My Machine

My Machine
My fourth and current "ride" is a 2002 BMW 1150GS. My first bike was a kawasaki kx80 that I got when I was 12 years old.I rode that around the neighborhood until it died than bought a honda xl350 when I was 16 and rode that until "finished" than went onto the Kawasaki KLR 650 which I had for 10 years and thru my first trip to Asia.

Equipment Lists

  • Garmin Zumo 550 GPS
  • Jessie,Rear Compartment Box
  • Jessie,Odyssey Pannier System
  • Throttle Meister Cruise Control
  • BMW Tank Bag
  • Skid Plates
  • Hand Guards
  • BMW Crash Bars
  • BMW Adventure Fog Lights

Blog Archive

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Its all about food now!

While in Bangkok, I parked the BMW and rented this little 125cc.  Its much more suitable for the horrendous traffic here, allowing me to zip thru rush hour, which is all the time.  
My peers from the school.  Everyday we each learned and created four dishes, than ate it.  I have gained back much of the weight lost at detox.  
Food, lots of delicious Thai food.  This school rocks.  I am learning so much.
The Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School. 
Immediately after checking out of detox, I bee lined it straight to the best seafood restaurant on the island.  I was suppose follow the detox with 3 more days of just fruit but ate this instead.  Wow, a meal never ever tasted so fresh and delicious.  But then my stomach was sore.  The next day I left for Bangkok and enrolled in a five day Thai cooking course.  Its all about food now.  


My trip was quickly approaching the 3 month mark and I was almost ready to go home.  I decided to try a detox/fasting program to eliminate any toxins and or parasites from my body that I may have accumulated during my trip.  I was also physically and mentally exhausted and was hoping to recharge my batteries.  I booked a 7 day detox program at "The Spa Koh Change".  They informed me that I should eat nothing but fruit for 3 days prior to checking in, which I did.  Then it started.  No food, no caffeine, 5 psyllium and some herb pills 5 times a day plus 2 coffee enemas per day.  The program was designed by Dr. Richard Anderson from the USA and suppose to totally clean out your internal organs, especially the liver, intestines, colon etc.  
All that money I paid and all I can eat is this really crappy broth soup.  Two days after checking in, I started feeling really bad.  No energy, head aches and emotions from my past started to arise.  And I thought about food alot.  I wanted to quit but took it one day at a time.  After three days there, which including the three days of pre cleanse equaled six days of nothing substantial to eat, I experienced difficulty just walking to the clinic. The only other time I felt like this was climbing Mt Kilimanjaro at 19,300 feet of elevation.  
Here I am in the lobby area, SPENT.  
A photo of me towards the end of the program, 13 pounds lighter.  The Spa Koh Chang was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.  I felt sooo clean, light, spiritually and mentally re-energized.  My physical energy would not return until a few days of eating.  
Durian or stinky fruit.  Its not bad at all, just taste kind of like a custard.  Andrew Zimmer, your a wimp.  

This is Bun, which kind of means good blessing .  I think hes a Shiba Inu, very smart.  
Friends in the province of Petchabun.  SomChai and his childhood best friend.  We all celebrated Sonkran, Thai New Years, a few days early.  

Drinking and eatings for hours upon hours.  The Thai people really know how to celebrate.  


Self portrait somewhere in the Golden Triangle.  

Mai Sai: Thai/Myanmar Border.  Motorcyclist are prohibited entry.

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Garmin Zumo 550 at night. Its been very helpful traveling with this GPS. The Zumo was designed specifically for the motorcyclist. Its waterproof, vibration proof, has a big bright screen and touch screen controls that can be activated with gloved fingers. It has many features such as a fuel calculator, compass, elevation, trip data etc. Its also an mp3 player and I can hook up a mobile phone thru the unit and rout it to helmet speakers via bluetooth.
But theres no substitute for an old fashioned map. You need both for a quick and accurate portayal of your location and destination.