Mar 102012
 

The Route 108, 1266, 4006, 1270,

Total Distance 186 km
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Another very hazy ride north along the 108 then a right onto the 1266 for about 25 km then it was a right onto the 4006.
Fuel was sold from a hand pump along the 1266 at N18.20.411 E097.59.615 and again at N18.20.836 E098.03.645
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I have only ever rode this way once before, 2 or 3 years ago and it was this nice asphalt surface to Ban Dong then just past it the surface turned to dirt
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In Ban Dong and fuel is sold here from a hand pump at N18.20.638 E098.04.825
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The asphalt surface carries on a lot further now
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The asphalt finishes at N18.20.578 E098.06.924 and its now a dirt ride
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Visibility isnt so good today but something as trivial as that doesnt spoil the ride
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I ride through Ban Dong Mai
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Here the road forks and I take the right to ride to the 3010
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Its only 10 km to the 3010 but this bulldust is not my preferred surface and its slow going in lots of places
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All I am seeing again today is cabbages
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I reach the 3010 where I rode along yesterday and then turn around to ride back to Ban Dong Mai to explore the other track out of it
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Where this lady is fuel is sold from a hand pump at N18.20.745 E098.07.080
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Heading out on my first new track of the day for me and the worst of the bulldust is now thankfully over
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I am only 1 km past Ban Dong Mai and looking back I can hardly see it through the haze
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About 1 km before reaching the 1270 I ride past a few homes
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I ride north along the 1270 for a few km then take a left to ride to a village in the hills at N18.22.645 E098.06.501.
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I ride on through and this takes me to the new road that I was on yesterday and I come out of the fork that I didnt try yesterday
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I get back on the 1270 and ride north then at a junction take a left to head back towards Mae La Noi
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Its getting a bit windy now and the temperature has fallen noticeably
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The surface is rocky in places but thats not a problem and much preferable to bulldust
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Chicken, fries and onions at Sawaddee for 200 Baht

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