Feb 212016
 

Total distance 241 km

The riders
Christian Honda XR 250
Colin Kawasaki KLX 150

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Chicken from the sunday market and fries from Intira 145 Baht
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No severed limbs or blood in the upturned cab so I guess the driver had a lucky escape
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Closer to Mae Sariang and this wasn’t here yesterday afternoon
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The Mae Chaem river close to the 108 and not much if any more water here then when I rode over the suspension bridge, I guess its tributaries have all dried up
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Easier riding now and I am relieved to reach the 1088
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The reason why not so many tracks running over these hills
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Further upstream and still people in the water
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It seems everyone is playing in the river today
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Another bridge crosses the river but I have no desire to try it out
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Quite a fast current
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That was a wonky old bridge
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As I near the suspension bridge I see a new concrete one being built ready for the coming wet season
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They tell me it goes through to Mae Chaem which is all I wanted to hear
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Finally it looks like civilisation ahead
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The track gets very rocky and steep then it becomes single track and one that I hope I don’t have to ride back up.
The GPS cuts out again but its the bikes possibly dying battery to blame and its about 400 metres back up this shitty track to recover the lost data
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I guess that’s my track down there, now to ride to it
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From the top of the hill looking back at Tung Kae
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I ride into Mae Long and here fuel is available, then I turn around as I want to explore southwards
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The local Thai guide I have met before in Mae Sariang with Wolfgang who was here last month
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Loads of BMWs ride through, they are scouting for a GS Trophy group ride of 125 riders in two weeks time
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Mae Long in the distance
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I find this small snake along the track
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The church on the hill that I keep on hearing about
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Further along and Christian’s bike decides to break its chain.
He plans on getting a passing truck to get him back to Me La Noi, there is no bike shop up here to turn to for help.
Sods law strikes again, its a solo ride now for this trip
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Some water flowing here but everywhere is so dry and dusty up around here
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We get an early start and make good progress

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