Dec 152013
 

The route 1169, 1081

Total distance 130 km

The riders
Mark Kawasaki KLX 250
Colin Kawasaki KLX 250
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A nice sunny start again today but Mark did warn me the forecast said 60% chance of rain
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We were enjoying riding unmapped trails and chucking up some dust as we went
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This unexpected hazard didnt stop us from linking up with a previously explored track and creating a loop
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Mark chucking up some dust
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We were within 200 metres of linking up another loop but there was no way through this and down a now non existant track
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This bridge wasnt here on my last trip and made crossing this fast flowing river much easier
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Another new bridge that was only a wooden one on my last trip
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Unfortunately at about 2.30 it started pissing down
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We took cover under here from the storm
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Now the fun begins and we go sliding
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The KLX slides the back end into a rut
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The locals on the other hand appear to be getting better traction with their road bikes
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Marks turn to slide now
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My first off this trip and I think the bars are bent a bit, hopefully most of it can be fixed by twisting the forks straight when I find somewhere to poke the front wheel into and turn the bars.
I manage to fall off about four times in total in quick succession
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One thing I wont be buying is the more knobbly tyres that both Mark and Bob K are using as my experience is they still get stuck like I do but they seem to cram more mud and shit around the swinging arm than my OE Dunlops do and in Marks case today the rear wheel was jamming up.
It took us a long time to get out and we were both thankful when it was back to the paved surface
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Pork chops, sage&onion stuffing, roast potatoes, cauliflower, brocolli and gravy for 220 Baht at Tony’s Place

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