DickyB's Turkish Delights

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

  1. lefteris

    lefteris fat daddy

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    Just great!

    Keep it up Dicky!


    Lefteris
  2. Turk

    Turk 'Bab Man

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    Great pics & report DB :clap

    If I'd known you were in Kas we could have met for a beer or two. We try to spend a week or so at Kas Kamping every year.
  3. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Cheers Lefteris,

    May even get to Greece proper this year:wink:.

    All the best to you and yours.

    Dickyb
  4. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Hi Turk,

    Planning to be in Kas in 2013?

    Would be great to meet up:freaky

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  5. Dennismoore

    Dennismoore n00b

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    Thanks for introducing yourself. hop you have nice future in Turkey now
  6. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Thanks Dennismoore. That lot brought back distant memories:wink:
  7. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    So after tearing through the forests and glades with Burkhard and his mates:eek1



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    fruitlessly trying to find Hansel and Grettel's gaffe:wink:



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    It was time for a refreshing snifter at home. Seems as though the orphaned kitties had beaten me to it:freaky



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    The weather is a tad on the changable side these days. One day :cry



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    The following day :D


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    Still there's still the chance to abandon the abandoned kitties:cry



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    and watch the tide slip away:clap


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    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  8. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    Just love your writings Dicky and the pics aren't half bad either.The inmates of your menagerie sure look like they know how good they have it too.
    I will make it to Turkey one of these days,I almost got there last year but unfortunately ran out of time.The bike I was touring on wouldn't have been able to get around in the rough stuff either,next time I'm over it will be a dual sport.
    Would you happen to know the manufacturer of the Exhaust pipes on Birthday Boys BMW,page 56.

    John
  9. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    DickyB

    Nice to see you are still doing a fabulous job hosting rides!
    Had such a great time with you in Cappadocia a couple years past.

    Just finished my RR on my 9000+ mile ride to Portugal from Bulgaria here.
  10. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Hi John,

    Thank you for your kind words. This chap was responsible for the home made exhaust pipes, and indeed the rest of the build. A local chap by the name of Cem:clap


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    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  11. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    from Turkey,


    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  12. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    With the kitties sobered up and getting braver by the day



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    It was time to squeeze in a ride before the family descended for Christmas. A concours winner showed up:wink:



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    My, that beauty could fly:clap


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    Mehmet took his bike out for a smoke:eek1



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    before getting all serious



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    Ali, the local Honda dealer, took his for a walk:wink:


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    whilst the hillclimbers didn't:D



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    All watched over by Burkhard, the Monarch of the Glen:freaky


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    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  13. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    I'm really enjoying reading of your adventures DickyB and am particularly enjoying the photography. Wonderful area you have there...


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  14. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Thanks Lee,

    Yep, sure is a wonderful area full of contrasts. A couple of same day shots. The first an hour inland to the North. The second half an hour to the South


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    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  15. Bike Holiday

    Bike Holiday Adventurer

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    DB thanks for sharing those pics what a dream Turkey is beautiful
    hear the belly dancers are as well :wink:
  16. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Thanks for your interest Bike Holiday. The only belly dancing around here is mine when the going gets rough:D


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    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  17. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    Hmmm, we don,t get may hills like that in the fens :eek1
  18. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Or these huh Glad to see you are putting the Beemer to good use here Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The...


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    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  19. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    Hi!

    I plan to go a minimum of asphalt and to interesting places by the east, probably Black Sea coast and the center of Turkey up to Cappadocia.

    Can advise tracks?
    Whether there are maps better than Garmin?
    And it is possible to buy 140/80-18 types lake Michelin Dessert/Mitas 09 for example in КТМ shop in Malatya?
    Thanks!
    Ivan
    KTM690E 09

    (Excuse, this translation has made a computer :cry)
  20. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Hi Ivan,

    Most of my riding tends to take place round where I live which is on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey as opposed to the Black Sea coast. However, I would recommend reading this post T U R K E Y Our Eastern Blacksea and East Travel 5000 kilometres - ADVrider There are some good maps and photos later in the report.

    I am planning to tour the North East of Turkey and the Black Sea coast this summer.

    Regarding tyres in Manavgat, I have no idea but would recommend contacting this chap who is very knowledgable and helpful here in Turkey. https://www.facebook.com/mehmet.avar.12 :freaky

    Please don't apologise for your English. My Russian extends to Natasha and Vladimir, beyond that I am lost:cry

    Cheers,

    Dickyb