Jan 012012
 
The route 1080, 1336, 4015, 2023, 1081, 1169

Total distance 143 km
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Heading north on the 1080 I take a left onto the 1336 to Tha Wang Pha but avoiding lots of the holiday traffic
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I ride alongside the Nan river and realise how much higher and wider it must get in the rainy season
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Further on I see a suspension bridge and spot a motorbike riding across
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I will wait for the traffic to clear then I will cross
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It was a stable enough crossing, I ride it both ways then ride on along the 1336
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I do a u turn at Tha Wang Pha, fill up with fuel then take a left onto the 4015 to try out this new road for me and to locate some reservoirs that I have spotted on the GPS
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Its a pleasant well surfaced road
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I come to a T junction, to the right goes the 4015, I take the left which is now unnumbered and after a short ride the road turns to dirt at a fork at N19.07.884 E100.52.214.
Both forks turn to dirt so its dirt whichever way I choose
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I take the left fork and ride to the Huai Wai reservoir
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I guess this is the overflow and the net is to stop the fish escaping, tractors have driven through here but its soft mud and I have no desire to get stuck
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This sorry looking dog walks by and looks like its ear has been bitten off
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There are fish in here, hopefully some live ones too
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I ride on past the reservoir and take a left to ride to the back of it
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The end of the road
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I climb up into the shack and can see the reservoir from here
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Now to ride back to the fork and take the other one
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Lovely scenery shots from along here
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Now on the other fork to visit two more reservoirs
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Plenty of bamboo growing in here
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That looks like asphalt in the distance
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At N19.09.125 E100.52.781 the asphalt starts and its a very good newish surface
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The Huai Pla Kang reservoir
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I ride the KLX down into and park in the overflow
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Its virtually at full capacity
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Now to enjoy this lovely unnumbered road that the Esri only shows as a dirt track
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Its not only the surface thats fresh, that looks like a fresh Richard III in the road to my trained eye
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Further on and its the Huai Miang reservoir and here theres a recently deserted restaurant
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All the tables have the empty plates from a recent meal and surprisingly the contents were all eaten, no wastage here
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The rather cloudy reservoir
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About 1.5 metres below capacity
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Apart from the one on the right these too all had empty plates on the tables
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I ride to the 1080 turn right then after a few km take a right onto the 2023 to enjoy a scenic ride back through a side road
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This rejoins the 1081 and I ride back to Nan
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Pork ribs, double fries and onions for 190 Baht at Tonys Place
Get the gdb file here …

 Posted by at 7:06 pm

  2 Responses to “Nan-A Suspension Bridge-Reservoirs-Plus New Roads”

  1. Thanks Kevin

  2. Nice birthday ride there Colin, happy riding

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