Sorry for this, but I just need to ask quickly about the MC trip from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. How far is it? Is the route a straight shot? What is the average time? I am going there next week and would like to do this ride but don't have time to get a map through the mail and my flight is basically going from BKK to Vientaine with no time to shop in Thailand. I am a rather conservative (meaning safe and slow) rider. Davefl's recent posts about rentals and pics there have sold me! Any recommended hotels/stops along the way? Khoy wao Lao noi nung, Khap Jai Duh!