Starting the day with a little Johnnie Walker in the gas tank (bottle was used to store gas).
We made it through our first water crossing without damaging the bikes, but had to turn around a few minutes later. See Nick's post.
Danny and Nick exiting a dust cloud kicked up by a passing car.
It's about 4:30pm, we're in Samraong and have a long way to Sisophon.
Nick: After traveling on dirt roads, in blistering heat, for about 5 hours with no face mask. We had 7 hours to go.
The vehicle pictured below is a common sight. Hopefully I can convince a local to let me try and operate one. The controls are significantly different from any vehicle I have seen.
Action shots of Danny and Nick, courtesy of me.
Nick tearing it up.
Danny and Nick...
We had to make our 3rd water crossing of the day. Sun is setting in the background.
On the left a tractor got stuck. Maybe I could have freed it if they let me take the controls.
Danny went first, with Nick's assistance.
But, it's getting dark. (In the photo Nick is about to cross the washout. He had no problem.) We had 3 more hours of travel on somewhat treacherous dirt roads, in the dark.
After traveling in the dark for 3 hours, we reached our accommodations for the night: The Roach Den. (Hopefully I don't get sued for slander.) Thank god I brought a mosquito net. Nick showed off his duck tape around the foot of the bed trick from his slum tenant days.
This is what you look like after riding a motorcycle through NW Cambodia for 12+ hours.