Moto Bistro - Moto Hut Cleanup Ride - Sunday February 17th

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  1. Endojim

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    Moto Bistro is planning a "Mae Khanin Moto Hut" cleanup ride this Sunday the 17th, 9am.


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    I will attempt to drive my Hilux "Garbage truck" in with trailer, bikes, tools, BBQ and couple beers.


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    I'm sure the clean up will not take long. We will do a loop ride from the hut as well. All are welcome to come. You can either meet us at Moto Bistro in Hang Dong at 9am or at the Moto hut "GPS coordinates 18.766384, 98.808803" sometime around 10am.


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    You can also find Moto Bistro on Facebook or Gmaps


    See ya
    Jim
     
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    That looks like a fun day out, with a good cause.

    Good luck.
     
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    We met up at Moto Bistro 9am as planned. Shovels rakes and trash bags loaded. Well things did not exactly as planned but in the end the trip was a great success.


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    Three of us left Moto bistro about 9:30am. Most of the Local guys would meets us out at the hut later that day.


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    Quick stop at PTT for fuel


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    Stopped off for the BBQ supplies


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    On our way


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    Ob khan NP turn off


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    Turn off for the hut... very dry in the beginning.


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    Getting in to the good stuff... Much cooler and less dusty under the jungle canopy


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    Guys relaxing under the giant trees waiting for me


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    Couple tight sections but the truck pulled the trailer in easily


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    To be continued..
     
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    Arrived at the hut somewhere around 11am. Not a soul in site...


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    We figured we would just knock out the cleaning before we took off for our ride.


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    We ended up with 16 bags of trash. Took the three of us about an hour and a half including beer breaks

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    The hut has a new name smile_2x.png


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    Funny enough all the guys started to arrive just after all the work was completed...


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    We were suiting up for our ride at this point.

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    Rick flipping his bike charging up a root step up. It was at this point I notice a ugly noise coming from my bike. Sounded like my clutch basket was coming apart. So our loop ride was cut short. We decided to headed back.

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    To be cont...
     
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    Well things did not exactly go as planned but in the end the trip and objective was a great success in my opinion. The Hut was cleaned and the local riders stepped up and helped out. I felt that they appreciate our efforts and they also pledged to do a better job of keeping the Moto Bistro hut clean.


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    Love this picture... I felt like the guys were proud to have helped out and realized it was our job keep things clean. Everyone knows that us dirt bikers don't have the best reputation and we should all work to improve it by cleaning our shit up. Hope that translated well smile_2x.png

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    This young lady told me she was a relative of the owner. She told me she was very happy we cleaned things up and we were welcome to camp anytime. She also asked me to tell the rest of the thai guys to keep it clean. Kind of funny how forceful she said it. I told her I do not speak thai but would tell me anyhow.


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    The guy in the red shirt offered to carry out some of the trash. He took eight bags. I joked but not really jokingly said do not throw it out on the way out. Told them it was mostly glass and plastic bottles which can be recycled for cash.


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    Nice and clean smile_2x.png


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    One of the coolest Chiang Mai jungle bikes I've seen.


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    I made sure to load the remaining trash bags in their truck before leaving. Just in case they might have forgotten to load it up smile_2x.png.


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    To be cont...
     
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    Even though my bike crapped out and did not get much of a ride in I still had a great day. Cleaned things up, meet some new riders, beers, BBQ's and laughs. I think we gave the hut a name now and the owner sister was good with it...


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    Only brought two tie-downs so the bike were dancing all over the place


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    Time to lock the front hubs in and use four wheel drive. Had made it to this point all in two wheel drive.


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    Step out of the truck check out how stuck we were and fell on my fat ass. Pond was quick with the camera to capture it. Thanks Pondsmile_2x.png


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    Axles high centered... time to winch her out.


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    Couple of my new friends came up to laugh at me and lend a hand

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    Rick cheers us on letting me know were doing a good job

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    This guys showing us how to get your dirt bike stuck in the mud.

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    Made it back to Moto Bistro just it time to open up 4:30pm

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    Thanks Pond and Rick for helping out...

    Can't wait for the next adventure. I'll tear into my bike this week and hopefully have her going for the weekend.

    Jim
     

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