It's hot right now in the city. So why not jump on your bike and go to the mountains, where fresh air mixed with rain makes you all refreshed. Other people go to Spas - but this is just as good. We started off on Huay Keaw Road and moved our way to Doi Suthep all on road. Then Doi Pui and the a right towards the coffee plantage. The weather was really nice and we only got a few drops of rain. The terrain in the rainy season is pretty easy until the coffee village. After that it get's a very rocky and and I only would recommend this to experienced riders and strictly off-road bikes. Many trees had blocked the little road from the upper part of Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden towards Pong Yang. The terrain is allways changing and is really exciting after the rain. The red clay is slippery as soap and takes a lot of balance and adjusting not to drop your bike. As long as it goes down it's o.k - going up is a bitch. I'm quiet happy with the TTR 250 so far, even it's not my dream bike. I'm allready saving for a 400 cc or maybe the new Kawasaki, that costs 150 k Baht with registration. George’s new house: From Pong Yang we went down to the X-Center for some nice coffee and some food and a small talk with Ian as usual. From the X-Center we drove to Huay Tueng Tao and then worked our way back to Doi Pui and then back to Huay Keaw Road.