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Levy
27th February 2011, 08:28 PM
Break through Pa Co to Hang Kia and then to Mai Chau.
2 days ride with 1 night in the boonies. Honda XR250
Friend of mine once told me there is a way to break through Pa Co to Mai Chau.
"Just head to the south" - he told me.
So I took the chance.
Frankly it was a nice dirt ride except my fall from IFV (that's how I call my bike) on very narrow and steep trail.
I saw a few very nice child faces and probably they never seen a white guy before. all people were very friendly and offered help at any chance.
One thing I have to mention. Then I asked two local guys about distance to Mai Chau they told me it's 5 km but actually it was about 25. Funny! They never saw map :-)
I didn't acomplish my mission. I didn't reach Mai Cau cause the trail became too dangerous: narrow and steep with big stones.
Since I ride alone without a partner I hit the backtrack but I still think it is possible to break through with help of friend hand.

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Go there....
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Here is a couple of videos with example of trail:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXxWab2onw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RlyHTs89Qg

Ian Bungy
2nd March 2011, 01:21 PM
Looked Narrow and a Hell of a Drop off in Your Video! Nice Pictures and very Clear Sky compared to here at the moment. better luck next time!