16-12-19 Chiang Mai-Two Reservoirs Near Soem Ngam

Captain_Slash

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Joined
Jun 28, 2011
Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
Distance 336 km
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Some new roads for me south of H11 on the way to look for the reservoirs
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Not what I wanted to happen, I knew the arm was getting loose but it just suddenly flew off when I was on smooth asphalt
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Nine strategically placed rubber bands held the unit in place all day even offroad, dont know if they will work as well if its seriously bumpy offroad riding though
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I wasnt expecting to see flowing water out here
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There is the dam but I cant reach it from this road
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Riding alongside the dry overflow
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Standing on the overflow looking at a completely dry at this point reservoir
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At the dam crest and there is water
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Hardly any water capacity in it though
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This pleasant road leads to the second reservoir
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This one has more water
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But still far below full
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I thought at first this was for irrigation but the water was coming out very slowly and the whirring noise tells me its a small hydropower unit
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Another spitting cobra seen today, its only about 20 km from where I saw one two days ago, possibly the same one. It also didnt want to hang around for photos
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No time for more exploring, the other reservoirs can be done tomorrow
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Smoked chicken baguette at Gecko Garden 119 Baht
 
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