Hi Folks, Just wanted to say thanks for hosting the GT Riders / Horizons Unlimited mtg in Chiang Mai back in Jan. Carolyn and I feel very fortunate that the mtg came about during our time there. It was a pleasure meeting everyone and look for us back in Thailand. We enjoyed our stay with Jan Marc in Hang Dong and the trip we took the day after the mtg. We rented an XR250 from Mr Mechanic and head out and spent first night in Pai. Enjoyed it so much we spent a second night. The hot springs were just too hot and beer just too cold not to have spent a second night there. Pai was very enjoyable, just hope the tourist don't take over the place. We then took 1095 around to Mae Hong Son and spent a night S. of there at a resort on the river. Late that afternoon we took a boat to a Long Neck village and really enjoyed both the village and it's people as well and the boat trip. The next day was probally the most challenging taking the dirt roads two up on the two-fiddy cc XR. But it was the most enjoyable for us. We made all the climbs w/o Carolyn ever having to get off and push, much to her relief. And I am amazed that the brakes didn't over heat and boil the fluid on the downhills. Afer getting to Wat Chan we made good time heading back towards Chaing Mai and Hang Dong but we were ready to call it a day at Samoeng and checked in at a guest house there, showered up, got grub, and bed down for one the the best night's sleep. Then an easy day back to Jan Marc's casa. Again thanks for all the hospitality and if you ever find yourself in Western North Carolina, then please look us up. Thanks for sharing, but don't tell too many what a secret ya'll got there. We will be back!! Lee and Carolyn Allison, Bryson City NC.