Mar 142017
 

Total distance 150 km

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Chicken khao soi 50 Baht but not as nice as the other meal I ate here
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I ate here again tonight
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Just as I reach the paved section of the 3004 these poor bastards are entering the bulldust section but have wisely got their masks on
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Now riding back and not looking forward to the bulldust again
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It was a bit of a shock seeing her just wandering along right out here
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It too becomes a hiking track just past here so no luck today reaching the Yuam
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Back along the track and another single track goes off it so I explore that
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Just past here the track becomes a hiking trail so its turnaround time
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Even if I can get down there it looks like there is still a fair amount of water in the Yuam
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This track on the south side of the Yuam is what I am searching for, now to find how to get to it as I have been told some of the UN guys drive through the river to reach the refugee camps from Ban Tha Song Yang
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Now single track
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Here the double track finishes
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Finally I can see the Yuam
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Another track goes out for a fair way
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This is a camping ground
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I leave the bike against the tree and walk down a bit as I am getting concerned about the lack of traction on those leaves.
I decide to go back as I am not sure about getting up again if I go any further downhill
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The track turns to single track and gets quite steep downhill
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Now to explore out the back to see if I can reach the Yuam river
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But these got a bit camera shy, they were very chatty though
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Friendly people here
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In Ka Lo Kho but the school has a different name, the locals confirmed the village name so no mistake on the map
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Still quite clear up here
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It joins a track already on the map but a new track for me
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I take an unmapped track I spotted a couple of months ago and finally I am on a decent rideable surface
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When I was last up here a few weeks ago the track was being graded and I was hoping for a pleasant compact surface, I think instead they got lots of lorries full of bulldust to fill the ruts in with, its a slow tricky ride until reaching the paved section north of Le Kho
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This is what its like at the end of the paved section of the 3004

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