Hello from Northern California. This will be our first time riding in Thailand / Asia - and we are stoked. The trip is getting close (2 weeks) so thought I'd drop in and say hello. I ride a heavy weight enduro here in California so am looking forward to riding some narrow dirty twisty roads with my wife on the back. Roads with curves, good food, exotic culture, nature, and a strong drink at the end of the day is what we desire. For our first time around I thought we'd start with the basics: Renting a bike from Tony's in Chiang Mae - heading straight to Sokhothai. Spending 2 nights in Sokhothai before heading to Mae Sariang for the night. Then to Fern Lodge in Mae Hong Son. A night in Soppong. A night in Thaton. And then a big day on backroads up to the GTA before pointing it back south to Chiang Mae. I'm picking up the GT-Rider maps for guidance. We plan to stop at as many temples as possible, Crystal Cave, head up to radio tower lookout south of MHS, the bamboo bridge, Tham Lot, Xmas Tree Cave, and a bunch of little mystery stops, places I saw on Google Earth that looked interesting / authentic so I grabbed a GPS point. We depart Chiang Mae 21 May and will spend 6 nights on the loop described above. Maybe see some of you other moto enthusiast out on the road. Until then.