Nov 252011
 

The route 108, 1013, 4016, 5032, 1269

Total distance 197 km
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The new rack has been made and fitted on the KLX
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Plus the pannier frames,4500 Baht the lot
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Now to decide what finish to have, powder coating or paint
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Along the 1013 and the onion fields are growing
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Some of the workers are having their well earned break
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While others still toil away in the fields
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A well surfaced twisty fun road is the 1013
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The kids are getting ready for a swim
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I stop to look in at a small hydro power plant and the dog comes out to greet me
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Not much water flowing down from the reservoir as most of it is coming down the pipe to drive the turbines
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The spent water soon replenishes the stream
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This is the sign at the entrance on the road which has now become the 4016
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Just up the hill theres a turning for the small reservoir
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A bit further along and the surface is quite bad for a while but the scenery makes up for it
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Then this good surface takes over for a while
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I call in at the Huay Thong reservoir
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Its my opinion that this one is full to capacity
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I take a right N18.45.387 E098.32.397 onto an asphalt road
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Lots of sunflowers along here
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After 1.8 km at N18.46.085 E098.32.738 the surface turns to unmade but not too hard going
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I stop in a small village and these piglets run across the road
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I ride on but its this wet red slippery stuff and its rather steep too, as I think its a few km of this I turn back.
The KLX has amazing engine braking and going down here in 1st gear with the throttle closed does the trick and no brakes are needed which was a good thing on this surface
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I will try again when it has dried out
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Back in the village and this pleasant friendly girl who speaks good English stops to chat
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The guy picks the wood up then drops it missing the little puppys head by a couple of inches
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A friendly little fella
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Often when I pick these small pups up they yelp and want to get away, this one just seemed to want to stay in my arms
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Time to ride back to the 4016 and great scenery up here
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As I ride on the surface really deteriorates and anyone riding here for the first time would think that it had never been paved, I have never known it like this up here before.
I ride along and take the other end of the track that I just gave up on, this is asphalt until N18.46.980 E098.33.349 then it turns to unmade but a dry surface and my GPS tells me its only 1.4 km to where I gave up earlier on.
Allowing for the curve its probably between 2-2.5 km but I cant be bothered trying it now and it can wait until next trip
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I take the offroad section to reach the 5032 then its a right and back to Samoeng where I call in at the recently opened 7-11 for some water
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As I was passing Pizza N Pasta on the way home a lasagna and garlic bread for 149 Baht was consumed there

Get the gdb file here …

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