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Old 06-29-2011, 07:34 PM   #181
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Day 8, Wednesday, 13April2011

We have a few non-riding days that we planned when we arrived Chiangmai. Ivan and his family will do the touristy bits. Moose will do his chillout bit.
I need to be home to attend to some urgent matters. The story follows......

As I walked out on to the main street, I saw this man getting the blessings from a group of Monks.


I stopped a Tuk Tuk and for Bhat100 he agrees to take me to the Airport.


Chiangmai International Airport


Flew Air Asia back home. They use Aerobridge in Chiangmai but complain to everyone if they are asked to do the same in Malaysia.


Met Dinesh who used to work in my Charter Operations as a Cabin Crew. He moved into Air Asia in 2008.


With one of the crew on board


10kms above Surat Thani travelling at 15kms per minute. Just a week ago we were in pissing rain.......


The sight of the Sepang Racetrack tells me that we will be landing on Runway 32Right. Beautiful Malaysia.


I was in KL for three nights, made a trip to Kuala Terengganu for a meeting then it was back to Chiangmai. Good break. In the excitement of planning and anticipating the trip i overlooked the fact that there is a real possibility that I will miss my family when on such a long trip.
This break is good, really good.
KLIA LCCT. Returning to Chiangmai.


I arrived in Chiangmai at 0900 and went for breakfast at my favorite cosy cafe, which was just next to our Guesthouse.
Pretty no......?





Tired of explaining to people what we are about I made these stickers in KL and pasted them on my bike.


In the meantime we hung around with Simon and Lisa, two British Adventurers who left home 8 years ago, and now holds multiple records for overlanding. They have amazing stories to tell, along with great photos and videos.They stayed at Riders' Corner.


Simon's fully kitted GS1100.


Outside Riders' Corner the Thais were going rabid with the Songkran




All sorts of vehicles were roped in.....

Pick-ups




Monster Trucks


Low Rise Pick-up


Eventually the call of battle was too hard to ignore and Moose with Simon and Lisa joined in....


As dusk sets in the moon claws up into the darkening skies....


Apparently, in the heat of battle, someone was reported to have drowned in the moat. Rescue 911 came into the scene




We then sat down with Lisa to discuss our Route into Laos and Cambodia as they were there recently.


Simon, Moose and Ivan played around with the bikes.


Then it was the Bar for a couple of well earned beers after a hard day at the battlefield.


We should be leaving Chiangmai for the Second Chapter of this ride. We have covered about 3000kms so far, and are into our 10th day of the trip. We are all hopefull that the Songkran will be over by tomorrow, the day we plan to ride out.

Our original plan was to ride to Chiangrai, but we decided that Chiangrai is just another big Thai City, so we chose instead to hug the North Western Border of Thailand and ride through Mae Salong to Mae Sai, before stopping at Chiang Khong for the night.

Turns out we did the right thing.

More to come.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:52 PM   #182
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Great ride report!
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:23 PM   #183
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Hello guys, I want to do a trip from Kuala Lumpur in mid august , if anyone knows of a cheap little 125 for sale could you please contact me, I once rode from Bali to Bangkok on a 71 vespa so anything reliable will do
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:04 PM   #184
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Nik - amazing photos!! Thanks for taking the time to post those all up here!

Aki thanks for the shipping tip; Canoe guy your best bet from Australia is probably to check out www.mudah.com.my and there is a pretty huge section on just motorcycles.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:48 AM   #185
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hey ricky
thanks for the heads up ,plenty of vespas on there ,if your in KL would love to meet up with some guys for advise
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:26 AM   #186
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Great report guys! Thanks for sharing it with us. Next year Im planning to do the Barcelona - Kuala Lumpur and reports like this help heaps!
Thanks again.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:43 AM   #187
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I like your stickers.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:06 PM   #188
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hey ricky
thanks for the heads up ,plenty of vespas on there ,if your in KL would love to meet up with some guys for advise
dave
Sure would love to hook up! I'll pm you my number...
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:10 PM   #189
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Great report guys! Thanks for sharing it with us. Next year Im planning to do the Barcelona - Kuala Lumpur and reports like this help heaps!
Thanks again.
Are you serious!! Why don't you do KL to Barcelonia and I'll follow you for a bit. Puedo ser tu interprete... todas las idiomas aqui yo se! (Pero no se como escribir - la cosita arriba del "n" en ano por ejemplo no se como hacer lo y que pe"n"a cuando escribo mi edad!)
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:12 PM   #190
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great report

You blokes really know how to enjoy it. Thanks for all the info, starting in KL September for a similar trip (solo) but will avoid the mud. Catch up on the road sometime.

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Old 08-10-2011, 06:46 AM   #191
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Salam bro Nik..Excellent Pictures & RR..
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:59 AM   #192
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Fantastic ride, fantastic photos, fantastic food. I'm really looking forward to going back to malaysia and thailand. Good to see you met up with simon and lisa, simon's bike doesn't look like that anymore. Stay safe, selamat jalan.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:45 AM   #193
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You blokes really know how to enjoy it. Thanks for all the info, starting in KL September for a similar trip (solo) but will avoid the mud. Catch up on the road sometime.

Gary
Be sure to let us know when you hit KL. I'm in Penang but I'm always up for a ride.
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:04 AM   #194
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Be sure to let us know when you hit KL. I'm in Penang but I'm always up for a ride.
Planning on being in Penang so will give you a definite when closer.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:02 AM   #195
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Great RR guys, keep it up

Salam, Big THANK YOU to all the guys that share their travel adventures. I feel like im with you guys on your trips. Thank you for taking the time to show me the rest of the world.
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