1-12-19 Chiang Mai- Reservoirs And The Offroad Track From Hell South Of Lamphun

Captain_Slash

Blokes Who Can
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Jun 28, 2011
Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
Distance 208 km
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The Nam Mae Moei reservoir has a lot of fishermen there today
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Shame there is hardly any water in it
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Along the 1184
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Now on the 3021 which links the 1184 to the 106
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The GPS map shows the Nam Mae Lop running alongside the road
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Hardly and water flow though
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Now offroad to find a reservoir I can see on the GPS map but have to find the way there as no tracks show going to it
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This husband and wife both spoke perfect English, they studied in Australia and then worked for Chevron in Bangkok
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The dog appears okay being the boys horse
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This unknown reservoir had a decent amount in it
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The track carried on so I explored it
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It brought me to this smaller and dirty looking reservoir
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This one was virtually full
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Now off to look for another reservoir
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It wasnt worth the journey
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The track finishes and another one is two km through there, I didnt even bother looking
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Tobacco being cultivated here
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That tree certainly provides plenty of shade
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A fun section of road
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Another reservoir thats well low
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I find a paved road on Auke's map showing it going back over to the 1184 which I dont remember riding before, its on the OSM as unpaved but shows as not going through.
If I had mapped it then it would have been on both maps, annoyingly whoever gave the track to Auke never told him it was unpaved
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It starts off okay then soon descends into a very rough bumpy and rocky track
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Through the woods and I have missed the turning I should have taken
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This doesnt look good now and I was surprised to see another bike here
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I ask him go this way to Lamphun, he first shook his head then look puzzled and said yes Lamphun. I should have turned around then but carried on
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Hardly any track here, only this sign
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I ride back and locate the track I missed
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This is getting rough now
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According to both GPS maps I am virtually back to the paved surface and none too soon
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Was I glad to see this
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New restaurant for me tonight, its on Ratvithi road about 100 metres east of the UN Irish Pub
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Meat lovers pizza, 299 Baht normally but I saw on CME that there was a half price promotion on so I only paid 150 Baht, it was nice too
 
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