Jan 212012
 

The route 107, 121, 1269, 1349, 5032, 4029

Total distance 247 km

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A couple of shots from along the 4029
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I ride past Yang Moen to Mae Muang Noi and here is where I have always turned round before at the start of the offroad track
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Its quite an easy ride at this end
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Now through the woods and care is needed in places where its still damp
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This is turning into a very enjoyable ride and its one that Ally and myself were going to ride last friday but the rain made us decide to give it a miss
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I am over 1km in altitude now and its great scenery when I can see through the hills
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A fork in the road, I take the left
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Theres a small village here where I stop for a look around
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After this village the road is more rutted and harder going but still good fun
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A very sturdy wooden bridge
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Another fork, the right goes to a NP and I take the left
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Another village through the trees
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This is just great
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Another one of those sturdy wooden bridges
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Now for a look around this village
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Quite a selection of animal photos here, hopefully everyones happy
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Now to ride on and find out where I will join the 5032
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After 28.7 km according to my speedo I reach the 5032 but on the unpaved section
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This is new for me too as I have never ventured beyond the asphalt surface before, its very rough in places but enjoyable all the same
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Thats certainly seen better days
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Some road improvements are taking place here
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After 13.7 km of the unpaved 5032 I reach the new asphalt that wasnt here on my last ride, its now an asphalt surface for about 1 km further NW than before.
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Further along and some campers out in the trees
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Now a good twisty asphalt surface to ride back on but it does get badly pot holed towards Samoeng
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Todays ride was brilliant and one I would definitely recommend
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Steven at Pizza N Pasta will now make personal strombolis if you order one the day before, this was simply delicious, really filling and only 169 Baht

Get the gdb file here …
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 Posted by at 8:43 pm

  3 Responses to “Chiang Mai-Mae Muang Noi Then Offroad To The 5032”

  1. Thanks Colin, I also noticed Phil put a google map on your original report.

  2. Peter unfortunately the live google earth track isn’t showing at the moment so you cant follow the route, I don’t think there are any photos of the 1349.

    Below a photo it says (After 28.7 km according to my speedo I reach the 5032 but on the unpaved section), all the photos after that one were from the 5032

  3. Hi Colin,
    Lovely report this one.
    Slightly confused as you first state the route being: 107, 121, 1269, 1349, 5032 & 4029; but you start with photos of 4029? I love the shots of the long off-road section but is it the 1349 or 5032?
    I’m really interested in the 1349 out back of Samoeng and just need a confirmation from you of the sequence of roads and photos. Thanks.

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