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Offline TomHow

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Englishman in Istanbul
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:06:08 AM »
Hi all, just bought a second hand XCX with a ton of extras and only 11,000 KM on the clock.

Had it only one week and weather not so good but of course could not resist riding it to work etc for a few days.

Nice bike and so easy to ride on these unpredictable Istanbul roads and dodgy drivers.

OK enough talk now to some searching.





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Re: Englishman in Istanbul
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 08:20:14 AM »
 :401: mate. Too much sun for me  :300:
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Re: Englishman in Istanbul
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 02:54:09 PM »
 :401: looks like a fantastic bike. am jealous of you getting the sun, much prefer the warmer weather than the cold we have in the UK right now

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Re: Englishman in Istanbul
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 04:05:25 PM »
I lived in Turkey for 3 years and the traffic in Istanbul is every man for himself, you have to drive with an attitude I found, 1 second of weakness and they have you. Really wouldn't like to ride, it was bad enough in a car.
Enjoy you new bike, it looks great and  :401:
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Re: Englishman in Istanbul
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 04:10:33 PM »
Hi &  :401: enjoy  :418: :152: :031:
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Re: Englishman in Istanbul
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 05:43:42 PM »
Welcome to the forum! Lovely looking bike, and am well jell at the weather you have.

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Re: Englishman in Istanbul
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 06:00:35 PM »
Welcome!

very nice bike. You just need to stop the cat with dirty paws walking over the seats !   :008:

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Re: Englishman in Istanbul
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 11:52:02 PM »
Howdy TomHow!
I'm originally from Istanbul, lived 30 years of my life. Been away for the last two decades with 8 years in Canada, my last stop :) I know what you mean, be careful riding there, have a crowbar or long screwdriver handy :) I'm just kidding. Just be careful with the "minibuses" (Shuttles), the taxi drivers, oh.. the female drivers (No, I'm not being chauvinist).. and the pedestrians ... and political party meetings, people leaving stadiums (whether their team won or lost the game), the list goes on and on. So, it's pretty much like anywhere on earth. But when the people's driving skills there become unbearable, come and see the ones here in British Columbia and you'll settle for Istanbul :) Statistics say that compared to other places a big portion of motorbike accidents here in BC are "rear-ends", so I started making my panniers as reflective & bright as possible.
Anyways, good luck to you and take care.

 


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