A fun time on the road for Destination Thailand

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - Road Trip Reports' started by DavidFL, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Just in from a few days on the road with Dave Silverhawk Early, filming for a TV show on motorcycle travel in North Thailand.
    It was only a quick blast away for 3 nights & 4 days, but combined with a short Mae Hong Son ride a few weeks ago enough for the guys from Bangkok filming; so they claim.

    What the end product looks like we have no idea, but the last few days were a lot of fun, despite the rushed itinerary & limited time for filming - cram in as much as you can.

    Here's a few snaps from the Steve still photographer assistant, who happily snapped away every day.

    Pop Motorcycle - a legend in the vehicle rental business in North Thailand.

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    Tha Ton at the Chedi Kaew

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    Thoed Thai, my favourite traditional town in North Thailand.

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    The early morning market here is always an absolute winner.
    With K Nouan, wife of "Rim Taan" John.

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    Discussing the day's route with a GT Rider map.

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    Setting Silverhawk up with a GoPro

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    The Khun Sa HQs - Museum. With John & Khurlurn ex public relations secretary of Khun Sa.

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    great guys both of them - so many stories to tell!

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    For those who don't know about Khun Sa
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/28175-quot-Prince-of-Death-quot-Road-Trip-Khun-Sa-Memorial

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    Wat Kha Kham - the "Shan Crow Brother's" - temple & first wat in Thoed Thai

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    rebuilt by Khun Sa to help develop the community

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    Wat Phra Song Chai Rattana Palang Paen Din
    the giant bronze Buddha, with a Bhutan connection

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    On the road with some Akha action & fun

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    Choui Fong tea plantation

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    The Burma border

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    Riding the big dipper on R1149 the Doi Tung - Mae Sai, Burma border road.

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    All in all a great little fun trip.
    Stay tuned...

    Thanks Silverhawk for joining me.
     
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  3. Looks like you boys had so much fun too...Thanks for sharing David & David :)
     
  4. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Some Great Photos there David. Looks like that Basket is Trying to Choke You!!!
     
  5. ronwebb

    ronwebb Ol'Timer

    Great stuff David. GT Rider goes to Hollywood????
     
  6. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Great report & photos, looks like both you and Dave had a bloody good time together again. Seeing both of you riding together always reminds me of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, now why is this so ????? 5555555555555555555:p
     
  7. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks Franz, that's because we're a good team on the road together plus I know how to have fun out there.
     
  8. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Looks like brilliant fun! These pictures of you and granny are classic!!! :mrgreen:
     
  9. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Granny was a classic - she initiated all the clowning around - including the hoe. Presented to me for a song & dance number - how could I say no?
     

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