Mar 182012
 

The Route 1080, 1336, 1148, 4011, 3077, 1082

Total Distance 168 km
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I head north on the 1080 then take a left onto the quieter 1336
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Just before rejoining the 1080 at Tha Wang Pha I stop for breakfast at N19 06.426 E100 48.498
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A spicy fried chicken with basil for 25 Baht
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The 1148
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The odd bit of smoke but nothing to worry about
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I stay on the 1148 for about 15 km then take a left onto the 4011
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Although its now hot its a pleasant fresh air up here today
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A quick stop at the Ponggi hot springs
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Apart from these kids playing in the stream theres no one here the same as last years trip
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The surface turns to unpaved at N19 13.031 E100 38.596 and I stop at the next village
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The girl with the purple top on tells me the track ahead that is showing on my GPS goes nowhere but if I take the left which doesnt show it will lead me back out towards Tha Wang Pha
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So off I set on a very pleasant dirt ride
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This was a great surface, no bulldust or rocks, just a hard dirt surface
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Its breezy and pleasant up here
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Theres been a severe shortage of snake photos this year because I have hardly seen any, I spot this one today and think I havent seen this golden coloured one before
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It appears to have the same characteristics as the tree dwelling rat snake as it gets off the ground at the first opportunity and stays aloft until out of sight
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I reach the asphalt of the 3077 at N19 11.285 E100 43.137 and ride it back to the 1148 completing a nice loop for the first time
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I ride back through the village to reach a track and the paved surface finishes at N19 10.801 E100 45.912.
I turn right to ride this dirt track to where it joins the 3077 at N19 11.083 E100 45.733
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Plenty of workers busy along here
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Then at the junction with the 3077 I turn around and ride it to its junction with the 1082 and I expect this will be an asphalt surface next time I ride along it.
The dirt finishes at N19 08.050 E100 46.653 when I reach the 1082
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Tony has put on a sunday roast today and theres a few here for dinner eating their diet sized portions
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Theres mine and my powers of gluttony were much needed today to devour that lot
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As I was about to leave Tony persuaded me to have some homemade bread pudding with custard and ice cream, with that I was completely stuffed.
All of this at Tonys Place for 260 Baht

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