Bangkok Weekend Warriors join Team Thailand on the trails at Kanchanaburi

Discussion in 'Western Thailand - Motorbiking Trip Report Forums' started by brian_bkk, May 27, 2013.

  1. Another great weekend with Mike, Jack and the Thai team..

    Here is a taster :p

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    More to come....
     
  2. Awesome!!! I've been drooling over your pictures on facebook and am gutted I couldn't join you guys on this epic ride. :happy1:
     
  3. @Tony - there's no reason we can't get 3 bikes in the truck... (maybe even 5, the Thai guys did it, wait for pic coming....)
     
  4. G'day Tony,

    The team did ask about you and 20 (Trent).
    Told them you are fine but family commitments.

    Well.. I almost didn't go in to the first pic of this post.. Hight's with nothing to stop my falling over the edge.. not my thing really. Some how talked in to it..
    Amazed at how these guys can just walk out like nothing to worry about and balance, turn around and sit down.

    Only two of the guys were cacking their pants as much as me walking out.. Holding on to the branches.. I sat down and bravely shimmied out on my **** LOL.

    Back to the trip report..

    Mike and I agree to meet at my place.. Start work early, race home, pack the ute (pickup) load the bikes etc etc
    Always takes longer than planned... so we didn't pull away until 5 + I think

    4 Km in one hour
    Bangkok Weekend Warriors join Team Thailand on the trails at Kanchanaburi

    Traffic was bad as to be expected on a long weekend

    After a 6 hr drive we arrive at the camp site.. Luckily K. Nui saw my pickup and stopped while we were having noodles at the last big town. Still 80 km to go..
    We would not have found them otherwise.. To post this pic had to stand on the street and hold the phone above my head!.

    Bangkok Weekend Warriors join Team Thailand on the trails at Kanchanaburi

    First night camping near the National park guard post with toilets and shower etc.. All very civilised.
    Managed to give the Siam Hammock a work out... What a great nights sleep.. So much better than a tent..

    Time to unload the bikes from the pickup.. Wait a minute.. Is that 5 bikes in a pickup?
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    Now we only need to work out how to fit the other 3 riders in the back seat LOL

    Off we go on the first day..

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    A well behaved Gibbon, unlike his Chiang Mai Cousin.
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    Learnt from the Thai guys how to store your whisky on the bike..

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    Couple of kids making ice desserts

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    No, we are not in Burma..
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    Time to hit the trails
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    Father and son.
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    Jack, AKA Muddy Rider.
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    Mike
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    We came across a bunch of around 10 4 WD's. They made room for us and let us pass

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    @ Mike,
    Feel free to add any of your pics mate..

    more to come...
     
  5. Yeah! I saw this crazy pic!
    Bangkok Weekend Warriors join Team Thailand on the trails at Kanchanaburi
    Good stuff! :thumbup:

    I just couldn't get away that weekend :(
     
  6. Father and son 2-up on challenging trails! Awesome! How old is that kid? I'm going to show these to my boy and see what he thinks :happy2:  DSCN5661_zpsedbc023c.jpg /Bangkok Weekend Warriors join Team Thailand on the trails at Kanchanaburi/Western Thailand - Motorbiking Trip Report Forums/  - Image by:  "TonyBKK" at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  7. That father son team great! The boy was 11 or 12 i think, real friendly, real curious, always having fun and helping out. It was really cool. I can't wait to get my boys out there, but it will be awhile i guess, they are still 3 and 2... ;)

    Mike
     
  8. Here is a snap of the young fella enjoying himself..
    Fantastic the way he jumped straight back up after getting thrown off the bike and helping Dad to pick the bike up

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  9. Traffic jam on the trail
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    Many parks are banning vehicles because of the damage the 4 WD's cause
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    Time to camp out near the river.. Great spot
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    More to come....
     
  10. I really need to find some fun loving off roaders in Isaan , you fellas have some awesome rides, it really makes me really jealous, ha ha, GREAT PIC BY THE WAY
     
  11. Early morning wake up and view of the camp site

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    Jack cooked rice in large pieces of Bamboo sections..
    Cut the bamboo off below and above each segment, fill with rice, certain plant leaves at the top of the open section.
    Place on or very close to the charcoal embers and wait for a while.. moving around here and there..
    Spilt it open and you have well cooked rice with your dinner in the jungle

    This pic the rice is left over from last night. Jack is stripping off all the excess bamboo width so there is just a lighter bamboo segment to carry the rice for the next meal.

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    Then a 1 km hike up to the waterfall. Now if this was Australia.. We would have been covered in leaches..
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    Back on the trails... Day 2.

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    Great team spirit as usual.. Really love that about these guys..
    As K. Nui said the last night after we had a lot of drink and very Mao..
    He doesn't care about peoples riding ability. They can have KTM or KLX. It is about being part of the team and helping and contributing.
    Then called me his brother. Then more drinks :)
    Looking forward to more rides with these fellas. Also really enjoy the camping side of things.

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    As usual the camera lies.. This was difficult.. Steep, large slippery rocks covered by very loose soil.
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    The Honda decided it was time for a lay down.
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    This guy is a good rider.. On 50 50 tyres and went through some pretty muddy sticky stuff later on..
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    More to come...
     
  12. We managed to get suitably lost..
    Following trails that looked like they were going the way we wanted then only to eventually loop back around.

    Having the GPS was a big help and we could at least see the way we had come and give us an idea.

    Eventually we came back out near the section of trail where we had entered and back on to the main road.
    Mike needed to get back to the family.. I stayed on with Team Thailand.

    Weather was threatening and some rain.. but nothing bad in the end..

    There is a sign near here.. No entry to vehicles in Thai.. We ride around the gate and carry on.
    K. Nui knows everyone ;-)

    The guys said the parks have started banning vehicles as the 4 WD do so much damage to the trails.
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    This really was one muddy sticky trail.. Slipping and sliding and wheels spinning..
    Some steep down bits with the ar5e end sliding down sideways..

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    We made it to the National Park Office and camped here by the river. They all lived in three buildings behind me.
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    Just from the ride 5 or 6 KM from the National Park gate entrance
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    The days ride would not be complete with out copious amounts of near lethal Thai whisky.. Need to plan my JD storage for future trips.
    Woke up every morning with a sore throat from the lethal brews..

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    Sleeping area and wardrobe.
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    Morning coffee with K. Nui
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    Group Photo
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    We couldn't take the main muddy sticky trail out.. as the steep part where all ar5e ends were sliding sideways down, just too slippery to go back up.
    So we took some fun jungle trails around that. This easier way also had it's own challenges..

    My photo just on the tight turn with a steep down
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    K.Nui took this with my camera just before the tight turn to the right and down.
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    For the pros not a problem I am sure.. but for some of us.. yikes..
    (The camera is lying as usual and doesn't show how steep and tight things were)

    We made it out.. time for a group photo..
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    There had been just enough rain that made the main dirt roads back real fun..
    Not dusty, not muddy. Just firm enough for the Knobbies to bite in and enjoy the ride back around 80 km
     
  13. Wow. Exciting stuff, but looks hard work. Glad you Bkk guys have some new riding mates & some new thrilling weekend escapes. Must be good to escape the stress of work & the big durian.
     
  14. Looks like a great time....Ok that does it. I am going next time for sure , you guys are having too much fun
    without me. :)
     
  15. 555 You are welcome any time :)
     
  16. Another fantastic ride report from the Bangkok Weekend Warriors! When's the next adventure? :happy1:
     

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