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Old 06-25-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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::: Viethorse & TonyBKK ride Bangkok-Khao Yai National Park-Wang Nam Kiao loop

Living in Vietnam, and I had a plan going for a business trip in Bangkok for some days.
Take that chance, I really love to experience a ride in Thailand as I had never done one.


Well, after several communications, calls, hangout, chit chat... we came up with the great recommendation by TonyBKK and others: Khao Yai National Park-Wang Nam Kiao loop


Landed at Bangkok Thailand:

Checked - in:

A nice evening hang out with some friends and Gt-riders in Bangkok:

Well, Vietnamization was here:

Here is the suggested plan for our day trip:

Certainly the most popular day trip out of Bangkok has to be the Khao Yai National Park-Wang Nam Kiao loop.

The basic loop is about 450km and can easily take the entire day as there are quite a few things to do along the way- good food, viewpoints, etc.

Now, Let's start with my preparation from home. Yeah, as a biker, you always like to use your own gears, as they fit you, they operate as you wanted, and you are familiar with them, even some small issues of them.
I 'd love to bring with my helmet and my riding boots. But those seem almost occupy my baggage. Anyway, need to be reasonable - this is what I brought along to Thailand for the riding trip:

As advised, I have contacted BBR quite early to get the Versys, before someone take it.
Saturday morning, get on the taxi quite early, I think it was just earlier than 7:30AM. The appointment with BBR and Tony was 8:30AM, but I don't really know how is the traffic in BKK that time and also the road from my Hotel to BBR shop. Earlier is better than late.

Reach the BBR location. But the taxi driver did not know how to find the exact house #. We took some rounds around the area but could not find. I have tried to call BBR, but no answer. Called Tony, his reply the address the same what I have. Lastly, the taxi driver asked a motor-taxi guy, and that motor-taxi guy knows the place and showed us. I think the taxi driver had to pay the motor-taxi guy some Bahts.

Arrived BBR:

Waiting... I just realized that my Garmin GPS was ON and running out of battery. Damn! I have fully charged it last night, and put it into my backpack to get ready for the day after. But, damn, the power button was unintentionally stuck with something inside the backpack an turned the Garmin ON all night long! Damn it!!!!

That time, the BRR neighbor just opened her shop. I came in and asked her to let me charge my GPS for a while. She agreed.
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