The sgBikerBoy 2016 Trip – Day 42

1 Aug 2016, Monday. After the slow progress yesterday, I was thinking if I should even head to Hua Hin. Perhaps I should push my way down south a little bit more today. I went back to McDonald’s for breakfast at 0530h (they are opened 24hrs) and left Samut Sakhon at 0730h.

But wait, it’s been more than 500km since my last chain lube, and I’ve already finished my bottle of Motul C2 chain lube. I stopped by a Big C hypermart along the highway and went in searching for some lube (and a perfect excuse to get some airconditioning too). They didn’t have a chain-specific lube, and I eventually ended up getting the Sonax MoS2 Oil multi-purpose lube.

I know, I know. I should always use a proper chain lube. But I didn't want to spend too much time hunting for one, and figured that using this would be better than letting my chain go dry.
I know, I know. I should always use a proper chain lube. But I didn’t want to spend too much time hunting for one, and figured that using this would be better than letting my chain go dry.

After some 20km or so, the arterial road merged with the main road and motorcycles are now allowed onto the main road. Whoopie!

Nice, long, and straight stretches of roads now see me doing proper highway speeds. I’m moving! I’m finally moving! And so, I eventually ended up doing this…

I iron-butted my way down south to Surat Thani. Yup - that's about the correct number of hours I was on the road for.
I iron-butted my way down south to Surat Thani. Yup – that’s about the correct number of hours I was on the road for.

And when I reached Surat Thani, it was almost 5pm. So not much sightseeing today. Secured a room, got a shower and fired up Trip Advisor app on my iPhone. The only 2 things that got my attention was the Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine and the night market.

The Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine against the setting sun.
The Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine against the setting sun.
Another view of the Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine.
Another view of the Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine.
Surat Thani night market. Street food for dinner. One of the best Pad Thai Seafood I had!
Surat Thani night market. Street food for dinner. One of the best Pad Thai Seafood I had!

Ouch! Butt hurts. Need rest… ouch.

Oh, and those 2 bears? They’re the hotel props. And I can so see myself slumping into a cushioned sofa in that slouching position. Ahhh…

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “The sgBikerBoy 2016 Trip – Day 42”

  1. Have been following your trip on & off for the past month and I must say I’m kinda envious (no, jealous is more like it…) of you. How did you manage to get so many days off from work? I’d already be fired from work if I dared go ‘MIA’ from office for so long (HaHa!). Anyway, just wanted to say that all the pictures & the write-ups were great! U must really have a kind of journalistic-streak in you to be able to do this so well. Keep it up Bro! Awesome job!

    1. Thank you for the kind words! Well, for starts, in obtaining time offs, it helps somewhat if you ARE the boss. Approval is instant. But as for the other boss – the domestic one, it takes a little coaxing. 🙂

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