My sides still hurt from laughing my **** off so much this weekend! We got things started in Bangkok when Trent came over to have me install new chain and sprockets on his newly stickered KLX 250. Only took us ~7 hours to get it done! Quick flight up to Chiang Mai on Thursday afternoon on Thai Air. Let's see, passport, beer, ticket- Sorted! Caught up with a bunch of mates at "Tiger Kingdom" where every waitress was hotter than the next Then some bar hopping and hell raising Reckon it's pretty hard to get kicked out of the Spotlight Gogo, but we managed it! Dave couldn't find his car and we were almost eaten by a pack of wild sewer rats. I ended up driving us home Friday morning we met up at the Eurodiner for brekkie. Good to catch up with Franz and Nikster there, but they couldn't join us for the ride. Then we're off! Today's plan is to sniff out this "Motorcycle Only" trail on the GT-Rider map: Dave decided to spare his F800GS from more abuse and took his KTM 640 instead. He said he was going to thrown some dualsport rubber on the KTM, but seems that would have been too easy and he decided to head out with a Pilot 3 on the back and a rain tire on the front. The Thais have a great expression for this kind of self-imposed suffering: "SOM NAM NA!" We're off! Dave knows some good back roads to get us from Chiang Mai to Sop Poeng. Dave rips on the pavement, but as soon as we reach the dirt he has to slow right down. Early on he loses half a bottle of Absolut and a shoe!