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Ta Oy to Dong - The BIG Bamboo bridge and Ho Chi Minh Trail ride.

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Brian_BKK, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Brian_BKK

    Brian_BKK Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Oddometer:
    42
    G'day All,

    This is a great ride from Ta Oy to Dong following the Ho Chi Minh Trail all the way.

    A real big Thank you to Chris (AKA- Steve C Canyon) for the help and track.
    Check out Chris's site here.. http://www.thehochiminhtrail.com/
    A wealth of information.

    Also big thanks to www.gt-rider.com forum.

    You have to see and ride the BIG Bamboo bridge..

    Just amazing.

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    [video=youtube;L8dlOmiE43U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8dlOmiE43U[/video]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8dlOmiE43U


    To get to this amazing bridge you have a great little ripper of a ride from Ta Oy along the Ho Chi Minh Trail..

    Lots if small creek crossings

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    Zipping along some lovely parts of the HCM Trail.. Some great climbs up the hills too.

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    This was quite funny.. They wave, so I slow down to say hi.. As I stop.. They all run and hide.. (In the video below)

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    Some wonky bridges to zip over

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    More fabulous crossings.

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    After the BIG Bamboo bridge the road is wide and graded all the way to Dong.

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    A short video of the HCM Trail ride below

    [video=youtube;qCQvrDdUTr4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCQvrDdUTr4[/video]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCQvrDdUTr4

    Cheers
    Brian
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  2. Hawkmuscle

    Hawkmuscle n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Oddometer:
    6
    Location:
    Washington D.C.
    Good trip! In November 2013 the bridge was wiped out in the center of the river, we took a water taxi. That is cool they rebuilt. The museum seemed unreal. :lurk
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