N.Thailand Ride (it's like mexico but different)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by KMA, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. KMA

    KMA KicksMyAss on BDS

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    109
    Location:
    Thailand
    I am way overdue for a RR. I've done a couple rides but no photos but today I took lots! Steed for the day is a Honda AX1 250
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    Dang it!!
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    My rides starts out going thru Chiang Mai's agricultural university, nice
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    Not to far before I hit the dirt and make my way over to the road that will take me to Someong
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    I've ridden this road to Someong at least 1/2 dozen times but always fun
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    I think this is some hippy/yoga hangout
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    I saw this last time but didn't take a photo. You see this kind of stuff everywhere here
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    Lunch spot in Someong
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    Lunch is just simple but filling chicken fried rice
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    OK on to the good stuff. I am trying to get to Mae Win going South towards
    Doi Intenon
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    Nice river crossing
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    I have no idea what this sign says but I'm going in!
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    For you animal lovers, wildlife shot
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    I saw this out of the corner of my and stopped and walked in a little ways
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    Back on the road
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    OK now I'm feeling a little lost so I stop at this small and I mean small village way back in the mtns. I find the village school and ask where in the hell I am. !
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    Cute little grubbers!
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    So the school marm said I missed the turn a ways back, I think that what she said anyway? So back I go
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    Rice paddies
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    Yeah I'm pretty much not sure where I am so I start to head back. I've already ridden 70 kilometers so I better head back the way I came
    I did try and find another way back to the hwy but got denied
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    Back I go down to the river
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    So now I'm back near Someong and see this bike. These guys don't need no stinkin 950 v-twin super enduro bikes! Sometimes less is more. Check out the engine heat shield for his leg
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    I saw this place on the way and had stop for a quick hydrate and a photo.
    Those are all empty Thai Whiskey and Rum boxes. I think someone has a little drinking problem
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    the dude sitting in the back looked a little hammered (for real)
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    So that's it, 165 kilometers for the day! Oh yeah, anyone wanna guess the year of the AX1 I was riding??
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  2. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Beervanastan, Duwamps Pacific NorWet
    Looks like fun ! ! ! :clap

    Bike looks brand new.

    Brings back good memories.
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  3. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Yellowknife, NWT
    Cool!

    (And yep, bike looks brand new to me too).
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  4. KMA

    KMA KicksMyAss on BDS

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Oddometer:
    109
    Location:
    Thailand
    You guys are way off on the bike. The AX1 was only made in Asia from 1990-96. Then the XR & XL took it's place. The one you see in my RR is 1991 and has over 200K kilometers on it! Mr.Dang just takes really really good care of his bikes
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  5. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Location:
    Atlanta
    Nice ride! I'd love one of those hondas!
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