The Sahara and Us Morocco 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

We Bought New Shoes

Bora, friend and Sandra in office talking tires

 Horizons Unlimited is an excellent resource for getting great advice on world motorcycle travel and the development of contacts. One such contact made was Bora Eris in Bandirma. 

Bora runs what on the surface looks like a small tire shop, and has a penchant for motorcycling. Just ask to see his certificates for classes he has taken. But beneath that friendly exterior is a smart business person as well. Now he sells Metzeler, Pirelli, and Continental tires and K&N filters. And he is associated with OMM.

I knew I was going to need a couple of tire changes on our trip based on past tire performance but the Continental rear tire that I put on in Canada has lasted almost 22000 kms. in some very tough use. I had coordinated getting the tire with Bora along the way and he has kept one aside for me.
Baby gets new shoes

Making them fit

Yesterday we pulled in to his shop and were greeted by one of the friendliest Turks we have met. After many Turkish teas, and him booking our ferry tickets for us, arranging a hotel, etc. we finally got our tire put on. What a super experience. If you need anything tire related in Turkey, Bora knows people everywhere there. 
Email him at bora at eris dot com dot tr.

Now we just need to get him interested in visiting Canada.

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