Christmas holiday in Germany

This part of the story is from 14.12.2012 to 14.01.2013:

I spent 1 month holiday in Germany visiting friends, getting some spare parts and doing some needed paperwork.
This one month holiday came in a good time, because I already started to notice that trip has overwhelmed my senses. So many new things, smells, tastes, people etc etc that it had consumed a lot of energy to get this all new information sinking in. This is not a normal holiday trip, it is a lifestyle now. Continue reading

Quick update from Malaysia

Been now few days in Kuala Lumpur.
Today I left my bike to a Sunny Cycles, so that they will change new rear tyre and seat cover.
They also agreed to store bike for 3 weeks free of charge!

I am now at the airport and will fly to Germany for 3 weeks.
New updates should start popping to the page quite soon 🙂

I am also in a process to create facebook page (yes, I am finally giving up…) so that I can put these short updates there and proper stories and photos will still stay in the blog page. I will inform you later when facebook page is ready.

Vietnam, part 2

Finally I got this one out! Been so busy with other stuff that I had to postpone this post for ages!

Post for 4.-13.12.2012

Tuesday:
Ding Quan – Da Lat:

After a long ride on a previous day I slept till ten. Quick packing and then I continued riding without breakfast (well, there was no breakfast in the hotel in any case).
I had around 180km ride to Da Lat, so I estimated it to take around 4 hours with this scooter. Continue reading

Sorry

Sorry that Vietnam part 2 is not online yet. I have been busy shooting some photos (1300 photos in two days!) in the World Championship Motocross race close to Pattaya. After staying out in blazing hot the whole day, excellent dinners and few beers (thanks Hiko!) I have totally passed out early in the evening…
I have not forgot you, so I will get update online asap 🙂

Another quick update from Thailand

Hi from Bangkok.
I got here yesterday even tracker still shows that I am somewhere outside of Bangkok.
Rode over 400km in a heavy rain, so it was a tough day (totally around 650km).

Staying here totally 3 days and then head towards Pattaya to meet one finnish motorcycle rider who has gone around the world with his bike.
Tomorrow I will get new balljoint to the front suspension and at the same time I think I will do also oil change.
Next weekend my plan is to see Motorcross World Championship race close to Pattaya (In Sri Racha) and hopefully I can get some nice photos from there).

I try to get english version of Vietnam part 2 published today.

UPDATE: could not get my update published today because I met with Heike and Filippo. They are travelling around the world with their motorcycles. You can follow their trip from their Homepage

UPDATE 08.03.13: Sorry, still working on this update. Been enjoying my time here in Pattaya together with Hiko (Who rode around the world in 1974). But, I am working with the update.

Quick update from Thailand

Greetings from Thailand again.

Today I crossed the border between Laos and Thailand.
I am not sure if all paperwork (with the bike) went correctly, but I will see that when I cross the border to Malaysia in couple of weeks.

No updates from Laos, because internet speed over there was extremely poor. So Vietnam part 2 will appear online (hopefully) in few days.

Current status:
Rubber seal in front ball join (front suspension) is busted (temporary fix with tape). New ball joint is already in Bangkok and it will be replaced on Wednesday.
GPS blanks out randomly and display is distorted when I take another route as it guides me to.
GPS bracket is totally broken, my temporary fix in 4000 islands did not last longer than this…
Seat cover has a new hole (it was fixed in Bangkok when I was there last time). Touratech sent me a new seat cover to TT Thailand free of charge!
ABS unit has some problem when temperature goes over 33C. Do not know yet how I can get this fixed.

Otherwise everything is great 🙂 Today I had perfect ride in NE Thailand (after the heavy thunderstorm) 🙂