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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Tjilpi
Thank you for the encouragement 'MTNroads' and...

Thank you for the encouragement 'MTNroads' and 'Mcgee'.
Indeed, this area is an excellent retirement destination and a perfect base for bike riding because it has so much variety. Then there is also...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Tjilpi
Gotta Love those 'Hilltribe' Folk.

A Thai friend who is the Director of a large school near the Burma border invited me to attend the Chinese New Year celebrations being held at his school. This occasion also gave the various local...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 70,920
Posted By Tjilpi
Wonderful, thank you Matt. So that'll be...

Wonderful, thank you Matt.
So that'll be Ireland and Scotland next July (from a then wet Thailand).
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,019
Posted By Tjilpi
Wonderful, thank you. That's done it then; will...

Wonderful, thank you.
That's done it then; will be there during July (Wet Season in Thailand :rolleyes)
Forum: EMEA 02-08-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Tjilpi
'Inmate'? My folks were free settlers mate! ...

'Inmate'?
My folks were free settlers mate!
Thanks for the info.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
Eek Well, there are these as well! ...

Well, there are these as well!

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss236/ron2wheels/My%20Patch/100_1095-1_zpsacafc6e9.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
'Bikerfish', I believe the Coffee Shop you are...

'Bikerfish', I believe the Coffee Shop you are recalling is the one on the Chiang Mai to Pai road and is named 'Pankled'. If you went their you would most likely recall their Indian Chief.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
'Bikerfish', I believe the Coffee Shop you are...

'Bikerfish', I believe the Coffee Shop you are recalling is the one on the Chiang Mai to Pai road and is named 'Pankled'. If you went their you would most likely recall their Indian Chief.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
I haven't been getting email notification even...

I haven't been getting email notification even though it's marked, so have just now noticed some latter comments.

Thanks Casey; indeed SE Asia is a wonderful area for riding, mainly because each...
Forum: EMEA 02-01-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Tjilpi
Thanks Mark. Ironically, I attended the...

Thanks Mark.
Ironically, I attended the Horizons Unlimited meeting here in Chiang Mai only a couple of weeks ago, but I wasn't thinking of Europe at that time.
Forum: EMEA 01-31-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Tjilpi
Thanks Ross, will do.

Thanks Ross, will do.
Forum: EMEA 01-30-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Tjilpi
Riding Europe

This July I hope to ride England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

I live in Thailand and have both a Thai and Aussie Rider license.

My question is;

"Would it be legally possible for me to buy a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10,599
Views: 2,003,442
Posted By Tjilpi
My two bobs worth. Two of us recently rode...

My two bobs worth.

Two of us recently rode 3000 mms through northern Thailand and Laos, each on CRF250Ls.
See report ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-28-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
Yep Taranaki, that's the one I was thinking of. ...

Yep Taranaki, that's the one I was thinking of.
Excellent venue.
And owner Phil and wife Khun Som have a whole stable of bikes inc Harley, Dakar, Triumph Triple, many KTMs and the first 250L in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-28-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
Golly, thanks for the encouraging words Mike;...

Golly, thanks for the encouraging words Mike; however, I'm very average at both yet enjoy trying my best at both in the hope of improving.
I'm actually a slow tourer, stopping frequently to 'smell...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-27-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
OK 'Phoenixdoglover', maybe we can 'catch up' in...

OK 'Phoenixdoglover', maybe we can 'catch up' in Chiang Mai?
There's a very good riders venue here.
Might be a bit smokey then though!
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-27-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
And with perfect timing, this article from todays...

And with perfect timing, this article from todays 'Bangkok Post'.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/332910/blitz-targets-burnoffs-as-air-worry-mounts
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-27-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
'Unstable Rider', No, I'm not near the Kawasaki...

'Unstable Rider', No, I'm not near the Kawasaki factory. THe KLR etc are assembled here but, to the frustration of many, we can not actually buy the KLR here! The reason being that the Thai...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-27-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
Thanks guys. 'Unstable Rider', those are...

Thanks guys.

'Unstable Rider', those are 'Plah Mor' ie 'Doctor Fish', a fresh water meal. We don't have Piranha here (well, not in the water!)

Gaston, hope to see you here sometime.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-27-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tjilpi
Day Trippin' Around 'My Patch' in Northern Thailand

This part of the world is perfect for bike owners.
On any one day it's possible to see most of these scenes, if not all of them.

The road from home.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,491
Posted By Tjilpi
re Lasseter and the 'Gold Reef'. Just in the...

re Lasseter and the 'Gold Reef'.

Just in the interest of information sharing, Lasseter sheltered in that cave on the Hull and eventually walked from there to his death in the desert.

The real...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,491
Posted By Tjilpi
Excellent ride and report guys, thank you. I...

Excellent ride and report guys, thank you.
I lived in the Uluru (Ayers Rock) area for many years and, because some readers may not be aware, add a bit to this comment;



The local...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,833
Posted By Tjilpi
Thanks mate; I gotta ride the Flinders Ranges...

Thanks mate; I gotta ride the Flinders Ranges again.
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By Tjilpi
Thanks Robert; the problem seems to have been...

Thanks Robert; the problem seems to have been fixed now.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,833
Posted By Tjilpi
Thumb Thank you; very nice. Now officially homesick!

Thank you; very nice.
Now officially homesick!
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tjilpi
OK, so I've deleted them and reentered them from...

OK, so I've deleted them and reentered them from 'Photobucket'.
Let's see if they stay here! :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By Tjilpi
Thanks 'rdwalker'; I will submit a look at my own...

Thanks 'rdwalker'; I will submit a look at my own backyard here in northern Thailand.
Having probs with pics disappearing, reappearing and disappearing from this site though.
Will sort that out...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tjilpi
Pissed And now they've gone again! Please, can anyone...

And now they've gone again!
Please, can anyone tell me what's going wrong here?
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tjilpi
Thumb Pics have returned!

Pics have returned!
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By Tjilpi
Thumb Oh, 'yes', hiring in Thailand and riding (on a...

Oh, 'yes', hiring in Thailand and riding (on a ferry) into Laos is OK.
The most reliable exit/entry point is from Chiang Khong across the Maekhong and into Huai Xai (500 baht ferry).
Lan at C&P did...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By Tjilpi
Thanks 'The Nailer'. I owned my own CRF but...

Thanks 'The Nailer'.

I owned my own CRF but Alan hired from C&P Rental here in Chiang Mai.
The owner, Lan, is excellent.
He had new tyres fitted to the bike, new sprockets, spare levers, tubes...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tjilpi
Pissed Now they's gone again !!?? What's going on?

Now they's gone again !!??
What's going on?
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By Tjilpi
Baytriple, Gavo, GB, Unstable Rider and GS thanks...

Baytriple, Gavo, GB, Unstable Rider and GS thanks for your encouragement.

Main cause of deaths in VV is a combination of 'adventure' accidents in the river; drowning while tubing, jumping onto...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tjilpi
Question Weird; they've reappeared!

Weird; they've reappeared!
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tjilpi
Pissed Very frustrating!!!!! I certainly didn't remove...

Very frustrating!!!!!
I certainly didn't remove them.
This might be why I abandoned 'Photobucket' a couple of years ago.
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By Tjilpi
Thanks for the encouragement guys. (New here) ...

Thanks for the encouragement guys. (New here)

'Ghostyman', rental places in Chiang Mai will do all the paperwork for you.
No hassles.
An alternative is to rent in Vientiane.

I have all the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By Tjilpi
Bucket List in Laos

Recently I met up with an old mate with whom I hadn't ridden since the early 1970s and we rode Laos on a pair of CRF250Ls.

Here's some scenes we seened.

Out of Thailand via this amazing Temple...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By Tjilpi
Thanks for sharing. Now officially homesick! ...

Thanks for sharing.
Now officially homesick!
Good to see that bakery still there.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-20-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tjilpi
Well said Khun Mick. I'll stay away from the...

Well said Khun Mick.
I'll stay away from the politics and the lies that TAT sell about Thailand.
I'm just so happy riding here and discovering, for me, new places and interesting people.

Rgs
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-20-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tjilpi
Ah, thank you 'eap'. Yes, the various...

Ah, thank you 'eap'.
Yes, the various 'Hilltribe' groups and their willingness to share their culture really enriches an expats life here.

I'm off to an Akha show soon, so will do another report....
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