CAMBODIA

My mate Dave convinced me to go dirt bike riding in Cambodia after seeing an episode of "Blokes World" on TV where the money raised built houses for some of the poorest people on the planet. The thought of riding bikes through the jungles of Cambodia and doing something worthwhile was too good not to sign up for. Here are some clips from my helmet cam on the ride.

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Best dirt bike riding I've ever done.  http://www.globalvillagehousing.com

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Rocky, steep and challenging, I was ready for anything as i watched those who went before me and then picked the line I felt would lead less likely to disaster. This set the scene for an amazing adventure I'll never forget.

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Hot, dusty and breathing in dirt. Always good to find a cold beer waiting for us at the end of the day thanks to Dara and his crew.

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With the rice paddy's empty of water it was tricky to ride the mounds between them but great for the balance. Cutting though the chopped up soil instead was an uncomfortable option to be avoided having done it once.

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Came a cropper as single track met sand and front wheel stopped and I continued. Kitty money for beer. Then to add insult to injury repeated this same incident on a different part of the trip not long after - doh.

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When the corner man strategy fails and you lose the group. I knew someone would come back for me eventually but in the meantime i was as lost as you could get chatting by sign language to the local kids while sweating big time in the heat.

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Doesn't take long to get out of town. Helmets on is the cry at around 8am and we don't stop till late afternoon except for lunch and the occasional look around.

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Where we met all the other riders and acclimatized for a day or two. The crew from Cambodia Motorcycle Tours were exceptional - kept the bikes running, rarely got us lost and always smiling and laughing. I should add super professional.

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Every time someone came off it was money in the kitty for beer at the end of the day. I paid my share.

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The Cambodian people are super friendly. The children can hear the bikes from miles away and race out to wave.

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Slipping off the road into the jungle was the best. The sound of the engine and the jungle foliage whistling in the breeze as you whipped by - awesome.
 

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Day Two and really getting into it. What an awesome trip and would love to do it again. Tested my skills though and probably made me a better rider. Great support crew keeping everyone together and the bikes going.

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Hot and dusty 36 C in the shade in full kit means you got to keep moving to stay cool.

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Angkor Wat is one of the seven wonders of the world and not to be missed. Check out the photos i took on my website www.wps-skate.com It really is hard to take a bad photo.

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VIETNAM

Vietnam off road riding north in Vietnam towards the border of China. We begin our trip in Hanoi and then head up into the hills to SaPa. Linh, Andrew and Steve and I pick up our bikes strap our gear on the back of our trail bikes and head off. We're going to pick up school supplies and drop them to a couple of the most needy and remote schools in Vietnam.

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Riding through this Hmong village on Sunday market day was fascinating. The colours, the noise and smells made for an incredible experience. So lucky to be with good company in Andrew, Linh and Steve on this ride of a lifetime.

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Riding in north Vietnam with good mates Linh, Andy and Steve

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We rode to the furthest regions of Vietnam to deliver a gift.

Riding North in Vietnam with mates Linh, Andy and Steve. Although a lengthy clip you really get a sense of what it's like as you travel to the more remote climates.

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We rode to the furthest regions of Vietnam to deliver a gift.