March 30, 2014

Big Single on the Beach - SR Meeting

After many months of hard work, I finally got on my bike for a road trip.
This weekend saw the first edition of  'Big Single on the beach', an SR only party, organized by the SR group in Rayong.
My day started well with a nice morning breeze. After half hour I stopped in Bang Prakong to wait for my 3 Thai friends Top, Golf and Jeab, who were coming from Samut Prakan.
Soon many more SR riders joined our group and together we rode down Sukhumvit Road towards Chonburi, Pattaya to eventually arrive in Rayong.

Unfortunately, after just 40 minutes, one SR rider hit a big pothole loosing control of the bike. 
Photo by ท๊อปท๊อป ปากหมาสวด
Photo by ท๊อปท๊อป ปากหมาสวด

Luckily, the rider got away with some minor bruises. His bike though was less fortunate and had to be loaded onto a recovery truck, while the guy was driven to the hospital.

This delayed our trip by at least 1 hour.

Not too long afterwards, a heavily modified SR gave up its life due to a seized engine. Apparently, the Yoshimura piston couldn't handle the searing heat in Thailand.

That delayed the trip for more than 1 hour...
I guess that's what happens when you ride in big groups. Personally, I like groups no bigger than 4 or 5.

Photo by ท๊อปท๊อป ปากหมาสวด


Eventually, about 200km later, we arrived at the SR beach.






Here's one prized specimen of Yamaha SR. Stunning bike!






 But there were other, maybe less flashy, but still interesting specials...



Like this one...interesting tank and ...curious 'fender' solution...





Red tanks always attract attention.






Like they say in Thailand "Old Sa-kool"



Something a bit more classic...



This one I couldn't figure out. What are all those cables attached to the engine?? Anybody knows?





Those beautiful Thai sunsets...


Photo by ท๊อปท๊อป ปากหมาสวด

My friends Jeab, Golf and Top



Breakfast on the beach is always a winner.


Ready for the trip back!

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