The morning after my husband Jared and I had completed our latest Grasshopper Tour in the far north of Vietnam my phone rang. It was Steve Grace, the Country Manager in Vietnam. We had a nice chat about our adventure and when I told him I would do anything for the company he said, “Ok, how about writing of your experience.” Wow, it was not what I was expecting but I accepted his challenge.
The Challenges of riding in the mountains? We often bugged Thang to know how much further to the top of a hill or how high was the next one. And every night at dinner we would ask about the hills coming on the next day's climb. Each time Thang would get a knowing, wry grin on his face and have a special Thang snigger. This told us everything we needed to know. But he was then very good at giving us accurate details so we always knew what to expect.