Three weeks before our scheduled ride to Yunnan Province, 9 motorcycles of different makes, 3 BMW GSAs,1 GS800, 2 Versys, 2 Goldwings and a Royal Star were put into the container in Kuching,Sarawak for shipment to Port Klang. 9 not so young riders from the island of Borneo were all geared up for this epic ride to Yunnan, China. Our ride will cover about 12,000km and is the longest ride for all 9 of us. We waited for the day anxiously. The plan was on 29th August 4 of us will ride all the way to Chiang Mai to meet and regroup while the 5 will ride up to Hat Yai on 31st August and load the bikes on a lorry to Chiang Mai. For the 4 "heroes" , yours truly included, 3 GSAs and a Royal Star , this will be our first Thailand ride.