I thought I'd throw this out there to try and garner interest in getting together a group ride out in North Vietnam, to help cut down on costs. Update: Ride is full! Here are the details: Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau, ~160 km, ~5 hours Day 2: Mai Chau - Phu Yen. ~140 km, ~5 h Day 3: Phu Yen - Son La, ~160 km, ~6 hours Day 4: Son La - Tuan Giao, ~140 km, ~5 hours Day 5: Tuan Giao - Than Uyen. ~160 km, ~6 h. Day 6: Than Uyen - Sapa. ~120 km, ~5 h. Day 7: Sapa, trek or relax Day 8: Sapa - Bac Ha. ~90 km, ~4 h Day 9: Bac Ha - Xin Man. ~50 km, ~3 h. Day 10: Xin Man - Ha Giang. ~140 km, ~6 h. Day 11: Ha Giang - Dong Van (~180 km, ~6h). Day 12: Dong Van - Bao Lac (~80 km, ~4 h). Day 13: Bao Lac - Cao Bang (~150 km, ~5 h) Day 14: Cao Bang - Quang Uyen (~140 km, ~5 h. Day 15: Quang Uyen - Lang Son (~180 km, ~6 h). Day 16: Lang Son - Hanoi (~150 km, ~3 h). If anyone has interest, please let me know! Im just a regular joe in California USA and it would be awesome to meet others to ride with on a journey like this. Far as what I brought along with me on my last journey, I brought Helmet, jacket, gloves, boots, few days clothes, and camera! I even brought a small netbook since free wifi at the hotels was common. If youre interested in joining, shoot me a PM.