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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,573
Posted By Suqsuda
Really nice photos, interesting trip, thanks.

Really nice photos, interesting trip, thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By Suqsuda
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,090
Posted By Suqsuda
Looks good, love the Ural.

Looks good, love the Ural.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,465
Posted By Suqsuda
Thanks much for finding this and reading it,...

Thanks much for finding this and reading it, guys. My regret is that I didn't learn more about this when I could, and now never will.
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,601
Posted By Suqsuda
Thumb The real deal!!

The real deal!!
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Suqsuda
It soon became obvious the rain would be...

It soon became obvious the rain would be unrelenting, so we had to ride in it. For reasons I can't explain, I hadn't bring real rain gear; just a flimsy rain coat. No rain pants. So I was almost...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Suqsuda
Went to Horton's Plain but did not hike out to...

Went to Horton's Plain but did not hike out to World's End and went to Nuwara Elaya, start tuned. Right on the traffic, for sure.
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Suqsuda
Stopped along the way at a shot where we ate...

Stopped along the way at a shot where we ate 'wood apples.' Hard shell you crack open. The fruit is like a sour apple -- one that's been sitting in the field for a while. You eat it with a pinch of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Suqsuda
Sri Lanka

In October 2012 I rode a loop in Sri Lanka on a Honda XR-250. It turned out to be a kind reunion ride with some folks I met on Rally Indochina in Vietnam, plus some new friends. Mark Wyndham of Hoi...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 128,822
Posted By Suqsuda
Thanks for the great report, you clearly get so...

Thanks for the great report, you clearly get so much closer to the people and places when you're going solo.
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,853
Posted By Suqsuda
Very cool, well done.

Very cool, well done.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,765
Posted By Suqsuda
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/papearl/imag...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/papearl/image009.jpg

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Very cool, must have been amazing to have been in Vientiane in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 164,398
Posted By Suqsuda
Great trip you're having, I'm really enjoying...

Great trip you're having, I'm really enjoying your RR. Will you be taking the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and then crossing Hood Canal and riding the Olympic Peninsula to Port Angeles to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,765
Posted By Suqsuda
Best of luck to you and your fellow riders, Matt....

Best of luck to you and your fellow riders, Matt. Am looking forward to seeing a ride report from you. I'd bet Digby has some surprises up his sleeve for you in the form of new, unexplored routes on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
Full disclosure -- while I did many of the routes...

Full disclosure -- while I did many of the routes in this clip, I did not ride any of those high single tracks with the steep drop-offs on one side. I think those are ll in the far north of Vietnam....
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
Video

Digby, the organizer and co-leader of the Rally Indochina ride on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in 2011, put together a video that is a compilation with clips from that ride, plus a ride we took in Laos in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 23,222
Posted By Suqsuda
Hai Van pass, Vietnam

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/Suqsuda/VietnamHoChiMinhTrail/DSC_0048.jpg (http://s1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/Suqsuda/VietnamHoChiMinhTrail/?action=view&current=DSC_0048.jpg)
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,063
Posted By Suqsuda
Like the bike, like the destination, like the way...

Like the bike, like the destination, like the way you're squared away, lookin' forward to your report.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
Not over yet

Couple days in Hoi Anh then through Danang and up and over Hai Van pass. Rock slide on Hai Van pass.

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/Suqsuda/VietnamHoChiMinhTrail/IMG_7547.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,765
Posted By Suqsuda
Cool picture, FTB, too bad Digby's HCMN trail...

Cool picture, FTB, too bad Digby's HCMN trail ride in Laos didn't materialize this year but it looks like you're getting around Laos just fine on your own, would like to see more in a RR.
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By Suqsuda
Lovely landscapes, looks very alluring, thanks.

Lovely landscapes, looks very alluring, thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,765
Posted By Suqsuda
Thanks for reading, Peter13. Big changes on...

Thanks for reading, Peter13.

Big changes on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos. Last year I rode the Vietnam parts of the trail with my buddy Digby who led our Laos trip. He'd been back to Laos a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 33,080
Posted By Suqsuda
Hope you can keep your trip going, hang in there,...

Hope you can keep your trip going, hang in there, you have a lot of fans following you, best of luck and fortune to you both.
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,114
Posted By Suqsuda
Thanks for your great report. :clap:clap:clap

Thanks for your great report. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,396
Posted By Suqsuda
Hi Craig, great to hear from you! I too have been...

Hi Craig, great to hear from you! I too have been hoping for a reunion ride and have bugged Tom about it over the years. I thought it would be cool to do a circum-Caspian ride, or part of one, south...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
The bikes were great, well maintained. Almost...

The bikes were great, well maintained. Almost all Urals, a few Dniepers. Late 60's-early 70s vintage (North) Vietnamese police and military surplus -- some were likely actually used in the war. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
Aerial view of the A Shau Valley (pulled from the...

Aerial view of the A Shau Valley (pulled from the Web):

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/Suqsuda/VietnamHoChiMinhTrail/AShau_S_frm_TigerMt-md.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
You must have had an amazing perspective of the...

You must have had an amazing perspective of the war -- quite literally, from the cockpit. My hunch is you could still find traces of these old fire bases if you had coordinates, because this part of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
You're right about the number missing a few...

You're right about the number missing a few decimal points, my wording was unclear, that's just the number buried in the cemetery.

And I second you on your other point as well.

Thanks for...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
The bus lurched forward and moved up the hill...

The bus lurched forward and moved up the hill with much slipping of tires. My first thought was that it would go up the road another hundred yards and get stuck again, so I scrambled onto my bike to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
Torrential downpour in Hue: ...

Torrential downpour in Hue:

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/Suqsuda/VietnamHoChiMinhTrail/P1000316.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,114
Posted By Suqsuda
Really enjoying your report, looks like we rode...

Really enjoying your report, looks like we rode on some of the same roads.
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
We stayed in this hotel in Khe Sanh. ...

We stayed in this hotel in Khe Sanh.

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/Suqsuda/VietnamHoChiMinhTrail/IMG_7129.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
Been following a couple Vietnam RRs on this site,...

Been following a couple Vietnam RRs on this site, which has inspired me to finish this RR. If Vietnam is overdone on this site it's for a reason -- spectacular country and great riding -- and I for...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
End the day in Phong Na, then cruise on the Son...

End the day in Phong Na, then cruise on the Son River to Phong Na cave, which was a sanctuary for civilians and soldiers from bombing during the war:
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
Next stop was at a Ho Chi Minh Trail museum and...

Next stop was at a Ho Chi Minh Trail museum and memorial. This photo on the wall showed the same stretch of the trail during the war that were are riding today -- bombed to a lunar landscape:
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
Next morning convened in front of the Saigon Kim...

Next morning convened in front of the Saigon Kim Lien Vinh hotel.

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/Suqsuda/VietnamHoChiMinhTrail/rallyindochina-106-1.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,513
Posted By Suqsuda
Like it, keep it coming, thanks.

Like it, keep it coming, thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
One of the riders was Vinh Vu, who owns a...

One of the riders was Vinh Vu, who owns a successful eco-touring and adventure travel company in Vietnam called Handspan Adventure Travel. He chose to ride a sidecar rig.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,264
Posted By Suqsuda
Ride starts -- into traffic on the outskirts of...

Ride starts -- into traffic on the outskirts of Hanoi. I'm riding, not shooting pics, no helmet cam, but rider Andy's wife Anne was 2-up and took some moving shots. We shared pics at trip's end.
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