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  1. MikeCip

    MikeCip Well-Known Member

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    This is what we've got touring Vietnam. Shitty little 127cc, me, the wife and 15kg of backpack. We'll see who gives out first, us or the bike. IMG_20181113_104637.jpg
     
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  2. Dozers Dad

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    Be careful Mike.
    You might have as many as 20 unbridled horse power on tap there mate? :eek:
     
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  3. stollydriver

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    Just think - when you get home - you will feel like Rossi on your bike..
     
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  4. newcomer

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    When I was in Vietnam I took lots of crazy people and their bikes.
    You think you backpack was big. Vietnam is a great place though.

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  5. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the Family. And no need to say you will fit in as seeing you and your better half on that bike says it all. But at least you are doing it. Just think when you get back on that tiger well tiger it will be.
    Ride Free and have a good holiday.
    Joe.
     
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  6. MikeCip

    MikeCip Well-Known Member

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    Well were 1000km in, we have experienced 2 Tropical Storms Toraji and Usagi, rain like I've never seen before. We have ridden through thundestorms, flooded roads and villages. Only been forced off the road once so far, so thats pretty good going. Not surprisingly the bike is experiencing a few problems so we've got to Dalat and a local mechanic is stripping the carburettor, replacing air filter, oil change etc. We should be in Cambodia in a few days time.
     
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    Mike.
    You are a saint. Funny I was only thinking last night on how you were getting on. Well it seems you are having a whale of a time.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
  8. tcbandituk

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    Doesn't sound a lot different to the UK then? :D
     
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  9. joe mc donald

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    Don't know what you are talking about. I just got in from riding on our lovely smooth roads and scenic views. With all that sun shining on me I had to tear of my jacket and jumper to cool down. And some of my dream get even better but I don't want to brag.
    Ride Free.
    Joe.
     
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  10. Bikerman

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    Did you star in this film Joe ?? ;)
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  11. joe mc donald

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    Don't you recognize me in my yellow skirt. Was a bit younger then and didn't have hairy legs.
    Ride Free
    Joe.
     
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  12. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Yes I see what you mean, I googled it for a better picture.
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  13. joe mc donald

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    I don't know who put that on the web. I though I was incognito. Goes to show nothing is secret any more. I'm gutted.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
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  14. MikeCip

    MikeCip Well-Known Member

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    IMG_20181130_181112.jpg 380km travelled, 11 hours on the road, an hour at the Cambodian border and 2 punctures. Im fucked and my arse is in pieces. :joy:
     
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  15. tcbandituk

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    Sounds more like Thailand than Vietnam.....
     
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  16. stollydriver

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    Yes - but think of the memories and to share the experience.
     
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  17. MikeCip

    MikeCip Well-Known Member

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    Got to Siem Reap and covered just shy of 2000km, i can honestly say it has been one of the most exciting, dangerous and uncomfortable experiences i have ever witnessed. Absolutely one I will never forget. Bike was sold to a backpacker and is now on its way back to Vietnam.
    I am now having thoughts of a mega roadtrip to middle Asia, the Stan countries and Mongolia but with a more suitable bike. Something to aim for for my 55th birthday.
     
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