I read in the local rag that a cold front was coming in from china and there would be little chance of rain this weekend so decided to check out the roads for you all up to Phonsavan. I won't bore you with the trip as these roads have been written up many times. Route 13 from VTE to Phoukhoun is in very good condition, no road works and no gravel sections. Unfortunately Route 7 is deteriorating badly. What was once a great racetrack is now getting quite potholed and there are some gravel sections. It is by no means a bad road and any sports bike could run it. I'm not going to bore you with photos of my bike on some winding road but rather show a bit of local colour.