Feb 092012
 

The Route 1090, 4016, 4017,

Total Distance 195 km
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I took the 1090 south then took a left onto the 4016 to carry on mapping
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Some nice rainbows at this spot from where the fields are being watered
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The 4016 is a lovely twisty well surfaced road from start to finish plus there are loads of dirt tracks coming off of it
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Back on the 1090 and next is a trip to see the Pacharoen waterfall
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A small overflowing reservoir on the way in
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There is a school trip here today
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I wondered what these were doing at first, they were picking out any stones that the children might hurt their feet on
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The sign says this is a year round flowing waterfall that is best at the end of the rainy season
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Now the kids turn to get in for a splash around
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Now on the 4017
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A bag of freshly picked chillies
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The pickers take a rest
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I take a left to visit the Pa Wai waterfall roadside at N16.34.495 E098.50.045
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There is a fenced off area with good reason too
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The water just goes down that deep hole
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I cant see the bottom, I bet thats a good sight in the wet season and it would be interesting to find out where the underground stream comes out
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I ride on past the waterfall and the road turns to dirt at N16.34.506 E098.50.166
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Theres a right turn straightaway that goes down very steeply to the stream
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I guess between here and the waterfall is where that underground stream would come out
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Now to ride on to see if this dirt track rejoins the main road or not
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The answer was no, it finished not much further along at this place
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Plenty of tomatoes growing here
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Now they would make a lovely meal
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Time to turn around and ride back
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Back in a village and fuel here at N16.34.134 E098.48.996
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Further along the 4017 and fuel is available at N16.33.102 E098.49.728 and just past here I stop at this reservoir
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This dirt track heading east off the 4017 has a sign at the top, it doesnt register on the ESRI and can be explored another time
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The 4017 is pretty much like this from start to finish, a beauty
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A bit of burning taking place over there
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I reach the 1090, turn left onto it to ride a bit further to explore another new road for me, this one is a mixture of concrete, concrete strips plus dirt all mixed up for the entire journey
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It quickly climbs high above the water
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Even more burning up here
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A not too difficult ride that was probably paved for more than half the journey
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Eventually I reach the unknown village at the end
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This guy speaks some English and says no fuel sold here
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Now to ride back and there was a bit of rutted unpaved here and there
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Even more smoke on the way back, I reach the 1090 after a round trip of 21.2 km since I left it and ride home
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Jumpin Chicken & Pizza for tonights food, two pork burgers and large fries for 97 Baht, I certainly left filled up

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