MOTOGIRL 'in' THAILAND

ABOUT ME

er….it isn’t so easy to write about oneself….

I first landed in Chiang Mai over 11 year ago with only a very small suitcase, having sold up my previous life. I had never been to Asia but had lived in other countries.
I had always wanted to go to S.E.Asia, so was a dream come true to make the move.

Thought i would stay 6 around months, but then in a blink of an eye over 11 years passed.

I’ve always loved bikes and my father was a rider. However I only learned to ride about 7 year ago and initially only on an automatic scooter.

I took trips all over Northern Thailand on my little 115cc Yamaha Fino Scooter, until I had a serious accident 5 year ago where i nearly lost my life.

Following my recovery, i learned to ride better and learned to ride manual, I obtained better protection..and lastly, in June 2014, I bought my Kawasaki D’tracker 250.

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18 comments

  • I really wantcto know more about yourself.

  • Hello!

    I got a chance to look through motogirlthailand.com, and I think your site and audience would be the perfect fit for getting the word out about our brand. I am working on a brand initiative for Bike Bandit, and am reaching out to see if you would be interested in collaborating with us on one of our current projects. If you want to learn more about our brand, you can check out our website at http://www.bikebandit.com. Let me know if you’re interested in working with us, and I’d be happy to send over some more details. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Thanks in advance,

    Daniela

    • Hi Daniela, Sorry for the late response.
      Had a few days break and then a touch of illness.
      I will take a look at the site and be in touch soon. 🙂

  • This needs an update.

    • I know.
      It’s not easy to write exclusively about myself.
      Haha….
      Surprised anyone would be interested too.
      I suppose i need to think hard about this and update in the coming weeks.
      Thanks for the reminder ^.^

  • Hi Zed, Charlie here coming to Chiang Mai at christmas riding up to Pai then ongoing through Wiang Haeng district further North have seen a road from Pai to Wiang Haeng on Google maps shortcut or not ,you are well informed offering great guides . Stay upright cheers.

    • Thanks Charlie. Sounds like a great trip. The Wiang Haeng to Pai road is one I haven’t done yet. I believe it is still a mix of road and dirt. Also, check out info for The Elephant Trail to Mae Hong Son. You might be interested in that, if you don’t know it already. I still need to do both these tracks some day. My best!

  • Hi Motogirl
    Don’t belittle yourself. I’m sure lots of people would love to know more about you; me included. However, I respect your introvert nature…I’m that way myself, and that you find it hard to let us know too much. Your travel accounts etc are enough, so thank you for sharing. 😊
    I hope to come to northern Thailand quite soon for a motorcycle trip, so maybe I’ll be asking you for a little advice.
    Take care

    • Thank you so much. I did try to update it more actually. Before I just had a couple of lines. Quite hard to write about myself. It is much easier to talk about the wonderful things I have been lucky to see, than talk anything about me.
      I appreciate the nice words very much!

  • I was reading your latest post on your trip to Pai and I wanted to comment but the post didn’t have a comment section 🙂

  • er..to Laos.

  • Hi Zed, great blog. I have ridden there a few times and appreciate reading where a local rides. I shall incorporate some of the places you posted (and coffee shops) into my next Northern Thailand tour.

    If you ever feel like riding Japan then I have a ton of info on my blog motorcycleparadise.net being a expat there.

    Regards,

  • Hello I am going to Chiang Mai for 6 months and i pretend go with a scooter ( pcx 150 honda ) 1500 km around the north of Thailand….. Any advises are more than welcome

  • Great site! I’m heading to Thailand for the first time and I’m planning on renting a bike in Chang Mai. Can you recommend a good place to rent a bike suitable for doing the Pai Loop?

  • Hi Motogirl
    thanks for your nice reports of your journeys.
    I enjoyed Laos by many years and your good report’s remembered me to my own joureys to LuangNamta and the Chinese Border in 2015.
    But since January 2016 it was forbidden to enter with my KLX250S and I was very sad.
    Now I see, you traveled alone on May 2018??

    Please let me know how the rules are, for traveling alone to Laos.

    Every year I have a short trip of 90 days to SE Asia. 4 weeks at Thailand, 4 Weeks at Laos and the rest again at Thailand.
    Greetings from Berlin Juergen

    • Hi Juergen.

      I entered solo into Chiang Khong with my 250cc dtracker with no issues.

      However, this is (apparently) because my bike was already logged into their database from my previous ride.

      It seems that there are currently issues with bikes going into Laos on all border points unless there is a previous record of your bike at the border point you are crossing.

      If you already crossed into Laos from Chiang Khong in 2015 then I imagine your bike must be registered with them and should not have issues crossing?

      Was it a different border point you tried to cross in 2016 or the same one?

      If the same one then that is very odd 🙁

      Seems to be an odd change in rules going on and changing all the time :/

      I also suggest asking on GT.Rider forum too, as they should have up to date info.
      https://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorcycling/

      I hope that you can get to cross solo again with your KLX…!

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