Feb 062012
 

The route 105, 1175, 08033/3114, 3047,

Total distance 134 km
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I took the 105 north to Mae Ramat then a right onto the 1175
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A few km along the 1175 I take a right onto this funny numbered road but the ESRI gives it as the 3114
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I discovered this road about three years ago on the Phantom but gave up on it after a few km as its was so potholed and I had no idea where it was going, today I want to find out
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The ant egg thiefs are on the prowl here
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The only problem with getting near to these people is the fact that the surrounding road is crawling with angry red ants that quickly climb up your clothes, I notice they are both wearing wellingtons, perhaps the ants dont climb up them
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I reach the end of one piece of asphalt at N16.59.410 E098.36.890 and according to the Esri the track finishes here
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I ride on offroad
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Its a pleasant scenic ride
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At this point here I am on another track that shows on the Esri
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I am guessing this is where the Monks shower and do their washing
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Going by this
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This is lovely out here and there are loads of these offroad tracks showing on the Esri around here
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I follow this track and it brings me back to the asphalt of the 3114 at N17.00.245 E098.36.349
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I ride through a few villages and notice that fuel seems to be widely available, not that I am far from the 105 where theres two fuel stations near the 1175 junction
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When I first turned on the 1175 this morning it looked dull and colourless but now its turned into a great scenic area
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I reach another end of the asphalt at N16.59.568 E098.38.717 and the Esri shows it going on as an unpaved track for less than 1 km
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I am hoping it will carry on and join up with the 1175 but it needs to deviate to the left as those hills dont look too inviting
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The track peters out here at a water crossing
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This man and his dog come along and I am told that this is the end of the track
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The dog crosses first
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Then his master
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Time for me to ride back
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At the end of another side road through a village is this deeper water crossing that I have no desire to try
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Now on the 3047
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In a village I see a newish looking dam and take a left onto dirt at N16.55.404 E098.37.758
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The surface returns to Asphalt at N16.55.452.098.38.221 and remains paved for the rest of todays ride
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The Huai Mae Lamao
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Next stop is this lake which I didnt realise was next to the Mae Ka Sa cave which I visited a few years ago but this asphalt surface wasnt here at the time
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This lake is at virtual capacity
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I walked across but I am not a fan of these swaying bridges
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A quick look around the hot spring then it was back to Mae Sot after a fun day exploring some new roads and dirt tracks
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I eat here tonight at N16.42.932 E098.34.197
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A fast food outlet thats a mix of KFC and Pizza Hut
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Extremely packed as I walk in but the food doesnt take long to arrive
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119 Baht for that lot and very filling
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99 Baht for the small pizza but as a set its 199 Baht for the lot, I just about found room for the pizza

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