Nov 172010
 

The route 118, 3017, 2074, 2157, 3005, 1230, Unknown, 1229, 1006, 1317, 121, 108

Total distance 172 km
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I headed out along the 118 then between the outer ringroad and Doi Saket I take a left onto the 3017 to ride to the Mae Kuang reservoir, along this road I notice this old house with a more modern roof
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This is a pleasant winding road along here
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I then use the 2074 and the 2157 before reaching the dam
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The overflow which hasnt had any overflowing water running down it for a few years now, I want some pictures from the top of here and I decide its quicker to climb up beside the overflow rather than take the long walk from the locked gates
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Halfway up and im knackered, its a lot steeper and much harder work climbing than I imagined
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That looks steep and believe me it is
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Finally at the top and im sweating buckets
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The climb was worthwhile for the lovely views
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Although its a lot higher than this time last year its still a long way below full capacity
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Back down the bottom and I cant see what all the fuss was about, that looks an easy climb
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I ride back to the 118 turn left and carry on until I take a right onto the 3005, I am getting hungry now and stop here for some food
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I fancy something spicy and a chicken and basil does the job for 25 Baht this restaurant is at N18.54.514 E099.14.427
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Time to ride on enjoying the pleasant 3005
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I take a left onto the 1230 and enjoy more good scenery but the road surface leaves a lot to be desired
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Plenty of colour along this road
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At N18.48.385 I take a left onto an unnumbered road that also does not appear on my gps map
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A twisting meandering track through the trees
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There is not a lot of scenery shot opportunities along here because of the trees
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After about five km its the village
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I ride through the village for about three km on this concrete track that has been extended since I rode here last holiday, it finishes at N18.48.640 E099.21.416
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I ride back to the village stopping for some more photos
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This girl was working away on her sowing machine
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I ride back to the 1230 turning left onto it and enjoying these bends where I can
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Something scuttling across the road catches my eye, its this little fellow
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At N18.47.335 E099.18.234 I take a left to ride to Ban Kunta
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As I start to climb theres a good view of the 1230 below
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This is another unnumbered road that also does not appear on my gps map
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In Ban Kunta and a few people around
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I see a few people working with bamboo today
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At the village I see this track heading off and here its N18.47.772 E099.20.982. I estimate it as only about two to three km from this point to the end of the concrete road at the other village and next time I am here on a more suitable bike I will see if this track links the two
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I see a lot of this drying today
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Time to get back to the 1230
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About half a km from the Ban Kunta turning the 1230 turns to the unpaved section starting at N18.47.290 E099.17.998
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Its not too hard going though, I have been along here a few times before but always in the opposite direction, todays was the better direction because most of the offroad section was going uphill, certainly much more preferable on a cruiser
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I stop at the viewpoint for a photo
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Finally its back to good quality asphalt at N18.46.131 E099.17.353
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Now if only the 1230 was like this from beginning to end
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As I turn right onto the 1229 I see this gentleman working away with the bamboo
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Now its time to ride home to eat
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Hot spicy chicken wings and fries at Pizza N Pasta tonight, 219 Baht for these and boy were they spicy.

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