We had 3 and a half day holiday (Ramadan celebrations) and the weekend making it worthy to go somewhere. But where? While I was contemplating on the issue, half day passed and I did nothing to prepare. On the first day of the holiday I was about to give up. I told to my self "I should stay and clean the house, take my other bike apart and rebuild. 10 days earlier I had another 3 day opportunity to go somewhere but I did not to do the chores I mentioned, but did absolutely nothing. Just sit here and surf the net. I said "This time I am not gonna let it happen again!", and started packing. Most of them were already packed and ready to go. I added a few and I was on my way around noon time. I was not sure where I was going but where ever it is, it’d better be green. I took the map that shows the country in general and headed towards Beypazarı. My intention was to go to Bolu and around. I wanted to take it easy and do some off-roading as well. I had just put Anakee II tires on. It was time to test it. A few km on the road my low fuel sign comes on and the computer says I can do 75km on this fuel. OK. I will fill it up soon. I still have 75km to go. As my fuel goes down, I am looking for a certain gas station I prefer to get gas from. Nothing in sight. All different brands. I know there is one right before Beypazarı. Distance sign says 41km to reach there. I have 19km to go on the computer. I know when it says I am over, I still have a litter more gas in the tank, which should carry me 25km more. A quick calculation… Yes I can make it. I have half a litter fuel bottle for my camp stove. In case I need it it would take me 10km more at least. Here is a mountain with concrete base and a copper top. 18km more to Beypazarı and my computer is greeting me with ADV style horizontally (you know “- - -“ sign instead of estimated range with the current fuel level). Finally I make it to Beypazarı. I fill it up. 16.1 litters on 16 litter tank. I know by some experience (don’t ask) that it still has around 0.3 littre more. Central Anatolia is mostly a dry place and poor in green (not $$$ green). But I am coming close to Western Black See Region. Let's see if I can take a picture before I reach that curve, turn the camera off and put it back in my pocket I wanted to get some food from Mudurnu, a town famous for their chickens. At the entrance some cops blocked the street and directed the cars to side streets. There was a crowd also. I thought it must be the festivities going on. So I parked my bike on a street nearby. Started walking. A gendarme asked me if what I was wearing was fireproof. I said “Nooo. It is just regular leather”. I was asked if I was a rock climber before, so this question was not a shocker for me. As walked down the street I saw an ambulance. As I turned the corner I saw a commotion and fire trucks. Fireman with regular clothing were at work trying to extinguish the fire below. Now it kind of made sense. He either thought I was specially clothed fireman (and of course with my helmet half worn what else could I be) coming to help, or he was looking for somebody he can push to the front lines. The police was chasing away the curious and highly opinionated people. As he was trying to push people back, the others came from the other side. As he turned to this side, the others came from the other side. He was frustrated. As I did not wanted to make the headlines “A crazed out cope shot down a by-stander”, I took the pictures and ran. If I had been a burglar, I would have hit the jackpot that day as everybody was out watching the event. Let’s see if the pictures are coming out right. Then I will continue. Otherwise I will have to find another way to post them.