Nov 302010
 

The route 1020, 1155, 1222, 1021, 1148, 1080

Total distance 324 km
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I mentioned about my bike being covered up by the guest house owner, today I could hardly see it
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I reckon the next step is for the owner to offer to put it inside their lounge
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A few km out of town and I take a left on a new wide dirt road and here I assume is the start of the new bridge over the Mekong
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According to my gps if I ride on towards the Mekong I can find my way to the 1155
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So I navigate my way on this very foggy morning to an asphalt road
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The Mekong and I now have the pleasure of riding high up in that fog
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I ride on but the road stops at a river with no way across so its back towards Chiang Khong for me
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A very quiet market with no customers
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Finally back on the 1020 and I spot this crab in the middle of a fairly busy dual carriageway, I put him across then ride on
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The brilliant 1155 and the fog has gone
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That red building is not something that I have seen before this trip around here
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A very new crematorium by the look of it
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I take a left onto the 1222 then a left onto the 1021 then at Chiang Kham ride on ahead and I am now on the start of the brilliant 1148
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A few km out from Chiang Kham and the fun begins, its a good surface from start to finish
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Theres actually a vehicle in this picture, not much traffic at all along here today
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Lots of chillies growing along the roadside
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That lovely twisty road
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I score my first kill of the season, the silly dog couldnt make up its mind which way to go.
It was a tricky situation for me as I was going down a fairly steep hill and tried braking but just released the brakes and hoped for the best.
I felt the dog crunch under both the wheels and thankfully it appeared to die instantly, the mighty Phantom wins again
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I ride on enjoying todays trip enormously and no more incidents, at the end of the 1148 its a right onto the 1080 to Nan.
I check in at my usual the Amazing Guest House at N18.47.501 E100.47.053
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Then its time to eat, I had this large breakfast at Tonys Place, bacon, eggs, fried bread, sausage, white pudding, fries, mushrooms, fried onions and beans for 150 Baht and boy was I stuffed.

Tonys Place is at N18.47.924 E100.47.443 so if you want a real breakfast rather than the plastic ham and lukewarm scrambled eggs of the Dhevaraj then try here.

Get the gdb file here …

  One Response to “Chiang Khong-A Dead Dog-Nan”

  1. Hi Colin, many thanks for all your write ups concerning the food at Tonys place and also for recommending us to the other GT riders.

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