We met at Derek’s house in eastern Bangkok about 09:30, learned about the bikes then headed out for a planned ride to Khao Yai National Park, one of the kingdom’s largest.
At first these bikes seemed really big and heavy as prior to this the largest craft I had ridden was a 500cc Royal Enfield in Nepal. My bike, a 2008 Fat Boy has a 1,600cc engine with a really comfy seat, great purr and truly was a joy to ride from the first minute. Dan had a great time on his V-Rod, so much so that he wouldn’t let me have a go once he was on it. Derek did a great job leading the way on his Electra Glide Classic along with his Garmin GPS magic mapping machine to assist here and there.
The power of these bikes is really something else and anytime I needed a little boost to pass someone it was there and then some. I was reminded how great Thailand’s roads are, even the secondary ones as we easily cruised at 100km/hr with little effort and only a few potholes here and there. Lush rice fields lined the highway then we were
treated to thick jungle foliage after entering Khao Yai National Park as we made our way to the top of a lookout at Khao Kiew. After a coffee to spur us on it was time to turn around and head back to the big city.
All up it was a 355km day and one I hope to do again as soon as possible.
Best of luck with Siam Wheels Derek!