Jan 132009

The route 108, 1269, 6033, 1269, 108

Total distance 161 km

It was out of town on the 108 then a right for Samoeng on the 1269

Loads of bends along the 1269

I ride through Samoeng and take a right, after a few kms the road is numbered 6033

Some good bends along here too

I reach the village of Pong Kwao and a funeral is taking place

After the village the road turns to dirt for the rest of the waqy to the hot springs

this stream runs past the hot springs and here the rideable road finishes

I walk into the grounds of the hot springs and it is completely deserted and mostly locked up, this picture was taken from over the top of the locked gate

Definitely not a hot spring, the water was very cold

This was the only bath that wasnt locked, its very warm water in there

A nice resort here but where is everybody, I guess that they are all at the funeral in the village

The first signs of life since I arrived, as I leave a couple of pick up trucks laden with the staff arrive

I ride back the way that I rode out, never having been out here before and having to rely on a dodgy old map that I purchased this morning I dont want to get lost out here when night falls

A thoroughly enjoyable ride out here and I must explore more of these little side roads next time I ride here

I eat at Miguels for the best Mexican food in Chiang Mai at

106/1 Chaiyaphum Road

Tel 053 874148


A gorgeous plate of sizzling fajitas, there is an extensive menu of top notch food here

I always eat here when I want Mexican food, originally opened and owned by Mike of Mikes Burgers its now owned and run by Mark, a very amiable Canadian guy.

Hot off the press, I was informed that a 2nd Miguels should be opening on march 1st but as the proprieter is a poster on gt-rider I will leave it to him to spill the beans

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