Feb 262012
 

 

The Route 105

Total Distance 244 km
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A hazy start to the day as I leave Mae Sot
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At the refugee camp and the cliff is barely visible, at this rate it will be pitch black before I get to Mae Sariang
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I am parked up taking a breather and a drink when the ant egg harvester walks past, I was dreading him spilling loads of the red ants where I was standing but thankfully he didnt
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At a village there was something going on and this balloon was let off, it will very soon be swallowed by the haze
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Theres been a lot of burning since I rode down along this road three weeks ago today and surprisingly the haze is getting a lot better now
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Riding alongside the Moei
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This is one of the Thai rivers about to empty into the Moei and still a reasonable flow of water today in all the rivers I cross
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The same picture from three weeks ago
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The Moei today
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Three weeks ago
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Lots of fires today both roadside and up in the hills
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A lot clearer here though
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I get past the road works and back onto the bumpy old section, this should be a lot wider and smoother next time I ride along here
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I ride in to Mae Sariang and check in at the Riverside Guest House
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A moo kata tonight for 108 Baht

Get the gdb file here …

 Posted by at 7:42 pm

  4 Responses to “Mae Sot Back To Mae Sariang And A Hazy Start”

  1. Hello Simon

    Glad to hear you like the site, to answer your questions

    1 There are at least three petrol stations between Mae Sot and Mae Sariang.

    2 I have used the drums with no problems at all, the bottles are fine too

    3 I will not be in Thailand at that time but maybe I can catch up with you next time I visit Malaysia.
    You would do better to post this question on http://www.rideasia.net and also on http://www.gt-rider.com as they are both useful sites based in Chiang Mai and you may get a riding partner that way

    Best wishes

    Colin

  2. Dear Captain,
    Awesome web site and I think your web site is one of the most comprehensive and informative about riding in Thailand.
    I base in KL Malaysia and planning to ride to Northern Thailand in mid of August 2012.
    I have a few questions:
    1.      From Mae Sot to Mae Sarirang 224km and do they have petrol station along the way to fill up.
    I am riding HD Sportster and max I can go is 190 km for 8 lt for full tank.
    2.      I noticed that in villages they have petrol station with drums and you can pump out the petrol, how good is the quality? How about the road site small bottles petrol? Have you try it?
     
    3.      Anyone riding to Thailand in the mid of August 2012? May be we can ride together.
     
    Pls drop me an email sendtosimonyu@hotmail.com

  3. Hi David

    The speed would depend on what bike you are riding and your style of riding, I personally take it easy enjoying the scenery.

    There are no hazards along there normally although as road widening is taking place there is often a short unsurfaced section.

    Enjoy your trip and who knows we might meet out there on the road

    Regards

    Colin

  4. Hi.
    I’ll be planning a trip coming end 2012 to North Thailand.
    1 of the section would be from Mae Sariang to Mae Sot.
    May I ask what’s the average speed do-able and approximate time for clearance for the 240+km?
    Any likely hazards that I should be expecting?
    Best regards.
    David Lim (Singapore)
     

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