Nov 102010
 

The route 118, 120, 4017, Unknown 2015, 1035, 1187, 1252, 4329, 4074, 3005

Total distance 380 km

I made a nice early start this morning, heading out on the 118 by 8am and it was rather chilly I can tell you
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At Mae Khachan I take the 120 and its started to warm up a bit now
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A reasonable amount of water flowing at Wang Nuea
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Quite a few other people were panning here as well
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A few km further on I take a right onto the 4017 and notice this shop with lots of old electrical appliances
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I ride on for a couple of km then take an unnumbered concrete road to my left that takes me back to the 120, here I turn right and head east
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After a few km I take a left onto an unnumbered road that I havent rode before
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Its basically just sweetcorn/maize along here
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The twisty road goes for five km then stops at a village
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A new one along with some old ones
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It was only a short trip but worth it, a well surfaced twisty road plus great scenery
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Back on the 120 heading east and this road is always a real pleasure
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I take a right onto an unnumbered road thats got lots of loose gravel along it in places
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After maybe about ten km it ends at a village
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Not much activity going on here
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Now its time to ride back to the 120 and head further east
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I stop at the Than Thong waterfall
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Just a little further on theres another small waterfall alongside the road
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I take a right onto the 2015 and this road is in a very bad state virtually all of the way
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The same crop being gathered everywhere today
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I reach the village at the end of the paved road and stop for pictures
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The satellite dish has more than one use out here
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I ride back to the 120 thinking that if only the 2015 had a decent surface what a fun road it would be
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At the 120 I turn right and ride west, at N19.07.528 E099.39.197 I turn left onto a dirt
track that my gps shows me will take me to a side road that joins the 4017.
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A rubber plantation here, unfortunately I come to a water crossing thats too deep and I
have no intention of getting the Phantom stuck so I turn round and ride back to the 120,
perhaps I will try it again after a few months
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I ride west for a while then take a left onto the concrete road that I roide earlier back to the 4017
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On the return ride I notice these people hard at work
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All very nicely done
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I am now on the 4017 heading south and good scenery in the background
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No mechanical machinery out here, its being cut by hand
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Opposite the temple the kids are playing at school
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It looks like some prizes are going to be given out soon
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After a few more km I take a left onto another unnumbered road that heads east,
I zoomed my gps in to maximum and still this road does not show, its a mixture of asphalt
and concrete. When I first rode here a year ago it was not a new road then, perhaps it will find its way onto the map someday
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I cant fault the view along here either
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I ride to the roads end which joins one of the roads that I was on earlier then turn around
and ride back turning left onto the 4017 which soon meets the 1035, here I turn left and ride towards Chae Hom.
I take a right onto the 1187 then a right onto the 1252 then after about ten km its a left
onto the 4329 for Chae Son National Park, I say I am going to Chiang Mai and am told to go through, no fuss at all as usual
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Just after going through the NP
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The road has now become the 4074 and its time to get a move on as daylight is beginning to fade,
even with my early start time has got the better of me once again. I ride on and at the end take
a right onto the 3005 which takes me to the 118, here its a left and on home
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A chicken Jalfriezi at the New Delhi Indian restaurant on Ratvithi road for 150 Baht

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