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Old 01-28-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Cool2 ::: Vietnam - A taste of everything :)

Hi guys,
Quite long time busy with nothing but can't make a riding trip, we headed to DaLat and Nha Trang for the first ride of 2014.
It's really fun trip to attend two wedding parties of our buddies.
Following this trip, you 'll see some different landscapes, scenery of Vietnam, after a round trip just around 1200km. That's why I said "a taste of everything"
Hope you enjoy.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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Nice compilation. Thanks for taking the time.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:01 AM   #3
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Nice compilation. Thanks for taking the time.
Thank you.
So let the report begins:
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:17 AM   #4
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Applied for a 1.5days off, we all gathered at the muster point at lunch time.
Put too much gas when I hit the road from the office, not too long after that, a bunch of police pulled us over.
Damn, it was just around 6x over 50kph.
Settled the thing after around 20mins. Well, looked like not a good sign for the trip.
Hell, why need to care - just forget it then ride.
At the meeting place, a friend just got his KTM990:



A nice couple on the NC700X:


And me, my GS with newly installed Pelican top box:


Joined the traffic under the Saigon heat. Then it was really fun start with familiar faces after months not riding.
After around 60km, we stopped at a rest stop for waiting two friends who just crossed the Vietnam - Cambodia border to join us:



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Old 01-29-2014, 04:42 AM   #5
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That 990 looks awesome. I found some mountain roads up here in Quang Ninh province that that thing would be fun on!
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:28 AM   #6
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That 990 looks awesome. I found some mountain roads up here in Quang Ninh province that that thing would be fun on!
Thanks.
I would love to join my gang up to North this summer.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:54 AM   #7
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If you have seen my previous threads, you won't be surprised with the mix of many type of bikes in the team.
I know that you may feel something looked weird with a supersport offroad or a Cafe racer rides a thousand miles . Well, anything can happen here, in Vietnam.
Received two GS riders from Cambodia (one is Vietnamese, the other is Thailand, both of them are working in Cambodia).
Our team, near a junction to decide about the route as we have some info of bad roads ahead:



Love to see all guys are well equipped with proper riding gears:



You can notice the camera tripod and the tent on my back seat. The Thailand rider with the Blue GS, rode after me:


Okay, then we left the city, reached the semi-highland. The road surface was really suck - lots of sand at this corner as well as others:



The guys feel pretty bad with the very nice curve but bad road.
CB1000 and NC700X:



The KTM was on it first road trip:



Hornet 919 - I miss my 919s - damn, I used to have two 919s :



Beemer:



Ducati Diavel:



Oh hell, a poor Honda Rune:



Oh sh*t, it's the great CB1 Cafe Racer - and such kind of road is never designed for this bike:



Really hard for both of them:



The buddy with the KLR was real funny guy. He could ride at front but love to be at the back to ensure all sport and cruiser bikes are safe from the dirt.

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Old 01-29-2014, 06:01 AM   #8
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The above curve was not the worst.
Check this out and you may feel the pain which is really affected to all the fancy sport/cafe racer bikes:



CB1K cafe racer rider was really a hero:



Rune's rider is another one:



And not too much different for the CB600F:

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:19 PM   #9
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Done all the offroad stuff, we reached the place called Bao Loc.
Our familiar rest stop:










Had some food:






Tested the Cafe racer:


Lucky on unlucky, we found the Honda Rune with flat rear tire before leaving the rest stop:



It's really nightmare for the Rune's owner:



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Old 01-30-2014, 07:23 PM   #10
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Some pix from a buddy sitting in a car:



I was passing my friend's car. Pls ignore the lane line :







Parote from Chantha Buri




Reached Dalat quite late, when it's real dark.
We again went for around 2km real offroad track to the our place in the jungle. Imagine all the sport, cruiser and cafe racer bikes had to pass that track.

We all made it.

Let's fire on:


Drink and sing:



Really fun night with friendship and brotherhood:








Ca sĩ chuyên ca chẵn



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Old 01-30-2014, 07:25 PM   #11
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The place we stayed that night, awesome place:











ACE chuẩn bị trở về xuôi



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Old 02-04-2014, 05:50 PM   #12
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What left over since the previous night:



Then we were out for the first wedding of the trip.
I was staying at this place, gotta cross the stream to get out:





Enjoyed offroading:









Some bikes tipped over last night at this point:

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Old 02-04-2014, 05:52 PM   #13
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We had really cool wedding session after that.
Pix by a buddy.
Here's the happy couple:




































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Old 02-05-2014, 03:15 AM   #14
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Enjoyed the road trip, scenery, camping and the wedding. Followed your link to some great posts. Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:53 AM   #15
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