Jan 312012
 

The route 108, 1266

Total distance 139 km
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Outside my guest house this morning was this customised bike
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A Honda Sonic engine has been transplanted in here
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Its time for the 3000 km oil change and no Shell garage here to get my usual brand of oil from
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Shouldnt get any problems with this brand and its a semi synthetic 10W-40 the same as the Shell that will be mixed with it.
The gear lever was a bit loose and the guy here took it off cleaned it then fixed it, this plus the oil change was 150 Baht which was the price of the oil.
I used this place a couple of years back when the Phantom needed the tyres changing, a very good service here indeed and good English is spoken here too
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Now time to change accommodation, I move to the Riverside Guest House as I get a room with private toilet/shower plus hot water for 150 Baht
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The view from the terrace
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Its a midday start by the time I am sorted out so a quick trip to Huai Hom for some coffee
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The 1266 has a bit of surface debris here and there
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A few landslips along the way, this was the largest one
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Its been two years since I last rode here and the asphalt has been extended from the 108 until N18.21.236 E098.03.875, then its a 3.6 km unpaved section
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At N18.22.617 E098.04.624 I am back on asphalt at the turn to Huai Hom
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Huai Hom village
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I ride through the village until the paved surface finishes then turn around
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Huai Homs most famous product drying out
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A view from upstairs at the coffee tasting/buying house
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Lots of packets of the ground coffee for sale
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No trip here is complete without sampling a cup
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Now time to ride back with half a kilo of freshly ground for myself and 1.25 kg for a couple of restaurants here who always ask me to get them some
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These school children are busily tidying up and burning the rubbish under the supervision of their teacher
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On the way back I take a right onto a narrow concrete road that leads to a village of wooden houses
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Theres more watching than working
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The end of the road and time to turn back
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I ride a bit further along the 1266 then take another right onto a concrete road but after the bridge it turns to dirt at N18.22.984 E097.57.877
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Just past these buffaloes the surface returns to paved at N18.23.409 E097.58.041
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Now a scenic ride back to the 108
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The playful puppy at the Sawaddee restaurant
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Pork steak, fries and onions for 200 Baht at the Sawaddee

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