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Dr. Frazier: Southeast Asia's ADV Rally Photo Gallery

Check out Dr. Frazier's excursion to attend the 8th Southeast Asia Horizons Unlimited Traveller's Mini-Meeting in the Southeast Asia's ADV Rally photo gallery. Read the full report in the Dr. Frazier: Southeast Asia’s ADV Rally report.

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Horizons Unlimited logo sticker, seen throughout the world.
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Renowned chef Tony Chichester, from Tony’s Place in Nan, joined the kitchen crew at Rider’s Corner for the BBQ, and mixed up some of his famous western style real potato salad, a rare find in Southeast Asia.
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Heineken PR ladies were busy during the free Heineken draft beer “Welcome Reception” sponsored by the Rider’s Corner and Dee Early Shaky Hands Triad.
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Master of Ceremonies “Oz” Hamerman (left) from California, “the man with the HU plan,” passed the microphone around so attendees could tell where they were from, going, and what their interests were while attending the HU Mini Meeting.
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Round the world adventurer motorcyclist Geoff G.Thomas from Great Britain entertained the audience and announced the release of his new motorcycle travel adventure book, ASHES TO BOONVILLE.
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A serious budget adventure rider arrived atop a 125cc motorcycle, having ridden over 1,000 miles from Malaysia.
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An older, but according to the owner “bullet proof,” Yamaha XT had travelled overland from Great Britain the hard way, through China, to attend the HU meeting.
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The owner of this Honda CBR1000 said he had comfortably managed 1,000’s of miles in Southeast Asia before attending the HU Meeting.
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This motorcycle was tagged the “BMW Enterprise.” The owner had prepped his BMW GS Adventure with every bit of farkle and bling he could want for his world tour, bringing the eventual price tag towards $50,000.00 USD. The first stage to test his options was from Singapore to the HU meeting in Chiang Mai, over 2,000 miles of testing.
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Several attendees were in awe at how wide the “BMW Enterprise” was given the nature of congested driving in Southeast Asia where smaller motorcycles were able to move forward by splitting narrow lanes between cars, trucks and buses.
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Another well-traveled attendee was from Russia, aboard a Honda Africa Twin. His tales of adventures on his ‘round the world tour included riding through areas he said were far tougher than his native Russia.
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Overland from Denmark to Thailand, this Moto Guzzi owner was not yet finished with his adventures. He freely traded information on roads ahead with other adventurists who had been where he planned to travel.
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Both Friday and Saturday nights found the parking area in front of the Rider’s Corner overflowing with motorcycles from around the world.
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Garfield The Wandering Cat wanted to attend the HU Meeting but would not stop balling when stuffed into one of the Happy-Trails adventure panniers for the safe ride to the meeting.
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Anthony Chichester (left) and Phillip Gibbins (right) announced the new affiliation of Rider’s Corner, in Chiang Mai, and Tony’s Place in Nan, giving motorcycle, bicycle and 4 x 4 overland adventure travelers two friendly places in Northeast Thailand to meet other serious travelers and adventurers.
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Collector T-shirts commemorating the HU meeting announcement of Tony’s Place Rider’s Corner were seen throughout north Thailand after the meeting.
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Tony Chichester, originally from Wales, and his Thai wife Areewan, pictured outside their restaurant in Nan. They welcomed adventure seekers from around the globe as an affiliate of Rider’s Corner.
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One of the first travelers to enjoy the new affiliation between the two distant Rider’s Corner touch points in Northeast Thailand was Coner Kelly from Dublin, Ireland. Kelly said that not only was Tony’s Place/Rider’s Corner menu superb but the beer was refreshingly cold. Quality words from a well traveled Irishman.
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Tony Chichester shared some secrets riding tips with a traveler from the freshest area map available, the NAN ROAD and OFF-ROAD GPS Surveyed with Grid Overlay map, available through Rider’s Corner outlets.
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German lady traveler Kerstin Hassmann used the HU Meeting as an opportunity to explore remote areas near Nan, here pictured standing in Thailand overlooking the Mekong River with Laos on the other side.