Magic String Edventure - This ain't gonna be no vacation. Going deep in Asia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    I like this version better:

  2. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    There are so many singletracks here in Laos. It would take a lifetime to explore them all

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  3. Francistor83

    Francistor83 Been here awhile

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    What about air quality? Big topic out there these days.
  4. johnnybgood8

    johnnybgood8 Been here awhile

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    Man I can feel that exploration. Im feeling just like when I played TES Oblivion as a kid :D
  5. td63

    td63 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Curious about that as well. When I lived in China I took up smoking to filter out the coal smog.
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  6. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    I also live in China and I am wary for breathing anything I cannot see, if it is clear it is probably some real ultra-dangerous toxin.


    Another thing, all those wind turbines around Beijing, I have a theory, they are not turbines but in reality huge fans, they blow the smog away during visiting dignitaries visits. This place is the only place I know that closes the factory’s during these high profile visits to improve the air quality.
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  7. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    It is so bad that a lot of tourists are leaving and not coming back.
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    I had never heard of Lorde....thanks Ed!
  9. flyingdutchman177

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  10. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Coming up, a video on "how to crash a funeral"

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  11. ki_ote

    ki_ote Cindi Jo Admirer

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    No.
    We've been too busy wondering if you were captive in a communist country.
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  12. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Hanging out with the people of Ban Nambout
    I am amazed it shows up on Google Maps
    But Google doesn't show any roads to it
    I will post a video next week of the road leading into Ban Nambout - on FB

    https://goo.gl/maps/BUFYgCaU6e6p6A7f7

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  13. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Yesterday it was a wedding. Today I was invited to a funeral.
    Video on FB

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  14. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    The routes I have chosen to travel around Laos were not suggestions from anyone. I simply took all the maps I have of the country and plotted a course into the most remote and hard to reach places in the country. Some places I wasnt even sure I could make it in to. The maps often times didnt show a road going thru and my GPS was not much help either.
    This story is an example of one such road.
    On my maps and GPS, the road ended at a big lake. But there was another road that continued on the other side of the lake.
    I summized there would be some sort of ferry or boat that could take me across to the other size. It was a gamble because it would take me 4 hours to reach the town shown on my map on the lake.
    When I got to the "town", it turned out to be two little shacks and I didnt see any another person around.
    My first thought was I was going to have to ride all the way back to the beginning and then all the way around the lake. That detour would have meant backtracking and another 7 hours of riding. And I didnt want to do that.
    So I went into action to find a way across the lake.
    I knocked on the door of one of the shacks. I opened the door and yelled inside....."HELLO!"
    To my surprise, a woman answered. Ah there was someone here after all! She was just sleeping. I jestered to her that I wanted to get across the lake. And she pointed to a little boat on the other side of the lake. I started to yell over to the guy on the other side and after a few minutes, the guy with the boat was on his way over towards me.
    The rest of the story and videos are posted on my FB page.

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  15. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Yup, liking the videos on FB!

    Google should buy you pay a 3D camera and pay you to map out those places?
  16. flyingdutchman177

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    What happens when you camp on someone's porch and they show up in the morning.
    Video of the results posted to my FB page

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  17. Pete_Tallahassee

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    Lalo, is there a reason you post your video on FB and not here?
    I would love to see your video but I'm not going to FB. I tried Instagram.
    Sure would be easier to just see them here.
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  18. AlaskaSolstice

    AlaskaSolstice Alaskan Adventurer

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    Pete,
    I am not a facebook member and I can see his videos there just fine. I have to click through some garbage a bit though to get there. If you haven't tried it recently you might give it a shot.
    Gary
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  19. Bgunn

    Bgunn Posible mañana

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    Great videos on FB ! Nice to see you make do in any environment. Feeling good and staying healthy?
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  20. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Not a fan of having to go to FB either. A ride report should be in ride reports, not just a teaser to go to another site.