Can a Harley make it to Magadan?

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  2. rtwdoug

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    I think the whole bike party thing is pretty new here, or maybe it was just this one, but it was boring. I did enjoy meeting the people tho, and always like making new friends.

    Saturday nite, at 10pm, there was a stage, but still no band. They were playing a CD of 80’s pop music. It was sort of funny. They did do some bike games during the day tho, and a bike parade thru the town. I’ll just have to go to another Turkish bike party, & see if they all are the same.

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    The place enroute, right on the beach

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    This stray was on the beach, he had a tag in his ear, which is what they do with the strays here, from what I have found out. Anyhow, we were playing on the beach, tossin a stick around. I went to my room, & when I came out an hour later, he was laying in front of the door waiting for me. I went for dinner, & made sure I got him a bag of extras : )
    Cool puppy, I’da taken him along if I had a sidecar.
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  3. rtwdoug

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    There were a few old bikes there, but they sat all weekend, & I never saw anyone on them. I think maybe just some collector who was showing them?

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    This one was with &#8216;turk choppers&#8217; it has 500 pounds of extra chrome & doodads bolted to it. I guess that&#8217;s a &#8216;chopper&#8217; here. I took a closer pic of it, but I guess my camera rejected it, as I cant find it. The guy was all proud that I was taking a pic of it. I didn&#8217;t tell him I thought it was ridiculous. Haha
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    This is Serhat, he has a Yamaha shop in Izmir, & insisted I try the new 1200 Tenere.
    Well, ok, if you insist&#8230;.
    I took it on a 10 mile loop thru the mountains. It was nice, & very fast. But, not something I would buy, just not really my type. Was cool to ride it tho !
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    I got there early to beat the busses of tourists, as Kusadasi is a big cruise ship port. By the time I got to the far end of the town, it was getting crowded, so I left.

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    Great story so far, Doug & great shots of Ephesus as well.

    I was there almost 30 years ago and it doesn't seemed to have changed much! Rumor had it the two story library you show had a secret tunnel to the nearby Brothel. That particular establishment carries the honor of having the world's first advertisement engraved in the stone walk/roadway pointing you in that direction and telling you to bring cash...

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    Wow - amazing ruins. Thanks for posting Doug - I have added Ephesus to my must see list...

    ride safe

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    I dig the Ephesus pics! I would love to see that. Thanks for sharing.
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    Awesome pics of Ephesus. Great detail. I'm enjoying the RR very much. Thanks for sharing and stay safe.
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