Sorry for the late reply!
It was awesome, loved it. The guide was a great guy. Was exactly what I was after. I took a heap of pics and videos (strapped my camera to the handlebars of the bike).
I'd love to do a similiar trip again or the Laos to Viet border(Ho Chi Min trail) trip we talked about. If your planning on doing something like that in the future, can you let me know? Would even do it again if it was a similar "find new treks" type trip again...just gotta convince a few friends to spend the money and come with!
Jochen is making up a video of the trip using all the video footage.
James Prnich from Australia