Dec 122011
 

The route 101, 3012, 4027, 4002, 1091

Total distance 142 km

First stop this morning was at Kawasaki, I was surprised to see them open on this holiday monday but they were so the 6000 km service was done.
An oil and filter change plus the air filter was blown out then I was on my way after being relieved of 420 Baht
One snippet of information, the oil filter they fitted was from a KSR 110 as apparently its the same filter
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Its a lovely warm sunny day as I ride the 101 to Wiang Sa then take a right onto the 3012 for a couple of km then its a left onto the 4027
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A good road to start with and todays mission is to ride this plus two more asphalt roads that were mapped last trip and then ride some dirt tracks that hopefully will take me across to the 1091
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A couple of the short dirt sections along the 4027 have been surfaced but theres still dirt in other places
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Back to asphalt for a while
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These are standing idle today but perhaps this road will get surfaced in its entirety sometime
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I have passed the waypoint I put in where I rode to on my last trip here and its new territory for me
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This is brilliant, its the sort of track I was hoping for and the scenery is just amazing
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Finally I see some people, as its a holiday I was expecting to see kids out playing but there was a total lack of people as I rode through the villages
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Further along I stop in a village for a snack and theres some kids here playing
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Now on an asphalt section I rode last trip
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Off it snakes into the hills
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I reach another waypoint I put in last trip and my gps shows its about 5 km to the asphalt of the 4002 that awaits me after I have rode this dirt track in front of me, again its the first time along here
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Well I mustnt grumble, the roads okay and no complaints about the scenery either
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I ride through another village and more sign of life here
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This track is dustier and a bit steeper in places but no problem
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After 7 km I reach the lovely curves of the 4002 that I have rode before a few times and now know that the loop can be completed
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I think every worker I saw in the fields today was harvesting corn
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At the junction with the 1091 theres often this small market here, from here its the 1091 back to Nan after a fun day exploring some new tracks
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As I am sitting eating at Tonys Place this bird flies in for a closer look
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It gets closer and apparently often turns up when people are eating
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Lasagne, onions and garlic bread, I have another portion of lasagne and these cost 175 Baht for the two plus 40 Baht for the garlic bread, 215 Baht and I am stuffed

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