16-11-19 Chiang Mai- Some Rough Single Track At Samoeng

Captain_Slash

Community Manager
Joined
Jun 28, 2011
Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
Distance 138 km
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The turn off before Mae Rim that runs alongside the Irrigation canal was a lot nicer in my opinion before they widened it
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Along the 4043 and a marathon is taking place
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They are walking up that muddy dirt track, I thought thats it I wont be seeing you lot again today, how wrong I was
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Saturday and a few people here fishing
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A lovely sunny day making good photos
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Off to cut some rice I guess
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Everywhere around here its hand cut rice
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Still wet and muddy from thursday mornings rain
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This guy has got all the gear set up here
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If the water level drops much more you will need to bring your own
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The overflow is about the same height as the Wave
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With a large drop down to its current level
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The stream that fills it up only has a trickle flowing down
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I will try to get here just before I go home to see if its completely dried up by then
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A house out in the field
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Its owner
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It looked to me like this is the only way in
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I saw her in the village moving along slightly down hill without peddling and thought nothing of it.
Here she is moving uphill without peddling and I realise its an electric bike, it certainly is making her life easier but I had never noticed one before
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To my amazement the marathon walkers are using the dirt track that I am taking
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It soon turns into a rutted single track
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Ducking under numerous trees and sliding around
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If I get any problems at least there is plenty of help here today
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I had to get off and manhandle the Wave over this
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A few water crossings but luckily no deep ones
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I was glad to see him coming from the other direction as I was dreading having to go back if the track was impassable
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Finally out in the open and the track from hell was nearly finished
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The pleasure of reaching this surface was immense
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A check point for the runners was here where they were all handed an ice cream, I suggested that as I too had travelled that shit track I also deserved one, they agreed and I enjoyed that immensely.
I wasnt a lot faster than the runners as the track was difficult and at the bottom one of the guys who I had been chatting to about an hour before soon turned up
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On the 1369 and I spotted this red necked keelback crossing the road but by the time I turned around and rode back it had been hit
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Last year I found one on a dirt track and it too had been run over.
No reason to kill this one as its both venomous and poisonous so cannot be eaten
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Stopped to chat with Arthur and realised he was on one of Ian's rental bikes, he was having trouble locating dirt tracks saying most were now paved
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At the 7-11 just before reaching the canal road I noticed this sign, never seen one here outside a 7-11 before
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Paprika pork steak, fries, salad and sweetcorn at Gecko Garden 129 Baht, great value and a pleasant meal
 

The Bigfella

Senior Member
Staff member
Joined
Aug 15, 2012
Bikes
KTM 950SER & EXC, BMW R90S & Dakar, MZ250, BSA B33, Norton 16H, Honda - 500 Fs & X, DRZs, XLs XRs CRFs CT110s etc
Great stuff Colin. Not bad eh, running into three of our rental bikes in various locations in three days.
 
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