::: VFR800 Interceptor with a short ride in a day

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by VietHorse, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. VietHorse

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    Xin chào (hello) everyone from Việt Nam. Glad to be with ADV and have something to share with you all



    I haven't ridden for quite long time, as it was raining a lot.

    Miss the twisty roads so much, then when the tasks were almost done, rain stops, bike ready... just picked up phone and called friend.
    Called some guys, but due to short notice and long ride for a day before a full working week seemed not so attractive to most of them.
    Just two riders at the departure. That's just good enough for a short trip within a day.

    Departed from home about 04:20AM, it's still very dark.

    Ridding out of Ho Chi Minh City about 70km, found that it started foggy. More and more foggy along the way.
    Just recognized that I was using the non-waterproof casing for my GoPro, and afraid that the fog may ingress and cause damages to the Cam. I decided to stop and take it off to put in the saddle bag.

    Really don't understand why I was so careless to stand the bike on the soft surface. The bike fell down to the right as I was opening the left bag. The bike leaned on the grass, right bag had some small scratches, right handle bar a bit dirty, and the most painful part was the broken of the right mirror.

    We stopped for breakfast about 6:30AM. The road was much clearer:
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    This 's the coffee shop:
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    The local said the foggy morning is the sign of a sunny day after couple of rainy days.
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    Here 's my friend's bike:
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    This 's "phở" - traditional Vietnamese beef noodle - very popular and very famous meal for anyone who has been in Vietnam:
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    The beef noodle cost 20,000VND ($1.0) and a milk coffee cost 0.4cents.

    Twisty roads still far ahead...
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  2. Aargee

    Aargee Been here awhile

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    Keeping an eye for the pics on beautiful Vietnam...
    BTW, I love Triumph Speed Triple, but street triple is no exception :nod
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  3. VietHorse

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    Thanks Aagree. Let's continue....

    Done the breakfast, rode for more than 10 mins, it s much clearer and fog also almost gone.
    At the begining of Bảo Lộcpass, we stopped to install 02 cameras for both bikes:
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    Done about 10km pass, we stopped again to turn off the cameras for battery saving.

    Another stop at Di Linh province at 09:15' AM.
    Here we got a GoPro and a ContourHD:
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    There is the way to our awaiting Gia Bắc pass:
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  4. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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    :lurk I'm listening. :D
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  5. VietHorse

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    Weather was so nice, sunny but realy cool, just about 20<sup class="bbc">0</sup>C.
    Agreed that we done 97km pass then having lunch, so we took some coffee with snickers to get us not to be hungry along the way.
    Bought some water bottle as there would be having no shop at least 50km ahead.
    About 10:10AM, we departed, heading Phan Thi&#7871;t.
    Begining of the National road 28 with some highland farming:
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    Still had some houses and citizen:
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    This road has not been well maintained, there lots of holes and many repairing places. Lots of sand and stones on the road surface. We need to pay extra careful and not go to fast.

    Take a rest at the middle, get some bending here for taking photos:
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    Triumph went first:
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    Oops, he was on the left lane!!
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    Hehe, dont worry, we have a signal man at the other side of the bend.
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    Tried the reverse:
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    Looks okay?!!
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  6. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Then my turn. It's VFR Candy Red's turn:

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  7. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Nice pics, thanks for posting.

    waiting for more!
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  8. VietHorse

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    Thanks for your comments.

    My friend seemed yet to satisfy, wanted to do some more...

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  9. VietHorse

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    Quite sometimes we rode thru this road, but never stoped for taking photos with the sign-board of Gia B&#7855;c pass. This time, just only 02 riders, we were easier to stop and posed:

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    Signboard: Gia B&#7855;c pass with more than 10km twisty roads, be careful.

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    Helmets off:

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  10. VietHorse

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    A short clip to share (part1):​

    <IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/f4SFRhMdp-Q" frameBorder=0 width=560 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>​
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  11. sloater

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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing! :clap:clap:clap
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  12. VietHorse

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    Thanks man.
    Tried a 2010 Concourse14 and found that excellent handling. Your bike is nice!

    Here are two cameras mounted on our bike to make the above movie.

    This one is mounted more proper with the customized mounting kit, easy to remove, install, and adjust:
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    This ContourHD was mounted temporary with rubber band and also the plastic tape to the rear seat of the Triumph. That make the movie screen jumping like hell...:
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    However, both of them worked well. None of them dropped down! :lol3
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  13. HPTuner

    HPTuner Been here awhile

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    Nice pics & vid. Great looking road!
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  14. VietHorse

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    Thanks guys for your comments.
    I have just done another trip (total abt. 600km) to Dalat - Vietnam.
    Report with lots of pics coming sooooon................ :freaky
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