Saturday, June 1, 2013

The No Soap Hotel

With no further delay, here it is!  My new motorcycle.

Cobalt blue with cobalt blue rims!  I even found a cobalt blue helmet to match!


I like that the helmet shield will keep the dirt and grime off my face, plus with the mirroring, it looks cool. 


The following video is essentially a video version of the waaaay tooo loooong blog I wrote a couple days ago, with the added story of the incorrectly named No Soap Hotel. 


Well, it's 7:30 AM on Sunday.  I'm pirating this wifi from the restaurant I ate at last night.  Today the plan is to slowly meander north and west, making the 90 minute drive back to Bangkok last all day.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful bike! Love the color and the Helmet! Were did you find to buy it?

    Thinking about the rain, do you have a place at the school where you could keep a change of clothe incase you get soaked on the way in in the morning?

    Ormaybe you could pack an extra shirt in a plastic bag your back pack.

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    1. Oh, where'd I find it? I was just driving down the road heading to the beach and I saw some in the window of what I think was a motorcycle repair shop... so I circled back and checked them out. Marked at Bt700, I haggled them down to Bt650($22).

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  2. Well, I bought a rain poncho today which I will keep with me at all times. Besides, in the first couple weeks, I arrived at work somewhat drenched most days anyway, but with my own sweat. That doesn't happen on a motorcycle. What I'd really like to find are those slip on rubber covers that you can put on your shoes to keep them dry. I thought for sure that in a rain-drenched country like this, they'd be common, but I have yet to find any.

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  3. Years ago I did a six-day-a-week 30km there - 30km back motorbike commute between Songkhla and Hat Yai. The "spare clothes at work" advice is sound. Heed that advice. If you can score one of those yellow slicker trouser and jacket combos, well, they are are superior to a pancho.

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    1. My commute is all of 7 kilometes. Still a journey because it's BKK; I'll find out how it is tomorrow morning when I drive to work for the first time.

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    2. Where Joko is, that would be like wearing a sauna. Since I live and ride in Texas unless it's below 70 degrees or a toad strangler you go without rain suits. There ara few high dollar ones that aren't to bad but a cheap Dry Rider brand will leave you wetter than if you just let it rain on you.

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