Dec 112011
 

The route 1020, 1155, 1021, 1148, 1080

Total distance 291 km
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Last night it started raining in Chiang Khong and the old Lady who owns this guesthouse was soon out covering my bike up
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Early this morning Lakota turned up to see me as he was interested in seeing my rack and pannier frames, I was interested in his home made rack, no rusting from this one
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A quick phone call to Nan found that the Amazing guesthouse had a room for me, in fact the house was completely empty which was surprising as this is now the Thai tourist season plus its a long holiday weekend
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On the lovely bendy 1155
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Its another cold cloudy windy day and even though I put the pullover and tracksuit trousers on I am not very warm so the waterproof jacket liner goes in too.
Once the airflow is blocked off I am a lot warmer and more comfortable
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The sun doesnt make an appearance at all today
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The photo that sums up the 1155
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The start of the 1148
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While I am stopped at this photo stop some Thais on bikes also stop for photos and offer to take mine
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Its looking gloomier and a bit further on the road is damp for a while but theres no rain luckily
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The reservoir that I will be visiting in the coming few weeks that I will stay here, plus theres a few off shoots along the 1184 that I hope to join up with some dirt tracks
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A last shot of the 1148 then its on to Nan
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My home in Nan
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I get my favourite large room which is 130 Baht but as I stay two or three weeks when I pay at the end its usually around 100 Baht as the owner gives a discount for a long stay
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Tonys Place for tonights meal, the full English breakfast is now 160 Baht and a very filling meal of
2 bacon, 2 eggs, 2 fried bread, 1 sausage, white pudding, baked beans, chips, mushrooms and fried onions

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 Posted by at 8:15 pm

  2 Responses to “A Cold Ride From Chiang Khong To Nan”

  1. Thanks Dave

    It was good meeting you in Chiang Mai and good luck on your travels

  2. You finally make an appearance in one of your own ride reports!

    Anyway, I’m going through a bunch of your reports and am amazed with the detail and organization.  Your riding plus ally’s web work.. amazing! 

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