Charming my way into Laos...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nochknstrips, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Nochknstrips

    Nochknstrips Just dirty undies...

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    11th December 2018
    Honda CB150R 2018 looking proud as punch on the Laos side of Laos border, Nong khai bridge, border crossing; apparently you cannot bring 150cc and smaller motorbikes into Laos, particularly via the Nong khai friendship bridge...

    18,000+ klms in 8 months in Thailand was a good start, so I thought I'd attempt the apparent impossible (according to all accounts, from months of research) and ride the little devil into Laos over the Nong khai friendship bridge!

    I've based myself in Pathumthani, outer northern suburbs of Bangkok Thailand, after arriving in Bkk in Feb for a feed and a dream to become a pro muay Thai fighter by age 50, I'm 47...

    Headed off to Laos on 5/12/18 via bkk to pick up new helmet visor from "real" motorsports near Min Buri, Bkks outer eastern suburbs. Helmet visor department had the day off (coronation day?) The 62 other departments were open but couldn't accommodate my plea...department 63 returning from lunch, as I departed their car park, decided to run me down, crushing my finger, but not my spirit, with their car wing mirror.
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    Stayed upright!

    Aiming for Loei via back roads and Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Nayok (400tb to ride through!)
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    camped South west of Chaiyaphum.
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    Then attempted to cut through the mountains the back way to Loei lol
    The fun is just beginning!

    (I'm finally posting this while camped just off a cattle track in Paksan Laos. I'll post more when the inter-nets are better lol)
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  2. Nochknstrips

    Nochknstrips Just dirty undies...

    Joined:
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  3. Nochknstrips

    Nochknstrips Just dirty undies...

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
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    Location:
    Plenty Gorge-Hoddles Creek-Doncaster the back way!
    I fought this track for a few hours only to find this bridge no longer exists 555
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    Lots of video, stuff all photo's!
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    Apparently that's a road!
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    When the goings good!
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  4. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    looking forward to your report
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