First Tour Of 2012- Petchabun, Khao Kho, Lom Sak, Dan Sai, Phu Rua, Loei!

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - Road Trip Reports' started by TonyBKK, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Feels great to be back on the road!

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    Escaped the Big Smoke bright and early and made excellent time to Petchabun.

    Coffee stop near Saraburi-
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    Stopped in Khao Kho for lunch at our regular spot-
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    You know you're getting close when you reach the big Pii Ta Khon near Dan Sai!
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    Unusually wet weather for this time of year and some of the roads were very slippery. We saw a half dozen crashes and wrecks today, some of them quite nasty...


    Met up with friends at the King Hotel in Loei.


    Nice mix of Harley's, BMW's, Japanese bikes, a Ducati Multistrada and a Triumph Bonneville.

    Most will continue on to Udon Thani tomorrow for the bike week there.

    I always look forward to the great food and Erdinger at Chris's Steak House in Loei!
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    Jaeger Schnitzel!
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    Happy Trails!

    Tony
     
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  3. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    A few more pics from this weekend's tour!

    Big turn out on Friday night- most left on Saturday morning headed to Udon Thani for the bike week there. Here's all the bikes lined up in front of the King Hotel in Loei-

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    We left Bangkok as the Three Amigos, were renamed the Three Stooges in Loei, and now we're being called the Three Monkeys ;)

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    A visit to the local barber- mohawks and a shave for 60 baht a head :D

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    Dinner at Chris's Steak House on Friday night- best food in Loei, hands down! :thumbup:

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    Neil trying out Ian's new Harley for size ;)

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    Riding with Nanu Nanu MC on Saturday :lolno:

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    (That'd be Nanu Nanu, as in Mork and Mindy) ;)

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    All smiles after a challenging ride on Saturday-

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    Stunning views on the 2216!

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    Trent on his Fizzer

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    Nanu Nanu!

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    Neil's beautiful Triumph Sprint ST gazing at the fantastic Highway 12, aka "Nam Nao Circuit"

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    Lovin' the Pirelli Scorpion Trails!

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    Wow!

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    Nam Nao Circuit gets Two Thumbs UP!!! :thumbup::thumbup:

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    Fantastic weekend! Looking forward to the next tour!

    Happy Trails!

    Tony :happy1:
     
  4. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks Tony. Great photos & trip. Good to see you back from your holiday.
     
  5. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Thanks guys :)

    Here's some video from the amazing 2216 to Nam Nao-

    http://contour.com/stories/route-2216-petchabun-thailand-contourhd-kawasaki-versys-bike-cam-video
     
  6. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

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    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

  8. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Fantastic views and splendid curves on Route 2016 between Wang Saphung and Nam Nao via Phu Luang!
     
  9. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    What a road! What a view!
     
  10. JB2112

    JB2112 Ol'Timer

    Nice rainbow!
     
  11. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Thanks! :) The camera didn't capture it very well- it was really quite stunning!
     
  12. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Returning to the Big Smoke is always a bit of a drag, but filtering through traffic on a bike can be a lot of fun :)
     
  13. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    Returning back to the Big Smoke a drag? You just say "Nanu Nanu" an you are home!

    But looks great, zipping between cars! Always first at traffic lights.

    Chang Noi
     
  14. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Highway 12 through Nam Nao National Park is one of my favorites!

    Kawasaki Versys ContourHD Bike Cam Riding West on Highway 12 through Nam Nao National Park

     
  15. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Kawasaki Versys chasing Triumph Sprint ST on Highway 12 through Nam Nao National Park, Thailand


    Since installing the PowerCommander V I seem to have lost a bit on top, but the Autotune is still making adjustments so hopefully it will improve. I think I need about 20 more Hp to catch that magnificent Sprint ST! :D

     

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