Mar 132017
 

Total distance 154 km

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Chicken and basil 40 Baht
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Just before reaching Mae La Noi the front tyre goes down very quickly, this guy puts a patch on the inner tube and I am soon on my way minus the 20 Baht repair bill
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That is well wired together
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At the top and back on double track again
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The single track that will get me back to Mae Nga
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Back at the track and I have company, he seems amazed that I am going home in the direction that I am travelling but I tell him it does go through to Mae Nga, he is from Huai Hom
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I must try to visit here as early as possible upon my return to Mae Sariang
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Some of these pools are quite deep and there are small fish in them
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I stop at the canyon on the Mae La Noi river and walk down to it
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Now to ride back
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The track splits and I take the unmapped one which goes for a fair way then ending at this shelter
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They meet up just after the water crossing that I rode through yesterday
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The tracks run parallel but on opposite sides of the river
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Now to explore the other bridge I saw yesterday
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I link up with yesterdays track at this bridge
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A nursery for coffee trees
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To think that I always thought Huai Hom was a dead end, I should have explored these tracks years ago but its doubtful I would have linked up the single tracks on the 250, the 150 is so much easier to manoeuvre and get out of trouble
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This can be seen from a few places I have been riding recently, its not far from Huai Hom but the village itself cant be seen from those places, its well obscured
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Almost back in Huai Hom
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I am not alone, he is from Huai Hom and despite being famous for coffee they do have other things here too
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I wonder if that blue pipe is for water
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This track takes me to nearly join with a track I was on a week ago, I wondered at the time where the other track came out
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Drinking water for the locals I guess
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Time to turn around
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This certainly isn’t the way
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Now to explore tracks going out to try to link up with yesterdays ride
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In Huai Hom
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I thought I would call in and complain about the fact that every time I go there to buy coffee they offer me a cup of it but never have any milk to put in it but I couldn’t find anyone here to complain to
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It doesn’t go far and finding coffee along here isn’t surprising
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A new short single track just before the Huai Hom turning
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48,000 km on the KLX and its an oil, oil filter and air filter change, looking at the air filter I guess the dusty tracks have taken their toll, 425 Baht all in, labour included

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