Black Sea Rally 2009

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by the venturer, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    We are already five with you. We'll see whose gonna join me:D
    I'll start a thread in the related bit of the forum.
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  2. Shrek

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    Selamlar!Of course, care. The heat should be preserved minigaz: o) Let's talk about the private message from the rest.:ricky

    Teşekkürler!
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  3. the venturer

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    Better not to hijack here. Check PM.
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  4. DutchWee

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    Hi Venturer,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Great ride report! I’ve been thinking about riding my bike trough Turkey this summer, after spending some time in Istanbul (And princess Islands = Brilliant). <o:p></o:p>
    It’s going to be my first big trip outside western Europe. I wanted to ask you, what the rules are regarding camping in turkey. <o:p></o:p>
    I see you camp in the wild but at other times you’re at campsites, sometimes at a restaurant ore something. I was actually wondering whether it is allowed to camp in the wild and if it isn’t, are campsites widely available (and expensive)? <o:p></o:p>
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    Thanx and ride safe! :thumb <o:p></o:p>
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  5. the venturer

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    Thank you very much. Glad that you have liked it. This summer, I and three riders from ADV community will be riding along Mediterranean and Aegean, then to Cappadocia region through Taurus Mountains. That's gonna be a wonderful rally with plenty sunshine to snowy mountains. Why not join us? We all will be happy.
    As for campingspots; Turks are hospitable people. There are ample sites you can use as campspots, even villages or petrol stations.
    If you have a GPS and plan to ride w/o us, I can send you campspot points as POI.
    They aren't pricey as it varies between approximately 3-10 Euros per night.
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  6. DutchWee

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    Thanks for the good advice Venturer. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Joining you guys fo a while sounds great, specially after probably having been on the road by my self for a bit by then. <o:p></o:p>
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    As I mentioned before I&#8217;m planning my first big trip outside of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Europe</st1:place> by motorcycle (I&#8217;ve been lucky enough to experience Turkish hospitality travelling otherwise :thumb). <o:p></o:p>
    And I am still figuring stuff out. Like the best way to get to <st1:country-region w:st="on">Turkey</st1:country-region> all the way from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Holland</st1:City></st1:place>. <o:p></o:p>
    Right now the ferry from <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Italy</st1:place></st1:country-region> to Çesme seems like a good option. I think that would probably place me right in your path somewhere as well. Also I have <st1:place w:st="on">Cappadocia</st1:place> as kind of my end goal. <o:p></o:p>
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    If it&#8217;s okay I will send you a message or something when I know things a little bit more for certain.<o:p></o:p>
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  7. the venturer

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    That ferry might cost you expensive, instead you might meet up other guys on the way to here. All you have to do is ride down to Croatia and meet others at the point. Of course, this is just an idea. I plan for the set out in early July as it is best time. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    Ride safe and and happily.
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  8. DutchWee

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    Sounds like a good idea. Who are the other ADV inmates going on this trip? If you can let me know when in early July you are going I can check my schedule. I have a teaching job so I cant take off whenever I like I’m afraid. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    ''Street Illegal'' and ''Shrek'' and his friend. ''Matapo'' too wants to join me. My holiday starts on 1st July and plan to set off on 3rd or 4th. Set out could be a bit more flexible.
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  10. raider

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    It was a long time ago, I know... but to follow up, those walls paint a fascinating picture of the tides of religious history. The defacing of the cross and the paintings where all the faces have been removed was probably the work of muslim occupation after the Byzantines. But some of those frescoes have only some faces obliterated, probably of de-canonized or "heretic" saints, and these probably result from intra-Christian feuds between the Byzantine and Roman churches.

    In 500 years, maybe archaeologists will be looking at the modern graffiti (which we think is vandalism) and commenting "hey, this reflects the secular period of the early 21st century when the place was in disrepair and used as a tourist attraction..." and thinking it's historic and interesting!
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  11. the venturer

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    I am very sure we have more churches than you have mosques there on the island. Of course, there has always been vandals all around the globe.
    Again I should remind you that it is ''WE'' who destroy the world, not religions.
    Thanks a great deal for your precious comments.
    Ride safe and happily.
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  12. Shrek

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    Hi Venturer!:clap

    There is a picture from the rally? We also watch: o)
    More please!:ricky
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  13. the venturer

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    Selamlar Shrek. This was from last summer.
    And we are going together this summer?:evil
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  14. Shrek

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    Selamlar Venturer!

    I sure hope so: o))))
    I should like to see Turkey.:eek1
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  15. the venturer

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    We'll meet up with Dave-in-Turkey on our way, too Shrek.:ear
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  16. Shrek

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    Hi Venturer!

    Dave comes for the tour? Or go to where he is?
    Then it will be a ADV rally:D
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    I'm planning to make him a surprise.:D
    A visit to him.
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  18. Clunker

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    Great trip Ven!:clap
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  19. Shrek

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    Oh:eek:)
    I understand you. Good idea:evil
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  20. the venturer

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    Thanks a lot Clunker. Good Riding.