Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mae Hong Son (3rd Time) : KL - Hua Hin


During the first week of Ramadhan (July 2013), I rode my new Harley Davidson Road Glide to Mae Hong Son's 1864 Corners in Thailand.. It was my Third Time of riding to the infamous 1864 Corners also known as A Thousand Corners..

At that time, i just picked up my new Road Glide within 2 weeks.. i really wanted to prove how good my Harley Davidson Road Glide Custom FLTRX would handle in 1864 Corners.. it is normal routine for me to ride to Mae Hong Son's 1864 Corners every time i buy a new bike.. The first time i rode solo to Mae Hong Son with Kawasaki KLR 650 Redbull.. a few months later, i sold the KLR 650 and bought the BMW GS Adventure and went to Mae Hong Son.

The trip to Mae Hong Son with my new Road Glide was also done solo..

The route:
KL - Hua Hin -Mae Sot - Mae Hong Son - Chiang Mai - Ayutthaya - Pak Chong (Nakhon Ratchasima) - Chumphon - Trang - KL

KL - Hua Hin

I left KL at 3.00 am... i reached Gunung Semanggol (Bukit Merah) RnR for refueling and did another refueling at Changlun, then rode straight to the border. Surprisingly during early Ramadhan month, the queue at Thai Border Control was not busy.. it took me only 20 minutes for the immigration and customs process..

I  needed to remind myself that the journey on the first day always had to be hard and far... very far.. Kuala Lumpur to Hua Hin, the distance is more than 1,300 km.. I had to remind myself that i was riding a Harley Davidson.. not a BMW GS Adventure..

Hence, there will be more refueling stops and slightly slower average riding speed compare with the GS Adventure.. Subsequently, I would be spending more time on the road..

I stopped for my first coffee break at Amazon Cafe @ Phatthalung PTT Station for large Espresson Yen which costs 55 Baht.. By the way, Phatthalung Amazon Cafe is my routine coffee stop..

Since i hadn't had breakfast, i decided to have breakfast at Thung Song's PTT Station.. There, i met my girlfriend's uncle, P'Ell, who runs a custom bike shop in Trang.. He and his Exciting (Trang) Bike Club were heading to Nakhon Si Thammarat for Bike Week..

The weather was hot and good for the Dunlop tires.. Riding the Road Glide, with music blasting loud, really made me wanna ride for a longer journey..

Always had the idea for bringing my Macbook Air to update my blog.. but i ended up updating it 2 months later.. Lmao!

i I finally reached Hua Hin at Colonnade Hotel at 3.00 pm... what a great achievement for my Road Glide for covering more than 1,300 km on its first long distance run with the average speed of ~145 km/h.. What a ride!!

Checked-in at Colonnade Hotel, jumped into swimming pool... then headed for dinner at MK Restaurant nearby..

Next day ride, i was gonna be riding from Hua Hin to Mae Sot via Bangkok's Route 32 and Route 9, then a coffee break at Ayutthaya..

Ride in Style.. HooRahh!!

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