Dec 062010
 

The route 1080, Unknown, 4019, 4007, 1082, 1336

Total distance 249 km

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I called in at the Honda shop hoping to find my tyres in but no luck, coming in this afternoon they said, I needed new rear brake pads so I had them fitted, 250 Baht lighter I rode off stopping for this pleasant chicken and noodle breakfast, I asked for another portion of chicken and forty Baht the lot
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About ten km out of town along the 1080 at N18.52.943 E100.44.920 I turn right onto this new unnumbered road that I dont remember seeing before, its a good twisty piece of asphalt that runs for about six km then meets the 4019
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I get on the 4019 and ride around in a loop noticing different types of homes along here
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I reach the 1080 turning right then further on I take a left onto the 4007
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A left onto the 1082 then at N19.07.917 E100.43.252 I take a right onto a narrow concrete road
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A couple of km later is this small village at N19.08.397 E100.43.071
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I take a look around then ride back to the 1082
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At N19.07.810 E100.42.780 I take a right onto another narrow concrete road
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Its certainly stunning scenery riding down here
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I mark it here at N19.07.828 E100.41.953 about three km from the 1082
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A couple of very friendly playful dogs
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Lots of old wooden shacks here
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The concrete road goes out the other side of the village
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This is the end of the concrete road at N19.07.452 E100.41.784 which here is completely hidden by the jungle
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Surprisingly theres not a sign for this waterfall
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Its time to head back to the 1082 and on towards Sop Khun
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At N19.06.859 E100.38.920 I turn right onto a dirt track to ride to the NP, its a bumpy three km ride here
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N19.07.749 E100.38.531, the quite basic accommodation that has mains electricity inside
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Or tents if you prefer them
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The wonderful view from up here, there is a waterfall but apparently its a one km walk and I leave it out
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Back on the 1082
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That signs high up, they certainly want it seen
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I would certainly like to ride along here towards the end of the rainy season, I bet its lush then
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I ride into Sop Khun then theres this track that goes out the other side to the river
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When I was doing my mammoth offroad trip across the mountain the other day this was where I assumed I would enter Sop Khun, how wrong I was
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Sop Khun and just wooden buildings here
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I ride back and just outside Sop Khun at N19.05.709 E100.35.887 I take a narrow road that has a short run of concrete but otherwise its a very bumpy dirt surface
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A couple of these wooden bridges to cross
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5.9 km later I reach the goal at N19.04.759 E100.36.323
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A couple of years ago there were lots of strawberries growing here, today its just cabbages
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I usually ride straight up here but since last visit the steps have been dug and it looks like they are lined with cabbages
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On the way back and some workers are waiting for their lift home
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The 1082 is just a 38 km long twisty piece of asphalt
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I eat at the Nan Steakhouse tonight, I keep hearing from Tonys customers how good the pizzas are here and I have to say that this is definitely the best pizza that I have ever eaten in Nan.
135 Baht for this very tasty meal.
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