Jan 162012
 

The route 118, 3012, 2074, 5257, 2009, 1001

Total distance 63 km
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Another low mileage local tour again today, I take the 118 out of town and between the outer ring road and Doi Saket I take a left onto the 3012
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A lot of this is new for me today, I have spotted a couple of reservoirs on the GPS that I want to visit
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First one is the Huai Klang reservoir
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Almost totally full
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I see a dirt track at the end of the reservoir heading south and take it to join up with a track heading west, but things dont always go to plan
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I am now riding in the bed of the overflow
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I manage to get through that alright
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Then realise that the irrigation canal is between me and the dirt track I need to be on so theres nothing else to do but go back
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Riding back up through the narrow singletrack
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I ride back past the reservoir then turn right onto the dirt track
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This is a relatively easy track and a pleasure to ride
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Now at the Huai Cho reservoir
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The asphalt of the 5257 stretches further north so I ride to investigate
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Its lovely and scenic along here
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Riding past the reservoir a temple can be spotted in the hills
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I reach Wat Tam Phra at N18.56.696 E099.04.209
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I counted 84 steps up there and it nearly killed me, I walked up only to find others had driven up, oh well you live and learn
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This Wat wasnt showing on any of my paper or GPS maps but luckily I got the name from a Thai tourist here, its worth a visit and certainly a local trip
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Now for the ride back
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Still on the 5257 and a lovely ride back too
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Some works of art around here
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Now for some lovely shade through the trees
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Now back to the 1001 and home, its a rare ride for me today, 65 photos but only 63 km.
You dont have to ride 100s of km to have a good day out and theres always new finds on the doorstep
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Now to give the KLX its first wash, its covered 12400 km and lots of that was on dirt.
Its in for a service tomorrow so its best the mechanics can see the bike
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Wow, it hasnt looked like that since the day it was new
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Now its lighter it should go better
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A new restaurant tonight recommended by a friend at N18.47.525 E098.59.499
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120 Baht for this all day breakfast including coffee or tea and orange juice, normally I could eat two of these but this is the first proper meal that I have eaten since friday due to illness and I really struggled to eat it.
Oh to get my legendary appetite back

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