Just so you know. A lot of the places is SEA where you can ride a bike are illegal. Especially if you get into an accident. You won't have insurance and they will actually charge or worst case take you to prison. This has happen to many people.
>>1070444 well, I should tell you it's incredibly dangerous, but that's what is so appealing about it, isn't it?
Riding in SEA gives you that life-or-death rush, but it is rather terrifying. You best hope that you are an experienced rider, this ain't the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Thai traffic, especially in the cities, do not give a single fuck. Stop lights are a mere suggestion and if there's a gap in traffic, someone WILL take it. People will be right up your ass and yielding goes to the biggest vehicle.
Definitely see how the traffic is and get a feel for the local's riding style before you jump right in. If someone looks like they're not stopping, it's because they're not. If it looks like someone's barreling into you, it's because they are.
Having said that, if you're not an idiot, and have at least a few years experience, go for it. You will see some shit and definitely get the adrenaline kick you're looking for, as well as seeing beautiful geography and throwing yourself head first into fantastic and surreal situations. You'll come back having lived a thousand lives and you'll radiate daring and boldness. You'll probably get laid a few times on the way.
However, if you're just some kid who thinks he can pick up a scooter and learn as he goes... still do it, just know that there's an 80% chance you'll end up a pancake on the side of the road. Kinda like this guy http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7f7_1351114028
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