Jan 202017
 

Total distance 108 km

The riders

Tom Kawasaki KLX 250
Colin Kawasaki KLX 150

Photos and text last to first
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A slice of delicious egg tart 25 Baht
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Chicken leg with potatoes, carrots and garlic bread at Corsica 114 Baht
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Now to ride up there to Sab Moei
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Fuel sold here
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Back in Um Da Tai
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Riding back and the stream bed is the track for a while
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At the very end of the track and he has just finished doing what I am about to do, enjoy a well deserved piss
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I met these two near the end of the track which went for a few km and they had to walk back
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A water crossing which was nice and cool
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A track goes out south from here, Tom wants a long break so I explore it alone
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Looking down on Um Da Tai
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At last we reach a village and the track is good now
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At the wash out we easily get the bikes down but getting out again took a bit of effort
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The track is steep and badly rutted and only passable by motorbikes at the moment
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I don’t know what Tom has got in that box but it has some capacity
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We stop in Mae Ok for our lunch break and here Tom gets a bottle of water which is often not the easiest thing to buy in these villages.
They will sell you beer, Coke or Red Bull but don’t have any water to sell
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It soon becomes apparent why
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Once we pass this settlement the track that was widely used a year ago doesn’t look like its used apart from motorbikes
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In the next village and this girl spoke good English
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Tom blasting off up the hill, these tracks are nice and dry out in the sun but a bit tricky in the shade
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The first of many villages we pass through today
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A small water crossing just off the 108
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Tom contacted me through my website and wanted to meet up to ride together, so off we go

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