Dec 222011
 
The route 1080, 2024, 006, 3029Total distance 264 km

The riders

Phil Suzuki DRZ 400
Captain_Slash Kawasaki KLX 250
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Last night Phil, BobS and his friend Tim arrived in town, we met up for a chat but this morning Bob and Tim left so it was just Phil and myself for todays ride
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Phils desire was to ride on roads that I hadnt ridden before, a tall order but some new ones were located, we headed out on the 1080 and north of Thung Chang we took a left onto the 2024
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A small reservoir here thats slightly overflowing
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Then off along this pleasant well surfaced road
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We stop in a village and look around
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They were very friendly here and told us about a track leading up into the hills to an army camp
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So we set off to find it
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A view from the camp
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We ride back to the village and carry on riding along the 2024 until it comes to a junction where we take a left to ride towards the border
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A couple of km before the border is the checkpoint and its the end of the road for us
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Time to ride back down this steep track that has these concrete strips on the worst part
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We ride back to the fork and take a left which will go back to the 1080
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Its a very dusty track with lovely scenery
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Theres a Honda wave hidden under there
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To say it was dusty was a bit of an understatement
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We reach the 1080 turn right and after about 15-20 km take a right onto a new road the 006 as the sign said
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Its a fantastic new surface with lots of bends and we ride without stopping until we reach the start of the unpaved section and here is a steep climb on concrete strips
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This was a fantastic find
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Over this bridge it turns to single track
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Two km before the Laos border its time to turn around as its walking from here onwards
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About to start back on the lovely 006
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A good vantage point to show the curves of the 006 wasnt located as we were in a hurry to get back
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The Nan river
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Back on the 1080 and we take a left to ride a piece of asphalt that turns to a dirt track
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Its a fun one that meets up with the 3029 where we tun right and ride back to Nan both exhausted after a fun days riding exploring new roads for both of us
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A pork schnitzel with a double portion of fries for 230 Baht at Tonys Place
Get the gdb file here …

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