Jan 252012
 

The route 1317, 1006, 1229, 1230, 4074, 2044, 4005, 3005,

Total distance 181 km
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A shot from the 1006
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Now from the 1230 where sand is being taken from the Nam Mae tha
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Now to enjoy the asphalt section of the 1230
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The unpaved section starts at N18.46.131 E099.17.353 and finishes at N18.47.290 E099.17.998
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The view point at the top
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This short off road bit is not too difficult
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Now on the narrow road to Ban kunta
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The repairs have been finished and it looks a lot better now
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A twisty narrow road with no photo opportunities to get scenery shots from
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The village name is still there
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Some friendly animals live here
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I take a dirt track that starts at N18.47.772 E099.20.982 and today I ride uphill on a dry but quite steep track unlike novembers trip when I rode down and it was wet and slippery in places
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Its a fun ride and at the top instead of turning left onto a concrete road I turn right to stay on dirt and try out a track that I have not been on before
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A very small water crossing
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After about 1 km I ride through a small village but see no one about
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Out the other side of the village and its a steep uphill climb
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I can see some scenery now
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This chap confirms the road goes through to Chae Hom
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There are a couple of turnings to my right but I keep to the left, I am riding blind as none of these tracks are showing on my GPs maps
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Now on a steep downhill bit
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Theres a concrete strip running down this bit which is useful as I dont have to worry about locking the wheels up
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This bridge rattled a bit as I rode over
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A pleasant little jaunt through here
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The road turns to paved at N18.49.251 E099.22.927
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I take a right upon reaching the 4074 to ride towards Chae Hom
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After a while I turn round to ride back along the 4074
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All the water crossings are still flowing over the road
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A baked ziti at Pizza N Pasta for 119 Baht, very filling and tasty

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