A fun day of spills and thrills exploring Khao Kiao on a pair of Kawasaki KLX

Discussion in 'Central Western Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by TonyBKK, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Wow, Khao Kiao, which straddles parts of Chonburi and Sri Racha is a huge area! We barely scratched the surface. It's great to have such a large area so close to Bangkok- It's just 100km from my house :happy1:

    Lots of dirt roads that shrink down to single track like this-


    Most of the single tracks dead end, but some do go through-


    We found a bit of everything yesterday- bashing through bamboo-


    Some cool water crossings-


    Some really steep technical sections (the vid doesn't at all reflect how steep this is-)


    I stall the bike and slide back into the weeds with the front wheel locked. Couldn't get to the back brake in time and didn't have the sense to release the clutch :oops:


     
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  3. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Lots and lots of spills and dumps!
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    Bloody 'ell ;)
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    Some seriously steep and rocky hill climbs left us knackered-
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    We spent most of the day riding in the hills just to the south and a little bit east of the Khao Kiao Open Zoo-
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    Kinda cool and weird to be in the middle of nowhere and still have a 3G signal. I skyped with my son in New York from this spot-
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  4. Satonic

    Satonic Ol'Timer

    Now who's stupid idea was it to try and climb that mountain on a dirt bike :silent:

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  5. cdrw

    cdrw Ol'Timer

    Loved the videos...Nice!
    It also appears that the KLX's were tired....and spent part of the ride on their side, sleeping on the the trails ;-)
     
  6. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    5555555555555 love Jay's (CDRW) last sentence !!
    Really tired of having a rider sitting atop, were they ??
    Yep Khao Kheow is a beautiful area, there are some more north of Chan too, just were all the waterfalls are, left of the 36 coming from the big stink.....
    Cheers, Franz
     
  7. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

    Look forward to getting up there again with you guys...

    Frank and I used KK as our learning ground on the KLX's :)

    Great area and nice and close to Bangkok with plenty of challenges..
    Don't be surprised when you go back next rainy season and the track / entire landscape you did a week or two earlier are totally washed out !!..

    One good thing.. As it is very sandy.. It is much easier to ride in the rainy season and pretty much all of it still rideable.. No clay areas, rocky and slippery or sandy and firm as water logged.

    The farmers must be maintaining some of the trails.. Access to the crops I guess..
    Our favourite track had trees all across it and long grass as well as rutted to hell..
    Next time Mike and I went back the trees were cleared, grass cut and track smoothed out..
    Also guessing that track is popular with the locals as have met some of the same locals playing around there.

    Cheers
    Brian
     

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