Nov 292011
 

The route 118, Offroad, 3005, 1317

Total distance 231 km

The Riders

Ally Kawasaki D-Tracker 250
Daryl Suzuki DRZ 400
Phil Suzuki DRZ 400
Captain_Slash Kawasaki KLX 250
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We met up at Miguels this morning but sadly Kevin had other commitments and couldnt ride with us, so off we set and took the 118 to N19.04.318 E099.23.315 where we took a left to explore a new offroad track for all of us
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A new concrete surface to start off with for a while and then we get to the unmade section
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Time for a break and a chinwag
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Lots of water today but all the crossings had bridges
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Now which way do we go
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The surface gets damper and a bit trickier
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Back to a dry surface and the scenery is great, I found it a bit chilly first thing but it has now turned into a baking hot day
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A good fun ride here today
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We take another well deserved break
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This was one bridge crossing that we didnt have to take
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This snake has just been caught and no doubt is going in the cooking pot tonight
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They want to get home and enjoy their tasty dinner
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The dirt section finishes at N19.11.650 E099.29.388 and its an asphalt surface now and paved all the way to the 118
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Another reservoir thats overflowing
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Ally trying out Phils bike and she is suitably impressed with it
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A tree dwelling rat snake slithers across the road in front of me but I cant catch it and only manage this one shot of it as it climbs upwards
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The unknown reservoir
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I had better hurry back as everyone is hungry
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We eat here, its at a PTT station at N19.11.576 E099.30.862
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Lots of westerners eating here
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A double pork burger, sadly they were out of cheese so no cheese burgers, 69 Baht and not bad, cheers for the burger Phil
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We all get stuck in.
From here we ride back along the 118 before taking a left onto the 3005 which in turn becomes the 1317 and on home
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Back in Chiang Mai I call in to see if my rack and pannier frames are finished being chromed, they are and are put back on the bike
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1600 Baht to have these three pieces chromed at N18.46.996 E099.00.337, two doors along from where my seat was done
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 Posted by at 8:22 pm

  3 Responses to “4 Go Offroad To Mae Khachan”

  1. Hi Jim

    Glad you enjoyed the report.
    I only ever use soft throwover panniers, the rack is for my rucksack and the side frames are just to keep the throwover panniers off the exhaust

    Colin

  2. oops…here is my correct email addy.
    I goofed!

  3. Nice write up! Great pics. I have bicycled all over northern Thailand and now purchased a good/used 2009 Kawasaki DTrackerX. Very curious about your rear rack…very sweet!
    I want something similar. I use soft bags…”DirtBagz” made in USA. Anything to tour and pack a few belongings to extend my range. What panniers fit your custom rear rack?

    Any details, pro or con?
    Thanks for you time and input,
    jim

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