DickyB's Turkish Delights

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Dickyb, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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

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    and stocks of my 90 year old father-in-laws nightly tipple were running a bit low:eek1

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

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    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

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    or off-road?

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    Off-road:clap

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    Past the water cistern

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    and Kas lookout point

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    and the tombs in the weekly bazaar grounds:eek1


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    and the.......................
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  2. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    ......... boats in dry dock getting their bottoms scrubbed:huh

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    and the mosque

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    Past the harbour
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    and a fellow Advrider:clap

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    and another tomb:eek1

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    at the top of this street

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

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    Mission accomplished, it was back home again passing another Advrider:D

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

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    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):D

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

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
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  3. Thumpercrazee

    Thumpercrazee Long timer

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    :deal Excellent taste in whiskey!! Must be a super father-in-law!!

    TC:D
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  4. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    The man himself

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    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.:cry 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.:1drink Turned 90 last November!!!

    Top Bloke:clap

    Cheers,


    Dickyb
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  5. yzglc

    yzglc Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing,

    zeki Yolcu07 değilmiydi,:eek1

    hannibal'lardan selamlar sevgiler..
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  6. metemet

    metemet New Aventurer

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    evet yolcu07 bizdende size kucak dolusu selamlar
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  7. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Birsey degil :D

    Benim icin buyuk bir zevkti :ear

    Her zaman yemek ve spor pantalon:eek1

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  8. yzglc

    yzglc Adventurer

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    Aynen devam dickyb,:1drink
    hanniball'lar götürüyor anında, :freaky
    hele gurme ekibi de olursa, sorma gitsin, :dutch
    çayı bile semaverde istiyorlar..:eek1

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    Selamlar, sevgiler..
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  9. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    A few days ago went for a ride to marble valley and saw marble being quarried:eek1

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

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

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    To be butchered:eek1

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    To the left of the guy wielding the water spray is a cutting tool doing its job:evil 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:rofl

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

    Cheers,


    Dickyb
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  10. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    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:huh

    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

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    It was one of these:eek1

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    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

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    who went on to achieve great things:clap

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    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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  11. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    ...........................along the fish quay

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    past the swing bridge

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    and into the path of one of my old school teachers of some 40 years ago.:eek1 She recognised me, I her. We chatted for a while. I apologised for failing to live up to any early signs of promise:cry 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:1drink

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    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:clap

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    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.

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
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  12. Dave-in-Turkey

    Dave-in-Turkey Mild Mannered Adventurer

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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.

    Cheers Dave..
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  13. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Moors!:huh , Which moors, where:bert ?? Teeside side or Scarborough side?

    We haven't met in a previous life have we:eek1

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
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  14. Dave-in-Turkey

    Dave-in-Turkey Mild Mannered Adventurer

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    The capitol of the Wolds.....in Gods own County of East Yorkshire......the host of The Yorkshire Steam Rally......The home of ''Swillys'' chip shop......(Drum Roll).......Driffield.

    I don't have the accent though - I speak English :rofl
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  15. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Great report, thanks for sharing.:freaky
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  16. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Thanks Kawidual,

    Now some of you folk out there may be under the impression that every time the likes of Dave-In-Turkey, The Venturer and other Advs in Turkey turn the key they are smiled on by a benevolent sun. Just ain't so:cry Sometimes we have rain, thunder, lightning and things and stuff which scares the pups:eek1 and makes the ground a trifle moist

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    Sometimes this necessary unpleasantness can last up to week, though usually two to three days is the limit. Ooh, but when it rains, it rains. However you can still ride if you have the right tool and don't mind getting wet...................
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  17. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    ...................a tool such as the Honda XL200. The most smiles per miles bike I have ever had:clap

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    Vanity caused me to seek out a more "worthy" ride and I rewarded 12000 miles of loyal service by selling my soul and part exchanging her for a TT600:cry . She could pull like a tractor and rescue a complete numpty from all sorts of gloop:clap

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    Anyway, one of the many weird things about being over here is the rapidity in which the weather changes. One minute driving rain. A lot of minutes, and no number plate, later...........................

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    I propose a toast to small bikes:freaky

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
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  18. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    +1 for what Dicky said. We ride regardless of the weather, don't we Dicky? Dave?:evil
    Last week I was miserable in mud. I'll post the pics tonight. :deal
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  19. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Looking out the window today, as the rain lashed down again, got me thinking back to a time justover four years ago when, excited, we crossed the Bosphorous in our van to head to our new home:clap

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    The estate agent had promised that our house would be finished so with a spring in our step and glad hearts we arrived at our new abode:eek1

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    Oh my, the last time we had been here was in the October when the sun was cracking the pavement. Seems as though a storm was brewing:eek1

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    Home for the next three and a half months turned out to be our transport over here

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    but at least....................
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  20. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    .................we had a good Christmas:freaky in our van.

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    The pooches weren't too impressed with their go for a pee and get dried off arrangements:cry

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    but then the sun shone...........................
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