Laos New Highway Route
Less text, more pictures.
Unfortunately, these signs for Unexploded Ordinance are pretty typical for the Laos countryside. The US dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos.
- Things were pretty dusty in Laos!!
Driving through Landslides caused by construction
I'm somehow able to get the bike through without falling
Driving up the newly surfaced dirt road in Eastern Laos
Whenever we'd stop in a village, people would gather around to see what these two huge motos were doing in their town. Always friendly faces
- The best all weather dirt road I’ve ever been on
The good road ended and it was switchbacks of sand. This was a section of road that was actively being recut. Unfortunately it wasn't ready when we got there. We stood there and wandered how we were going to get across.
The machine operator noticed us standing there looking confused and changed the grade a bit so it was not as steep so we could ride our bikes up it.
I'm pretty happy to be out of the mess.
After riding for 12 hours on dirt roads, Happy Dirt Dave arrives
Little bike, little ferry
More ferry action
Big Bike, Little Ferry