Much to my shock and amazement the train actually arrived in Chiang Mai ON TIME!! This is simply unheard of and I guess maybe all of the derailments in recent months have prompted the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) to get their act together? We’ll see how long that lasts!
I rolled over to my friend Dave’s house who would also be going on the Lao cruise then hit up Sangchai Honda for a new rear tire for the KLX which I put on at Dave’s house since the Honda dealer won’t touch a Kwacka Great shop with huge tire selection and all sorts of tools, parts and goodies!
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Hooked up with Grant, aka Grubman who was in town to collect his Versys from the Kwacka dealer and we headed out to Ian’s X-Centre for lunch- http://www.chiangmai-xcentre.com/
After lunch we ran around town shopping for bike accessories- I got some new goggles and a some other bits before we headed to the big Kwacka dealership to collect Grant’s Versys.
Have a dutch friend who is thinking of buying a Z250 and when I saw this nicely tarted up one in Holland Orange at the dealership I immediately thought of him-
We got Grubman’s Versys loaded up in his truck, then I bid him farewell and headed back to Dave’s to chill for a bit before we headed out to meet up with some of the other fellows who would be headed with us to Laos the next day.
Pre-cruise GT-Rider meetup at the Kafe in Chiang Mai:
Bloody hell I was tired after the previous night’s train ride from Bangkok and a full day of running around. Once we switched from beer to whiskey it was game over for me!!!