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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    Lots of melt water coming down from the hills.


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    A tad too much in places:lol3

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  2. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Durng the summer these pastures are tended by goatherders and shepherds. There's nobody around now though:huh

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    On to the lake:clap

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    Um, nice:D

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    So nice we did it again:clap

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  3. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    .....................past some more melted snow:evil

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    and one of these:huh

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    to a small village near Gombe where apple growing a plenty takes place:clap

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  4. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    ......................this village had SEVEN mosques, one on every street corner:eek1 Each, it would seem, trying to outdo the next in terms of grandeur. Who pays for them goodness only knows. Maybe the villagers have a whip round for the one at the end of their street. The magnificence of the mosques contrasts starkly with the local houses

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  5. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    ...........................I thought I had told Zeki to leave the kids at home but we found them playing around unattended:rofl

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    Good job Donk was keeping order:lol3

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    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  6. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    This Sunday we decided to do last weeks loop anti-clockwise and take in Dokuz Gol and a bit of snow. Zeki on his XR650 and Bayram on his Yam XT350. On with the piccies.

    Zeki likes to ride tracks sideways!

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    There are some pretty impressive old cedar trees in this neck of the woods, if you'll pardon the pun!

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    And the remnants of winter snow. Zeki thought it would be an idea to follow this track. Well, it was an idea I'll grant him that, though maybe not one of his better ones! An hours puffing and panting saw us back where we had started.

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    Oops more snow. Bang it in second and give it bags of throttle said Zeki in Turkish as he cleared the drift.

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    I banged it in second but not knowing the Turkish for throttle ended up body skiing!

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    Time for a spot of lunch and more talking biking bollocks.

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    Then back to Girdev Gol and home

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    Zeki let me have a go on his buyuk kirmizi domuz (Big Red Pig). For an hour I tried to stop the back wheel excavating the local landscape and reassuring myself that pain, in the event of an imminent get-off was only a state of mind. My nerves, and the fact that I haven't yet got round to purchasing medical insurance, eventually got the better of me and I handed it back to Zeki. You BRP riders have my utmost respect. I'll stick to the TT!

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  7. Dave-in-Turkey

    Dave-in-Turkey Mild Mannered Adventurer

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    Hey Dave,

    Very nice piccies again mate, it looks very much like Switzerland up your neck of the woods, we still have not got up to the snow line here...every time I try to organise some off roading up the mountains everyone crys off ''Because its cold'' :lol3

    Cheers

    Dave..
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    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Cheers Dave,

    Been reading yours and Jaqhammers preps for the upcoming adventure. There are definitely two different approaches being taken re the trip. One slightly more casual than the other.:rofl

    Have you checked the wear limit markers on your pads. Anywhere near the limit and I would change them 'cos you have a fair few miles, two-up, before you reach Blighty.

    You've had a few changes already this year, what with the house move, operations and all. 2009 is going to be a memorable year:D

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  9. Dave-in-Turkey

    Dave-in-Turkey Mild Mannered Adventurer

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    Hi Dave,

    Yes the trip is very near now, the Mrs. and I are excited like a pair of kids before Christmas....so we have decided to go sooner, perhaps next week.

    Casul approach??.....what can you do, Jaqs from Austrailia, casual is in thier blood:D 2009 has indeed been a year and a half so far!!

    It's going to be too much work writing 2 blogs on the road, I will keep mine up to date www.travelswithmymotorbike.wordpress.com and post on ADV later on, did you decide about the tent and bikers for this year?

    Cheers

    Dave..
  10. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Hi Dave,

    Tents, accommodation, etc on hold. Got enough on with looking after 90 year old father-in-law while Juliet keeps whizzing off to Antalya to take her friend for cancer treatment, something which will be ongoing for an indeterminate length of time.

    Had a look at your blog. It's a good read. Was particularly interested in the little Flip camera. I've been looking for something similar but have been put off by the price of some of the helmet cams on the market. Currently I'm using an old camcorder which is a real pain in the bum, not to mention heavy for carrying.

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  11. Dave-in-Turkey

    Dave-in-Turkey Mild Mannered Adventurer

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    Hi Dave,

    I would be happy to bring a cheap camera back for you, send me the link from ether currys or pc world website because I will be going in both shops when I reach UK, I would have to take it out of the pakaging though, customs.

    Put the link on my other blog, that way I can easily refer to it when I reach Blighty.

    Cheers

    Dave..
  12. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Thanks Dave..

    ....for the kind offer. Juliet is back in Blighty at the beginning of May for a couple of Christenings so she will be able to bring one back.

    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  13. Cloud9

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    Thanks for the rides. VERY beautiful country!! :thumb
  14. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Cheers Cloud9,

    I'm just off to get the newspapers:clap ................


    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  15. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Along with plenty of eye candy the tourist season heralds the arrival of English newspapers:clap . During the winter months the 90 year old father in law more or less remains glued to the goggle box watching endless repeats of CSI, CSI Miami, CSI New York, NCIS, Inspector Morse, Lewis, Midsommer Murders, etc. In fact not only could he now qualify as a pathologist and scenes of crime investigator he'd prpbably put up a good show in the running for any Chief Constables vacancy that came up. Anyway, all this crime malarky doesn't guarantee me a good nights kip so the arrival of newspapers not only gives the telly a chance to cool down but me an excuse for a ride:lol3

    So I left the ferocious kitty to guard the equally frightening guard dog and headed off to Kalkan

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    along the coast road

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    past Karputas beach with it's first visitors of the year!

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    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    .............and into Kalkan which is purportedly one of the jewels along this stretch of the Turkish Med.

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    A quick whiz past the harbour

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    and a look at a wooden ghullet, I love these things and wouldn't mind catching a few rays on one out at sea

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    Past some lads fishing.

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    Not all the flash boats belong to the well heeled. This beauty belongs to the people of Turkey and is used, I believe, to catch Turkish Delight smugglers:huh

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  17. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    .......................Hey, English newspapers:clap (Er, and French:eek1 ).

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    Apparently Ulrika has had something done to her boobs so all's well with the world then:clap .

    But look who is selling the papers. A Turkish take on a well known English supermarket chain:rofl

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    Anyway, mission accomplished, time for some grub:ear

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    A kebab out of the back of an old bus, sounds the ticket to me...............
  18. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    .....................back to base to deliver the papers along the mountain road. Who let the kids out.......again?

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    Strange, when I was a paper boy in England the weather was somewhat different:lol3

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    Cheers,

    Dickyb
  19. Crawfie

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    In reply to :
    "Cor blimey Richmond North Yorkshire eh. I used to live at the Old School, Hurst near Reeth just up't valley from thou. Many a ride up to Tan Hill and beyond"

    Hi Dave,
    Thought I'd better post on your thread rather than clutter Daves.

    Im originally from Old Durham Town, it's the other half that's from Richmond.
    Bought a newsagents 9 years ago there, which we have just recently sold.
    Bev (the Mrs) was curious if you new her friend originally from Hurst, by the name of Maureen Graham or her Father George Graham (farmer)
    Been checking out your pics and getting Turkey withdrawl symptoms.

    If all goes well should be visiting Dave and Linda July/August time after they've done Europe and we're planning to move out there next year......hopefully.

    Cheers,
    Ian.
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    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Hi Dave,
    Thought I'd better post on your thread rather than clutter Daves.

    Im originally from Old Durham Town, it's the other half that's from Richmond.
    Bought a newsagents 9 years ago there, which we have just recently sold.
    Bev (the Mrs) was curious if you new her friend originally from Hurst, by the name of Maureen Graham or her Father George Graham (farmer)
    Been checking out your pics and getting Turkey withdrawl symptoms.

    If all goes well should be visiting Dave and Linda July/August time after they've done Europe and we're planning to move out there next year......hopefully.

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    Hi İan,

    Goerge, or Chicken George, as he was often known was my parents next door but one neighbour up at Hurst. Great character and a really lovely bloke. I believe he is buried at the old red chapel in Hurst. İ've heard of Maureen but not met her. The folks have now moved back to Whitby from where we came. They will be having their first holiday in Turkey in a couple of weeks time.

    Cheers.

    Dickyb