Mar 042012
 

The Route 108, 3005

Total Distance 189 km
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Heading south on a side track this is a shot of the mountains and a bit of the concrete 3005
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South of Pha Yoe I take a left to start exploring the dirt tracks that I didnt have time for yesterday.
The dirt starts at N17.59.064 E098.08.316 and fuel is sold here at the turning from a hand pump
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The village in the distance
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Every house seemed to have piles of wood stacked underneath it
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Back up on the main road and looking back at the village I have just visited
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I take a left to fully explore the dirt track I started on yesterday that had a village at its end
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That landslip I can see from here is where they were concreting a short section yesterday
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I am nearing the village
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Heading further west and on a very short concrete section
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The fire that nearly choked me yesterday now looks completely burnt out
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About 1 km before Ban Huai Wok its a left to explore the last track that I should have tried yesterday
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Virtually everything out there has been slashed and dried ready to be burnt, thankfully none of it went up while I was out here today
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Obviously it wasnt burnt well enough as this person is busy igniting whats left
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I ride through the village and just past it the track is gated, theres no point in riding through as these tracks lead nowhere or so I am told when asking.
There was no exciting discovery of a track carrying on westwards and linking up with the 105
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I ride back through the village then head back towards Pha Yoe taking a right before reaching there
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This starts off as concrete and is very steep then it turns to dirt at N18.00.332 E098.09.394
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I take a left to ride down to a small village
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Then ride back taking the other track to a larger village
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The end of the road and time to ride back
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Riding back and I carry on riding towards Kong Koi on an unknown road
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At N18.02.465 E098.09.926 I take a left onto a dirt track that will lead me back to the 3005
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Looking down towards the village there appears to be a concreted section ahead.
In fact there were two exceptionally short sections of concrete that arent worth mentioning and its a pretty much rutted dirt track for its entire length
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The very last bit before reaching the 3005 was probably its best bit
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Along the ride back taking a short cut off the 3005 I take a right which is a concrete track that goes for about 1 km to a village
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The dirt goes on but I am told it goes nowhere and as I have rode right around where it would come out without seeing it I believe them.
This wraps up all of the 3005 apart from a couple of short side tracks on the way back
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On the way back and a couple of fires that werent burning this morning
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There is fuel available from a hand pump at N18.06.210 E098.09.230 and here I do a right to ride around a village
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I get back to the 3005 and go straight across to ride to another village
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There were a lot of people filling containers up with water from here
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Back in Mae Sariang and as its sunday a small walking street today
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Fish, fries and onions at Northwest tonight for 200 Baht

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