Thursday, May 29, 2014

Loop Ride 6 States

25 May 2014
                      Me and Suhaimi aka Ameng decided to go for an overnight Loop Ride through states of Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu and Perak on 25 May 2014. This short ride is nothing but fun ride with a mixed of highway, secondary and off roads.

Black marker indicates route  
KTM990 vs KLR650  
Ameng onboard KTM 
The Tree 
Well, I think the highlight of this ride is "The Tree" that marked the boundary between Kelantan and Terengganu. Adios! Watch out for next ride. Stay and Ride Safe always.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lake Toba, Indonesia Ride

10 -  14 May 2014 - Lake Toba Ride

This is another short and sharp loop ride around Lake Toba and its vicinity. To my surprise it was full of adventure. I was on onboard Bajaj 220 cc motorcycle 2 up while the rest of other riders on Honda 150cc. We went through, hectic and madness Medan traffic, night riding, up hill and winding roads, broken roads and less travelled road, ferry ride, heavy rain, manouever around flocks of water buffaloes crossing our path and some shopping with hard bargain. It was a wonderful trip nevertheless and making new friends strengthening the existing ones.

The Bunch 

Guest house in Samosir

Typical Batak native house
Market place, Medan 
Finally, we all ended up at the market place in Medan, shopping before return flight home.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Laos Ride

April 2014
                   A repeat on Laos is as good as seeing new places. This is one country where nature and culture blends so strong like impossible to be separated, although technology tends to wedge in between. Like most countries, telecommunication takes the centre stage of  modern high technology with an unbalance pace.
This time I rode with Fuad on his Versys 1000. We rode quickly as possible to cover Thailand with two nite stops before get to the border at Chiang Kam by the Mekong River. Next we crossed into Laos.

Vietnam Ride

April 2014
                  Vietnam has strict regulation with regards to big cc motorbike. Unless you got special permit which is like asking mountain, you are not allowed to bring in your motorbike. So, the best bet is to rent bike from dealer in Vietnam. After all it is not the bike that matter but the adventure and ride through the country.
Note: Black color indicates route   
Summary, Vietnam is moving in fast pace and catching up. The economy is booming and slowing it is liberating itself from the gloomy of the war. This quick ride on some parts of what was known formally as South Vietnam tell me one thing, a revisit with longer duration is required. Stand by for a revisit soon.