Each machine has its own, unique personality which probably could be defined as the intuitive sum total of everything you know and feel about it. This personality constantly changes, usually for the worse, but sometimes surprisingly for the better, and it is this personality that is the real object of motorcycle maintenance.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
Kazim - Kazoom - Uzunoglu
Born in 1968.
Started riding bicycles soon after learning to walk.
Graduated from Robert College, an American High School in Istanbul.
Became a licensed tour guide at the age of 19, started guiding tours in Turkey.
Graduated from University of Virginia in 1992 with a BA in Economics.
Motorcycling became a passion after university.
Worked at Finance Department at 3M Turkey and then as the CFO of a Turkish conglomerate for 3 years. Got bored crunching numbers wearing the suit and tie every day. Wanted to have a more independent life and roam the world on 2 wheels.
Started organizing motorcycle tours in 2000 as an attempt to merge experience in travel industry and motorcycling.
Now own a fully licensed tour operator and a small hotel in Istanbul. Have the unstoppable urge to organize and lead a tour anywhere in the world.