Dec 052010
 

The route 1091, 4009, 3009, 1228, 1188, 1148, 1160, 1345, 1210, 1080

Total distance 388 km
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Whilst stopped for fuel in town this morning I met these guys
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The ever popular Yamaha SR 400 decked out as what you would like it to be
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I spotted this sign along the 1091
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Where this work is taking place
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This little tractor was struggling up a hill along the 1091 with a few vehicles trying to overtake it
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A variety of colour here
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On the opposite side of the road some workers are busy
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The finished product
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And the young apprentice
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Before reaching Pong I take a right onto a side road that soon meets the 4009
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I join the 1228 briefly then take a right onto the 1188
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The scenery is starting tolook better now
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I reach the unpaved section which starts at N19.12.101 E100.27.733
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Its a lot easier going then yesterdays adventure was
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7.2 km further on at N19.14.271 E100.29.374 there is a track heading south and my gps tells me this is more of the Doi Pha Chang Wildlife Preserve
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The girl with the hat on calls out hello as I ride by, I stop to chat and converse with a girl who speaks great English, she was married to an English guy and worked in a Thai restaurant in London, now she sells juice to the students at a local school
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Theyve got the right tyres for around here
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I ride on and as I reach a small village there is a 0.9 km stretch of asphalt from 19.15.237 E100.29.482 to N19.15.693 E100.29.444
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The scenery is getting more stunning the further north I ride
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If only that was asphalt what a lovely twisty road it would be
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Some construction has taken place since last ride along here
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At N19.17.923 E100.28.774 I reach the asphalt surface after a pleasant 16.5 km offroad ride and its a 4.8 km ride from here to the 1148 where I turn left
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I take a right onto the 1160
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After 5.6 km at N19.25.200 E100.26.268 I take a right
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This is a pleasant little side road through very good scenery
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The road stops 5.1 km later at this village called Ban Khanaeng at N19.25.616 E100.28.268
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I ride back turning right to carry on along the 1160
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Whilst the road surface leaves room for improvement the scenery never fails to excite
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I reach the unpaved section of the 1160 after eleven km from the 1148 at N19.26.855 E100.27.390 which will take me across to the 1345, I have the waypoint on my gps where the paved surface of the 1345 ends from last weeks trip and looking at them I reckon its only about ten km of offroad riding
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Plenty of Maize plus a dust cloud from a passing 4WD
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4.4 km later at N19.28.102 E100.28.125 the road splits in two, the gps tells me to take the left and the sign saying 1345 confirms this
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Its pretty much a steep downhill ride now
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I can now see the village where the asphalt starts
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It was 9.4 km of dirt between the two asphalt surfaces and a fun ride along here, I dont stop for anymore photos as its now 3pm and I have 180 km to ride back to Nan from this point so its a non stop ride along the 1345, 1210, 1148 and the 1080 back home
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Tonys special of the day today was chicken cordon bleu, I had a double portion of fries with it which cost me 229 Baht, a well satisfying meal too.
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