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Discussion in 'Asia' started by stealthpilot313, Jul 24, 2009.
Seems like u know Kruzers :)
well, see you around sometimes..
Hey sorry for the late reply, haven't been on this forum so much. The ferry to Koh Samui is very easy, there are two ferry services that basically depart every hour. You ride to Don Sak via route 4142, follow the signs to terminal, buy ticket, get in line. Ride on ride off. They sell water, beer and drinks, snacks, etc. so it is comfortable. The ferry ride was about 1.5 hours and the passenger rate was 80 baht but I got charged 250 because of "big bike". Is it worth going? That depends on what you like to do, there are some decent affordable resorts to stay at if you want to spend a few days on the beach but there are a lot of bars there and i think the place is turning to/catering to more of a Patpong crowd.
The island itself is small riding-wise and I think I circled it in an hour via the highway. Here is a few links to the ferry sites. There are two places to ferry from and two companies, either one works:
Just did a little trip with an inmate from here. Anyone interested to join us on our next one?
Here's the link to out RR:
nice one stealthrider..would like to join next time..
btw there is one guy i read about in forum that he imported F800GS from UK to SG.
WE300B signing in ... 1st post in ADV
Stayin in NorthEast
Duc Multistrada & Vespa LX150
Looks like it was a fun ride. Not just all highway, but what those bikes are made for.
great ride... good job on the dirt road...
i can't imagine myself going onto the dirt trail on the Gran Canyon with dual purpose tires... knobbies maybe...
maybe i shd join u the next time around.... and
guess what??? I just rode past a Multistrada this morning near clementi road until i turned into Ngee Ann Poly.... could that have been u??
Thank you WE300B and OzRoundin', Jason, for signing in. Glad you can join us. Let's all try to grow our little ADV community so that we can get together and do something we all love......Ride!
The last trip with 351mustang was done on a weekday on stolen time. Kind of a weekly getaway. Like he said....some people like to play golf, we just ride.
I recall the days when I took half a day off which ended more like three quarter of a day eventually to play a round of 18. Sometimes, it could be a whole Saturday away from the family just to enjoy my game. After a few years, I realized that these games were simply taking too much of my work and precious family time. That was when I decided to look out for another hobby that I can pursue which allow me to manage my time better and have things in balance. That's when I decided to ride again.
With riding I can have the flexibility of choosing to ride for 3 hours or 3 days. With golf, once you tee off, you will have to finish the game. Even a 30 mins ride can sometimes fulfil my satisfaction that I have had a great weekend. That's the magic what riding does to me these days. Having said that, I sometimes feel something amissed on Sunday evenings when I had not had a ride.
With riding, I realized that while it may be fun riding in a group, there are also moments that I just want to ride alone. I guess that is the reason there are so many RR that are done solo. (Maybe, that's the reason why we are here too. Adventurers or having adventurous spirits or desires inside us).
I am sure all of us have our stories and I am certain all of us are keen to hear yours.
While we are all busy people,let's try to keep this thread a little more alive by sharing our new discoveries, new toys, new experiences, trips and stories.
Enjoy your rides!
Another spore rider here...
Glad you could join us here, spyder8850.
I'm actually based in NZ currently, but am planning to move back to Singapore... I was born in Singapore and came here in 1999. See my profile on an NZ biker site here: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/member.php?u=6084
So... one of my top concerns was riding in Singapore... What are some websites where I can find bikes for sale? What gear do people wear in the heat?!? I have leathers here, but can't imagine wearing those in Singapore!
Woah, nice to see so many Sg adv riders here at last. I have been pretty tied up nowadays...Damn, can't seems to find time for even a short ride. Anyway, gimme a beep if u see me on the road!
Welcome to the S'pore thread.
Websites related to motorcycle in S'pore:
http://www.singaporebikes.com/ --- General website for all kind of motorcycling (track days, touring, meet ups, etc)
http://main.slackriders.com/index.php --- Very specific to dirt trail/motocross/motard..
As for riding gear, it all depends on how much you value your life.
Most riders here tend to value their lives less, so they wear slippers, a pair of shorts, t-shirts and ill fitting helmets as the minimum riding gear. Very suitable for a hot climate like mostly what you would see in third world countries.
But there are some educated riders who would wear a good fitting helmet, gloves, a decent pair of boots that covers the ankle bones, a pair denim pants and jacket as the minimum riding gear.
Life is more precious than smelling badly (simple solution is to carry around a small bottle of body deodorant)..
So you make your choice...
Haha... yup... thanks Sankar... We're very big on ATGATT here as well... All The Gear All The Time... but it's easier when the weather makes you WANT to wear a thick jacket as well...
Yup, have registered on www.singaporebikes.com as well...
Funny how the best photos of v-stroms are from the back eh?
Glad you would be joining us soon, Bend-It. I wear my mesh jacket most of the time with protections at all the right places. Leather is a little too hot unless I am going to the tracks or on tour.
and Yes, I advocate always dressing for the fall!
Hi bikermice, thanks for sharing your pict. Nice bike. Seems like you have been touring quite a bit too.
SG boy but living in Canada at the moment
Just plonking my fat ass here to live vicariously through you guys. Miss the old stomping grounds sometime.
On another note, anyone knows if there are bikes to rent in SG these days?
I'll probably be heading back for some R&R next year and was thinking of doing a ride to Msia just to relive the old days
Anyone up for a MY day ride this weekend? :huh For me can be Sat or Mon.
Sat morning til evening should be good for me... we can ride to Ayer Hitam via NSH.. then to Mersing through some twisty backroads.. if we are lucky we might see wild elephants at Kahang early in the morning... then ride through the coastal road to lanjut then to Yong Peng via Segamat.. and back home via NSH