Anybody Want to Ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail?

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Anybody Want to Ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail?

Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 9:25 pm

I'm set up for January 17. Let me know if you have interest and I'll send you details.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-95bCaI8ojU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaq7Z5yPGHo

If you'd like a more placid trip in Vietnam, there is a 13 day trip from Hanoi to Saigon, all tarmac, with a chase vehicle that will be staying in 4 and 5 star hotels.

Let me know if you have interest in this one as well.

Not affiliated, yada yada, blah blah, woof woof... I've just done previous trips.

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Looks awesome!

Post by Meow81 » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 6:18 pm

Hi Strong Eagle,

That looks fun! I was on a trip to HCM this May. I don't ride though...any place for a passenger? I am looking at travelling to Hanoi and Laos. Can you pm me the details?

Thanks!
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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 6:20 pm

I know there are some people that will be riding the chase vehicle. I don't know if there is room for more or the cost... this is for the March trip on tarmac. The Laos bike trip is bikes only.

I'll check and get back to you.

Cheers.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 6:38 pm

Interested: yes.
Capable (has a bike and can ride it): no.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 7:52 pm

nakatago wrote:Interested: yes.
Capable (has a bike and can ride it): no.
Bikes supplied. Riding skills not supplied. The tarmac trip in March is pretty easy. The January trip is advanced riders.

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 09 Dec 2010 9:59 am

Interested but not available :(

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Post by Calmday » Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:09 am

Man that looks awesome! There is no way that my wife would go for it thou.

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:35 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
nakatago wrote:Interested: yes.
Capable (has a bike and can ride it): no.
Bikes supplied. Riding skills not supplied. The tarmac trip in March is pretty easy. The January trip is advanced riders.
you need a photographer then? :P
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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 09 Dec 2010 7:41 pm

nakatago wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
nakatago wrote:Interested: yes.
Capable (has a bike and can ride it): no.
Bikes supplied. Riding skills not supplied. The tarmac trip in March is pretty easy. The January trip is advanced riders.
you need a photographer then? :P
Tarmac trip will have a PHOTO JOURNALIST. Could use a photographer on trail trip... except no room for pillion rider, unless you are petite, beautiful, and female.

Seriously, am planning helmet and/or chest cam for riding videos.

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Post by carteki » Thu, 09 Dec 2010 8:56 pm

The trip in March sounds interesting EXCEPT for the 4/5* accommodation! Good excuse to go ahead and learn how to ride a bike (even though I already have scars from falling off one on the farm way back when)

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Re: Looks awesome!

Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 09 Dec 2010 9:50 pm

Meow81 wrote:Hi Strong Eagle,

That looks fun! I was on a trip to HCM this May. I don't ride though...any place for a passenger? I am looking at travelling to Hanoi and Laos. Can you pm me the details?

Thanks!
Meow, there is room on the chase vehicle. There will be at least one other woman on the chase vehicle, a person I know, and I think you would find her a delight.

All riders more than willing to carry chase vehicle riders as pillion on the trip.

Email me, and I'll send you more details about itinerary, costs, etc.

Cheers.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 09 Dec 2010 9:52 pm

carteki wrote:The trip in March sounds interesting EXCEPT for the 4/5* accommodation! Good excuse to go ahead and learn how to ride a bike (even though I already have scars from falling off one on the farm way back when)
All things are relative in Vietnam. Knowing the guy that runs the tours, he'll only opt for a chain if no other venue is available. I've stayed in small, very Vietnamese hotels that qualify as 5 star... not because they meet the amenities of a Hilton but because they are very clean, excellent staff and food, and reek of Vietnamese culture.

And yes... if you were to learn how to ride a bike, this would be a good trip.

Cheers.

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Post by ksl » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 2:27 am

Did it all go well? When is the next?

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 2:30 am

This is deffo the kind of stuff that I'd be up for...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 6:57 am

His photos on facebook were awesome!
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