Nov 162014
 

Total distance 126 km
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Just after the rain
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Taken from the viewpoint on the unmade section of the 1230 where they had no rain at all
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Heading towards the unmade section of the 1230 from the 118 and it started pissing down, I soon got soaked riding through it
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A short dead end dirt track I explored
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Its sunday so lots of Thais out fishing today
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A lovely sunny start as I turn off the 118 onto the 3005
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Before reaching the end of the 1230 I take a left onto a dirt track I had not noticed before
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It only goes 200 metres before turning to single track with a concrete path on the steep sections
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This was the sign at the turning and I mistakenly thought it said only 1km to the village
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Finally about 5 km later I reach it
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Once I saw this I thought possibly there was another wider track out but there wasn’t, anything going in or out is by motorbike.
Just after I left the village I felt the back end going funny and stopped to look then saw I had a puncture, rather than waste valuable time going back to the village I rode on as quickly as I could.
This was doubly annoying as there was a track going off my one to the north and I was hoping to explore that one on the way back but it wasn’t to be
I didn’t want to abandon the bike in the woods as I might not ever see it again, if I could ride to the main road getting it home was easy.
As it was the tyre and the tube stayed on and I made it back to the 1230, a 2 km ride to the 1229 turning and I got the tube replaced with a new one
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The girl running the repair shop and her younger sister
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130 Baht and a new tube was installed
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Indian chicken curry and 2 portions of brown rice at Kanjana 80 Baht (£1.60)

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  One Response to “Getting Soaked, A Puncture And Finding A Small Settlement Around Mae On”

  1. SO good to have you back Colin! Ridding in my old stomping grounds where I recognize most of the route and ponds that I’ve fished or picnicked at. The village is a cool find.

    Liking the new bike?

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