DickyB's Turkish Delights

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

  1. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    With the temps in the low 40's there ain't much appertaining. Sleep all night and carry on the lack of motion during the day:clap


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    Still, on the odd occasion that I can get out without melting the tyres the effort is worth it



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    Off back to RTWDoug's place in Bulgaria at the end of September to hopefully meet up with a couple of wandering folk:wink:



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    Anyone else going?


    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  2. 621andy

    621andy Been here awhile

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    Wondered if you were still alive :D
  3. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    hey, andy hows things,?
    Should we hijack saves thread ,?:D:D:D
  4. 621andy

    621andy Been here awhile

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    I'm sure Dave won't mind Terry:D

    We're well but very busy...

    Had an acquaitance of yours through the other week..Fran from the Fens :-) ...your name cropped up!
    She's well on her way across eastern Europe...

    Hope all well with you?
  5. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Hijack saves thread. Hijack this one and I'll let your tyres down:wink:
  6. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    "Had an acquaitance of yours through the other week..Fran from the Fens :-) ...your name cropped up!
    She's well on her way across eastern Europe..."

    Are you sure Fern's Location ?

    Last time I jump in a balloon with you:lol3
  7. 621andy

    621andy Been here awhile

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    When I wrote it, she was there...now she's off to Thailand:wink:
  8. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    "Why the unease pups?" :huh


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    "Sense something in the wind?":eek1 Fret not four-legged folk. T'is only the ragged Romanian back from his wanderings:D


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    A quick dip should clean up his act:wink:



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    Um, wonder what did for him! A mermaid per chance or the owner of these? :eek1


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    Spruced up and fuelled up



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    It was time for a ride:clap


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    Anyway, tootling about in the Turkish foothills was a tad lacking in excitement for a bloke that had just put 28,000 odd clicks on his 20 year old Transalp's clickometer. Time to look awesome in a suitable venue. How about the Troyan pass in Bulgaria. Sculptures to match sculpted jaws


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    Overwhelmed as I was by awesome blokes awesomeness I found the horses pretty pretty:raabia


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    Hey chap, no time to linger. Better head off to RTWDoug's place and account for your movements for the last five months:lol3


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    "Phew, made it. Now where was I? Oh yes, so I said to my mum I'm just popping out to the shops for some bread and ciggies and I'll be back in about five months. Then I turned left, then right, then went straight on for a little bit then.................."



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    At least two Harleys had to leave early:lol3:lol3


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    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  9. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    On the way up to Bulgaria three guys pulled in on three bikes


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    to a site whose permanent occupants were less than half their average age.


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    Judged a Worthy Cause at the time and a Fool's Errand in hindsight:cry



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    Somebody had to pay the piper



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    and heavy was the toll:cry



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    Cemeteries litter the landscape, occupied by the cast off pawns of a strategic gamble, a calculated risk, a decisive thrust and, ultimately, the physical effects of cold steel and hot metal. Lone Pine is just one such place


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    Why?


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  10. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    So what has Bulgaria to offer? RTWDoug's place offers bikers the opportunity to do what they do best. Drink brews and talk biking bollocks:freaky


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    Hard-assed riders can harden their arses just by getting there:eek1




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    Apparently you can buy a room with a view for the equivalent of a pint of beer and a packet of fags in the Eurozone:clap



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    Cute villages



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    are guarded by cuter puppies:1drink




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    Moonlight shadows decorate the night sky



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    The mountain riding is sublime:clap



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    But what you cant do in Bulgaria...........



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    is avoid those bloody Romanians. Look, there's one! Alone with his thought........




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    At least he had the decency to park a suitable distance away:wink:




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    Cheers,



    Dickyb
  11. egret

    egret noob

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    Nice piccies Dickyb :clap:clap:clap . You were below the radar last month , nearly to shout a ''bump'' I was...
    Hopefully this crazy romanian will pen some wonderful ride report about his mongolian adventure ( like he always does :deal ) . From a romanian to another romanian : Bravo si asfalt uscat la cit mai multe expeditii ! Doamne ajuta !
    -zie egret .
  12. BIKE-R

    BIKE-R Been here awhile

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    I hope as well beacuse i know he had a lot of adventurous stories :D

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  13. egret

    egret noob

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    Just noticed...Asphaltmueller was at RTWDowg's place aswell ! Phh...some good stories to come :deal:clap:clap:clap
    -zie egret .
  14. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    With no youngsters from foreign climes around it was time for two local old geezers to get a breath of fresh air in our own back yard. Better stock up with survival rations before we hit the high ground. Choccie biscuits and a packet of crisps should do the trick..........


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    Lots of mellow yellows about.



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    And wiggly, windy tracks that wended upwards



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    Yep, can't beat a quiet ride round the 'hood:wink:



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    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  15. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    Hey, save some of that warm weather for next spring dad !:D
  16. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Why? Got some travelling plans up your sleeve son? :clap................................
  17. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    Haha,always got something up me watsit :rofl
  18. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    So whilst waiting for Tee Bee to sort out what's irritating his watsit I thought I'd take a quick trip to Europe on a Honda:clap

    Um, smooth start



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    Nicer with the volume turned up:D



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    Popped into church and got two "Our fathers" and three "Hail Marys" for posting a Ride Report without a Ride:eek1



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    Thought about nicking this one to make it all above board:wink:



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    But missed the last boat:cry



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    So sat on the dock of the bay watching Rocky Catoon fish:evil



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    and a local tenderising octopus:huh



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    much to the dismay of Patrocius the friendly pooch:cry



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    All in all, a good day in a glass half full kind of way:freaky



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    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  19. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    lovely report. we spent a month driving around Turkey in our Pajero in Sep-Oct 2011 and loved the place. loads of beautiful pics and amazing memories.

    keep it coming.
  20. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Thank you for your interest and kind comments Vicks. Sure is a fine place any time of year. Had a trip round with some German mates a couple of days ago


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    Fun was had by all:wink:



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    All the best,


    Dickyb