Going east, before it's too late

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by G B, May 2, 2017.

  1. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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  2. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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  3. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    Monument on the way back
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  4. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    Great pics! I've always wanted to go to the monument! It appears you can no longer get inside? That's a shame!
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  5. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    You can but it is ca 3 m vertical drop down to the basement and no ladder.
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  6. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    No riding but did some walking around Idlievo. The village do not have many people living there, no young people and ca 25% of the houses is owned buy people from England.
    The MotoCamp.
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    People from England bought a property in Idlievo some years ago and this was the toilet that the former owner did use.
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    And this things were buried under straw.
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  7. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    More Idlievo
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  8. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    Started rater late and headed south, stopped at an outdoors museum that is not far from Idlievo.
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  9. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    Not far from Plovdiv that is the oldest city in Bulgaria are many cars sales.
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    Shortly after Plovdiv I saw a sign for an aviation museum http://www.airmuseum-bg.com
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  10. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    Some of the air plains that were on display.
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  11. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    Found a hotel in Kardali that is ca 50 km from Greece, price with breakfast was €22,-
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    And the hotel
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  12. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    May 19
    15-22°C and sunny but windy
    Vent over a mountain pass to Greece on a good road , it was cold ad windy at the border that was at the top of the pass at 600 m height.
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  13. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    Then it was through Greece and crossed over to Turkey, had to stop in 3 places but did not have to pay anything. It was no waiting for me but it was 2 km long queue of cars waiting to get out of Turkey.
    Then I went to Gallipoli and crossed over to Lapseki in Asia. There was a long queue for the ferry and chaos at the harbor, I took a shout cut ended at the front of the queue. The sailing took 20 minutes and I did not pay, maybe is this ferry free. Headed then south by the coast and found a hotel not far from Troia.
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    So far the roads in Turkey have bee very good
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  14. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    I'd love to explore Turkey by bike, a wonderful country.
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  15. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Unicorn hunting

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    Yes, fun biking country, lots to explore. I've gone there 3 times on my own bike and rented 7 times.

    Looking forward to G B's take on it.

    Edit: Watch out for the speed limits for motorcycles in Turkey (you'll be stopped if you're doing more than 10km/h over the limit):
    80km/h on the open road,
    90km/h on split lane roads (dual carriageway),
    100km/h on motorways.
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  16. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the advice
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  17. G B

    G B Been here awhile

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    First I went to Troia to have a look at the horse and the ruins, There were many buses with school kids there so I did not spend long time at the ruins. Did not have to pay for the parking for the bike, that is the good thing with bike traveling.
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    G B Been here awhile

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    From there I went to the coast and ended on a gravel road for a while.
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    G B Been here awhile

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    This village Babakale sits on a cape that is exactly the westernmost point of mainland Asia and there was a gravel road from the village.
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    G B Been here awhile

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    By the coast are many holiday homes and hotels some are in use but other are not completed.
    The tourists are almost all local peoples and I have not see a single car with other number plate than Turkish.
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