On Our Trusty Steed


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Originally uploaded by Weirdo Wardo.
We rented a motorbike to tour Ko Lanta (island).

It was a brand new Honda Air Blade. We put the first 75 km on it.

This bike was right from the factory (with no tuning - Brian). It sported a 110 cc liquid cooled engine, automatic transmission, and disc brakes.

I got it up to the phenomenal speed of 70 km/hr on a straightaway between two of the island towns. Bikes like this rule in Thailand. A scooter like this is often used by a family of three as their station wagon.

We were given helmets, but most people don't wear them. They are a joke anyway. They are flimsy pieces of plastic that may help prevent getting you scraped up, but would not protect your noggin in a serious collision.