2-11-19 Chiang Mai-Mae Wang-Samoeng Loop Is Now Finally Fully Paved

Captain_Slash

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Distance 189 km
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Off along the 4016 and its been a few years since I last tried todays loop, I was interested to see if it had been paved completely to the 1349 by now
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Good views along this road
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Plenty of twists too
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At Ban Huai Tong I go to the Huai Thong reservoir
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As usual it is overflowing at this time of year
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Its getting a bit overcast here with a lot lower temperature as I ascend to over 1000 metres
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Lovely views again
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The road is now completely paved and makes a good days ride loop from Chiang Mai
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Back in Samoeng I ride to the reservoir at the hydropower plant, it was also as good as completely full
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Now along the 1269
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These traditional English houses were very noticeable out here and I dont remember seeing them before
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The owner is there and invites me to look around, its a hotel
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I am guessing the chimneys are just for appearances as it would be rather hot inside with all those fireplaces blazing away
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I was rather disappointed that there was no plate of Bakewell Tarts on the table
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Its certainly in a lovely scenic spot
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Pork ribs, fries, salad and sweetcorn at Gecko Garden 199 Baht
 
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