Mar 162016
 

Total distance 145 km

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Chicken curry and rice from the Wednesday market 70 Baht
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A truck came the other way and I had to stop and wait for a bit to be able to see the track again.
I was planning on riding up here again tomorrow as I saw other tracks going off but I might leave it until I am here again in november as the bulldust is no joke
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I was lucky getting to ride this today before any fires were lit or it would have been a rather unpleasant ride
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Look at that lot waiting to be burnt
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As I am riding east towards Sop Moei and the 105 the track is getting dustier
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Riding back and looking down on the second village
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A rather large pig
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Before turning down to the village I saw another one to my right and this is also called Ban Mae Kek, here I am given some cold water which was welcome
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The Teacher is from Bangkok and speaks good English.
He tells me the village name and says Mae Pua is the rivers name
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A useful accessory
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Now in Ban Mae Kek
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These two live in this house along the track
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After some steep climbing on loose dusty soil I can see the village down there
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A bridge here so the villagers can get in and out during the wet season
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The track doesn’t appear to go anywhere so I try the other turn
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A bit too deep there
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At the streams confluence I ride through taking the left choice
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Along the next new track which will take me to Ban Mae Kek and the red ants eggs are being harvested
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I explore a second unmapped track and this too takes me down to the same stream
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About 4 degrees cooler here then I experienced two days ago along the 108
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Some company turns up
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It finishes at the stream which makes a good lunch stop under the shade of a tree
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Time to explore a side track that isn’t on the map
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A checkpoint not far past Mae Sam Laep that I don’t remember on previous trips
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Still some water in this stream
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The Salawin at Mae Sam Laep
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My GPS is a strange device, yesterday it stopped working off the bikes battery but would work from AA batteries or plugged into the computer.
This morning I put it on the bike, it fired straight up using the bikes battery and ran perfectly all day

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