Riding Northern Laos on Honda Wave

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  1. TaniaPics

    TaniaPics New Member

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    hi
    Does anyone know if it is possible to ride from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiew, on to Xam Neua, then Phonsavan back To Lp on a Honda Wave? If we cruise it slowly?

    Thanks
    Tania
     
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    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

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    Hi TaniaPics,

    The route you are planning is exactly what got me in to biking..
    We didn't do the Xam Neua leg. But did the rest of the loop about 5 years ago..

    All very doable.. But you will find the pace a bit slow and a struggle up some of the mountains.
    Don't try and over take any trucks unless you can see way ahead.. The wave is just too gutless.

    It gets a bit chilly up on the top of the mountains. So have some warm gear easily accessible.

    Make sure you wear a helmet and good boots at a minimum.. Extra gear such as jacket and elbow / knee guards would be advised.

    Have a great ride..

    On the Wave you will take in a lot more scenery and stop for more pics.

    Distances in Laos are deceptive.. In the West we say.. 100km, allow 1.5 hours.. that can be 3 hours easily in Laos
    Leave early and plan with spare time as a buffer. Not nice riding in the dark. If you arrive early have a Beer Lao Sundowner

    Cheers
    Brian
     
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    Stunning - thanks for the reply! Will try to post a few pics when we get back! ;)
     
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    DavidFL Administrator
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    Tania. How did you go - did the trip work out ok?
     

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