“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” - Buddha
Trying to edit down 3 hours of footage into something of interest is always difficult.
In this re-edit of the ride we took 5 years ago,
from Phuket Town on Koh Phuket Island, to Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani,
I focus on the interactions between road users.
Some might call them "near misses". I have including footage that in hindsight, I should have done differently.
But Hindsight is always wonderful.
Some places I push limits and bend rules. Yet this was a successful mission. We did 180KM in under the time Google maps suggested and both arrived safe with Zero Accidents, while riding what has often been reported as the most dangerous roads to ride a motorcycle in the world. There is footage in here that some safety warriors will/have used to fault me. We chose to ignore the ATGATT advice and enjoy the relief the aircon gave us. Once on the open road that was.
Close quarter interactions on the island of Phuket required an extra level of caution. Not saying that our injuries would be less later on. But the chances of injury had depleted with the reduction in interactions.
Hope you enjoy the ride.
The route on Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/tm8nfCubio5Tntvq9