Hi Michael & Sandy
I'm back in Bangkok!
After a few weeks brake in the Uk!
I will go into Cambodia through Trat south west Thailand & pick Changeling (My 1083 R80Tic BMW!) up in Koh kong, than may go to the beachs in south Cambodia (Sukin vill sorry about poor spelling, I am dyslexic!! )
The email is not good in Koh Kong & very costly @ B360 a hour, not like Chiang Mai at B20 per hour with air con!! So there may be a time when I can not pick email up! Sukin Vill has good email & Pong Pen (sorry!)
Some of the roads in Loas are not good, so can be a lot of fun on a fat BMW!! But with four wheels well!!
Theres a OZ called Dave?, he lives in Chiang Mai, has web sight www.gtrider.com
I think, he has made a good map of loas for bikes & some books, look in book shops for the maps there red & yellow @ B175!!
I did look at cross from Cambodia in to Laos, but it was raining & the roads were very bad on the Cambodia side, just about every thing goes by boat, I had a price of $250, so gave up on the idea!!
From Koh Kong the "high way" is ok but just a made up sand road for a 100 miles, with four home made ferries, all good fun, but don't use the bike ferries, push your way on to the car ferries!! I wait untill a few cars are on than just ride down the center & refuse to get off, cost for both ferries $1.00!!! It should be B30, for one bike & two people, but we always get over charged!!
From Preat (sorry!) to Sirip!! For Ankok wait, you must go!! Again made up sand road, but may be only for @ 40 miles, but most of the road is ok, takes @ three hours to mike the trip on a fat BMW! The bridges are in very poor condition, one had a sheet missing, I could have put Changeling throgh the hole!!
Have you been up to Pai? Grate road & it's cooler up there!! Look for a GH run by a Swiss man & his Thai wife, their in the main street, opp the Bank, he makes & sellls hammocks & rents out two stroke off road Kaws. He let me use his work shop!!
Ride Free, ride safe, Ride one more mile,