This ride had been on the back burner for quite awhile now and we finally found the time slot to do it recently over the Songkran period 2013. This ride took place from 15/4/2013 to 24/4/2013 starting from Kuala Lumpur and covered a total distance of just over 5,000km over 10 days. Our ride route is as follows:- Day 1 KL to Chumphon Day 2 Chumphon to Mae Sot Day 3 Mae Sot to Umphang Day 5 Umphang to Mae Sot Day 6 Mae Sot to Amphawa Day 7 Amphawa to Sangkhlaburi Day 8 Sangkhlaburi to Kanchanaburi Day 9 Kanchanaburi to Chumphon Day 10 Chumphon to Hatyai Day 11 Hatyai to KL The Midnite Run We did the ghost run at midnite from Kuala Lumpur to the border crossing at Bukit Kayu Hitam with a supper stopover in Ipoh. The weather was fine all the way and border crossing was painless. We were expecting heavy traffic due to Songkran and Phuket Bike Week but this was not so. We also expected some water dousing as we passed through the smaller towns but this did not happen at all. We did see a couple of pickups with water drums and revellers at the back but no splashing happened. The closest I got to a dousing was when a kid with a squirt gun took aim at me when I rolled past and he missed miserably. We took a break at Phathalung and thats when we heard of a Malaysian gs rider fatally hurt and his pillion was hospitalized while returning from Phuket. Over the course of the next few days we would learn of more accidents (some fatal) involving Malaysian bikers making the journey home after Phuket Bike Week. Thats sad news to carry along for the rest of our ride. It was a hot ride with the air temp at 39degC as we passed Suphan Buri and beyond. We arrived at Mae Sot around 7:30pm and after a quick wash we headed for a nice dinner at Khamao Khaofang Restaurant which had a pleasant garden atmosphere to the place. I bet this would be a fantastic place to dine out during the cooler months.