A Bridge Through Laos

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by dougrender, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. FAH-Q!

    FAH-Q! It wasn't me!

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    That's fantastic. Always enjoy your travels and perception/thoughts of these great destinations. I feel like you've taken me on vacation with you.
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  2. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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    Glad i stumbled upon it!:freaky
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  3. dougrender

    dougrender Bike Polo is not a Crime

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    I've invited you on vacations with me the past couple years...but you no longer own a trail bike....
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  4. steved57

    steved57 Been here awhile

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    Cool report - Thanks for posting it and the pics
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  5. Bonnie Abbzug

    Bonnie Abbzug Property of Hayduke

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    Good stuff Doug! It looks like it was a fantastic trip! :clap
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  6. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    When we PM'ed each other I was worried you would not enjoy the riding in Thailand as much as the Lao experience. Glad to see you have a great time in Lao and that Jim was able to set you up.

    I'm with you in that Phonsavan is the bloody coldest place in SEA it seems. One trip we rolled into Phonsavan at 11:00 PM riding offroad. I had my down vest and rain jacket on, hands by the cylinder head trying to keep from freezing to death. Strange how other parts of Lao are 85F but Phonsavan is freezing once the sun drops. Next time there go across from Craters restaurant and try the Indian just east of there 60 meters. Way more scrumptious.

    Playing with some of Hmong gals near Phonsavan on their New Year holiday. You can see how hard the gals are as I'm freezing my tits off in my rain jacket trying to stay warm and they are in skirts and shirt sleeves. Country gals are tough.

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    I can't remember did you do the Death Highway in Cambodia on yer trip there?
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  7. gee

    gee Safety First

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    Doug,
    Great report, I've been trying to get to Bali for a moto tour for some time, your trip provides much inspiration!

    Let's get out and ride together sometime this season:freaky
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  8. KingJeff

    KingJeff Adventurer

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    Hey Doug, great ride report. Keep up the great work!:clap
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  9. dougrender

    dougrender Bike Polo is not a Crime

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    Never been to Cambodia. We heard great things about it from a number of travelers we met in Thailand.

    I had previously heard it was kind of depressing.

    Maybe another time!

    =Doug
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  10. dougrender

    dougrender Bike Polo is not a Crime

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    I looked into Bali. Harder to get to, it seemed. Plus I was told the food was only ho-hum. The surfing was appealing, but the surfing seemed to be in the most crowded and congested part of the place. Limited moto rental options compared to other parts of SEA.

    =Doug
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  11. Hawkmuscle

    Hawkmuscle n00b

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    I agree, Jim at remote Asia was easy to work with. I had an epic trip of the Ho Chi Minh trail in November of 2013. From my limited experience, the bikes he provided my buddy and I we:1drinkre in good quality. A Beer Laos cheers to you!
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