Total distance 132 km
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Chicken with chillis, onions and bean sprouts 40 Baht
Chicken with basil at the restaurant on the corner 40 Baht
I am hot and out of water when I see this very welcome man, a couple of his ice creams were very nice too.
First thing in the morning is a trip to the Castrol Bike Point to hopefully get the gear lever straightened out
A very muddy buffalo
Back on the main track and heading home
I ride on but another tree is blocking the track with no way around it, luckily I can now turn around and ride out another way
I hit a tree stump, luckily I have steel toe capped boots so no problem for me, but the KLX took a hit.
Fortunately for me the KLX is built tough enough to take this in its stride and whilst it was an annoyance I rode it out and back home.
It wasn’t possible to stand anymore as my foot was pressing down on the gear lever, I tried taking it off to alter the position but it wouldn’t come off the splines.
Has anyone done this on a CRF250 without any problems to the bike?
Riding back I take a different track which gets very narrow and difficult
Another track takes me closer to the waypoint I left but then the bike tracks stop and I don’t venture any further.
My plan was to get back to the main track and ride further south to try again but fate had another plan for me
Behind the grader comes the water truck which on bulldust made it a bit interesting.
Thankfully the paved surface wasn’t much further on as my tyres were getting clogged with the red shit
A nice surface to start with then its quite a lot of bulldust on it
That dust is not needed
Stopped for my lunch at the shelter where I turn left for Huai Katay and its a busy junction here
When I first rode along here 6 years ago I was sure that I rode through a water crossing just past Khloe Bo, I guess this concrete bridge has been built here since then
Just past the viewpoint at the end of the paved section of the 3004 and the track is being graded.
I wont be sorry to see it in a better condition as its a badly rutted track covered in deep bulldust but hopefully it wont be concreted all the way.
That’s probably wishful thinking though as there is a long paved section north out of Le Kho and some going down to Huai Katay
Quite a few people stop for a look and apparently the driver wasn’t killed in the crash