Feb 112012
 

The Route 1090, 4014, 4008, 1206, 2043, 2004

Total Distance 171 km
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Along the 4014
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No chainsaws here, everything has to be cut by hand
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Now on the 4008 and fuel was available from a hand pump at N16.28.928 E098.38.732.
A look at the Moei
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These have got lots to keep them busy today
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Next stop was the Huai Nam Nak hot spring at N16.26.307 E098.39.610.
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According to that the water is slightly warm
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Theres another fenced off one here as well
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I take the 1206 then take a right off of it to ride closer to the border, this road starts off as asphalt but then its a loose surface from N16.20.535 E098.41.207 to N16.20.067 E098.40.408
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This turns to dirt at N16.19.688 E098.40.107 and goes down to the border which is now the Huai Wale
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Over in Burma
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A crossing here
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I return to a paved surface at N16.19.613 E098.40.145 and ride on
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Another burnt out tree, this one is still smoking
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A pleasant surface now
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Two Burmese girls washing their hair in the river
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Now at the old unmanned border crossing in Waley and where I have crossed over many times for a wander around the Burmese village also called Waley
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Hes following me across
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Now on Burmese soil
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The pagoda that when I was here six years ago was only partially finished
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A quick five minutes poke around then I walk back, I have been here a few times before and cant be bothered to walk around the village again today, I doubt if it has changed much anyway
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The new crossing which is manned and where I am told I am not permitted to cross.
Last time I crossed over on the other bridge and walked back over this one, the look on their faces was priceless, one of astonishment at where I had come from
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There was a fuel station in Waley and a couple of hand pumps as well so no worries about fuel out here
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Just out of waley and I take a right at N16.18.224 E098.42.935 where the track turns to dirt and ride down to the river where I have often seen vehicles crossing over
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Quite shallow here
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I ride around exploring the border roads and riding through many villages, this one had fuel in a hand pump at N16.18.846 E098.43.459
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I stop for a snack and when the shop owner has no customers shes busy with this
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The finished product
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Fuel was available in bottles where these people were at N16.20.618 E098.44.422
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Now that wasnt there last time I rode here
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I take a right at N16.21.655 E098.45.382 onto a dirt track to hopefully locate it and its looking like I have the right track
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My track finishes and I climb up a hill to see my target was on another track
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Now to climb down again
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I ride back a bit then take a dirt track starting at N16.21.364 E098.45.588
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This track is the right one
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I ride up an extremely steep hill and this is as far as the track goes
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Its a climb up there and I will let someone else have the pleasure of doing it
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Now to ride home and I notice a fuel station at N16.22.510 E098.42.467
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It looks like that building got slightly damaged in a fire, more fuel stations in Phop Phra
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