Greetings, Read through the site and hats off to the enthusiasts laying it out and contributing loads to the forum. Hopefully in a couple months I will be able to give back. I'm due over in 6 weeks to reside in Chiang Mai for six months or so and want to explore by bike extensively (preferably on and off road). Did an offroad 8 am-7 pm ride there with Ya a few months back that started in Doi suithep (sp?) and ended gawd knows where. All off road in a torrential downpour, with the trails two feet deep under water, 3 foot deep ruts, slime, rocks, etc. For this southern California native that only rides in sunshine and has never seen mud before...Wow!! What a hoot. Ended the day with 6 stitches and a smile a mile wide. Sooo if you were coming over what are some of the bike riding things I should bring over that are not so obvious? I.E. spare parts, upgraded components, things that are hard to come by, Camelback, etc. Help fill the duffel bag for me Is an Aerostitch (thick cordura, gore-tex, armored) two piece suit overkill? How'z about GPS? Is their a particular model that is favored for Thailand? What about downloadable GPS maps to purchase? Are they available? Thanks in advance and looking forward to drowning a few with the Northern bikers soon.