A fun time on the road for Destination Thailand

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by DavidFL, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Just in from a few days on the road with Dave Silverhawk Early, filming for a TV show on motorcycle travel in North Thailand.
    It was only a quick blast away for 3 nights & 4 days, but combined with a short Mae Hong Son ride a few weeks ago enough for the guys from Bangkok filming; so they claim.

    What the end product looks like we have no idea, but the last few days were a lot of fun, despite the rushed itinerary & limited time for filming - cram in as much as you can.

    Here's a few snaps from the Steve still photographer assistant, who happily snapped away every day.

    Pop Motorcycle - a legend in the vehicle rental business in North Thailand.

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    Tha Ton at the Chedi Kaew

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    Thoed Thai, my favourite traditional town in North Thailand.

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    The early morning market here is always an absolute winner.
    With K Nouan, wife of "Rim Taan" John.

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    Discussing the day's route with a GT Rider map.

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    Setting Silverhawk up with a GoPro

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    The Khun Sa HQs - Museum. With John & Khurlurn ex public relations secretary of Khun Sa.

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    great guys both of them - so many stories to tell!

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    For those who don't know about Khun Sa
    https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/28175-quot-Prince-of-Death-quot-Road-Trip-Khun-Sa-Memorial

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    Wat Kha Kham - the "Shan Crow Brother's" - temple & first wat in Thoed Thai

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    rebuilt by Khun Sa to help develop the community

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    Wat Phra Song Chai Rattana Palang Paen Din
    the giant bronze Buddha, with a Bhutan connection

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    On the road with some Akha action & fun

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    Choui Fong tea plantation

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    The Burma border

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    Riding the big dipper on R1149 the Doi Tung - Mae Sai, Burma border road.

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    All in all a great little fun trip.
    Stay tuned...

    Thanks Silverhawk for joining me.
     
  2. Looks like you boys had so much fun too...Thanks for sharing David & David :)
     
  3. Some Great Photos there David. Looks like that Basket is Trying to Choke You!!!
     
  4. Great stuff David. GT Rider goes to Hollywood????
     
  5. Great report & photos, looks like both you and Dave had a bloody good time together again. Seeing both of you riding together always reminds me of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, now why is this so ????? 5555555555555555555:p
     
  6. Thanks Franz, that's because we're a good team on the road together plus I know how to have fun out there.
     
  7. Looks like brilliant fun! These pictures of you and granny are classic!!! :mrgreen:
     
  8. Granny was a classic - she initiated all the clowning around - including the hoe. Presented to me for a song & dance number - how could I say no?
     

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