Dec 232011
 
The route 1091, 2032, 3033, 4002, 1120, 4020, 1154, 103, 101Total distance 278 km

The Riders

Phil Suzuki DRZ 400
Captain_Slash Kawasaki KLX 250
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Phil was going back to Chiang Mai and we explored some new dirt tracks for both of us, the first one linked the 2032 to the 3033
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This was a bit deeper than it looked and it was wet feet time for me
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But it was a bright hot sunny day and I soon dried out
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This is a fun track
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On the 3033 and a bit of towing taking place
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Some of the 3033s lovely curves
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Then another dirt track that will eventually take us to the 4002
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We were certainly chucking up some dust today
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The track gets steeper with more difficult terrain then goes through the woods and under these bamboos
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Then its out into the sunshine and what a lovely view
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As is so often the case it turns to narrow single track
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Its a narrow steep descent through the corn
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Eventually we arrive in a village and we have looped around in a circle and back onto the track but heading north now not south
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We saw these along here earlier, from here we ride to the 4002 then back on the 1091 where we both enjoy a fun ride until at the junction with the 1120, here I turn left and Phil goes right back to Chiang Mai
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A turn off the 1120
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Nice views but the road goes nowhere
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Now to enjoy the 1120 and try to find the other end of the 4020
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When I was riding the 4020 the other day and I found it getting steep and difficult terrain riding the last bit towards the 1120 there was a very good reason for this, this slight obstacle in the above photo
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I find the start of the 4020 and its a narrow concrete road where possibly a funeral had just taken place
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I am told to ride through then stopped and given some sweets and water, kind of them
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Off on the 4020 and not too difficult to start with
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Its now a loose rocky section and I leave the bike to walk up a bit, its gets better so I ride the bike up further
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After riding up steep loose dirt then getting the bike bogged down in a hole and having to drag it out sideways then run alongside it to get it up the hill I decide to park it here and walk the remainder of the way, one reason is its now narrow single track.
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Its a hot sweaty climb but at least I wont get stuck
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It widens out at the top and I could have rode the bike up
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I reach the spot where I left the bike and yes I could have rode the last bit no problem but I didnt know that twenty minutes ago and I had no desire to ride up and down those steep loose rocky hills again
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The photo from the same spot two days ago with the bike stuck
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I set a waypoint where I left the bike and I am 322 metres away but as I have walked in anything but a straight line I must have walked over 500 metres.
Well I have now completed the loop of the 4020 and have the GPS track to prove it but 500 metres of it was on foot, it is a doable loop but my personal opinion is try it on a motard or a DP bike
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Now the relatively easy dirt ride back
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I am totally knackered now, I reckon that 1km walk is the culprit and its a leisurely ride back to Nan
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Half a large chicken with a double portion of saute potatoes for 220 Baht at Tonys Place

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