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    might be a nice ride for us old vets (before we get too old)

    i did some civil engineering on that particular bit of infrastructure back in '69-'70.

    i wonder if you can rent a gsa anywhere near there.

    http://www.laosgpsmap.com/ho-chi-minh-trail-laos/



    what kinda bike is this?

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    Wonder if there are any motorcycle tour companies operating there?
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    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

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    i did some civil engineering on that particular bit of infrastructure back in '69-'70.
    A bit of roadway realignment perhaps?
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    well,...

    ...it was a lot of fun for a 23 year old who was gonna live forever.
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    what kinda bike is this?

    UHHH, that's a RED bike.
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    Who are the guys with the F-4?
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    I have not done the ride myself.
    But I have seen about 10 different written and video reports of others who have. From any number of different nations.
    It would be quite a journey to take, not only down any one road, but all around that area.
    dc

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhyeks View Post
    Who are the guys with the F-4?
    1/lt harvey haegstrom 25, a hard drinking morman from salt lake city on the left and me 23, a sometimes sober irishman on the right. chulai, vietnam... 1969.

    harv retired as a major and i retired as a ltcol. we both woulda been generals if it wasn't for that one night at olongopo city in the phillipines with the hookers and the chicken.
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    Oh boy do I remember Olongapo City. Man, I'd tell my buddies back home the stuff that went on there and no one believed a bit of it. Whewhoooo, send me back and I'll b 18 again. Don't forget the crocadile or alligator thing they had there too. Was that Nu Joloos that they had that critter in. Crazy place.

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    olsensan, come on... fess up

    you fed baby ducks to the aligator, didn't you.



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    "One club I remember up on the right side of Magsaysay had a pond out in front with a wrought iron fence surrounding the water. In this pond lived a 5 foot alligator (or was it a croc?). A woman stood outside with a basket where you could purchase a cute little live baby chick (or were they ducklings?) from her. Once you made the buy you were to toss it into the pond for the alligator to toy with, eventually gulping it down. One night I witnessed some inebriated marines daring each other to bite the heads off the little live creatures and then throw them in. Guess what? Headless chicks bobbing in the pool sort of took the sport out of the gatorÔÇÖs tortuous activity, but he ate them anyway. DonÔÇÖt let anyone tell you a U.S. Marine ainÔÇÖt tough!"
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    Marine tough?

    Thanks. Booze made s tougher than we really think we were!

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    what kinda bike is this?

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    Looks like a Honda XR650.

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    Interestingly that stuff was just a prelude to the craziness found in Olongapo. With all the sailors, marines, airmen and air force guys running amok and blowing off stress and scared ****edness, the place was bananas! Throw in booze, girls, testosterone and insanity and whala.....Olongapo!

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