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Old 02-01-2009, 08:28 AM   #91
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Any old Sunday

The rain has stopped, it's Sunday the sun is shining, time for a ride



Jasper, however, is none too happy



The loose plan is to visit Phellos, an ancient settlement half an hour away. Then to meet up with Cevdet from Kemer who for some reason is coming from Fethiye where he has had some business with the Turkish Enduro Federation. We head off and pass some strange looking trees



and up a valley towards Derekoy



Now, we haven't been to Phellos before so we have to ask for directions. Turns out the chap in the watch tower is a friend of Mehmet's, I've yet to meet somebody who isn't



No, we didn't phone him for directions. Just turns out that he was on the phone to another Mehmet when we bowled up

Directions gleaned we headed on..................

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Old 02-01-2009, 09:50 AM   #92
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..................past the first toadstool on the left, right at the third airport, up past the railway station, left at the submarine and you should be able to see the tombs on the far side of the moon Maybe I need to work on my Turkish. Somehow I don't think my interpretation quite matched what was said.

Anyway, we eventually arrived here



(Mehmet on the phone again ) and saw some of these



Now, there were loads of these dotted around what is known as Phellos. The problem being that they were 500m away on the other side of a deep gulley. This being a Sunday wasn't a walking day so we decided to let those who had been kipping in the area for the last couple of thousand years catch up on their beauty sleep. We went off to meet Cevdet.........
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:17 AM   #93
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.........who was innocently tootling back on his DRZ400S from Fethiye.

We were a tad warm after engaging in some lighthearted tomfoolery. Cevdet, however, was dressed for Siberia



Cevdet est un tout circular bon oeuf et un grand fromage in Turkish enduro circles so it was nice to have him along to see what three buffoons get up to on a weekend. The weather was clear and the ground good, good enough to eat off in fact. So we did



Though Zeki was less than impressed with Mehmets blowj.../firestarting abilities........................
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:46 AM   #94
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..............the food was a while coming but the picnic location was nice



After lunch Zeki treated us to his Darth Peach impersonation. We were not fooled



wrong colour boots

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.......bellies full, we decided to upset them and head for the hills






though they were steep hills



Turns out Cevdet is the same age as me. We really ought to find something more adult to do on Sundays



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Old 02-01-2009, 11:05 AM   #96
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Hey Dave,

Looks as though you had a great day out..nice pics as always !

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Old 02-02-2009, 07:56 AM   #97
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Thanks dickyb

same picture ı put








Ho is soft yumurta ı think this sunday me
this link tours video
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...75943847671053
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:12 AM   #98
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Emperors New Clothes

Popped in for a chat with Cem, my spannerman, today. He is usually either up to his elbows in axle grease or up to his axles in elbow grease depending on which project he is working on. Today he was having an easy time spraying office furniture



Cem breathed new life into my TT with a head rebuild and by replacing/repairing broken parts the previous owner had damaged/forgotten to put back on

His hobby is taking these



and with a bit of work





converting them into these



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.............on the way back home I found a new route. However, along the way my nostrils detected an odd odour. Ever wonder what happens to household rubbish over here (probably not). I found the answer as I did a right and headed up a track








After reflecting on the fact that this may well have been the final resting place for the Yam, were it not for Cem's spannering skills, I headed home to squirt some bleach up my nostrils

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Cheers Dave,

A great day, a bit stiff this morning though. As an aside I don't know what you wear under your jacket for warmth but I swear by those wool checked shirts I'm wearing in the photo. I've tried all kinds of fancy expensive thermal stuff and these are much better. They are comfortable to wear and wick away the moisture should you get too hot, which we often do pushing or lifting up our bikes. One of those with a T shirt underneath and thats me sorted.

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Hey Dave..

I have never been asked what I was wearing before happens to the Mrs on the internet all the time

Almost the same as you..T-shirt then thin fleece, then jacket..the fleece comes off quite soon normaly....yep tried expensive gear years ago and its a waste of money....thin layers works much better



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Old 02-06-2009, 07:34 AM   #101
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Kasaba

We actually live on the outskirts of a place called Kasaba, some 22kms North of Kas,



Apart from glorious mountainous countryside we have most of the things needed to sustain our biking hobby such as a petrol station



An "Elasticci" to repair our tyres



and metalworkers to straighten the bent bits



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..................and Mehmet, the indefatigable mechanic, always on the lookout for an extra horsepower or half






To ensure we look our best for the many girls we never bump into on our rides we have Ercan to take care of the cosmetics



To thank Allah for keeping us upright on our various escapades we have a 237 year old mosque in which to say "Ta very much"





with the most amazing lighting system by which to read our prayer books



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Hey Dave..nice map


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...............In winter houses need heating. Fortunately firewood is not in short supply as the forestry depot is on the doorstep. Lassoo a local and his tractor/trailer and you can have 10 cubic metres delivered to your door. You have to unleash your own chainsaw to reduce the mass to logs and then split them but the work keeps you warm



In fact there's more wood for all types of use than you can shake a stick at






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Hey Dave..nice map


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Thanks for your help Dave. Got it second time round

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