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    Getting High With Lulu... A Trip To The Top Of Thailand.





    Thought I'd pop her cherry with a ride to the top of Thailand. Doi Inthanon. The highest point in the kingdom at 2,565 meters, located in the Shan Hills of Chiang Mai.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doi_Inthanon






    Nice n twisty.


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    Easy run out along the 108 before turning onto the 1009 for the final 50km or so through Doi Inthanon National Park and up to the summit.




    Before quickly taking a detour left to Mae Ya Waterfall around 13 km in.





    There be mist in dem there hills.








    Enter ze twisties, become one with them my brother.





    Nice clean nature.







    Rock n roll Muthafokers.

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    Some rare steak.



    Unfortunately the herder wasn't asleep or drunk in the ditch, so I couldn't nick one.






    Not a fok being given.



    And there she is, in the upper left, the mighty Mae Ya Waterfall.



    Buggered if I'm walking up there, as impressively sized as it was, so turn around to be buggered by the National Park ticket woma, demon instead.

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    Nice trip. Avoid going into the caves. Rumor has it could be a problem.

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    Up we go, just before getting to the extortion of foreigner's check point.





    Food and temples, yup, that's why I'm here.

    30 baht for somchais, or free, going by the fookers flying past as I was being rooted in the office.


    Hand over me two 5 yr licenses, with a nice smile and bit of banter in me finest Thai, to be told (correctly) that National Parks don't discount expats with driving licenses anymore.

    5 minutes of jumping up and down, shouting and throwing things, I was 320 baht lighter and on me way.







    Glacial water, presumably, given the fookin' arctic conditions up at the top.







    A sign of things to come.





    Getting a wee bit nippy to say the least.







    Can turn left to go to the TNO, or just to scare the bejaysus out of any Thais with you. Tiz a bit creepy.





    She's seen better days, to be fair.





    Then up to the summit.

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    Mate, great trip but ...

    Some (many) more bike shots please.

    Either in this thread or a new OP.

    I used to be a motorcycle courier and rider in London and Australia and love bikes.

    Sold my GSX 750 a few months back

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    Watch out for Nevilles.







    And Chink.. Chinese with flat bottoms.





    And the Arabs.



    Thankfully I'm above whipping out a Gorillas in the Mist bit of hilurity.





    Freezin' me fookin' nads off.


    And there she is. As high as a Mofo.


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    You don't see too many of these round these parts.

    Which came, I believe, from up there.



    We all need sustenance.



    The end.

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    Another thread well balanced.

    Thanks, Lu..


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    Done that ride. Very nice and cool. Roads can be slick if leaning over a lot.

    Cheers LuLu

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    2,565m above sea level.

    That's more than a mile high. The urge would be strong for me. It must have been unbearable for you, Luigi. Surely your trip report has a bit more to be told.

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    A gentluman never tells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Watch out for Nevilles.


    Glad I managed to duck just before the shutter opened.

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    Thanks for the pics, Luigi. If you went 3 weeks before, you could've seen me walk past the Chang Puak gate several times. Didn't go to Inthanon due to weather, so it's nice to see what's there (though I did look at some Inthanon vids on YouTube). Went to Bua Tong to see and climb the waterfalls instead. Cheers!

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    Cool pictures. How was the new bike?

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    Another picture masterpiece Lu Lu without paragraphs as well.

    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    She's seen better days, to be fair.
    ...the Thai National Observatory looks haunted...more temperamental spirits in its dark and abandoned halls, each demanding flowers, coins, a nice rice dessert and...r-e-s-p-e-c-t...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    If you went 3 weeks before, you could've seen me walk past the Chang Puak gate several times.
    Doh. Giz a shout next time yer over and we can go grab a drink or something to eat.



    Bike's okay, bit down on power, but light n zippy. 12k rpm redline, nice for the hills.

    Cheers all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Bike's okay, bit down on power, but light n zippy. 12k rpm redline, nice for the hills.
    That's the key. Around these parts you do not need a 750cc or bigger moto. I remember I rented a Yam R6 down by Krabi area. Went for a spin. It was fun but a lot of work and far to many unknowns to contend with. I had an R1 in the states and sold it before I moved here. I like messing around on the little cc bikes and if you should take a header its not a big cash loss versus a 850,000 baht big cc bike and chances are on the big cc moto you were carrying some serious speed.

    The Kawi 400 appears to be a nice ride albeit it remains a twin. I do wish they would make a 400 4 cyl moto. Just smoother to ride.

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    ^ Funny you should say that.

    Can't help think back to the inline 4 CBR400's etc. Think one version had a 19k redline.

    Was thinking of buying one here a few years ago as a kind of project, but a 25 yr old bike that was built to be revved and rode hard, imported into Thailand and subject to Thai mechanics and maintenance, possibly on a gray book, and no real easy supply of genuine parts, it just wasn't worth the headache of being an endless project.

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    They are good at putting lipstick on them though.

    A 1992 CBR400 done up as a CBR1000.



    https://www.kaidee.com/product-113350745

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I do wish they would make a 400 4 cyl moto. Just smoother to ride.
    My first bike ...



    So much chrome

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    ^ A CB400 Four?

    I never had one but a mate of mine did. I always liked the look of them.

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    Nice.

    The latest version of the CB1000 has gone back to that styling.

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