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Old 01-17-2009, 05:57 AM   #61
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Shopping on a bike....yes please!!

It has been a tad inclement around these parts lately, well for a day anyway



and stocks of my 90 year old father-in-laws nightly tipple were running a bit low



Better pop off on me bike and get some more then If I can give Lucky our three legged dog the slip.



We found her at a local garage with her leg hanging off, begging for food. We adopted her, had her leg tidied up and now she is a big fluffy bear. A better natured dog you would be hard pushed to find. Incredible given the miserable start in life that she had.

Now,which way? Main road



or off-road?



Off-road



Past the water cistern



and Kas lookout point



and the tombs in the weekly bazaar grounds




and the.......................

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Old 01-17-2009, 06:12 AM   #62
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......... boats in dry dock getting their bottoms scrubbed





and the mosque



Past the harbour


and a fellow Advrider



and another tomb



at the top of this street



Past the theatre (one for Dave-In-Turkey ).



Mission accomplished, it was back home again passing another Advrider



and into the valley of the shadow of...................my gaffe



to a warm welcome from Biscuit who is rather too posh for her own name and prefers to be addressed as Bique (pronounced with a strong French accent)



Sadly I have to do this trip at least three times a week!!!

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:18 AM   #63
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Excellent taste in whiskey!! Must be a super father-in-law!!

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Old 01-17-2009, 09:44 AM   #64
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The man himself



Flight Sergeant (Retd) George Roach. Put in a waifs and strays home by his unmarried mother when he was a nippa, she couldn't afford to look after him. Never knew his dad. Literally had to sing for his supper. Took up boxing to look after himself. Served as a bomb disposal officer in WW2. Got badly shot up in France, later went on to serve in Egypt and the Far East. Produced two children, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Lost his wife and soulmate of 64 years a couple of years ago and came to live with us. His broken heart is slowly mending though will never completely heal. Still got an eye for the girls, still got a taste for the whisky. Turned 90 last November!!!

Top Bloke

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Old 01-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #65
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However, on this particular day we wanted a bit of fun playing in the forests so I met up with (from left to right) Mehmet (Mondial 150UT), Rejeb (Yamaha XT 350) and Zeki (Honda XR 650)






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Thanks for sharing,

zeki Yolcu07 değilmiydi,

hannibal'lardan selamlar sevgiler..
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:48 AM   #66
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Thanks for sharing,

zeki Yolcu07 değilmiydi,

hannibal'lardan selamlar sevgiler..
evet yolcu07 bizdende size kucak dolusu selamlar
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:58 AM   #67
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Thanks for sharing,

zeki Yolcu07 değilmiydi,

hannibal'lardan selamlar sevgiler..
Birsey degil

Benim icin buyuk bir zevkti

Her zaman yemek ve spor pantalon


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Old 01-20-2009, 02:34 AM   #68
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Birsey degil

Benim icin buyuk bir zevkti

Her zaman yemek ve spor pantalon

Aynen devam dickyb,
hanniball'lar götürüyor anında,
hele gurme ekibi de olursa, sorma gitsin,
çayı bile semaverde istiyorlar..





Selamlar, sevgiler..
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:59 AM   #69
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Anyone for marbles?

A few days ago went for a ride to marble valley and saw marble being quarried



Today I went to the factory to see what happened to it and to pick up a spare rear sprocket for the Yam



Actually, as you may have guessed, that is a cutting wheel. The marble comes in on trucks and lays in wait



To be butchered



To the left of the guy wielding the water spray is a cutting tool doing its job The marble is cut into sizes various and sent to other departments for finishing. This guys job is to make the once rough marble that was made smooth (on the left above) by the cutter rough again





Back on the bike tomorrow..........

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Old 01-22-2009, 11:41 AM   #70
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Memory Lane...... A hard road to ride

Went back to the place I used to call home recently to visit mum and dad after a two year absence. Mum, bless her, thought I had only popped to the shops for a loaf of bread the kast time I left

It was cold but sunny as I wandered along the cliff top looking down at the beach where I used to ride my first bike some 30 odd years ago





It was one of these



With the baffle removed it used to make a racket but what did I care. Youthful exuberance somehow convinced me it sounded like a real (big) Harley. My new best friend gave me my first real taste of freedom, extending my vision beyond the town limits. Or at least it did before I wrapped it round a lampost on the way back from an all night party. The bike was bought from the proceeds of three paper rounds and working weekends at the hotel just behind this chap



who went on to achieve great things



Many more weekends were spent working at the same place to pay for the repairs to the wall I knocked down when I bounced off the lampost. I walked on...........................

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Old 01-22-2009, 11:57 AM   #71
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...........................along the fish quay






past the swing bridge



and into the path of one of my old school teachers of some 40 years ago. She recognised me, I her. We chatted for a while. I apologised for failing to live up to any early signs of promise and went on my way with wierd feelings. The inevitable march of time, mortality, opportunities missed, loves lost, ageing, etc. There was only one thing for it..........have a beverage



A pint soon dispelled morbid thoughts and put me back on the road along the harbour where I bumped into a reminder of my current abode



The Grand Turk was in town for a visit. Wish I'd known in advance. I could have stowed away and saved the price of an air ticket.

Wander over I returned to my folks place, loaf of bread in hand.

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Old 01-22-2009, 12:47 PM   #72
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Ahh.....a traditional ...Ye Olde English Pub...I love it !

Small World Dave...I used to live accross the moors from you...been to whitby a few times.

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Old 01-22-2009, 01:11 PM   #73
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Moors! , Which moors, where ?? Teeside side or Scarborough side?

We haven't met in a previous life have we

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Moors! , Which moors, where ?? Teeside side or Scarborough side?

We haven't met in a previous life have we

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:49 PM   #75
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Great report, thanks for sharing.
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