Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. Adventure is discomfort recounted at leisure. Motorcycles will lead one to both ‘experience’ and ‘adventure’.
Gathering Speed—Tales of Motorcycles and Life by David A. Braun
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.