A bunch of us rode over to Dan Sai for the 2011 Phi Ta Khon festival, leaving CNX at different times but all arriving on the first day of the festival. The old hands will say that as this festival is now in the Lonely Planet, its too commercialized. Perhaps as the election was on the Sunday, cutting the festival short one day, the tourist turn out was not so high. What ever the case, it was a load of fun with good company and a few beers along the way. Trip reports of previous years are on this site so without being too repetitive hear are a few snaps;- We got a few rain showers but the band played on powered by how knows what in a bottle A lot of different bike groups were there including some heavily tinkered KSR's and you can get a new rim fitted in less that half an hour getting the old rim one off is a snip Perhaps because of the damp, some of the local concoctions seemed to have starting problems. However we had race mechanics a plenty amongst us to help them get going. The briefing on what to do for bump starting...... A happy biker now up and running...... Pretty funky plough master Trying to figure out what he needs to do to his Fat Bob to make it look like as good as this and everyone you need to know was there We carried on after the festival to Loei and then on to ride the famed R211 from Chiang Khan to Nong Khai along side a very high Mekong river. It was so spectacular we rode back in the opposite direction the next day. For anyone who hasn't been to this knees up I would say 'give it a go', you wont be disappointed. The ride from Uttaradit to Dan Sai is worth the effort in any event with lovely long planes, rolling hills and some nice little twisties coming into Dan Sai. Next time I will come back along the R2331 through the Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park which I am told is a ripper of a ride. Bon Voyage!