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    Default [Trip Report] My Crazy "LITTLE" Adventure Up North - 11 Apr to 18 May 2008



    Trip Facts:
    my ride : kawasaki ksr 110
    duration of trip : 5 weeks (11th April 2008 - 18th May 2008)
    places covered :

    Thailand - hatyai, phuket, surat thani, koh phangan, bangkok, chiangmai, mae sariang, mae hong son, ban rak thai, pai, mae ai, golden triangle, chiang saen, nong khai, nakhon ratchasima

    Laos - houay xai, pak beng, luang pra bang, vang vieng, vieng chang

    M'sia - fraser's hill

    Total dist : approx 9000km (7000km on road, 2000km on train, ferry and slow boat along mekong river)



    Expenditure on fuel : $220(and that's an over estimation =D)

    Total expenditure : $2200 (including after market parts and accessories)

    Prologue

    the thought of touring on my ksr crossed my mind several times, and more often than not, the stupefied looks or "huh? you siao ah?" comments usually greet my shared thoughts over teh peng. one day, i just decided to do it. i think that's what happens when you bum around too much.

    having just returned from a UK trip and only a week to Songkran, i only had 4 days or so to prepare for the big adventure. Didn't make plans and stuff as the trip was only confirmed when i got back from UK. So basically, i just made up my mind(well, with the help of a few factors), packed and left. The void of uncertainty excited me. i didn't even know when i would return.

    initial plan was to ride up to penang, stay overnight den continue to hatyai the next day, but there was still much to be done, so i postponed departure by a day, so i could have enough rest as well, but then again, how the hell can anyone sleep before a trip like this?!

    D-Day 11th April, 0000 hours

    i saddled up my little warrior and headed for the 2nd link. 2 close friends from my riding group were at GP esso to send me off. The trip was only disclosed to a few people. with a few photos and well-wishes, i rode off into the night of the NSH

    (and yes, in case you're wondering, that's hair on my head! i only shaved it when i was in phuket!)



    my little mascot, tiny yet mighty


    taking shelter from the rain. i was too lazy to put on a raincoat. not that i had one anyway!
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    meeting a convoy of m'sian bikers at a petrol stop


    riding from night till day


    14 hours later, i finally reached the thai border. it poured like crazy before the border, but curiously enough, the rest of the bikers seem dry -..-"
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    salute on youur sprit of adventure!
    If you are going to write a blog on your trip, I would definately like to read the things you did, your thoughts and things that happened.
    Am glad you took up your personal challenge.
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    damn! you just upped the ante!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaLmEr View Post
    damn! you just upped the ante!
    Palmer, go with a 100cc bike?
    Rebuilding my dreams. But first, the gears
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    7) The BIKE of course!

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    finally u post up

    3 cheers for u

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seastorm View Post
    Palmer, go with a 100cc bike?
    i just came back from Koh Phangan FMP just now leh.

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    rained again after i cleared thai customs. Reached Hatyai and checked into Sakura Hotel @800bht per night. In the condition i was in, the last thing i wanted was to ride around looking for a cheap guesthouse.


    a little mishap along the NSH, didn't fall, but busted my ankle and limped around for a few days. That's what happens when u don't rest enough before a long ride. Well, could've been worse!


    Day 2 - 12th April 2008

    woke up early but took my time to get ready to check out. was abit annoyed when i found out the 800bht didn't include a breakfast. moved off around 11am for phuket

    enroute to phuket along highway No.43


    stopped for lunch after Trang and met a group of m'sian road king riders. Apparently they set off from hatyai at 8am, but got lost along the way. It pays to do a little homework before each ride


    shortly after continuing my way, i encountered a flat tyre. i discovered my tyre repair kit was useless, as it wasn't a puncture. The tyre valve joint had "melted" due to overheating of the tyres. i guess it was because i didn't rest at all the fuel stops and allow the tyres to cool, just pump and go. Managed to ride to a nearby motorshop, had the valve replaced with a stainless steel one used on car tyres and probably bigger bikes. Damage was only 300bht, and took less than 20 mins.



    continuing my way to phuket with the sun setting soon




    was nightfall by the time i reached phuket town. first thing i did was to head to an internet cafe to look for a cheap accomodation. found what i was looking for and made my way there. The hostel was better that what i imagined, in fact one of the best hostels i've seen.

    the nicely decorated reception


    the lounge with free internet access, 42in LCD tv and a HUGE collection of DVDs and books available free to hostel guests, mostly travelers and backpackers


    the super friendly staff and a dutch traveler i met


    some more travelers. basically i hung out with this BIG group of travelers during songkran, and the cool thing was no one knew each other before, but we had loads of fun chilling out and partying


    the clean and spanky common toilet and shower


    nicely decorated hostel with a cosy feel


    this swedish guy i met had a sunburn. a visit to the doctor revealed 2nd degree burns. i felt bad for laughing at him the day before, when he was reeaally red like a lobster, but then again, we all had a good laugh, even him
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    Day 3 - 13th April 2008, Songkran Day

    headed to patong beach with some of my dorm-mates. Huge jam due to the water festival, and the bus was ambushed several times along the way
    ]



    chilled at the beach and suntanned for awhile


    on the way back to the hostel, we walked along the street facing patong beach and joined the water fight. bought some beers from this restaurant and we had unlimited access to water! (passer-bys asking to refill their water guns had to pay 10bht) didn't manage to take any pictures, considering the situation.

    18 of us from the hostel headed out to patong beach again for the songkran partying. the waterfights were insane and it was something you had to experience to know what it's like. No pictures, and no prizes for guessing why.
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    Day 4 to 8 - 14th April to 18th April

    chilled in phuket for a week while waiting for a friend who was flying over. Set off for Surat Thani for the full moon party

    my bike on the night ferry to Koh Phangan


    Day 9-11 - 19th to 21st April, Koh Phangan, Full Moon Party



    dirt roads on the eastern part of the island


    there was an election going on, and alot of speculation that the party would be moved to the 21st, by then which i would have to be on the train to bangkok. luckily the date stick, and i had a helluva time

    a notice in 7-11


    row of stalls selling buckets of cheap booze




    heading back to Surat Thani on the HUGE ferry

    the interior of the ferry, taking up cars, pickups, lorries and even tour buses


    waiting for the night train to bangkok


    loading up to the cargo carriage.

    1100bht for first class sleeper ticket, 800bht for bike. Don't approach travel agencies to get you tickets and accommodation, they will tell you there are no more tickets or rooms and "force" you to take up the more expensive rooms. I made such a mistake and paid 1500 bht for my first class ticket, 400bht more than getting it straight from the counters. Not really my style, but then again, a friend who flew over to meet me for the party arranged the tickets and stuff.
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    bro, pics a bit the small leh. cant enjoy them in its full glory.

     

     
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    wow impressive?! won you get lonely or at times helpless?
    life is precious.

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    Day 12-17 : Bangkok

    as much as i disliked the city for its fast paced, chaotic feel as well as not-so-friendly locals in general, i hung out in Bangkok for a bout a week. Explored a good part of the city, mostly to bikes shops in search of parts. Didn't do the usual tourist sight-seeing. Traffic in Bangkok is crazy, and the worse thing is, the road signs are totally different from those on the maps, even when it's the same road! Out of the few days i was out battling the Bangkok traffic, i got lost every time, but somehow always manage to find my way back to the guesthouse, and each time swearing never to ride in Bangkok traffic again

    Hu Lam Pong train station, Bangkok


    the guest house i stayed in, 450bht a night, air-con


    the cosy room


    I casually mentioned to the receptionist about not having a rack or anything in the rooms to hang towels or clothes with, well, except for the doorknob, curtain bar and my mobile phone charger sticking out from the wall socket. 10 mins later, they sent a guy up to install one! i was actually planning to move out to another guesthouse the next day, but that made me stay on for a few more days =). Highly recommended, clean environment, good security



    MBK, a huge shopping mall popular with tourists and locals. On just on section on the electronics level, there were almost 100 shops selling handphones!


    crazy traffic


    found the cheap canal boat which took me back to near my guesthouse


    dinner of chicken noodle soup with lots of chilli flakes. yumm....


    i found an A&W during one of night rides out, and gave in to temptation. It was a good thing as well, because 5 minutes after i started eating, it rained cats and dogs outside. At least i got to nap comfortably(oops) on the cushioned seats while waiting for the rain to stop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaLmEr View Post
    bro, pics a bit the small leh. cant enjoy them in its full glory.
    haha... leave it to you imagination. i spent the whole night just uploading them to pc, sorting, and uploading to the net man... and so far out of 1000 over photos, i've only uploaded 50 since noon today -..-

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    my gawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on a KSR!!!!!!!!!!???????????????


    RESPECT MAN!!!!!!

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    double-post
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    hey bro did u go alone? as in jus totally urself? very nicely done bro.. next we'll see the honda cubs going up to thailand trying to beat ur record.. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seastorm View Post
    salute on youur sprit of adventure!
    If you are going to write a blog on your trip, I would definately like to read the things you did, your thoughts and things that happened.
    Am glad you took up your personal challenge.
    thanks! i did try to start a blog on the trip, but kinda lazy to keep at it, just uploading the photos is taking ages! am trying to condense this thread to keep people from falling asleep!

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    subcribed... more please....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangmulong4488 View Post
    wow impressive?! won you get lonely or at times helpless?
    lonely, not really. i meet alot of travellers along the way, and sometimes, being alone helps to relax. i find that the best way to travel is alone, cuz that way, you force yourself to actually chat up with anyone you come across. everyone has a story to share, and you'll be amazed by some of the stories you hear.

    and no, there wasn't a time i felt helpless worried at times, especially when i had to ride in the dark on unknown roads in the mountains, but nothing i couldn't handle

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    Quote Originally Posted by sibingai View Post
    my gawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on a KSR!!!!!!!!!!???????????????


    RESPECT MAN!!!!!!
    yah, unfortunately, yet a blessing in disguise that's the only bike i have now after i sold my super 4, no regrets though, i love my KSR!

     

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by whisperer View Post
    haha... leave it to you imagination. i spent the whole night just uploading them to pc, sorting, and uploading to the net man... and so far out of 1000 over photos, i've only uploaded 50 since noon today -..-
    i took 1000+ photos on a 9 day trip! Just returned this morning. Sorting them out now too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinie View Post
    hey bro did u go alone? as in jus totally urself? very nicely done bro.. next we'll see the honda cubs going up to thailand trying to beat ur record.. lol.
    yup, i went solo, my first solo.

    maybe, if they're equally crazy! haha... while cubs have slight advantage in terms of speed, they lose out in terms of range due to their small tanks. i heard there are plug-and-play tanks mods in thailand though, so that might help. but would be advisable to build up touring experience first, not recommended for 1st timers.

    kids, don't try this at home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaLmEr View Post
    i took 1000+ photos on a 9 day trip! Just returned this morning. Sorting them out now too!
    i took alot more actually, but i usually filter them out every few days

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    some place i chanced across on the way back to the guesthouse, didn't walk in though, was raining and was only stopping to check my maps. looked pretty sleazy


    Boredom at a traffic junction. Somehow the traffic light timers seem to take longer than indicated. I could've dismounted, take a leak, take a photo and get back on my bike with time to spare. Well, i didn't do that of course!


    movie crew filming at Khao San Road


    aspirations of a little girl?


    Khao San Road at night. This begger literally dragged himself down the whole stretch of road


    bbq meat on sticks, kinda like satay with extras


    the famous thai pancakes. Banana chocolate... and i'm craving for some now...


    the hot girls of Lava bar. The sight of them posing drew a lot of catcalls
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    Day 18 - Ride to Chiang Mai

    woke up around 4:30am, and left for chiang mai by 5:30am, so that i could avoid the morning Bangkok traffic.

    petrol stop along the way, saw this big group of young monks. Think they were going away for a retreat at some monastary.


    gigantic birds along the highway, indicating a bird park up ahead


    recycling a war relic


    Chiang Mai at last


    i check into a backpackers' hostel just out of the main town. nice cosy place, met lots of nice people. I actually prefer hostels to guesthouses because it sorta forces you to interact and allows you to get to know alot of travelers and hear their stories. Great for chilling when you're traveling alone


    comfy living room where dvds of your own choice are screened


    the friendly staff. This hostel is unique in a way that there are actually quite a few of travellers who stay for weeks or months, while some actually help to run the place in return for free lodging and food. Jim, the guy on the left, was one of them


    the patio out front, great place to chill or read a book on the bamboo platform



    this girl could really play the guitar very well, and had a great voice. i later found out she's an actress back in the UK


    explore the nearby university. found this lake in the campus, where alot of students here hanging out


    breathe-taking views, despite the gloomy weather


    a class being conducted by the lake. nice change from the normal environment


    at night, the hostel staff brought us to this place that was popular with the local. The ambience was great, and food was pretty cheap and very good, considering the classy feel of the place.



    cam-whoring in the back of the hostel-owned truck, which brought everyone from place to place


    riding on top of the hostel's truck. how often do you get to do that? ha...

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    after dinner, the staff brought us for a few rounds of bowling. 100bht for 3 rounds.





    our ridiculous scores! i think we had more fun trying to make funny shots than playing a proper game of bowling!
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    truly an awe-inspiring ride!

    The Road less Travelled


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    this makes all tourers to wanna change to one of urs... lol...

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    wow..thumbs up for u bro ! I dun tink i can ever on touring alone sia...Realli
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    Day 21 - Mae Hong Son Loop

    the next day, i packed up my stuff and bade my new friends farewell


    soon, i saw the sign that many tourers have seen. It was almost hard to believe i had made it this far


    did a detour to Doi Ithanon National Park. Saw this magnificent wat just after the turn towards the park


    Funny thing was, the whole time i was in thailand, everyone thought i was thai, even locals, and they would always speak thai to me. there were some advantages to it though, i could actually save some money if i played along. One such instance was the entry into the National Park. I saw a huge sign before the ticket booth which said "Adult 450bht, Child xxbht" and then some thai words, which i knew were prices for locals. So i rode up to the counter, the lady looks at me and says "hok sip baaaht", which means 60baht. for i moment, my mental thai numerals failed me, and i had to open my BIG mouth and say "what?". The counter girl gave me this surprised and embarrassed look, and went "oh! foreigner 400bht!!!" smartass...

    entering the national park


    the cool ride to the top


    and finally i reach the top, which wasn't as impressive as i thought it'd be, save for the famous sign which says it all





    with the 400bht photo safely in my memory card, i proceeded to decend the mountain, or whatever it's called.

    great scenery along the way


    i actually did abit of off road and went down under the bridge. if i were riding a normal sized tourer, i might have ended up at the bottom of the waterfall


    another wat. there's like SO many wats in thailand that every small town actually has at least one of them. And my whole trip, i only explored like 2 out of hundreds of them


    by the time i saw this sign, the sun was starting to set. things wasn't looking too good...


    another national park along the way, but time was running out


    it turned dark soon enough, i rode a good part of the stretch to mae sariang in total darkness. my headlight didn't really help, as it blew before and i changed to some thai replacement. it was kinda thrilling though, cuz i didn't know what to expect, and the road seemed to go on forever

    finally! that was the provincial sign, and it meant that i have reached Mae Sariang


    checked into a guesthouse for 200bht, air-con with shower. rested early for the night and woke up early to continue my journey to mae hong son
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    Day 22

    a nice neighbour of the guesthouse owners. she actually passed me a map of mae hong son when she learnt i was heading there


    random photos of mae sariang



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    UPZ FOR YOU!
    To ride on the road, You need skills,Stamina, or even luck.

    But to be a good rider, you have to change with your environment,and adjust yourself to its rhythm.

    Cultivate the confidence to face the different situations. Don't let yourself to be subdued by the environment

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    suggestion. try writing your story on a blog. it is easier for you to manage. the free and easy to use blog (online software, no need download) is "wordpress.com". reg a user name and u got urself a 1g blog space. after u done up, just put the link here for people to go.

    just my suggestion base on my experience. last time i finish a trip i will update in my website (there was not much blog life yet during those days). I use my singnet bundle webspace together with link to a few of my friend bundle webspace.

    On remember to keep a copy of your writing and picture as spare. I learn this in a painful way. 1 day a virus attack my pc and i lost a the picture. then i thought to myself, no problem, there are still in my website. then 1 fine day, the singnet stop my webspace (becos of the owner of the webspace stop using singnet). and that's it. i lost all my memory. hehe.... well, those were the good old days....

    anyway, i am also a ksr biker. and too bad i have learn ur trip a bit late. else i will follow too. I hate riding alone (every since i did my 1st trip alone).

    well, nice knowing you. take care.

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    tha's the touring spirit!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaLmEr View Post
    i just came back from Koh Phangan FMP just now leh.
    now then u come back?my god i miss the FMP ...i drive pass to phuket from hatyai... a bit tired liao

    DRiving is def Not same as RIDING!!!!!!!!

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    highest respect to ya bro!!...job well done!!!


    HUA Hua hua....WADEVER..AR you STOOPID OR WAD? HUA hua hua version 2.....

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    huh salute friend,my ksr only ride from kuala lumpur to genting only..you must be superman huh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by racingter View Post
    now then u come back?my god i miss the FMP ...i drive pass to phuket from hatyai... a bit tired liao

    DRiving is def Not same as RIDING!!!!!!!!
    yea. touched home yesterday morning.

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    woa man , well done!
    Life sux..Take control ..and live it and pick yourselves up now.. die later
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    Quote Originally Posted by whisperer View Post
    Trip Facts:
    my ride : kawasaki ksr 110
    duration of trip : 5 weeks (11th April 2008 - 18th May 2008)
    places covered :

    Thailand - hatyai, phuket, surat thani, koh phangan, bangkok, chiangmai, mae sariang, mae hong son, ban rak thai, pai, mae ai, golden triangle, chiang saen, nong khai, nakhon ratchasima

    Laos - houay xai, pak beng, luang pra bang, vang vieng, vieng chang

    M'sia - fraser's hill

    Total dist : approx 9000km (7000km on road, 2000km on train, ferry and slow boat along mekong river)



    Expenditure on fuel : $220(and that's an over estimation =D)

    Total expenditure : $2200 (including after market parts and accessories)

    Prologue

    the thought of touring on my ksr crossed my mind several times, and more often than not, the stupefied looks or "huh? you siao ah?" comments usually greet my shared thoughts over teh peng. one day, i just decided to do it. i think that's what happens when you have too much free time

    having just returned from a UK trip and only a week to Songkran, i only had 4 days or so to prepare for the big adventure. Didn't make plans and stuff, basically just packed and left. The void of uncertainty excited me. i didn't even know when i would return.

    initial plan was to ride up to penang, stay overnight den continue to hatyai the next day, but there was still much to be done, so i postponed departure by a day, so i could have enough rest as well, but then again, how the hell can anyone sleep before a trip like this?!

    D-Day 11th April, 0000 hours

    i saddled up my little warrior and headed for the 2nd link. 2 close friends from my riding group were at GP esso to send me off. The trip was only disclosed to a few people. with a few photos and well-wishes, i rode off into the night of the NSH



    my little mascot, tiny yet mighty


    taking shelter from the rain. i was too lazy to put on a raincoat. not that i had one anyway!


    meeting a convoy of m'sian bikers at a petrol stop


    riding from night till day


    14 hours later, i finally reached the thai border. it poured like crazy before the border, but curiously enough, the rest of the bikers seem dry -..-"


    Hi Bro.. So u r e guy wif i met at e GP Petrol station on 11 April 08, mi(Gilera Runner) and my friend(Aprilla Alantic) thats goin Penang e same day u leaving for ur Great trip.. onli manage to c u on once along e whole trip on e NSW after leaving that petrol station. my friend and i were tokin abt ur "CRAZY" advanture on e way up to penang.. Anewae i'm veri hapi to c ur post as i was abit worried whether u r ok along e trip..
    Cheers man.. Respect ur Amazing advanture!!!
    "Many changes are happening, although you might not be sure why they are happening."
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    DOUBLE Salute to u bro..my! what an aspiring tour on a KSR!! that really brought me to shame to have more bigger bike than you..tmr go and sell liao


    What's an ADVENTURE??
    EVERYTHING!!

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    if iam in spore i will volunteer to overhaul your ksr to see got any damage after 9000km ride one shot..from the guy who bought your takegawa rims...young..ksr mechanic..
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    Quote Originally Posted by whisperer View Post
    Didn't make plans and stuff, basically just packed and left. The void of uncertainty excited me. i didn't even know when i would return.
    hmm... i like this part



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    Quote Originally Posted by zamani View Post
    truly an awe-inspiring ride!
    thanks, still hard to believe i made it back alive!

    Quote Originally Posted by iori_yagami78 View Post
    this makes all tourers to wanna change to one of urs... lol...
    well, i would say each to it's own, touring on a 110cc bike isn't for the faint-hearted! but i can safely say the experience is nothing like what you can get from touring on a big bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust83 View Post
    wow..thumbs up for u bro ! I dun tink i can ever on touring alone sia...Realli
    hey mate, the most important thing is believe in yourself. the last thing on my mind was touring when i got the ksr, it was just some crazy thought i had, which i'm glad i managed to follow through with it. life is short, don't think what you can't do, think what you can do!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sky99 View Post


    UPZ FOR YOU!
    thanks! appreciate it!

    Quote Originally Posted by mi5trooper View Post
    suggestion. try writing your story on a blog. it is easier for you to manage. the free and easy to use blog (online software, no need download) is "wordpress.com". reg a user name and u got urself a 1g blog space. after u done up, just put the link here for people to go.

    just my suggestion base on my experience. last time i finish a trip i will update in my website (there was not much blog life yet during those days). I use my singnet bundle webspace together with link to a few of my friend bundle webspace.

    On remember to keep a copy of your writing and picture as spare. I learn this in a painful way. 1 day a virus attack my pc and i lost a the picture. then i thought to myself, no problem, there are still in my website. then 1 fine day, the singnet stop my webspace (becos of the owner of the webspace stop using singnet). and that's it. i lost all my memory. hehe.... well, those were the good old days....

    anyway, i am also a ksr biker. and too bad i have learn ur trip a bit late. else i will follow too. I hate riding alone (every since i did my 1st trip alone).

    well, nice knowing you. take care.
    i did start a blog, but i guess i will only concentrate on that later. my pc actually crashed when i return from my trip, so all my old photos gone. oh well, **** happens. thanks for the tip though

    Quote Originally Posted by racingter View Post
    tha's the touring spirit!!!!!
    yeaahhhh... tell me about it!

    Quote Originally Posted by nebulaz View Post
    highest respect to ya bro!!...job well done!!!
    thanks mate! love your siggy by the way

    Quote Originally Posted by yiki View Post
    huh salute friend,my ksr only ride from kuala lumpur to genting only..you must be superman huh!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by yiki View Post
    if iam in spore i will volunteer to overhaul your ksr to see got any damage after 9000km ride one shot..from the guy who bought your takegawa rims...young..ksr mechanic..
    thanks! well it's already a start! do you mean you're the guy i met at pekky's shop in Bangkok? Hee... it was great bumping into you there, what a small world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXC View Post
    Hi Bro.. So u r e guy wif i met at e GP Petrol station on 11 April 08, mi(Gilera Runner) and my friend(Aprilla Alantic) thats goin Penang e same day u leaving for ur Great trip.. onli manage to c u on once along e whole trip on e NSW after leaving that petrol station. my friend and i were tokin abt ur "CRAZY" advanture on e way up to penang.. Anewae i'm veri hapi to c ur post as i was abit worried whether u r ok along e trip..
    Cheers man.. Respect ur Amazing advanture!!!
    oh hi! yeah thanks for your concern man! the other day i bump into another guy who said he met me at GP esso on the 11th as well, riding a haya. got a little confused, cuz i only rem the 2 scooters heading to penang! haha... nice meeting you, glad you guys made it safely back as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazky View Post
    DOUBLE Salute to u bro..my! what an aspiring tour on a KSR!! that really brought me to shame to have more bigger bike than you..tmr go and sell liao
    huh? dun lah, your bike is excellent for touring man! but thanks though

    Quote Originally Posted by Pplater View Post
    hmm... i like this part



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    oh hi! i think i pm-ed you sometime back right? hee... i was actually in the middle of my trip. yeah i liked that part too. in fact my trip was really sort of an impromptu thingy, like if my accident claim hadn't come through just in time, i wouldn't have gone for the trip! good thing the cheque came in like 2 days before my departure! haha...

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    A bloody Damn Interesting story to read....... can any bro help to get this on a blog with all e pic attached..... U r my HERO....... superb Veri Inspiring...

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    MuCH REsPecTED!!!

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    great writeup, great adventure!

    your trip has certainly proved to many others who thinks that bike size does matter.

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    up. He has proven that it's not the bike but the rider himself who makes the difference between "POSSIBLE" & "IMPOSSIBLE". It's all abt "BELIEVE".

    Whisperer > I'm sure u have hell of a story to share wif ur grandchildren next time. Kudos to u....
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