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Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2013, 11:13 PM
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Posted By SteveMc181
Hi Woody, I know a couple of the guys are...

Hi Woody,
I know a couple of the guys are heading over there in March. I have been meaning to get back in and finish this ride report, so I better get it done! 3 more videos to upload and then on to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Video Ride Day 9:

Todays ride was from Dong Ha to Ha Tinh City, around 260km's or so. mostly highway 1. A minor break down with my bikes clutch (Oil Helps) I had been a bit slack on the oil checks and hadn't worried...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Thanks for your support Woody, I have sent you a...

Thanks for your support Woody, I have sent you a PM with a longer reply!
Mate, if you are ever in Perth, give us a yell! We all enjoy a good yarn and a beer or three!

Cheers,

Steve
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Thanks Gary, I was wondering if they were getting...

Thanks Gary, I was wondering if they were getting a bit boring to watch with all the riding in them!
I'll have another video uploaded tonight hopefully, I have 3 more to go, Dong Ha - Ha Tinh City,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Just imagine if they were all driving cars! :eek1...

Just imagine if they were all driving cars! :eek1
The traffic is chaotic in the cities, but it seems to work and there is very little road rage!
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Video: Ride Day 7: Da nang to Dong Ha

Today's ride was a failry uneventful one, some nice riding over the Hai Van Pass just north of Da Nang. Beautiful scenery along the way everywhere. We got off to a late start this morning and were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Video Ride Day 6: Kontum-Da Nang

This was an awesome ride from up in the mountains along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and down to Da Nang on the coast. We covered around 300km's today, so it was a long day in the saddle once again. Some...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Video Ride Day 5:Quy Nhon to Kon Tum

Todays ride was back into the mountains heading towards the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We covered around 250km's. The video ends about 50km's from Kon Tum as I hadn't downloaded the memory cards the night...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 02:40 AM
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Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Video: Ride day 4:Nha Trang - Quy Nhon

Today's ride was another awesome ride mostly along the coast. This ride was around 220km's and 6 hrs with breaks. Nha trang and Quy Nhon are both very beautiful coastal towns and well worth a visit....
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Video Ride Day 3

Todays ride was from Dalat to Nha Trang, around 140km's of very nice riding. Mick and John were reasonably happy now that we had disposed of the two troublesome Daelims and bought two brand new...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Video Ride Day 2:

Finally got my vid uploaded to Vimeo. This gives a good overview of the trip from Vung Tau to Dalat. Some good roads and light traffic in here until we get about half way through. We noticed that the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Hi Woody, awesome looking bike you have there!...

Hi Woody, awesome looking bike you have there! Sure could have a used a few of those in Vietnam!

I am in the process of editing some video and will be uploading the 2nd days ride later tonight...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 01:11 AM
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Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Yep, all made it out OK! Back home now and will...

Yep, all made it out OK! Back home now and will be updating some pics etc over the coming days. Mick was on a seperate flight to us and got majorly hassled by customs in Vietnam, 12 of them with an...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
I am sure one of the other guys will have a pic...

I am sure one of the other guys will have a pic somewhere on their camera's, when I get a chance I'll upload it :) We have already had many late nights :freaky
For the past two days Mick and myself...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 10:44 AM
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Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Thanh Hoa - Hanoi

We set off early this morning from our hotel in Thanh Hoa which is about 170Km's south of Hanoi and we had decided to avoid Highway 1 at least for some of the way and go via QL10 to Nimh Binh. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2012, 05:05 AM
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Posted By SteveMc181
Ride day 9: Ta Hinh-Thanh Hoa

Well we were into bed early for a chnage last night, but the insomnia set in and I had a pretty broken sleep.

We set off from our hotel about 8:00am and I thought I would dress for the part:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 03:58 PM
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Posted By SteveMc181
Ride day 8: Dong Ha - Ha Tihn

We headed off around 8:15am this morning all feeling good and refreshed after our bacon and egg breakfast. North on Highway 1 was the route. The road conditions are vastly different to that in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Ride Day 7: Da Nang - Dong Ha

Not too many pics in this section, I'll need to get them from the other guys later. A fairly uneventful ride up Highway 1 mostly. We were all very seedy and hungover this morning and took a cab ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Your welcome, not sure if I'll make 100 pages...

Your welcome, not sure if I'll make 100 pages though! Once I get home I can get the pics etc that everyone else is shooting and edit and upload some video. No worries about the snakes here, we are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Ride Day 6: Kom Tum - Da Nang

We were up nice and early this morning (Hangover free for a nice change)
At the hotel they insisted we park the bikes in the dining room for security, none of us had a good feeling about this town,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Vinpearl Island resort

If you are coming with your family then Nha Trang and Vinpearl island is the place to stay. Absolutely awesome place to take kids. It has its own theme park, water park and underwater world the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Ride day 5: Quy Nhon - Kon Tum

After saying our goodbyes to Ms Nga and her friends we ventured off back up into the mountains and towards Kon Tum. We veered off of the main highway and took a shortcut through the back roads,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Ride Day 4: Nha Trang to Quy Nhon

Another awesome ride today, we travelled up the coast from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon. Highway 1 was a bit lighter in traffic today, but the kamikaze bus drivers are just lurking everywhere ready to take...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
All going well guys, just haven't had time to...

All going well guys, just haven't had time to update here. Hopefully tonight we can spend some time updating. I am sure you all know when traveling it's not easy to allow time for uploading photos...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
If that's all you can muster up to say Mr Zhukov...

If that's all you can muster up to say Mr Zhukov then I'd suggest you don't bother posting and fhuckov!
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Ride Day 3 Dalat-Nha Trang

Up early this morning and hoping we could find some bikes, we headed off and came across a Yamaha dealer that had a couple of Vietnamese 125cc Trail Bikes he would sell us!

Mick was a happy...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Vung Tau - Dalat

Vincent our Vietnamese rider had to leave and return to his work this morning. So we are on the road now with just the 4 of us. We headed off from Vung Tau at around 8:45am in the morning and were...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Hi all, we have finally gotten underway on our...

Hi all, we have finally gotten underway on our adventure. We hav e had a few issues with bikes that have meant visits to various mechanics. Here is a pic of some unknown mechanic in District 1 HCMC...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Well we arived in Ho Chi Minh yesterday and so...

Well we arived in Ho Chi Minh yesterday and so far things ae going according to plan!
We got absolutely shitfaced last night and were a sore and sorry bunch this morning. We managed to recover...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Hi Vince and Rod, welcome along! The top...

Hi Vince and Rod, welcome along!

The top gear show was a long time after this trip was initially planned, but we did think about painting someones bike pink after watching the show! Might affect...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,388
Posted By SteveMc181
Awesome trip and thanks for posting gavo! Can't...

Awesome trip and thanks for posting gavo! Can't wait until we get over there in a couple of weeks and start exploring! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,091
Posted By SteveMc181
Great Report! Only 13 more sleeps and 4 us...

Great Report!
Only 13 more sleeps and 4 us will arrive in HCMC for the start of our 3 week adventure. Can't wait! and reading through all the Vietnam reports on here is awesome!

Stay Upright...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Hi Gavo and Mikegc! Glad to have you aboard. ...

Hi Gavo and Mikegc! Glad to have you aboard.

Gavo it was when I read your trip report that I decided to sign up here! Loved the pics and vids you posted.
mikegc, Man! I wish the traffic was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,576
Posted By SteveMc181
Bluhduh Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi or bust!

Hi All,


First time trip report here:
4 of us are heading off to Vietnam in 2 weeks time on 6th Aug 2012 and planning on riding from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to Hanoi over 3 weeks.

Let me...
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