Archive for Live to Ride

Mae Hong Son Motorcycle Loop: Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai

After completing the ride from Mae Sot to Mae Hong Son, which currently ranks as the best day of riding I’ve ever had, I was eagerly ready for more as I prepared for the ride to [...]

Mae Hong Son Motorcycle Loop: Mae Sot to Mae Hong Son

The western portion of the Mae Hong Son motorcycle loop in northern Thailand, from Mae Sot to Mae Hong Son, is an absolute riders paradise. It’s 398km of euphoric riding cuts through multiple terrains, from beautiful [...]

Khao Chi Chan – Buddha Mountain

My Monday mornings are typically spent practicing past tense conversations with my various English classes. One of the benefits of teaching at the university level is hearing students describe places they’ve visited over the weekend or [...]

Bangkok To Kanchanaburi

This semester I don’t finish teaching on Friday’s until 1:30pm; so as soon as I wrapped up the descriptive paragraph lesson I was giving my basic English class last Friday I pulled a Clark Kent style [...]

Bangkok To Pattaya

At 6:30am on Saturday morning Sukhumvit road hadn’t totally come alive yet as Anthony and I headed out of Bangkok. Our plan was to ride 150km southeast from the city on a weekend trip to Pattaya. [...]

Bangkok to Phatthalung – Day 3

The final leg of the “Road to Phatthalung” was the shortest of my trip so far. Covering just 212 km I felt I could give myself a break from the early morning wake-up calls. By the [...]

Bangkok to Phatthalung – Day 2

6am came early on day two as I prepared for what was shaping up to be the longest day of the trip on the iron horse. From Baan Krut, on the Gulf of Thailand, to Krabi, [...]

Bangkok to Phatthalung – Day 1

It was a cool Bangkok morning as I filled up the gas tank before heading out of town. Hoping to get a head start on traffic and the heat, I was officially on the road at [...]

Tiger Motorcycle Factory

Riding around Bangkok, and taking trips to neighboring provinces, I haven’t noticed too many other Tiger Motorcycles on the road (except for the Police). Whether at a stop light, or stuck in thick Bangkok traffic, my [...]

Motorcycles, Waterfalls and Wineries

I caught an amazing sunrise over the Buhmibol 1 Bridge as I rode out of Bangkok in the pre-dawn hours last Friday morning. My destination was Hua Hin, a warm beach front community of friendly people [...]