With a little addition this time-- yes the Missus bags were packed too.
Ok, nothing was going smooth-- Got the rear wheel rebuilt and realize my front hub's busted. Can't really blame the manufacturer. Bearings won't stay in place and it's sure seen lots of abuse over the last 3 years.
Luckily there's a few other 20mm TA around the house all laced up...
| Day1: Right off the bat on arrival... Here We Go Again. Bamboo & ChompView|
"Ok Im gonna keep my front wheel from abuse"
Did someone say its dry season now in Northern Thailand? Yea rite! 4 out of 6 nights came in a mix of moderate splatter to serious thunderstorm.
|Scooter: The perfect urban assault rig zipping around for good local food and shopping, 'cept when its rains...|
Oh did I mention I came with a half-busted right arm too... rubbed a ton of Deep Heat before, during and after, might as well have brushed my teeth with the bloody stuff to numb the gums from the riding chatter.
Despite everything and my mind screaming "You are gonna break some body parts for sure. Just go sightseeing".. but ride we sure did and after a couple of days, hooked up with the local riders too.
|Just need an orange loving freak to complete the "Traffic Light Team".|
|Here's Note, my new friend taking off with a "You Jump What You Build" attitude before asking others to do it! |
Ok, Greenie and me chicken out though...
|EG, Looking smug as the only single crown given top spot at the bottom of the uplift. Then they lose me like 10 sec into the start of each run...|
|Who would have thought a size 8 wrench is ever needed on the trail! |
A really scary WTF moment when me brakes suddenly went limp like some octogenarian reproductive organ halfway down a 3K descend.
|Start of first rock garden @ Crazy Dust|
Oh give these Madmonkeys a shout on Facebook if u need some guide and uplift arrangements for your biking holiday there.
Stuttering bits and pieces snipped and stitched from the few days of riding as is. A short mix of what the place has to offer. No Oscar nomination for sure.
Look out for the Flying-Rocket-EG-No-Rider jutsu "stunt" aka blooper by yours truly ;)