Nov 192010
 

The route 1317, 1006, 1229, 2031, 5017, 4052, Hwy 11, 4008, 5016, 1274, 1184, 4010, 1033, 106, 1015, 3035, 121, 108

Total distance 358 km
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Along the 1006 just before Mae On and the butcher is hard at work
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With the faithful dog sitting there extremely interested
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Riding along the 1229 and up in those beautiful hills
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Along the 2031 I stop and this youngster seems happy enough just sitting there
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I wonder what happens to them
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Plenty of workers out in the fields along the 2031 today
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Time to stop for breakfast
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This restaurant is at N18.35.152 E099.15.754
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This lady is hard at work cutting the wood up
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I seem to enjoy spicy stir fries for breakfast lately and today was no exception, 30 Baht for this and my mouth was on fire for a good while later
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Some shots from along the 5017 heading towards the Khuntan National Park
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One working and one sleeping
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Just before reaching Hang Chat I take a right to follow a road that soon turns to a dirt track at N18.19.622 E099.19.046
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In places its a rough track through the woods, I reach a piece of asphalt heading to hwy 11 but keep going as the gps map shows the dirt track joining hwy 11 exactly where I wish to cross over it. Unfortunately I cant get onto hwy 11 as theres a barbed wire fence so I have to ride east wards parallel with it until I find an opening which I did at N18.19.335 E099.18.010
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After a couple of km westwards along hwy 11 its a left onto the 4008 and a new road that I wanted to try out for the first time, not far along here its the old tv shop
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Riding along here and I spot this fan, is it my eyesight or a trick of the light because from here dont the blades look slightly like a symbol favoured by a certain Austrian gentleman during the middle of the last century
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I am beginning to find the gps very useful indeed, I saw this road on my paper map but the detail from the gps is amazing, I take a side road and find a new reservoir along here thanks to the gps
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Everywhere today there are lots of workers in the fields harvesting by hand
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This very nearly ended up as a disaster, I wanted to ride to the top of the dam and saw a flat track up the slope, after reaching it I realised it was an irrigation duct and only narrowly avoided going into it. As I spent at least half an hour here and no one came along it was a lucky escape
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The Phantom can stay in the shade while I walk to the top
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This is the Huai Mae Klang Reservoir and its at N18.15.650 E099.12.568
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I find the correct track up to the top and ride up there, this appears to be a reasonable sized reservoir but no idea where the overflow is, something to explore another day
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Riding on and its a nice road in places
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The scenery is good, the road becomes the 5016 and the surface improves
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I take a right onto the 1274 at Soem Ngam
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I stop at the Mae Fok Reservoir at N17.58.922 E099.09.872
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Plenty of fish in here Kevin, I saw some jumping about
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Theres room for a few more in there yet
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I shot from in the hills along the 1274 then its back to Cnx to eat
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Chicken with parmesan, spaghetti and garlic bread at Pizza N Pasta for 159 Baht, lovely and was it filling.

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