Nov 222010
 

The route 1269, 5032, 4029

Total distance 198
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A scenic ride to Samoeng along the 1269 then along the 5032 which is in a bad state for quite a few kms, its very badly potholed.
I take a right onto the 4029 and enjoy the scenery
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There is a 1.5km unpaved section from N18.52.722 E098.36.618 to N18.53.247 E098.36.102 but after that is asphalt
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I was certain that this snake was alive and just enjoying the suns warmth but no it was dead and had been for a while but it was completely unmarked
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A good road and equally good scenery
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I turn for the temple at N18.56.137 E098.35.071
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Its an extremely steep 1.2 km ride up a concrete road
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I park at the top at N18.56.203 E098.35.385
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A very good view from the top
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Now to climb those steep steps, Im getting too old for this climbimg game, my hearts pounding and my legs ache
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At the top and they have a truck on some rails to transport the goods along
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I am approached by an extremely friendly cat
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Theres civilisation at the top
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The craftsman at work
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One side is taking shape
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But still a bit of work to do on the other side
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My Thai counterpart, only his wall looks straighter than mine usually do
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I am glad I made the climb up here today
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In the UK bricks are carried in a hod, over here apparently its in a sack
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The view from right at the top
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A zoom of that nice twisty road
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Back down on the 4029 and more enjoyment riding along here
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A village in the distance
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All those lovely strawberries, my favourite fruit
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A very nice touch of colour here
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The peanut crop is drying
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Dead to the world
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These concrete pipes do more than carry water, they are also ideal for drying chillies on
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This Honda 2 stroke is probably ideal up here
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I come across some large plastic greenhouses growing lots of sweet bell peppers, just past here at N18.59.809 E098.33.960 the paved surface ends and its time to retrace my route home
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As I am looking to take a photo of something else I catch sight of this very large spider above me
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Knowing absolutely nothing about them, is this one poisonous?
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One last scenery shot then its back to home
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A chicken jalfriezi and rice at the New Delhi tonight for 150 Baht.

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