Dec 222016
 

Total distance 167 km

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Penang chicken curry and rice at Sawaddee 100 Baht
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A wire stretches right across the river to trees on both sides and red ants are scurrying back and forth along its entire length
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He was making good progress along the river
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The track takes me to the track running alongside the Mae Ngao river creating a new loop
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In the fifth village and here I am told to carry on and I can get back to Mae Sariang, this was what I was hoping to hear but after a very short distance the track turned to single track but luckily only for a short while.
It joined a double track that linked at the top of the village
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Just before descending into the fifth village
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Heading east and hoping to find another village and a loop back
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That makes a nice gateway for me to ride through
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The track finishes here so its time to ride back but at the last village I noticed the track carried on eastwards
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In the distance the next village appears
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Looking back from the high point and I can see two of the villages I have visited today
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Quite a fast flow and I would imagine the bridge would be under water
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Riding on and this would be fun in the wet season
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Now on the way to village three
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Now to find the next village
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Back in the village
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Riding back two goats are running in front of me but one of them keeps falling head over arse, sadly its back legs are damaged
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A single track goes out the other side of the village but ends here
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The first village I find isn’t on the map and was a surprise find
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Along a new track for me to find some villages
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They will be there a long time as there is a lot of other long lengths to cut up as well
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Riding into the Mae Ngao NP and a lot of Thais in a large group with 4WDs

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