10-12-19 Chiang Mai-Mai Sai-Chiang Rai Visa Run

Captain_Slash

Blokes Who Can
Staff member
Joined
Jun 28, 2011
Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
Distance 386 km
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I rode out of town at 6.40 this morning and it felt freezing, my hands were very cold which wasnt the nicest feeling
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Travelling light as its only the one night away
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Fog is the last thing I need and its like this for a few km, even with the windproof liner in my jacket it was a cold journey to start with
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At Chiang Dao it brightened up and when I stopped as long as I was in sunlight the temperature wasnt too bad but the windchill factor while moving made it a lot colder
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Approaching Fang now, the 107 is a pleasant road once it gets twisty
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Lunch time and as I am cold all over the ham and cheese sandwich from the fridge at the 7-11 was replaced by one of these for my lunch, 39 Baht and good value for the money.
From here it was a ride up highway 1 to the border, despite it being midday it was still a bit cold
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Tobacco growing roadside approaching Mai Sai
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Myanmar to the left and Thailand to the right.
One thing I found out today was they will accept $10 instead of 500 Baht here, I didnt bother getting any as I thought they wanted more at this crossing
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Plenty of time so I take the scenic route to Chiang Rai
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Its okay out in the sun but anywhere I am in the shade and its cold at only 14.30
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Over 1000 metres high now
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This road is busy with bikes
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A village down there
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Its over the border though and no entry is permitted
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A pleasant ride along here
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Large portion of chicken and cashews with rice at Muang Thong restaurant in Chiang Rai 130 Baht
 
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