Mar 192012
 

The Route 1080, 4001, 1256, 1081, 1169

Total Distance 217 km

The riders

Con Kawasaki KLX 250
Heinz Lifan 200
Phil Suzuki DRZ 400
Captain_Slash Kawasaki KLX 250
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We took the 1080 north to Chiang Klang then took a right to find an offroad track that would hopefully cross over to the 4001
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The dirt started here but in the excitement I completely forgot to set a waypoint here and it was about 1 km further on before I remembered it at N19 16.797 E100 54.800
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This soon turned into a fun track that we all thoroughly enjoyed riding and it was also the first time along here for all four of us
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The views would be awesome here at the right time of the year
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The surface turned to a nice twisty asphalt one at N19 16.459 E100 56.606 then became concrete until it returned to dirt at N19 16.875 E100 57.171
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A few villages were passed through on todays trip
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Plenty of burning had already taken place
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The Nam Kon down there
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Here we appeared to get parted from our track but we were told to ride up to the top to proceed
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A fierce fire to our right
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Con giving his trick KLX some welly up there
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We are not on the track we were following but another one that will bring us out to the 4001 but further south
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Heinz really enjoying himself on the Lifan
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We reach the asphalt of the 4001 and the dirt fun finished at N19 15.998 E100 59.489
A couple of km later its a snack and drink break at this shop
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Not far past the shop we take a right onto a concrete road until we get to N19 15.937 E101 01.611 where the road turns to dirt, here we take a left to see whats up there
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About 3 km later its this and just past here its the end of the track
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We ride back taking the other fork and proceed onwards
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Another village
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The ESRI shows the track finishing soon but we are all getting more confident of it going on right through to a main road
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Phil going for it on the DRZ
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The only obstacle that we thought could stop us was the Nam Pua
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But we all got through alright, I dont think in the rainy season would be such a good idea though
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The dirt track that we have just descended
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We reach the paved surface at N19 14.144 E101 03.787 and a bit further on we reach the 1256 where we turn right to ride back to Nan.
It was a brilliant fun days ride exploring some new tracks and finding the loop was great
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Four hungry riders at Tonys Place for dinner
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A very tasty pork steak, stuffing, roast potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, baked and raw onions plus gravy at Tonys Place for 210 Baht

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