A Southern Laos Odyssey

    Fantastic friendly people. River crossings. Bridges from another era and a few good laughs on the trails… Southern Laos. Simply amazing.. Lao Dirt Bike Odyssey – Special thanks to KTM stuntman James Franey. Well.. All the fun of the video editing out of the way.. Time for the ride report. Jim wanted to run his KTM and…

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Exploring Southern Laos

Jim and I headed over to Southern Laos again last month. Absolute ripper of a trip and a great bloke to go riding with. We wanted to do something different.. Not the normal tracks or now graded roads and stay in the same old Guest Houses. This trip we planned to camp as much as needed and seek out…

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Southern Laos Welding Trip

    G’day All, Last November James, Justin and myself all met up in Ubon. Time to try the new bag out on the KLX. The plan. Lets cross the border and take the first right off the tarmac and head to the Lao side of the Emerald triangle. After the Emerald triangle head to Khong Island and see…

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Long Tieng (Chieng) LS 20a

  What a great few days and a great start to the New Year. Days that will remain in memory for a life time. The idea to try and get to Long Chieng ( not having passes or permission) was born a long time ago. Discussing this desire to visit Long Chieng with a Lao friend in Vientiane last…

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Kong Lor Cave

  Kong Lor Cave is pretty stunning.. The following pictures do not do it justice. As dark as the black hole of Calcutta and navigating by head lamp at a brisk speed. Head lamp zipping all over the cave walls looking for the path to follow There are a couple of small rapids you have to get out of…

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Khonephapheng Waterfall

  Khonephapheng Waterfall. My first time to this particular side of the river to view the falls. Previously back in 2009 we had kayaked down to the other side and could see the touristy part across the water. Will leave the pictures to speak for themselves.. What a spot and a great spot for some Mekong Beer Lao too….

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Bangkok Weekend Warriors Ride Laos in Style

  G’day, Day 1 Friday…   Meet the fellas at the PTT a little North of the city centre. Then the 4 hour ride over to Chiang Khong.. Lot more pleasant on the Versys… The trusty KLX will be in her element when we are over the border in Laos..   Tony was very thirsty and really needed a…

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Long Cheng (Tieng) LS 20a – Phuo Bia Mine Trip

  A good mate of mine for 8 years living and working in Thailand called me two days ago. He had just been standing on the runway at Long Chieng. Tim recounted the visit and what he saw in the restricted zone. We have been on a couple of bike trips to Laos and talked about the war and…

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Wet Season No Plans Tour – Southern Laos

Another ripper ride with Jim end of June early July. We have done a few rides recently out and around the Thai – Lao border in the Chong Mek / Srindahorn area. Together decided it was a good opportunity to get over to Laos (weather permitting) for a final romp around prior to the rainy season proper setting in…..

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