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Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 07:35 PM
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Posted By stanegoli
Great ride report SS. Really makes me want to...

Great ride report SS.
Really makes me want to go back and do it all over again
:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 29,964
Posted By stanegoli
Nice ride report BA. Some great photos too. I...

Nice ride report BA. Some great photos too. I recognize so many of the places, and we even stayed at some of the same hotels. Don't know why you were stressing about the permit for Ha Giang - I told...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 29,964
Posted By stanegoli
Ah, BA this brings back memories!! Looking...

Ah, BA this brings back memories!!

Looking forward to more

Stan
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,491
Posted By stanegoli
I have just returned from a three week vacation...

I have just returned from a three week vacation in France and Italy with a lot of time spent driving (in a cage). France is a beautiful country that offers some amazing riding. Great roads,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By stanegoli
Brings back memories of my ride to Die Hel about...

Brings back memories of my ride to Die Hel about 5 years ago. Some of my pics, especially the water crossings, look much like yours. En onthou maatjie, as jy in 'n Amerikaanse website skryf dis 'n...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 187,173
Posted By stanegoli
On a trip in B.C., Canada ...

On a trip in B.C., Canada

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Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Vietnam bike rental info: I have received a...

Vietnam bike rental info:

I have received a number of inquiries about our bike rental. It is very difficult to locate anything other than 125cc bike rentals, with a few 175cc options.
We rented...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 67,629
Posted By stanegoli
On my first bike, a Honda XL 125 (lovely bike!)...

On my first bike, a Honda XL 125 (lovely bike!) in 1973 - Johannesburg, South Africa

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2013, 06:00 PM
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Posted By stanegoli
In Nha Trang, Vietnam ...

In Nha Trang, Vietnam

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2013, 05:55 PM
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Posted By stanegoli
After a 30 day father/son ride on Honda 250 XL's...

After a 30 day father/son ride on Honda 250 XL's covering most of Vietnam, dropping the bikes off in Ho Chi Minh City

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3,680
Views: 716,963
Posted By stanegoli
Dirtbiking in Vietnam

To read the ride report of this 30 day ride go to
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=884736

To watch a 10 minute video of a tiny segment go here:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
More Photos In addition to the photos I have...

More Photos

In addition to the photos I have already posted I have many more pretty good shots. My favorites were the photos of the people, so here are a few more that did not make it into the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
No question about it Eric - the north is WAY...

No question about it Eric - the north is WAY better. There is some fun to be had in the south, and the area around Ninh Binh and 150 miles to the west of Ninh Binh is amazing, but the north is where...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
[QUOTE=SoloSurfer;21476342]Thanks so much for the...

[QUOTE=SoloSurfer;21476342]Thanks so much for the report, what a pleasure to read. Great inspiration for our scoot-trip to Vietnam this fall :D

A couple of quick questions when you have the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-23-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 608,877
Posted By stanegoli
Taken in B.C., riding inland from Bella Coola -...

Taken in B.C., riding inland from Bella Coola - apparently the highest mountain pass in B.C

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Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 29 Our plan for the day was to take tour...

Day 29

Our plan for the day was to take tour of the delta and then ride back to HCM City, our journey's end.

Up at 5:30am we met with our guide and headed down to the river where we boarded a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 28 Today would be our last full day of...

Day 28

Today would be our last full day of riding before heading back to HCM to end our journey. I had planned a route that took in lots of the Delta backroads hoping to get a real flavor of this...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 27 We continued on south from Tan Phu on...

Day 27

We continued on south from Tan Phu on Hwy 20. The first 70 kms were not too bad other than the busses trying their utmost to kill us. We were forced on to the dirt shoulder at least three...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 26 For the past two weeks our bikes...

Day 26


For the past two weeks our bikes had been performing progressively worse. With each passing day performance was declining. The past two days crossing over the long and high mountain pass...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 25 Our plan for the day was pretty...

Day 25

Our plan for the day was pretty simple: beach it in the morning, head south down the coast, and then back to Dalat the same way we came yesterday.

We made the most of our beach time,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 24 We had been on the road for over...

Day 24

We had been on the road for over three weeks and had spent no time at the ocean, so we decided to change our plans a little and head over to Nha Trang. I had directions for riding out of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 23 Our ride today was to Dalat, a...

Day 23

Our ride today was to Dalat, a popular destination town located in the mountains in the south. We continued riding in the same pleasant scenery as yesterday, nice country with a lot of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 22 Before I begin todays ride report I...

Day 22

Before I begin todays ride report I have to revisit yesterday for a moment:

When we arrived in Kon Tum I took this photograph of two guys on a cart full of hay.
...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2013, 07:08 PM
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Posted By stanegoli
Cos where you been guy? Last I heard you returned...

Cos where you been guy? Last I heard you returned to Cyprus. You still there or are you back here now?
Either way really good to hear from you. And the Tiger - you still riding it?

Check out my...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 21 Today we were headed back inland to...

Day 21

Today we were headed back inland to once again ride the HCM Trail.

We started on our way southward. A plain area with some towns, nothing exciting. I was leading when suddenly a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 20 No riding today, we spent the entire...

Day 20

No riding today, we spent the entire day in Hoi An. The town is well known for its tailors - one can get tailor made clothing here at great prices. Zach and I both took advantage of this -...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 19 Our hotel was just off the main road...

Day 19

Our hotel was just off the main road through Hue. I took a walk at 7:30am and as I got to the main road it was eerie - total silence, not a bike or vehicle to be seen. I peered up and down...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Thanks yotatoy. Yes it would be nice to do...

Thanks yotatoy.
Yes it would be nice to do another ride with Zach, especially if my other son, now 22, can join us. Too soon after Vietnam to make plans though. Still in recovery mode from that one!...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 18 Leaving Son Trach we headed back...

Day 18

Leaving Son Trach we headed back through Phong Na National Park, the same road we had ridden the afternoon before, until we reached the western section of the HCM Trail. We now entered the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 17 Our plan was to spend the day around...

Day 17

Our plan was to spend the day around Son Trach as it's near the Phong Na caves and Phong Na National Park, both of which we wanted to explore.

First, having realized that with our late...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 16 We had a lot of distance to cover...

Day 16

We had a lot of distance to cover today, and we were not expecting great scenery. so we planned a hard and fast ride south down the HCM Trail to our destination of Son Trach. As we were to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Coffin Man. Oh man you got me there - never saw...

Coffin Man. Oh man you got me there - never saw that one.
Wonder if it was full or empty? :evil

Perhaps this could become the definite list of weird and wonderful transport sightings in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 15 This was the midway point of our...

Day 15

This was the midway point of our 30-day trip.

After a refreshing shower our hosts provided a nice breakfast. I took a walk with Zach in the rice paddies across the road from our hosts...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 14 Our experience today is the reason...

Day 14

Our experience today is the reason why people travel. Why they take themselves out of their comfort zones, take chances, take risks, sometimes spend a lot of money, ride long distances.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 13 We ate breakfast in the hotel...

Day 13

We ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant, very nice, and once again the owner, Xuan, inquired if I was interested in taking an overnight tour with him. We would ride our bikes, and he his....
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 12 Our original plans had called for us...

Day 12

Our original plans had called for us to spend two to three days/nights on Ha Long Bay but after one night there both Zach and I felt we had seen enough. It was nice but way too many...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Yes that is the industrial area I was less than...

Yes that is the industrial area I was less than complimentary about in my report on passing through that area. We just passed through so I am no position to make a definitive statement on what it...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
PM me if you want any info. I'd be more than glad...

PM me if you want any info. I'd be more than glad to help. And no need to go to Cam Pha unless you have to. But Van Dong - oh yes!,
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Yea everybody keeps asking for pictures of the...

Yea everybody keeps asking for pictures of the scooter hottie. I hate to admit this but I was so busy falling over myself looking at her I completely forgot I had a camera! :lol3 Seriously she had on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,162
Posted By stanegoli
Day 10 From our location at BaBe Lakes due...

Day 10

From our location at BaBe Lakes due north of Hanoi our route today took us eastward to the town of Lang Son near the Chinese border. Lang Son itself was not a destination, just a way point...
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