Before we leave the "North" just want to say we had a great time in CNX at the GT Rider BBQ where we met up with so many GT Riders. Thanks Ian & Long for putting on a great spread for everyone. So the Three Amigos left CNX heading East to Nan. Dougal, Marco and Franz. It was great having Franz riding with us. The only problem being keeping up with him!! We stopped for a coffee break at a market place on the 118: Then again at the viewpoint on the 120: Got into Nan via the 1091 and all the roads today were great. Checked in to the Devaraj Hotal. Showered and headed straight for the riverside. Check out TonyBKK post for pics. Great night with the BKK Hooligans! Marco will have some pics of the bikes we found parked up back at the hotel. In excess of 50 bikes. Big group from BKK. Next day it was the Doi Pukha Loop. Here are some of us waiting at a nice new coffee shop 50m down from the Deveraj. (Opens early). Complete mix up with meeting some of the others so agreed to meet up along the road. Took the 1169 and 1081 out of Nan to Pua and a right onto 1256 for Doi Pukha. Here we are at the National Park entrance: Stopped at this viewpoint for lunch and met up with the rest of the guys here: One of the views: The guys were really enjoying the roads and I told them that the creme de la creme was still to come. One of my favorite roads, the 1081 from Bo Khlua back round to the 1169 and Nan. Here's Tony getting in touch with nature and trying to be environmentally friendly: A couple of the guys enjoying: Finally a stop along one of the ridge lines where evryone could finally catch up with the Austrian Demons: Gerhard and Franz: Great days ride and the only minor casualty was Trent who had a slow speed fall on gravel and rocks. Finally got back to the riverside in Nan where Trent (AKA Naked Air, AKA Bananna Boy) promptly collapsed and immediatley called his GF seeking sympathy for his terrible ordeal. Oh, that's Frank sitting next to him busily sending SMS to evreyone on his contact list of the same event: The bikes assembled at the riverside for another great time: The riverside by the bridge in Nan: Next day the BKK Hooligans went back to BKK. Franz headed back West and Marco and myself headed down to Loei via the 1026, 1083, 1268. At a viewpoint on the 1083: The bridge on the 1083: In Loei we always stay at the King Hotel. Great rooms for B500. Next day we headed off to Udon for R & R. Here are a couple of Mekong riverside shots: It was a great trip with many great memories. Thanks to all and hope to see you on the road again soon. Marco will fill in the gaps with his multitude number of photos. .