Nov 092016
 

Total distance 88 km

Photos and commentary last to first
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A treat from the street market
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Moo hunglay and rice from a shop near the Wednesday street market 60 Baht
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Riding alongside the river I link up with a track I have rode before
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Another track takes me down the this smaller river
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Heading eastwards back towards Mae La Noi and that looks like rain but I get home in the dry
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The track ends at the shack
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No more rumbles of thunder and another side track is explored
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Back over the Yuam
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The uprights were all charred from fire.
Suddenly I hear the rumble of thunder and quickly decide I need to get back to the paved surface
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He tells me no way through
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Beautiful and another one that looks like I could link up with the main track but it suddenly stops here
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Now riding back until I take a left to see where this goes to
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I was fed up with having wet feet virtually everyday even in March on the last trip so brought a pair of industrial steel toecap and steel shank in the soles wellingtons with me, they were very useful today
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I ride back to the river crossing and ride along the river bed but there was simply no track going towards where I needed to get, annoying to get so close then have to turn back
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I was heading towards it then 311 metres from link up it stops at the river bank
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I was getting my hopes up that this would link up with a single track heading south that Christian and I found last year
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A river crossing that I can ride through
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I cross a few of these along here
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Then ride across to explore the single tracks on the other side
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I walk the bridge first
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A fire is burning on the other side
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It goes to the Yuam but there is a single track bridge going across it
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I head north and very soon a track going off to my left hasn’t been mapped
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My track joins the paved track running alongside the Yuam river
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35C sitting in the shade, no wonder I was sweating most of the day
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No 7-11 sandwiches today, a healthier option was found
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With a good view
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A good lunch stop
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Whilst rain was forecast here yesterday we didn’t get any but Mae La Noi apparently did and it was a bit slippery in places today
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A couple of km later at this shack I was told it goes through
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This track ran out the back of the tip and I didn’t expect it to go very far
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No workers here today only a couple of dogs running around
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As the first track had big lockable gates I thought it was only for the rubbish tip
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North of Mae La Noi I noticed some tracks heading west of the 108 that were not on the map

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