Mar 272012
 

The Route 107, 4054 1095, 3045, 4235, 4195, 2142, 3026, 3009,

Total Distance 126 km
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I noticed while riding alongside the irrigation canal that goes through Chiang Mai from the Mae Taeng river that there was no water flowing so decided to ride to the Mae Taeng to see it running normally.
I take the 107 for quite a way then a left onto the 4054 for a quiter ride and to explore some new roads for the first time
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Along the 4235 and what was dirt on my previous ride now has this lovely new section of asphalt stretching north until N19 07.849 E098 55.200.
Here I take a right and its a dirt track as before until I cross the irrigation canal
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To my annoyance I see the water is flowing along the canal up here
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I am now standing on the weir in the middle of the Mae Taeng river and looking upstream, the visions I had of it flowing over the weir didnt happen and it looks like it hasnt flowed over for quite some time.
I must visit here again in october to see how it looks then
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One of the quads wouldnt start so needed a push
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These friendly kids were enjoying the water on a very hot day
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I take the 4195 to see if it crosses over to the 4020
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It turns to dirt at N19 09.127 E098 54.099
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This was a pleasant ride, I didnt plan on doing any offroad today as I dont want to get my lovely clean bike dirty before handing it over to its guardian while I am back in England
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I was surprised to see water flowing along here
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Thats where its coming from and there must be a reservoir up there
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Feeding time and the fish go into a frenzy
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A pleasant final ride for this holiday.
On the way back I follow the Canal and its an unmade surface between N19 06.531 E098 55.514 and N19 06.414 E098 55.419
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This was my final mileage for this holiday which started on 10th november when I bought the KLX brand new.
Its below my usual mileage but a lot of this trip has been offroad
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Burger and fries at Miguels for 180 Baht
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Apple burrito and ice cream 100 Baht

Get the gdb file here …

 Posted by at 9:16 pm

  3 Responses to “Chiang Mai-Mae Taeng River+A Reservoir”

  1. Was going through withdrawals this morning; what am I going to read whilst having my morning coffee!

  2. Hi Ken

    I leave it with a friend

    Colin

  3. Hi Cap’n,
    We met in CM in January at Phil’s corner bar. I was visiting from the States and had hired a Dream. We talked a bit about seasonal living there but I forgot to ask you; where do you store the KLX while you’re away?  Thanks, BTW, for the postings at this page – they inspire me to no end.  
     
    Ken

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