We are leaving early tomorrow morning. Evren arranged a perfect bon-voyage party yesterday afternoon. Most of our friends came together to say goodbye. I had an unforgettable day. Seeing so many friendly faces, witnessing the looks in the eyes of loved ones, effected me deeply in a quite unexpected way. A very popular aspect of motorcycle riding is the romantic ideal of the solitary individual. I love too many people to get carried away with such a feeling. It feels like I don’t belong to myself. There is so much in me that I owe to others. Seeing how they ‘allow’ me to go, gives me all the more reason to be careful and take good care of myself.

Thanks to everyone coming… Special thanks to Ozan for his brilliant photography.