Feb 102012
 

The Route 1090, 4019, 4014, 4008, 3059

Total Distance 134 km
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A shot of the Moei from along the 3059
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Now riding on the 4019
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I ride the roads near to the Burmese border and at N16.34.286 E098.35.114 the road turns to unpaved and goes down to the Moei
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Some cross over by boat
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I thought I would pick one of these up to see how heavy it was, I soon gave up on that idea
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This guy walked over
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I ride back to the paved surface then the unpaved starts again at N16.34.503 E098.35.695
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I rode through that, the heat was unpleasant and the smoke even more so but I wanted to get to the top of the hill to see if it was a good view or not
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The view from the top wasnt so special and the Moei is hardly visible through the haze
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Theres fires galore out here now and a heavy nights rainfall wouldnt go amiss
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Time to fry up some tomatoes
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A small shop out here on the dusty track but no fuel sold here
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Plenty of kids here playing near the water
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I ride close to the Moei a few times this morning following various tracks
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While I am glad to be riding on a dry track this would have looked so much better three months ago
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I ride south alongside the Moei and happen upon the newish shelter, I have rode off the ESRI map now but if I follow the Moei for long enough I will get back to an asphalt road
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This lad gets out from the Moei and tells me the track finishes just past here
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He was right, about 400 metres more and the track finishes, its not the fallen tree that halts progress but the large rocks just past it, not even a walking track now so its time to ride back
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I try a couple more side tracks but everything turns to a dead end
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After 25.2 km of dirt its back to paved
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I spend the rest of an extremely hot day riding on asphalt, the temperature has really warmed up here over the last week, no cold starts in the morning now
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Two large Cumberland sausages, double chips and onions at Krua Canadian for 140 Baht, truly lovely too

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