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Next Stop Vietnam... Laos and Cambodia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by 95Monster, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

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    Safe travels home and thanks for great report!! Look forward to next one!!
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  2. 95Monster

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    Hue was pretty cool. I enjoyed it too .
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    95Monster Long timer

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    Hey! Thanks for following along. It really makes it all worthwhile!
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    pmmitchell n00b

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    I've been following since you left SoCal last year. Fantastic threads. Hope you don't have any issues getting home. I just cancelled a three week ride in Sicily & the Amalfi coast and a cool down in Tuscany. Just too many unknowns.
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    Thanks George, it was fun following along. Good luck getting home.
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  6. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Yo George, Lovin' it too.
    Jus' passin' thru'...Gracias!
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    elron Still Standing Supporter

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    Twas a nice journey.
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  8. 95Monster

    95Monster Long timer

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    Thanks for following along! Yes, crazy times for global travel. The likelihood of ending up in a 14 day quarantine grows daily. There’s talk of quarantining US citizens arriving here or outright denying entry.
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  9. 95Monster

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    Any inmates attending RawHyde’s Adventure Days this weekend? I’ll be out there and love to meet. But I’m thinking I may be truck camping instead of riding. My bum needs a rest.
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    That's the way I've gone. Truck camping. I have a roof top tent on top of the truck cab and I put the bike in the bed. I don't wear out myself or the bike on the way to the area I really wanna ride.
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  11. Slick13

    Slick13 Wanderer

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    Another solid adventure George, and a highly entertaining write up. Congratulations on making it happen, and thanks for taking the time to bring us along.
    Looking forward to seeing where your travels take you next...
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    58926E8A-4B6E-479B-894E-AD9E4A014F82.jpeg Hanoi’s Old Town is quiet. I know it looks busy in the photos to come but compared to three months ago, it’s very mellow. 719A7C88-E4BD-44CA-9B53-FEA4E949ABB4.jpeg 205DC9CE-B422-4E44-8D24-071BBB7761F8.jpeg 49C9E94D-E5BA-45B3-8538-2D426FDAEC63.jpeg 5462C464-B8B1-44D0-A8D5-64B557205FB2.jpeg My hotel for the night C4C5FF8C-90C1-4CC6-9E0E-B4C0563B7B9F.jpeg 27B87E13-3055-40B0-85D0-CED98C222CF1.jpeg Beer Street 3B274805-E3E6-4389-85C4-29C3C326D4E1.jpeg 58926E8A-4B6E-479B-894E-AD9E4A014F82.jpeg 08659FDD-54DB-46F3-9D39-AE40B2FABD97.jpeg Mmmm, this looks familiar. And it’s right across from my hotel. 6C500780-0B21-402D-A0AB-D489E5D1F7BA.jpeg Short walk home
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    Nope. I call BS. I don’t know what French tacos are, but without a trusted recommendation, I’m not trying them. 7B23771F-0D71-420C-920A-F1245F3C7254.jpeg Oh yeah, this will hold off the sweats til I get back to SoCal tomorrow. ED0FE81F-2720-4CAC-8AF4-A05AF28707D6.jpeg So, this is what three months of clothes looks like for an MC traveler. Not shown are a pair of crocs, Klim Badlands Jacket and Pants, MC Jersey and Sidi Adventure boots. 510C6B92-D1E7-4AAB-ACCB-6710A66AC3A5.jpeg It goes into compression sacks... 808DE748-575D-4F27-9C86-B44F08D568A5.jpeg and they go into a Mosko Backcountry 30 BBABE181-709D-4B3D-8A4D-C3ACB9FCC6BB.jpeg
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    Thanks Man! Glad to have you along.
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    jowul Been here awhile

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    George, you may have missed the history classes when they taught you that Napoleon III introduced tacos to Mexico during the time Maximilian was the King of Mexico :lol3 :dukegirl
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    We visited Honoi last November for 3 days and that is the one country we want to go back and ride. Great report and good pics.
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    The utility & com wiring in the street is not up to code! :rofl Have seen similar wiring in smaller Italian villages.
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    It might be completely up to code per the AHJ
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    Code. Ha ha ha. He said ‘code.’

    The positive to this coronavirus is that airports are actually pleasant and uncrowded.
    B8A9E430-B8C4-469A-B1E8-D7D8295E7972.jpeg 68C35D53-109D-4F4A-A9AF-C60AB517A4A9.jpeg 02E2326A-8CE1-4184-A719-77A4B2C54EF3.jpeg I’m not sure the Buff is CDC approved but it did a decent job keeping dust out of my lungs these past few months. 30DF2744-8251-4BCF-9BD1-7A880C4DDAC8.jpeg Not a fan of planes. If I could ride home, I would. D764445F-5E06-4779-BBF9-8747BE9D0A55.jpeg Hey Tokyo 003068B7-96F9-4DE0-AD91-FAD7E3A9E210.jpeg A ‘Lemmy’ or two to ease into the next 12 hrs. C157F31E-1549-43EE-B8E5-1FE16DC95888.jpeg One way to look at it is that it’s only a two hour flight; Leave Hanoi at 8:00am Wednesday morning and get to LA 10:00am Wednesday morning. 39150E94-1C42-4316-A575-DF8A902E6B90.jpeg (The downside: it’s 4am in LA and I haven’t slept for hours.
    481CB027-194A-4374-85F3-549353EFAE66.jpeg That about wraps her all up. Three months in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Each country has a very different feel but all are worth a visit. The XR 150 is the perfect tool for the trip and Tigit was a great outfit for bike and support.

    Thanks for following along. Comments from inmates make it all the more worthwhile so thanks for that too.

    Now to find a breakfast burrito
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    Always good to be back in the USA.......Thanks for the report, one of the best out there, look forward to your next Adventure....Cheers!!!
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