Jan 302012
 

The route 108, 4009, 4010, 4065, 1088,

Total distance 307 km
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Riding north along the 108 and although I didnt leave town until 9.30 it was a very cold ride, the pullover under my airflow jacket wasnt enough so the water/windproof liner went in as well, that solved the problem
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I take a right onto the 4009 to ride to Mae Chaem on some dirt later on
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A few potholes in places but some good curves too
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A good surface now with stunning scenery all the way to Mae Chaem
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I noticed these fuel pumps in every village so no worries about getting fuel
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The paved surface finished and turned to dirt at N18.34.735 E098.08.317
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There was the odd bit of concrete here and there but mainly in villages and nothing much
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The track gets a bit rougher and steeper from here
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A bit of everything in this picture, smoke from fires, water being sprayed for irrigation plus its a bit hazy too
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The track is now described as a 4WD forestry track, its loose rocky and steep but the KLX doesnt miss a beat
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A few bikes come down, some two up with rucksacks and making it look easy
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The dusty track I have just rode up
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Over 1.5 km high now
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Now for a ride through the trees and its getting cold again at this altitude
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After 27.5 km according to my speedo the road turns to Asphalt at N18.32.811 E098.13.981 but its not a good surface for a while
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Now on the descent into Mae Chaem, I was thinking I would be there by about 12.30 and rolled in at 2.30, it was a longer ride than I was expecting.
I called in for fuel, 171 km since I filled up in Mae Sariang and the fuel light still wasnt on at Mae Chaem, it took 4.9 litres so that worked out at 35 kpl even with the off road section, no complaints about the economy of the KLX from me
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I take the 1088 south out of Mae Chaem and notice this reservoir that isnt visible riding north wards on it as I always do
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A brown water reservoir by the look of it
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Almost full
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One final photo of the Mae Chaem river then its a straight ride back to Mae Sariang
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Its a Moukata for food tonight at N18.09.657 E097.56.293
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Lots of bacon and lots of cabbage
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Finished off with ice cream, all for 108 Baht

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