Nov 282011
 

The route 108, 1269, 5032, 4029, 6033, 4017, 1096, 107

Total distance 208 km
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Tourists riding elephants isnt something I normally associate with the 1269 but I saw these along there today
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I take the 5032 out of Samoeng then after a potholed stretch its a right onto the 4029
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Roadblock ahead
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The road is a mess to start with from landslides and damage from the rainy season but then turns into this lovely road for a while
On my last ride here last year there was a bumpy unmade section from N18.52.722 E098.36.618 to N18.53.247 E098.36.102.
It is now asphalt from N18.52.722 E098.36.618 to N18.52.982 E098.36.458 and from N18.52.982 E098.36.458 to N18.53.247 E098.36.102. the surface is ready for the sealing coat of asphalt
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Looking down on Yang Moen
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In Yang Moen and this man is about to set off on his spraying duties
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Knobbly tyres seems to be the norm on lots of bikes in the hills these days
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Its a good fun ride in places but as you can see theres loose gravel that takes the edge off of it and care is needed
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I ride back to Om Long then take a left towards Pang Term on a road that is concrete to start with until N18.54.869 E098.36.252 then it turns into a dirt track
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The scenery is well worth the ride here
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The sunflowers are being tended to
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Its a dry bumpy trail to start with
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Just this tiny water crossing today
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Then the surface turns to this damp wet surface that I am not that fond of
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After 11.8 km of unmade I reach a concrete surface at N18.57.124 E098.39.082 then soon after I take a left and ride to Tung Ting
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At Tung Ting its a right and on to Mae Pa where I take a left onto the 4017
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The 4017 soon turns into a lovely road and this small reservoir is up in the hills a bit
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Another one thats slightly overflowing
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The twisty 4017 through the trees, times getting on and I ride the fun 4017 to Mae Rim then take the 107 home
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Brownies steak buffet tonight, all you can eat for 88 Baht

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