Today we had the pleasure to go out riding with Darren. I used to go riding with him years ago together with Kiyo Hatori. His KTM is on hellofabike. The looks are great and when I tried it, I didn’t want to continue riding on my XR 250. That seems to be the perfect bike for around here, if you have the cash, if not stick to your XR. The offroad tour took us around Doi Suthep and Doi Pui and the to the X-center as usual. George had a flat tire there, but they didn’t have any tubes – so I had to run down to Mae Rim to get some spare. This is the last time I will be riding without spare tubes. The nice thing about this area is that we’re always able to find new connecting roads or tracks. The jungle is burnt in most places and sometimes the fire is not far away. So far we’ve been lucky and always could escape the big flames. I had some trouble with a bend gear lever and a spear-like bamboo going trough my hand protector, luckily I could pull off my hand before I got speared. Huay Tung Tao Shortcut Very steep passage here…. Holding on to a tree…… Trying to find a new track…. The great fall……. Lifting the b…. up….. Watching the spectacle… 60 year old german tool Changing the tire at x-center….. Darren’s wheely….. George’s wheely….. Stuck in the salad…. Bamboo spear…. Underneath a tree… Almost thru….. Cheers, Darren…. Another log…. Don’t fall off here….