off round Lake Van ...

...........Then it was off round Lake Van




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Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Hi Adrian, You might have read another of my...

Hi Adrian,

You might have read another of my writings "Fifty Shades of Grey" :wink:

Trip was great thanks, though to be honest we did prefer the Bulgaria/Romania trip earlier in the year. More...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Long time no hear Phil. Drop by if and when you...

Long time no hear Phil. Drop by if and when you are in the area:super

Cheers,

DickyB
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
.........With the weather forecast not to improve...

.........With the weather forecast not to improve we decided to head south and see what eastern Turkey had to offer. Plenty, as it turned out. :clap
First stop was the ancient ruined Armenian city...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
...........Not wishing to take part in any more...

...........Not wishing to take part in any more chariot races through Tbilisi we decided to leave Yerevan and skirt along the southern edges of Armenia and cross into Georgia at Bavra with the days...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
..........Then it was off, over the hills and far...

..........Then it was off, over the hills and far away (as Planty may have sung)




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Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
Hey Ivan, great to hear from you and thanks for...

Hey Ivan, great to hear from you and thanks for the photo Can I pinch it and send it to the kids? We rarely get photos of us together:wink: Hope you had a great trip and that you will post more pics...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
....Thanks Taranaki:thumb Armenia has a mum...

....Thanks Taranaki:thumb Armenia has a mum too:wink: Mother Armenia, a hefty lass fashioned from hammered copper who keeps an eye on the eternal flame and her feet firmly planted on the War Museum...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 218,167
Posted By Dickyb
.................On the way into Yerevan we hit...

.................On the way into Yerevan we hit traffic, lots of it. Seeing a short cut I rode across some waste ground and back on to the main road only to be pulled over by a chap with a rather...
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