Dec 022011
 

The route 107, 3002, 1178, 1322, 1340, 1249

Total distance 344 km
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Fang is a lovely peaceful place that I enjoy a short stay at, I had an early night last night and woke at 5.30 this morning fully refreshed so it was on with the kettle and two large mugs of fresh coffee later I decided to do the long ride.
I left at about 7.20 and as Fang is often cold and foggy it was tracksuit bottoms and pullover on.
It was a cold start with fog for a fair way off and on, the first few photos are from the 107
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Just past the turn for the 1150 I take a right onto the 3002 and a new road for me
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The cabbage pickers are busy
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Now I am on the 1322
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This is one good fun road with a clean surface
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This is what we like
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On top of a hill I can see the clouds below
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Zoomed in
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I wouldnt want to crash into this km marker
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I stay on the 1322 and ride up to the border
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It looks totally deserted on the Burmese side
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The old border crossing that looks like it hasnt been used in ages
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I spot this new Buddah that I dont remember seeing on my previous trip a few years ago
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Then its backtrack a few km then take a left onto the 1178 and a dusty track to start with
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This lot appear to be swimming, washing and doing their washing here
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I have only ever rode along here once before and I cant remember if it was on the Phantom or the Bm but either way the KLX is probably the best choice for this road
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The scenery is just magnificent
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This road seems similar to my last ride with a mixture of a dusty stony track and asphalt, I am now on the longer asphalt section
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Since I last rode here the asphalt has been extended a fair way and the really rough length that I was expecting is a proper good asphalt surface, perhaps now they will do the entire length like this
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I spot this pig and here I turn left at N19.44.090 E098.49.965 on a road that doesnt show on my map, the road goes about 1 km then splits, the right fork is surfaced until N19.44.497 E098.49.760 and here is an agricultural project.
The left fork is asphalt until N19.44.443 E098.49.639 and then carries on as a track with two wide concrete strips for 1.3 km until N19.44.805 E098.49.360 where it becomes a dirt track which I ride for 200 metres to N19.44.846 E098.49.260
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Along the concrete strip road
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This was about halfway along the concrete strip road
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Here was where I rode to, I was hoping the track would go to the border but from here there were only small overgrown narrow trails and I didnt bother
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Some work going on here
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Now time for a leisurely ride down with photos, I didnt want to stop too much on the way up in case it was a restricted area and I was told to go back but I saw no one
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The concrete strip road that was easy to ride on
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These buffaloes were enjoying their bath until I stopped to photograph them then they decided to get out and leave
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Back to the asphalt surface and the helicopter landing pads are here
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Animals of all sorts here
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I soon make a new friend
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Time to ride on and after getting back on the 1178 theres another short dusty rocky section then its back to permanent asphalt
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With lovely bits like this
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As I turn left onto the 1340 I notice this lake, am I losing my memory as I dont remember it from before?
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More fantastic scenery along the 1340
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The workers are busy at a good viewpoint
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The view from here
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I appear to have woken this dog from its slumber
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A shot from the other side then its a ride back to Fang after a good long days ride in a great area
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PP Barbeque for tonights meal at N19.55.839 E099.13.489
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Lots of bacon, mushrooms, cabbage and onions were consumed by me
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The price of 159 Baht includes ice cream plus all soft drinks and juices, you only have to pay extra for beer and whiskey

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