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Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By zhu
Maybe he likes oysters?

Maybe he likes oysters?
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/dali...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/dali%20to%20chengdu/mayhem3076_zps3d287efb.jpg

And finally to home in Chengdu, 8000km and apart from needing a wash the Haojian is still good to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
This handy rock was just right for a spot of...

This handy rock was just right for a spot of chain oiling
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/dali%20to%20chengdu/mayhem3067_zps3b4d7534.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
This part of the ride was mostly on tarmac, some...

This part of the ride was mostly on tarmac, some of it still smoking, although one couldn't help wish the tarmac gang would knock off for the day in the middle of a straight and not directly after a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
In Dali I checked into the Jade Emu , got my...

In Dali I checked into the Jade Emu , got my laundry done and sent my topbox with 11kg of camping gear and cold weather clothing home. Loaded up the bike and headed north to Lijiang and Lu Gu Hu.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By zhu
The CG is indeed mighty:deal

The CG is indeed mighty:deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
While you guys are looking at my back wheel , let...

While you guys are looking at my back wheel , let me show you how the mechanic in banna repaired my broken spokes. As they didn't have the correct length and none of us could be arsed to wait around...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
After a couple of days I was approaching Dali...

After a couple of days I was approaching Dali about 60km out a "motorist" in a nice big 4wd Toyota pulled a U-turn in front of me.

So this all happened much faster than it takes to write it. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
As we never visited the Shan state it was a...

As we never visited the Shan state it was a simple matter to ride back to Banna . We had to pass through an Army checkpoint about 50km inside the border but they seemed to be operating on the random...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
If anybody has a desire to ride in Myanmar there...

If anybody has a desire to ride in Myanmar there is a rally there in December and here are the details.


INVITATION LETTER

On behalf of Eastern Eagle MC, we are pleased to invite all MC...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
And don't forget as our friend GG told us ...

And don't forget as our friend GG told us
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/sept17027_zps31e3edf2.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
So Carl flew home to get some medical care and...

So Carl flew home to get some medical care and May flew home because she was about to get sacked .
This left Ryan and myself loose in Banna with money in our pockets , serviceable bikes and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
Despite the ministrations of nurse May the burn...

Despite the ministrations of nurse May the burn on Carls leg was not looking good, even after several visits to the local hospital he was in pain and we all started to worry about what could happen....
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
Here is May on one of Wills jialing chairs ...

Here is May on one of Wills jialing chairs
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/mayhemjulyaugust079_zps2bad8992.jpg
And Carl on one of the Jialing 600's
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
It didn't take long to meet Willem in Banna and...

It didn't take long to meet Willem in Banna and after we spent a bit of time hooning around on his bikes he took us to a great local eatery.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
Murray's bike never missed a beat

Murray's bike never missed a beat
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
We came to Xishuangbanna, a town famed for its...

We came to Xishuangbanna, a town famed for its elephants.

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/dli%20to%20banna/IMG_20140810_174222_zps80587ec0.jpg

A very tropical feeling here.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
Because some of the small villages we passed had...

Because some of the small villages we passed had basically unpronounceable names we took to naming the roads after things we saw or things that happened on them, so...
At the end of” broken chain...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
Thanks kk I am sure that site will be easier to...

Thanks kk I am sure that site will be easier to use than taobao. If you like soft bags those GDW's are sturdy and rainproof but wouldn't keep out a river if one was to go tits up, so good but not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
This is a bit out of order according to the...

This is a bit out of order according to the timeline of the story but it does seem like a good time to introduce Willem who we met in Xishuangbanna.
We had heard about a Dutch guy in Banna who runs...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://www.corneradventures.com/...

http://www.corneradventures.com/ (http://www.corneradventures.com/)

Seems to be a bit of interest in coming to China to ride so I suggest you contact Willem at Corner Adventures.

The GDW...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
The brick industry is notorious for using child...

The brick industry is notorious for using child labour so we kept an eye open for dusty urchins in chains. Didn’t see any but here are some dusty urchins doing their best to replace a chain before it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
Ok looks like we are back in business picture...

Ok looks like we are back in business picture wise. So here we go with the rest of the story.
What do you do with a broken road ?
You can’t throw it away as we do with broken brooms or old...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,357
Posted By zhu
Nice job on packing lite. Had a twin shock xr 500...

Nice job on packing lite. Had a twin shock xr 500 back in the day , great bikes . Best of luck.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/dli%...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/dli%20to%20banna/get_thumbnail14_zps35e3d0e5.jpeg
Error in the last post Here is our Navigator. We are in totally safe hands .....
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/dli%...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/dli%20to%20banna/71677247441_zpsfa8f6937.jpg
I don't know but I been told this sign says " beware of landslides"...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
It's alright Carl you are not the first guy to be...

It's alright Carl you are not the first guy to be jealous of my awesome front appendage.
Some people keep a journal of their travels or a diary but keeping any bit of paper dry in Yunnan is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By zhu
That is pretty fuckin awesome mate

That is pretty fuckin awesome mate
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/sony...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/sonyjulyaugust14049_zpsc5286ddd.jpg
The pedestrian challenge really excelled itself this time and led us up and down some very dubious tracks...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/sony...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/sonyjulyaugust14075_zpse9eb4854.jpg

At one point we came to this creek at the end of a very shit bit of "road" the others were behind me and we...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
Thanks wibble my kiwi accented Chinese sometimes...

Thanks wibble my kiwi accented Chinese sometimes gets me into a bit of trouble
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/julyaugustmotorolla322_zpsbce5a22c.jpg
Every space exploration...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/IMG_...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/IMG_20140807_151936_zps58455ad4.jpg
It does rain a bit in this area
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/IMG_20140807_151924_zpsc9365117.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/sept...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/sept17029_zps7402a9b5.jpg

I would venture to guess that even in this well travelled community a few of you might not have heard of Xishuangbanna....
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/july...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/julyaugustmotorolla193_zps1eb7f0b2.jpg
And of course Murray.
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/20140708_170503_zps4e24e6e9.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/mayh...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/mayhemjulyaugust047_zpsfd792c62.jpg

Carl May Ryan Johnny
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/mayh...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/mayhemjulyaugust079_zps2bad8992.jpg
There is a saying in Chinese " there are many hills and valleys between here and Beijing"

if you really need...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
A bit of background might be fair enough at this...

A bit of background might be fair enough at this point.
Zhu; Instigator of the whole shambles .
Murray; 1<SUP>st</SUP> partner in crime
JaphyRiderl; SS400 pilot and traditionalist from the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
Hey Barney nice to get some feedback. Yes POD was...

Hey Barney nice to get some feedback. Yes POD was the girl with the shorts. All the "cool" guys in the Jade Emu were gutted when she chose to hang out with the scruffy bunch of dusty larrikins...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/july...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/julyaugustmotorolla238_zps01401d4f.jpg

Do not attempt to eat the Bai meat dish alone.
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,659
Posted By zhu
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/july...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s413/zzhu/julyaugustmotorolla312_zps0a65b702.jpg

It's an acquired taste I reckon.
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