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One month in Turkey

Our latest roadtrip was as amazing as it was challenging because we decided that we’d spend an entire month in Turkey and use our own motorbike to get there from Paris.

Transportation

Our main idea was to spare ourselves from the long hours of road riding to Turkey so we decided from the start to use ferries to get there. Turns out that it’s pretty easy as you have to go through Italy and Greece before you set foot in Bodrum, Turkey.

  • Paris -> Nice : train
  • Nice -> Parma (IT) -> Ancona : road, (~7h drive)
  • Ancona -> Patras (GR) : ferry (21h)
  • Patras -> Piraeus (Athens) : road (~4h drive, constructions)
  • Piraeus -> Kos : ferry (~11h by night)
  • Kos -> Bodrum (TR) : ferry (1h)

Turkish customs are very friendly and polite, it’s really easy to get in with your own vehicle.

Tribute to the Nightster

This roadtrip added 6000 kms to our brave and astonishing Harley-Davidson Nightster. We encountered no problem at all with the bike even though we clearly didn’t go easy on her. We rode on gravels, dirt and mud without her complaining, not to mention the weight of our luggages and the passengers 😉

That’s why this post will be dedicated to our bike and I’ll share some of the photos I took of it during the trip. The real photos will come in some other posts.

A quick photo tour

I can’t describe well enough the pleasure and freedom feeling you get when travelling in motorbike so I hope those first photos will give you an idea.

I have to admit that it’s really impressive to leave your bike alone between the numerous trucks parking, loading/unloading their stuff a few centimeters from it.

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We arrived in Piraeus easily, time to buy tickets for the next boat to Kos.

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Kos is quite a big island that you can discover best by … riding around !

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After Bodrum, where we only spent the night, you quickly discover the true nature of Turkish roads and scenery. Animals are everywhere and sometimes on the road such as those donkeys below.

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This is a view from the Bozburun bay. Two photos for two bike layouts : beach version and fully loaded version 😉

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On the way to Cappadocia, near Karapinar :

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The amazing landscapes of Cappadocia, after two weeks by the sea it felt cold up there.

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Our last picture from the bike next to the trail leading to our favorite and lonely “private” beach on the Datça peninsula.

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HD Daymaker LED Headlamp

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Short post to share my experience with the Harley-Davidson Daymaker LED Headlamp.

I came to buy it because I was not satisfied with the standard lamp fitted on my sportster and I guess whoever has to drive by night would feel that unpleasant feeling to not actually be able to properly see what’s going on in front of you.

The LED Headlamp is worth the few hundred bucks it costs if at least for the sake of your own life but furthermore for the incredible improvement from the standard lamp. Don’t hesitate a second just go for it and it’s dead simple to mount yourself !

See the difference (passing lights) :

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Now I feel way safer to drive on unlitten roads.

Roadtrip 3600

Deuxième roadtrip en Harley : la côte d’Azur et Biarritz.

Un vrai tour de France en un peu moins de deux semaines. 3600 kilom̬tres de libert̩ : Paris РLuberon РGorges du Verdon РGrimaud (30 ans du HOG) РMarseille РBiarritz + les premi̬res photos de vacances avec le GF670W, magique !000059

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Les Vosges

Premier roadtrip en Harley : les Vosges.

Nous les avons atteint après un passage sur Nancy pour profiter des événements organisés pour rendre hommage au designer et architecte Jean Prouvé. Au programme : des paysages magnifiques, des routes qui sentent le sapin mais dans le vrai sens du terme, de l’urbex dans un manoir incroyable et du vert, beaucoup de vert.

5 jours, 1350 km parcourus et une tête de pare-brise à l’arrivée : on va recommencer, c’est sûr !

Disclamer : photos de mauvaise qualité prises avec le téléphone portable.