The Route 1080, 4007
Total Distance 139 km
First stop was for breakfast on the 1080 opposite the airport at N18 47.735 E100 46.757
The chef cooking a nice spicy gai phad kapow, these are the only type of Thai meals I eat, at authentic little restaurants where Thais eat.
Its spicy like it should be rather than the bland stuff with about as much flavour as cardboard that you get at restaurants that cater for tourists.
With an authentic Thai price too, 30 Baht
I ride along the 1080 then take a left onto the 4007 and not far along here I take a left onto an unknown road that I have often promised to explore but never got around to it
Its a nice twisty fun road
The surface turns to dirt at N19 02.108 E100 43.657
A fun dirt track at the moment
I ride through another village and get on the dirt track that I am hoping will take me over the hills to the 1082
There were at least six of these small recently constructed weirs out on todays dirt tracks
I am now heading north and riding the unknown as I have lost the track on the ESRI, I missed the turn off just before the last village but I will ride on as theres another track showing due north of me which I hope to link up with
I can see an obstruction ahead so leave the bike and walk to it
I climb over and go for a look around
Even if the fence wasnt there I had no track to ride on.
I try another side track but that quickly also finishes
I ride to the brow of a hill and this guy tells me I cannot get to Sop Khun this way so its a return to try the track I missed earlier on
I get a few shots from the top before I ride back down
Back through the trees and the village then its a right onto the track showing on the ESRI
This bridge looked rather dodgy so I walked over first to try it out, it held so off I rode across it
This is more like it, I am really enjoying this.
New tracks again for me today right on Nans doorstep
The Esri shows two or three tracks to pick but they either dont exist or are dead ends when I am annoyingly close to the 1082.
I knew it might be difficult as there are some high hills to cross but this is irritating
This is the only other track showing on the ESRI but its a very steep single track with no sign of any motorbike tyre tracks and only the marks of this wood having been pulled down.
I decide to leave this and perhaps explore it from the other end on my next trip here
Before reaching the village I take a right which loops back to the asphalt road I was on earlier
I reach the asphalt at N19 01.565 E100 43.883, take a left then ride to the village where I take a right to explore another dirt track
In the village and things being done the old fashioned way
Now off on another fun dirt ride
The surface returns to asphalt at N19 03.057 E100 44.436, I ride back to the 4007 turn right and ride back to Nan.
This is my last ride in Nan for this holiday and yet again more new tracks were found, theres absolutely loads of these tracks out here just waiting to be discovered
Ribs, fries, fried and raw onions at Tonys Place for 190 Baht