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The Pool Room, Riding in 'Nam

Discussion in 'The Pool Room' started by CowskinBodybag, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. CowskinBodybag

    CowskinBodybag New Member

    Well this is one of my ones for the pool room.. riding Uncle Ho's trail from north to south Vietnam.
    The ride took a week and it was an amazing thing. The smells, the people, the countryside, the cities, the rain, the el cheapo beers, the traffic, the food, the crash..yep. Pool Room stuff.

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  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy Moderator

    And they call that living, how lucky are we!
     
  3. CowskinBodybag

    CowskinBodybag New Member

    It's just surreal. I heard one person call it NQR.
    Not Quite Right. and some stuff is just bizarre!
    I saw a Lexus clip a school kid... brake lights flashed then gone!

    Old mate here was arcing it up on the side of the road in Hanoi. No OH&S or that bullshit, just get the job done!
    I bought him a welding mask for a whole 3 bucks cause he couldn't afford it...

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  4. profoto

    profoto New Member

    We did it in a Cobra:rolleyes:
     
  5. CowskinBodybag

    CowskinBodybag New Member

    What? A car? That's gay. Have you not seen top gear?
     
  6. profoto

    profoto New Member

    Chopper, nasty little thing to be on the wrong end of.
     
  7. CowskinBodybag

    CowskinBodybag New Member

    PICS!! c'mon...
     
  8. profoto

    profoto New Member

    Don't touch it, it bites as many North Vietnamese found
     

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  9. deepop

    deepop 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Nice trip Cowskin.

    Was it an organised tour?

    More info on your trip too please.
     
  10. CowskinBodybag

    CowskinBodybag New Member

    It was organised through Active Travel Asia.
    Ride started at the HoChiMin Musuem outside Hanoi and roughly followed the HoChiMin highway to HoiAn. Mix of roads and tracks... from along the tracks through rice fields to the psycho traffic in cities.
    Six people and over scored a backup truck and a ride-along guide... bloody great deal!
    I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
    Riding was a great way to see so much of the place - the people and the country.

    A variety of roads and scenery....
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  11. Swaggie

    Swaggie Moderator

    Yeah mate ive been all through China,fantastic country too,same deal,its when they were getting ready for the Olympics...thats why we are loosing a lot of jobs overseas...no holidays,no super,no sick days,no oh&s,no nothing but work seven days a week.....
     
  12. LowLux

    LowLux Moderator

    We really do have it easy here. That's why they have cheap labour there, no rules or fines if someone gets hurt, no insurances or compo payouts to hit you, no work cover etc etc etc...just get the job done.
     
  13. Melvin697

    Melvin697 New Member

    I love this kind of life.Full of satisfaction.
     

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