The Missing Link- Sangkhlaburi to Umphang and back!

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  1. TonyBKK

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    ^ LMAO! That's brilliant! So glad someone got it on tape. I was downriver at the easy landing and heard the mayhem, but only got there after the bike was up. When I got there Brian was still choking on the face full of mud he got from his KLX :lolno:

    Really looking forward to riding with you guys and Jack again!!!

    :happy1:
     
  2. brian_bkk

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    Amazing, Epic, fantastic, Adventure..

    What a great ride through amazing trails..

    We Farang were fortunate enough to met a great bunch of Thai dirt bike riders on this trip.

    I have no doubt we will all do lots more riding together. Thai and Farang.

    Epic report Tony.. Must be a Northern Thailand forum record.. 6000 reads in less than 3 weeks..

    A short video of our ride up to the half way point.




    Cheers
    Brian
     
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    I'm exhausted looking at this thread again - the trip of a lifetime or what?
    Congratulations all you guys - Thai & farang - for riding hard, playing hard & enjoying life to the full.
    You are all stars on GTR.
    Thanks for the mega contribution.
     
  4. heilong

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    For me this was the best ride of my life so far. But I see the potential for even more cool stuff in the future!
     
  5. brian_bkk

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    Hi Guys,

    Felt inspired this evening to start looking at the GPS tracks..

    First step to show the route we took.. Need to tidy the tracks up a bit.
    Hopefully done in the next few days and made available for all to download as well as uploaded to Open Street Maps.

    If you have the ESRI map.. this has a lot of the trails already.. Then use these tracks that will be uploaded for any gaps.
    Also a lot of the trails are in Google Maps..

    Day 1
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    The entire route

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    Accidentally in Burma
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    The last fantastic track that took us to the 323 and 3 Pagodas pass for dinner
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    After dinner back down the 323 and our hotel / guest house.

    Cheers
    Brian
     
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    A truly amazing trip & report ! You all must have lost several kilos on this offroad adventure ! Too tough for me so I love to read the report only, even Trent does look a little knackered on the foto and he never seems to tire quickly but here I miss his usual smirk 555555. Keep them coming, cheers, Franz
     
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    I think it would be much easier for everybody else if they didn't have to go back so soon. Do it a bit slower and it wouldn't be so tiring. Just need more days off :)
     
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    Hope that u all have great time with me in the jungle, camping place, food in the jungle, not every time in the 5 stars hotel. hot shower sexy ladyboys.
    hope u all will be back and ride with me again.:lol-sign:

    Muddy Jack:crazy:
     
  10. heilong

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    Jack, it was a great pleasure. Camping was very comfortable! Although it's kinda lonely without sexy ladyboys - next time work this out somehow, ok? :)
    See you next time!
     
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    Finally cut up my video from this trip. Wow, what a great trip, and great memories. Ready to tear it up again. Enjoy.



    Mike
     
  12. TonyBKK

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    Woohoo!!!! Awesome vid Mike! EPIC EPIC EPIC!!!! Let's hook up with Jack and the boys again SOON!!! :happy1:
     
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    Can you believe all that in 3 days? Unbelievable. Really...
     
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    Indeed.. Can't wait to get back there..

    Well done on the vid Mike.. Fantastic.. Watched it 3 times already tonight :)

    Cheers
    Brian
     
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    Awesome vdo mike.
    That much fun would be illegal in the west I reckon.
    Aint it great to be alive, living & riding here.
     
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    Great video Mike! I even saw a little bit of myself in there. And awesome choice of music!
    I'd love to do more stuff like that soon!
     
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    Excellent, Mike. A professional job of editing also. I have been emailing the link to friends outside GT Rider. Nice!
     
  18. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

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    I've given the KLX a good going over and discovered that the insulation on the stator coil wires (which sit right on top of the engine) was partially melted and starting to crack- I'm guessing the stator was shorting out on day one, but by day two the lead was covered in enough mud and dirt that it didn't give me any trouble for the rest of the ride! :mrgreen:
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback on the video. What a great trip that was. A couple of teams are gonna be tearing it up out there over the next couple of weeks, looking forward to some good times and some great pix and stories. Everyone ride safe and have a blast out there. Let's get Dirty!
     
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    Two more sleeps and 10 of us do it again :)
     
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    Have a great ride guys!! Can't get away over the holidays but looking forward to hooking up with Jack and the rest of you in the New Year! :happy1:
     
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    This was such a fun trip..

    Could be a great way to escape this year's songkran mayhem.
     
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