Greetings All, I have been reading ride reports and planning on my trip to Chiang Mai in January. I’m fairly independent but still hoping to have some riding buddies. I have several weeks and just want to experience Thailand. I’ve been riding 7 years and have toured Spain and Vietnam (no, there’s absolutely no connection). On arrival I’ll spend several days seeing the local sights and getting my bearings, maybe do elephant nature park and a cooking course. Then I want to rent a bike and hit the road. Here are the places I would like to go: Chiang Dao caves Tham Lot (cavelodge) Mae Hong Son – Mae Chaem, Doi Inthanon It doesn’t seem like a lot but I keep reading reports and finding places I would love to go but a) am figuring on riding alone and b) only have so much time and don’t want to rush. It looks like I can take the ride in the above order and loop back. How long do any of you suggest I take for this loop? I am trying to decide where I’ll stay (or should I wing it?). I am going to order the maps and have some ideas but could sure use some assistance as to what makes sense and what doesn’t. Thanks for your advice (and yes, I WILL listen).