Total distance 435 km
I left Udon heading south on highway 2 to go to Khon Kaen to hopefully see a workmate from England, I hate highway 2 with a passion so decided to take a much different route. I had to stay on it for 33 km of boredom but then turned left onto the 2023 through to Kumphawapi, then a few km further on where the road forks I took the right staying on the 2023.
After a while the 2023 bears around to the left for Si That and I take the right onto the 2231, I come to a T junction and turn right onto the 2152 and ride to Kranuan. A t the crossroads I do a left for about 200 metres then its a right and still on the 2152, this is a new road for me
I have got to start getting used to flat roads being the norm again now after being spoilt by 10 days riding in Nan province
This is a decent enough road, its in very good condition
I come to the crossroads with the 209 and go straight over and now I am on the 2237 which I stay on until I reach the 208, here I turn right and at its junction with highway 2 my friends house is about 0.5 km away, sods law he has gone back to England already the poor bastard.
I get back on the tediously boring highway 2 and ride south getting off to turn left onto the 2228 for Ban Phai, then its east on the 23 for about 12 km then right onto the 2301 to the junction with the 207. I turn left onto the 207 and stay on it until the junction with the 202, here its another left and just outside Phutthaisong I take the 2081
This is another new road for me and a pleasant ride this one is as well, not many bends today but at least the road surface is very good and I dont thimk I hit a pothole all day
I come to a crossroads with the 219 and turn right and ride into Satuek, I ride on for another 5 km then its a left onto the 2378 and about 25 km before Chom Phra I turn right onto the 4026 which takes me right in to Surin, funnily enough this road goes right past my guest house so no need to actually go into the city until I need to eat.
Its time to eat so straight to Farang Connection at the bus station, this place is well known for its good food and a lovely plate of ham, eggs, chips and beans was consumed there.
Well it was a funny route that I took today between these two cities but when I left Udon this morning I really had no idea where I was going to be staying tonight