Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Ban Nong Weng, Chaiyaphum province, Thailand
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Just like the original poster, had a bad fright on the bike yesterday, there is a lovely stretch of road from Ban Nong Krad back to my village (Not mine really, just live there) open countryside so you can see across fields and anyone joining the road. Weather were sunny 34'c so road and tyres warm
This road is used a lot by the Thai school/teen boy racers in their heavily modded 100/110/115cc bikes, no front brakes, no mirrors, no air filter and a huge exhaust without baffles.
Also the lowered and smoke screen belching pickups use this road as a drag strip leaving a smokescreen a WWII corvette would be proud of, well had two pickups zoom past me as I were leaving Nong Krad, so followed, one pickup were way quicker than the second and started pulling away so I went past him and came up about 10m behind the leader, went around a gentle bend, only traffic coming towards us were a bike and sidecar, just then he pulled across me, I ducked down left to go up the inside and then SEEN the tractor he had pulled out too early to overtake :Oops3:
That distance saved me, also helped by the sticky Pirelli rubber and the racing pads/caliper which took off the speed a lot quicker than I thought possible.
Those large round plough discs on the back of these tractors look scary up real close.
Once past the tractor it were engage warp drive to 7.
Big thanks again to Jesse Norton for the racing pads, also Pirelli thank you. If I had OEM tyres and brakes I would have hit the tractor. Money well spent.