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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    We actually live on the outskirts of a place called Kasaba, some 22kms North of Kas,

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    Apart from glorious mountainous countryside we have most of the things needed to sustain our biking hobby such as a petrol station:clap

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    An "Elasticci" to repair our tyres:clap

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    and metalworkers to straighten the bent bits:clap

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  2. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    ..................and Mehmet, the indefatigable mechanic, always on the lookout for an extra horsepower or half:eek1

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    To ensure we look our best for the many girls we never bump into on our rides we have Ercan to take care of the cosmetics:lol3

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    To thank Allah for keeping us upright on our various escapades we have a 237 year old mosque in which to say "Ta very much":wink:

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    with the most amazing lighting system by which to read our prayer books

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  3. Dave-in-Turkey

    Dave-in-Turkey Mild Mannered Adventurer

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    Hey Dave..nice map :rayof


    Cheers..

    dave..
  4. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    ...............In winter houses need heating. Fortunately firewood is not in short supply as the forestry depot is on the doorstep. Lassoo a local and his tractor/trailer and you can have 10 cubic metres delivered to your door. You have to unleash your own chainsaw to reduce the mass to logs and then split them but the work keeps you warm:D

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    In fact there's more wood for all types of use than you can shake a stick at:rofl

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    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  5. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Thanks for your help Dave. Got it second time round:freaky

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  6. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    The rains had stopped, albeit temporarily. Looking out of the window I could see a ray of multi coloured hope:clap

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    Better go for a ride then:lol3

    See ya pups:cry Stay where you are Jasper:deal

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    This day's general area was the mountains and plateaus around Gombe, some 40kms North of Kasaba

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    Which, from the ground looks likes this with Mt Akdag in the background

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    Along the way we passed some cute little chaps

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    Who later on in life would earn their keep in a similar fashion :eek1

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    Past the reservoir

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    where Mike was fiddling with his camera and not himself:rofl

    Up and over into the summer pastures

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    When Burkhard decided to frighten the locals:eek1

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    and the local wildlife with his rendition of "The hills are alive...."

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    Time for lunch at a fish restaurrant. Wherever there is a decent sized fast running stream you can usually find a trout farm and restaurant. Freshly grilled fish, baked potatoes, onions and peppers plus salad for less than a fiver. Bargain:clap

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    It was dark by the time we got back:ddog said the missus:rofl

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    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  7. Dave-in-Turkey

    Dave-in-Turkey Mild Mannered Adventurer

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    Hi Dave,

    looks like another great ride over the hills, still raining here where I am :cry


    Cheers

    Dave..
  8. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    As a newly promoted fully fledged Time Lord I've been practising playing about with the space-time continuum:lol3 The ride wasn't that recent:wink: Truth is I'm stuck here with man-flu. The wife, devoid of all sympathy, told me either to die quietly or "go play on that blooming computer" which is what I did.

    Weather and spirits in a much better mood today should be hillborne tomorrow:clap

    Learned how to use your weapons of mass destruction to nuke your messages yet?

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  9. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Rejeb has the ability to take a decent looking bike and turn it into something else:cry

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    with nary a thought for the time it took it's designers to get it right in the first place:lol3 He stripped off the plastic clothing but then fitted a remote starter. Cool to see the bike start with no human input apart from Rejeb pressing his remote inside his pocket:huh

    Rejeb also thought it would be a good idea to bring his mate Bayram along for a trip offroad which is how a little Chinese 125cc commuter ended up in the Kasaba hills:eek1 Note the yellow wellies:evil

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    Mehmet, not to be outdone, had a good idea of his own and decided to initiate Bayram into some off road tomfoolery. He found a suitable track:wink:

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    and down Bayram went:clap

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    Once out of the snotty stuff Bayram couldn't resist celebrating:clap

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    Bayran reckons that next week he'll get a more suitable offroader, someting like..................................... a Honda StepThru:lol3

    I recorded todays malarky but unfortunately used one of these as the recording media:eek1

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    DON'T ASK:freaky

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  10. metemet

    metemet New Aventurer

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    he he he nice day please more picture and where is the video:lol3
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    metemet New Aventurer

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  12. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    There's been a change in the weather over the last couple of days from this:eek1

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    to this :clap

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    The snow is still here but it's far enough away not to feel and close enough to see. Just how I like it:lol3

    New life is enjoying the warmth:clap

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    and so is Charlie who is the saddest pup I've ever clapped eyes on. Found by Joe and Tricia covered in ticks and on the last legs of a tragically short life if he hadn't been rescued:cry

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    Still, he's got lots to look at at his new home:clap

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    Not really a Ride Report I know, though I did have to jump off the bike to take the pics:evil Just thought I'd share a lovely Spring day.

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  13. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Well the clocks sprung forward an hour in the early hours, it was Sunday and time for a ride. Bye Jasper:cry

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    Off with Mehmet to meet Zeki:clap

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    and to take a piccie of three riderless bikes. Wonder who parked them there:eek1

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    Then off down to Dingly Dell through the woods

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    where we spotted a goatherd and his charges

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    After a short chat I was made an honorary goatherder, my herding "stick" reflected my ability/experience in the ancient art of goatherding:lol3

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    We had a celebratory lunch to which a couple of the goatherders workers invited themselves:freaky


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  14. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    The cheeky chap, who must have a cupboard full of cheeky prizes he'd collected along the way, was a delight to watch as he moved ever closer to the food we passed his way. His mate, a young Kangol was much more shy, but then I reckon I would be if somebody had lopped the flaps off my ears with a pair of scissors so that I could hear intruders all the better. Urban myth or not I don't know:eek1

    Then it was off again 'cos Mehmet has got a new bike, well Zeki's old XT350:clap

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    on which he decided to do some contouring:eek1

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    Arif turned up and joined in the fun on a XT125 :clap

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    and off we went to impress some more local fans:evil

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    Cheers,


    Dickyb
  15. Dansrc51

    Dansrc51 I need a cape....

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    yep, I'm a sucker for pups too:D
  16. metemet

    metemet New Aventurer

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    Teşekkürler dostum güzel gündü.
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  17. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Me and Zeki decided to forego the pleasures of throwing ourselves off cliffs and to go for a ride for a change. He emptied his pockets and produced this:rofl

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    125cc of Sym Wolf Classic fun machine. Note the lack of front mudguard, side panels and lights. Zeki like to travel light. The panniers ain't from the Touratech catalogue either. Off we go then...................
  18. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    ..................we're off to Girdev Yol, dry and parched in summer, hopefully we'll find some water there if we can get through.

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    Thats Akdag, White Mountain, in the background. In fact the mountain top is white all year round. When the snow melts the sun reflects of the stony mountain top rendering it white to the eye. Cunning, eh?

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    On to Gombe reservoir.

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    Judging by the water level it should be a drought free summer.

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  19. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    ............up and over we go.

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    The mud was a problem though. Zeki, bless him, removing my front mudguard:clap

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  20. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    .....................nearly there:clap

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