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Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,509
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Thanks for that mate, I'll be ordering my copy...

Thanks for that mate, I'll be ordering my copy soon :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 35,570
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Question Hi Mat, Glued to your great ride report,...

Hi Mat,

Glued to your great ride report, mate.

Now that you have the luxury of hindsight, what stuff wouldn't you take with you if you were to do it again? (i.e. bulk/weight vs. usefulness)
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 35,570
Posted By FalangADVenturer
She's a beaut, mate

Inspiring RR, the photos and text even make me snag crack a fat:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,509
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Ride report: "Rumble in the jungle"

Beemer boy,
Don't suppose you'd have a spare copy of your very limited book for sale, would you?
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,509
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Ride report: "Rumble in the jungle"

Hi beemer boy,

That's a great report, well written, good vids and pics. I must admit though, that I'm wrestling with emotions here, on the most part I'm glad that you've successfully 'mapped' one...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,495
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Great adventure report, and thanks for sharing it...

Great adventure report, and thanks for sharing it with us all. It's really food-for-thought for all of us adventurers about what we'd do in a situation like this.
Cheers
:thumb
Forum: Asia 06-12-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,067
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Just been to Kawasaki in Surat Thani yesterday...

Just been to Kawasaki in Surat Thani yesterday and they've got 3 models which are all worthy bikes, depending on what riding you want to do: D-Tracker 250, KLX 250 and the ER6n (650). I'm guessing...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,878
Posted By FalangADVenturer
A truly inspirational ride report, keep up the...

A truly inspirational ride report, keep up the good work. BTW, your English is excellent, so just let the story flow...
Cheers
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 208,611
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Forgot to mention this one: A couple of buds...

Forgot to mention this one:
A couple of buds and I were 'goin' for it' through some twisties, I was leading, came round one fast bend and saw one bloke on one side of the four-lane road and a woman...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 208,611
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Had a near-miss with an elephant once. I was...

Had a near-miss with an elephant once. I was riding along a narrow, walled-in street in Bangkok, at night, on a little KH100. Came round a bend face-to-backside of an elephant! It could have been...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,717
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Thanks for that, johngil. Have been reading the...

Thanks for that, johngil. Have been reading the threads, as you suggested, barely scratched the surface so far.:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,717
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Nice pics. I opened this thread hoping to get an...

Nice pics. I opened this thread hoping to get an idea of how the GS800 performed. If you could share your thoughts on the bike, I for one, would be mighty grateful.
Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,384
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Great ride report, mate. You really managed to...

Great ride report, mate. You really managed to capture the spirit of northern Thailand on camera, something I think I managed to miss on my recent trip up there...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Hi Padalpusher, thanks for your comments. Where...

Hi Padalpusher,
thanks for your comments. Where abouts did you stay over here?

Yes, the GS does feel huge at times, but fortunately I was travelling light. On the open road or in the twisties,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
You're welcome, mate, glad you enjoyed it:D

You're welcome, mate, glad you enjoyed it:D
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,972
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Great ride report. Looks and sounds like an...

Great ride report. Looks and sounds like an amazing adventure. Well done guys and thanks for sharing:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
<a...

<a href="http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/simonajack/?action=view&current=DSC00168.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/simonajack/DSC00168.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 109,082
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Thanks for sharing this great RR and the amazing...

Thanks for sharing this great RR and the amazing photos.:thumb
Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
A few more pics: <a...

A few more pics:

<a href="http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/simonajack/?action=view&current=DSC00119.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
lol, the GS felt like a spaceship sometimes,...

lol, the GS felt like a spaceship sometimes, especially in Bangkok and Chiang Mai!
I've got no idea what a "Honda sunburst" is... Is it one of the little scooter type things they use over here?
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Hi TwistySV650, I'll keep my eye out for it....

Hi TwistySV650,
I'll keep my eye out for it. Thanks for that, mate:thumb

We can normally get most foreign magazines (for a not-too exorbitant price too, I might add! Something like: US$10),...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 64,819
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Awesome RR, keep up the good work, and be safe:D

Awesome RR, keep up the good work, and be safe:D
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
After all the great feedback this story has bred...

After all the great feedback this story has bred (thanks for all your comments, guys), thought I load some more pics on here. They're mostly the so-so ones from the Northeast and Northern regions....
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Ah, I get it now, "Samurai'der", not Samui!...

Ah, I get it now, "Samurai'der", not Samui! (Samui is a resort island off the coast of Surat Thani, Thailand BTW)

I don't have any plans to come over yet, but I've heard that the riding up in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
No worries, TwistySV650, I'll be off on another...

No worries, TwistySV650, I'll be off on another trip -with my wife this time- in a month or so. Only going up as far as Hua-Hin, so should be able to get beach pics from both sides of the peninsular....
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Ah, another fan of Thai massage! It's really...

Ah, another fan of Thai massage! It's really something else, isn't it? The beer's not too bad either, eh? Don't know about you, but that Singha catches up with me the next morning!:1drink :puke1
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Thanks for your feedback, mcc66. Hopefully the...

Thanks for your feedback, mcc66. Hopefully the next trip won't be too far away, time-wise that is... Distance? The further the better! lol
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
And thank you for your comment, samuraider. Are...

And thank you for your comment, samuraider. Are you in Samui?
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
The final chapter: Leaving Surat Thani, I took...

The final chapter:
Leaving Surat Thani, I took the 401, which partially follows the coastline round down to Nakhon Si Thammarat. Slightly more interesting route than the inland highway. Caught one...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Oops, getting a bit off topic toward the end of...

Oops, getting a bit off topic toward the end of that last post, sorry about that!

Thanks ramblin66, Craypot and jasong70 for your comments. If you're ever over this way again, give me a shout....
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Question After Mae Sot and a quick trip over to see the...

After Mae Sot and a quick trip over to see the Mae Sot Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge (sorry, no photo of this, as there were two blokes shouting and waving at me when I stopped in the car-park under...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
<a...

<a href="http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/simonajack/?action=view&current=DSC00208.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/simonajack/DSC00208.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
This is where the paved road ends. I've never...

This is where the paved road ends. I've never really ventured off road much on my big GS, so I was a little wary at the beginning of this trail.
<a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
And now for my favourite part of the trip: the...

And now for my favourite part of the trip: the Chiang Mai to Maehongson leg.
I'd originally planned to take the original Maehongson Loop road up to Maehongson via Mae Rin, but after takling to Pee...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Thanks JED. I know what you mean about that...

Thanks JED. I know what you mean about that "black market gas". Selling it as they do in little village shops, I once thought it was moonshine! Perhaps it is home-brewed/refined?! Once or twice on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Firstly, thanks to RobBD and ramblin66 for your...

Firstly, thanks to RobBD and ramblin66 for your feedback.
RobBD, I've been living here for 20 years, I'm originally from UK. Bought my bike here, in Bangkok (Barcelona Motors). Big bikes are pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
Did the last stretch of 50kms or so into Nong...

Did the last stretch of 50kms or so into Nong Khai in the dark. (Travelling at night isn't advisable over here for many reasons, drunk drivers being quite high up on the list!) With the help of some...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
How's this for a sunset? <a...

How's this for a sunset?
<a href="http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/simonajack/?action=view&current=DSC00142.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
On the 4th day a long trek across to Mukdahan,...

On the 4th day a long trek across to Mukdahan, via Kalasin and Roi Et. Mukdahan was the start of my journey following the Mekong River up round the top of Issan. This Mekong River -10th longest in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,939
Posted By FalangADVenturer
<a...

<a href="http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/simonajack/?action=view&current=DSC00144.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/simonajack/DSC00144.jpg" border="0"...
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