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    Default [Trip report]::Vietnam Trip:: ACE MTSG team-Saigon-Da lat-Mui ne, 700km for a weekend



    Hi there!

    Last weekend, ACE MTSG team has enjoy touring for about 700km from City, to highland and then seaside.

    We, ACE MTSG team, are the big bike riders in Ho Chi Minh City, with the favorite of big bikes, speed and all the feeling on the twisty mountain pass...

    The day was Saturday, 12 March 2011.
    Gathered up from 04:15AM at Saigon gate, we take about half an hour for chitchat, re-inform the route, riding rules, checking some mechanical tools, etc...

    At the muster point, we are 28 bikers.





    (to be continued...)
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    The oldest rider in the team, Mr. Sang (he is over 50 years old), to get there, he had gone thru more than 150km fom Ben Tre to Ho Chi Minh City to meet us up. Great guy.



    We departed about 4:40.
    The road was not clear as expected. There are quite numbers of trucks and carries.
    However, we move with quite good speed, in city, the average speed was about 80km/h.

    After about 60km, there was a bike has issue with its tire, then the rider need to stop to fix, with Mr. Khanh, who always take care the most end part of the convoy.

    We stoped for a while to wait our friends after getting out of the city:



    Hic, it took us almost half an hour...






    Kiet - Newsol, was riding CB1000R 2010, with his Pro Camera Nikon D3s:



    Khoa with his Hornet600:







    One of two Ducati in the team:







    When our friends reached us, we continued with the ride...

    We stop for breakfast at Baoloc, there was the place called Tam Chau - Bao Loc, almost 200km from Hochiminh City.



    This area is starting of highland part. The weather here very nice, it was quite cool, enough to make the girls' cheeks turned pink...





    Minh - GSXR1K rider:



    Here was where we have breakfast. It was so nice, because of the very cool weather, and further more, we was so hungry... eheh



    Our bikes took some more rests...



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    Then prepare to go next...



    Blue - (Ms. Minh) - the only lady rider in the team.
    With 125cc motorcross, she made us and many others surprised with her energy, ability and the concentration... She departed a title sooner than us, did not need to stop for waiting with us....

    And now, she done the breakfast, then took the early depart (you can see the guys looking at her from the stair):



    Blue, with the admiration of the local highland guys:



    Then we also made ourselves ready:





    Touring (Khoa) - with his girlfriend, a very nice couple in the team, ready to go:



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    Btw, may MOD help to move this thread to the "Oversea trip": http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums...mp-Other-Trips

    Thank you.

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    Hi Viethorse nice ride, I myself wil be riding to Vietnam end march
    Hope to meet up with u guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rykbyk View Post
    Hi Viethorse nice ride, I myself wil be riding to Vietnam end march
    Hope to meet up with u guys.
    Welcome to Vietnam. So you go alone or with someone else? What is your plan in Vietnam?
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    Keep going... keep riding on...





    Some soft bends...





    Hic... From that point , feel so sorry and sorrow for the low quality hand-gloves. They was too hard and tense, so when riding on Bảo Lộc mountain pass I was unable to take any photo. It was a very nice pass, with newly renovated road.

    Phanbatrac with his "Hybrid bike" - the one consumed the lowest gasoline amount:





    Oops... looked like a crows:







    The hydro-power plant on the right:







    Let's think if you have to see all the photos as below!! How will your neck would be?? Sorry for that, hehe, bcos I was taking photos by left hand while driving. I did put some modification to the photos to ensure your necks are all fine - so... thank me! hehe... :smile1:



    (to be continued...)

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    @ viethorse I will be riding alone. Saigon , dalat , Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue and exit at Lao bao border.

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    Let's continue with the tour...

    [/I]









    Is that guy dancing?



    Guess what bike is that??



    Looks crazy huh!



    This guy - Hung - Singaporeman - installed a Camcorder on his Helmet...



    Hic... I dont have any photo during my riding... Bcos I am the "photo taker.." ... hic...



    Starting point of Liên Khương Dalat Highway:



    Arrange the team, ready for hi-speed:





    Worrying??



    Go straight to Dalat, turn left to Dacklak, that road was amazing as I was experienced sometimes, day and night, almost offroad.. hehe..



    Ready?



    Let's go:





    From then, I concentrated on my throttle and the road... My bike was speed limited then she could not get over 187km/h... haizz.... what a pity...

    There were some guys got more than 250km/h...

    (to be continued...)

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    Arrived Đà Lạt, we took a small round by Xuân Hương lake. The most beautiful place here.
    Some months ago, this lake was drained out all of water for some cleaning and renovation. That time, Đà Lạt looked differently. It was a pity for any tourists who visit this place during that period.

    Our bikes took some more rest here...
    The temperature here was around less than 20DegC, sunny.



    Peace time of our team, ACE MTSG, beside the beautiful Xuân Hương lake:


    The heart, the lung of the Dalat City:




    Oops... our friends found out some girlfriends here!!??





    (to be continued...)


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    Hi Pal,
    Very details report. Good jobs - both in pictures and riding as well.

     

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnguy3 View Post
    Hi Pal,
    Very details report. Good jobs - both in pictures and riding as well.
    Thanks for your appreciation, Pal.

    Here are some more photos of our bikes resting beside Xuan Huong lake in Dalat (Blue water restaurant, drinks and foods):





















    (to be continued...)
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    Hey Viethorse

    Most of the bikes looked familiar. Especially the Yamaha MT-01, that must be Hung's bike ... were you at Moc Bai border when we enter in Dec 2010?
    http://yempaulantonio.blogspot.sg


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    Quote Originally Posted by yem_paul View Post
    Hey Viethorse

    Most of the bikes looked familiar. Especially the Yamaha MT-01, that must be Hung's bike ... were you at Moc Bai border when we enter in Dec 2010?
    Hi there!
    Yes, almost the people here have been escorting you guys from Moc Bai to HCMC.
    I were there and also have some photos posted on your trip report thread.
    Cheers 'n keep in touch!
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    Our hobbies... what 's out of bikes this in such beautiful highland morning?



    ST1300, many riders' target...





    Harley rider has changed to the below BMW after the trip....


    Visitors found surprises here...






    One of the King of speed during the year 70s



    (to be continued...)
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    Now, its come to the time we prepare to depart:



    Ngay trước sảnh:


    Almost done the resting:







    Blue Serenade - the "star" of the trip:

    [/FONT]


    One more time with Blue Water Restaurant - Dalat:


    Put your gears on...






    (to be continued...
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    Team having a light lunch then ready to depart.
    It's almost after lunchtime...
    Leaving Dalat, we back to Prenn mountain pass and Lien Khuong Highway...

    It's me, with my VFR800, photo taked at one end of the highway by Hung-Singaporeman


    On highway, most of us try to warm up the bikes after a long resting time beside beautiful lake...

    Starting....


    Increasing:




    A little more:



    Others passed me quickly...







    Felt the speed...


    Oh, they were too far... let me put back the camera and concentrate to ride huh...!!



    My VFR is speed limited one, I could not come over 187km/h... haizzz... need some more modification to satisfy the needs for speed....

    (to be continued...)
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    After the Highway, we heading to Gia Bac mountain pass.
    This Gia Bac pass is the old trail (national road No.28) connecting Di Linh highland with Phan Thiet, the seaside city.
    Total length of the connection was known as 97km.
    Total of twisty mountain pass most likely about 50-70km.
    It is always fun and exciting when riding here.
    I have experienced both riding and driving thru this pass, but the feeling of riding with several bends is much much more excited.

    Reached Gia Bac pass, I was not so confident on my new hand gloves (they r new, and quite hard) then I didn't dare to take foto...

    There are some photos taken from previous riding trip, while still using the old hand gloves, just bring here to share some feeling...





    That time, I was using Honda Hornet 919, with the same camera...









    Almost touch the road surface...









    Really excited with the mountain view...


    Wow...









    This is near the top of mountain...





    Here we met some houses of the remote races...






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    So beautiful...







    I had a photo here, right?!



    I am here, hehe:

    [/SIZE]



    Going downward...











    We were very excited when getting to the end of the pass... take a rest and record with some photos:




    Helped the forest....



    One of my previous bikes:



    I was there..



    The team... Just one of them were not in this trip, he was in US that time..


    BuiDucHung and Khoa



    Hanh:



    Those are photos I took from the previous trip, not this time.

    (to be continued...)
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    ACE MTSG FLASH NEWS!

    Today, Blue has done her responsibility of sending the ACE MTSG's donation to Japan people thru Japan Embassy in HCMC to support Japanese, who had just faced the terrible Earthquake and Tsunami.

    And below is her wording quoted from our forum (blue, italic English words is mine):


    Quote Originally Posted by BlueSerenade;18708813|17:01|22/03/2011
    Báo cáo cả nhà, em đã hoàn thành sứ mệnh bộ trưởng bộ NHẬN rồi GIAO rồi ạ

    Dear all, I 've accomplished my mission of Ministry of Transaction:


    Bao thư (envelop):


    Thiệp: Ganbatte Nippon - You can do it Japan





    Biên nhận (Receipt from Japan Embassy):



    Theo danh sách dưới đây:

    CỦA ÍT LÒNG NHIỀU GỬI ĐẾN CÁC BẠN NHẬT

    01. goldwing : 500k (em xin phép nhá)
    02. Sếch-si : 500k (em lại xin phép nhá)
    03. Vu-Hornet: 500k
    04. Onlyxìcơ: 500k
    05. Long Z1k (bạn onlyxìcơ): 500k
    06. Blue Black: 700k
    07. Bạn Blue - chị Trâm: 200k
    08. Newsol : 500k (em xin loãi ạ)
    09. Khome : 200k
    10. Miceku: 200k (mài hả bưởi!)
    11. touring : 500k
    12. thaihoa777: 500k
    13. SM:500k (này thì xàng xê)
    14.Việt Anh (Huế): 300k (trình diện gấp)
    15. phambienngoc: 200k (đấm trước, lấy tiền sau)
    16. phanbatrac: 200K (đấm đau vẫn lấy tiền)
    17. buiduc_hung: 500k
    18. Viethorse: 500K
    19. Hai Z1k : 500K (tranh thủ đấm trước khi phe nó chuyển khoản)
    20. Khánh 919: 500K
    21. Minh GSX Điện: 500k
    22. Lợn rừng màu tím thâm độc: 200K (Lu ơi, đấm giùm anh 1 cái)
    23. Điền Black_land: 500K
    ......
    The donation amount is not much, but we hope we could do something, we believe some of our small contribution would somehow help the people now having no where to sleep, nothing to eat...
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    Cont'd....

    This time, passing the Gia Bac pass, I just got the below photos, hic, due to the gloves issue... hic...

    You can see the upper road, with the hard stoppers... just behind be, it was a very short and immediate bend.





    My bike, she was so cool on the twisty road...



    Hayza....



    We stopped for a while, took photos and chit chat a bit... the next group still far... We kept continue riding...





    Now we can easily feel the dry season is here. Plants had changed their color.... not green any more...



    All the bends now became simple and boring...







    See the color:



    The forest is now afraid of any naked fire...













    We stopped at a street inn, drank sugar cane water, and wait for the following groups. It was about 10km to the sea.

    After some mins, all team gathered, all safe, all took drinks, and continued moving to Mui Ne.

    Arriving at Mui Ne:



    (to be continued)
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    Very nice writeup and pictures. More!

    Awaiting the day that I would be able to ride to Vietnam (need to find out more info on how to get in)

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    HI,
    I love the way you have describe and posted all the pics of every moment right from the starting. I wish I could be there with you guys. I just love the my Ducati riding.
    Riding vacation

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