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Old 01-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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N.Thailand Ride-Part 2

OK so the last time I did this ride I turned around about 1/2 way because I was solo and better alive then lost in the jungle and ???
So I found two willing souls in Chiang Mai. John on his KLX 250 and Andy on his Honda Phantom 200cc,
yes a Honda Phantom. In Thailand you quickly learn that most bikes here can go just about anywhere rider willing.

So I will pick this near where I turned back last time.
Kids in Someong outta school early, all carrying pillows?

On the road

Andy and the Phantom

We ride through this tiny village and then start climbing up up up..

through another tiny village. Local women

local pets?

near the top

If you look really close there two white dots near the middle of this pic. That is the town of Someong and where we came from

starting to head down

another village and we are nearing our destination, Mae Win

I think this sign represents the entrance to the national park, I think?

Karen Eco Lodge

We made it to Mae Win

Cold drink stop

Gas station. The guy inside was asleep on a cot

Anyway this little town is a jump off point for tourist to do a number of things like Bamboo Raft trips and Elephant rides

check out the bamboo suspension bridge


rode the AX1 again

Kujo the baby elephant!

No get offs and no mechanicals. Another successful 150+ kilometer ride
today, good times guys!
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:30 AM   #2
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Looks great! If you'd like me to merge your 2 Thai rides into one thread, drop me a line
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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Nice weather there Jimbo!

Do any 'stand up paddling' on those bamboo surf boards?
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:06 PM   #5
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Sawasdee! Nice trip report. I have yet to ride in Norther Thailand but I have done that bamboo rafting that you took a picture of. Very scary.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:32 AM   #6
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great trip great country, better than in the back of a Blue Bird
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:03 AM   #7
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Great pictures. Thanks for posting.
That AX1 is a gem.
Go ride while you can.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:25 AM   #8
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great pics! I'll be there next year at this time, doing the same thing!!
I've done the elephant ride/bamboo raft thing before, kinda touristy, but then again, I was a tourist! the raft ride was awesome though, they were one guide short, so I got to pole/paddle our raft, good thing I kinda knew how to run a river! had a good time with the guides afterwards having some beers.
can't wait to go back.
thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:35 AM   #9
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Looks like fun and great photos!
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:13 PM   #10
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N.Thailand Ride

Great to see pictures of you all riding in Thailand! Ive been to Chaing Mai twice and did my first "dual sport" ride about 15 years ago....I rented a Honda 125 and took off into the hills! Brings back some great memories, thanks!

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Old 01-30-2011, 01:12 AM   #11
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Nice, Thailand is beautiful. This reminds me of a Top Gear special haha
Stay tuned for ride reports ... Idaho to Arizona in May and Idaho to The East Coast in September.
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