I did real racing for more years than I'd like to admit. I use Strava for other things but I have no reason to see how my (lack of) speed compares to others. I wouldn't even be competitive against my previous times. I'm still out finding new roads so i could still have all the KOM's I want, if only for a day.
Deserted, have you crossed the new intl border at Phayao? How did that go? Was VOA available? Makes CM to Luang Prabang a 3-4 day trip.