Dec 112010
 

The route 101, 3171, 1026, 4006, 1216, 3042, 3012, 4027

Total distance 263 km
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I take the 101 then a left onto the 3171 and on along the 1026 to Na Noi where I take a right onto the 4006 which then becomes the 1216.
A few km along here at N18.20.269 E100.40.813 I take a left onto an unpaved track to ride 1.5 km to the Nam Haeng Reservoir and this one is slightly overflowing
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Riding along the 1216 and some workmen are busy here
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The football pitch could do with some water by the look of it
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At N18.17.787 E100.35.305 I take a left onto the 3042
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4.7 km later I reach Ban Chettawan at N18.15.878 E100.35.118
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Its breakfast time for the whole family by the look of it
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Riding around the village I notice these rubber mats drying out, I didnt know they grew rubber around here
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I visit Chettawan cave at N18.16.382 E100.34.674 and yes those steps are steep
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It looks a long way down
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Riding back to the 1216
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Along the 1216 up higher and I dont like the look of that,it rains for a short time but not too hard
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Near the top and as usual the cabbages are being loaded up
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A bit further at the top and not much visibility at all
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Its looking a bit brighter here
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At the end of the 1216 I turn right onto the 101 and ride to Wiang Sa
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At N18.33.997 E100.44.165 I take a left onto the 3012 and a few km later take a left onto the 4027
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After a few km I begin to enjoy this road
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Its good scenery too
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Someones tending their garden on the banks of the Sa river
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After 18.4 km at N18.35.213 E100.35.900 the surface turns to unpaved then its a mixture of asphalt and gravel/dirt for the next 9.3 km
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I ride past the village and according to the gps the road is just a track from now on
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I stop at N18.36.670 E100.34.176 and decide its time to turn back, I must give it a go earlier in the day next time and see if the track crosses over to one of the villages in the sideroads off of the 1091 on the 4002 but that can probably wait until next years trip when I have a more suitable bike for the terrain
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Along the way back and the maize is being processed
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Another good ride today taking in some new sights and roads
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I order half a rack of ribs and a double portion of fries at Tonys Place, delicious they are too, 210 Baht
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Well it had to happen some day, to my total and utter embarrassment I could not finish eating my meal
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The look on my face says it all, a complete loss of face for me, the remains had to be taken home by me in a bag.
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