A motorbike arrived at the gates the other day, Dave and Juliet from Turkey, he drove up from Kalkan in Turkey to Bulgaria in the car, they are staying at Dougs place near Veliko Tarnovo (VT.) and borrowed his girlfriends bike to ride around Bulgaria on. Doug is a legend amongst long distance riders and adventure riders, riding around the World twice plus many long distance rides, he now runs a bikers camp in Bulgaria near VT with his girlfriend Polly.

1996 Yamaha 660 Tenere.

IΒ  love the twin headlights on the Tenere, just like the Africa Twin.

It was absolutely great to touch, feel and smell a motorbike again after an absence from bikes for a year now while the endless house renovations slowly lumber on, of course we had to sit on Polly’s bike and pose for photos.

I’ve “Virtually” known Dave via his blog (DickyB’s Turkish Delight) on the internet for probably 5 years or so now, it was great to finally meet up after all that time, Juliet is a fantastic painter, weΒ  spent the whole afternoon chatting and Linda gave them a tour of the house (unfinished) then a tour of the barns (Unfinished) and a tour around the garden (Unfinished)

Before we knew it, the afternoon flew by and they headed back to VT.

The main gate is also unfinished πŸ™‚

Heading back across country to Veliko Turnovo.

~ by travelswithmymotorbike on June 16, 2012.

18 Responses to “VISITORS FROM TURKEY”

  1. HEY BIKE PICS AT LONG LAST πŸ™‚ glad you managed to finish the blog at least lol

    • Hi owen,

      I just dont know where the time goes, we potter about most days but there is always little to show for it, it was so nice to touch a bike again πŸ™‚



  2. Nice bikes the Tenere and Super Tenere

    • High Graham,

      They are, I dont know why Yamaha stopped making them for so long, now they’ve started again the new ones dont resemble the original bikes much at all.



  3. Hey Γ§imri Dave, great to meet you and the lovely Linda. Hats off to the two of you for what Linda has achieved πŸ™‚ Heading back to Turkiye the day after tom but we’ll be back. Thanks once again for your hospitality and it was good to meet up, finally. All the best, T’other Dave and Juliet.

    • Hi Dave and Juliet,

      Nice to put a face to all the postings, remember to bring all your bikes with you next time πŸ™‚



  4. Is that a single or a twin,cant quite make it out??

    • Hi Phil,

      The Tenere pictured here is a water cooled single, the Super Tenere was a twin I think, sounded nice either way…



  5. Thanks David…recognition at last πŸ˜€ was great meeting you both and hope to see you again soon x

  6. So thats what a motorbike looks like, you’d never know from this Bulgaria blog:)

    • Hi Robo,

      Its probably the last bike to be pictured on here for a while, the Mrs is busy spending all the money on goats at the moment lol…



  7. Nice photos davey lad, like those painting, what are they painted on

    • Hi Stan,

      There very good arnt they, she painted them on those old fashioned half round roof tiles you get here, same kinda tiles you’ll see in Italy and France…



  8. Stan the paintings were done by Juliet on roof tiles. Phil the bike is a 660cc single.


    T’other Dave

  9. Though I’d clicked the wrong blog when I saw pics of a bike lol

    • Hi Gary,

      Make the most of it, not too many bike in the village yet lol..



  10. Hi Dave & Linda
    Hope you all are well and enjoying the summer

    • Well hello stranger,

      Have you moved to Bulgaria yet??….This summer was a little warmer than normal, makes up for the winter that was a little colder than normal lol..



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