Hi, i am looking into the possibility of hiring a motorcycle in January and taking aroad trip up north. I have seen a number of tour companies that operate from Chiang Mai, however, i would rather hire a bike independently. Could anyone recommend the best bike for the job? and possible outlets? also would i need to hire a guide? any suggested itineraries would also be a great help, i would have about 14/16days.. many thanks Paul... (stumpy) U.K "happiness is a journey, not a destination"