26-11-19 Chiang Mai-Looking For Reservoirs Around Hot

Captain_Slash

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Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
Distance 217 km
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I went out of town riding the road next to the railway line then stayed on the smaller roads
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Now following the Ping river as closely as possible
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This newish brickwork caught my eye
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Its pleasant to look at and makes a change
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Sadly up close its not so nice, I am not knocking the quality of the workmanship but rather the poor quality of the bricks that are not of face brickwork finish
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Good to see water flowing down the Ping even if it should be more
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Sad to see the greenery being chopped down here, quite why shade provided by trees is being destroyed puzzles me
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Futher south and its time to enjoy these pleasant roads again
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Off to find a reservoir that shows on the GPS map but no tracks are showing how to get there
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I can hear pumps going but cant find the reservoir and according to my GPS I am in the middle of the reservoir
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This should all be submerged
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Riding along the dam crest and no water to be seen
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Just this dry reservoir
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The overflow which hasnt seen water for some time
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Finally I see a swimming pool size patch of water in the reservoir
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He happily shows me his dinner
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Another dried up reservoir
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A third one also with no water, things are pretty severe out in this area
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Finally the Huai Ta Pha reservoir has water in it
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Back in april 2012 Russ, Phil and myself rode our bikes along the dried up Ping riverbed near to Hot, its getting pretty low now in november and it will be interesting to see what it looks like in late march
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Riding back along the Ping
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Going by the concrete steps leading down to the river I guess this is a broken up weir
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My first time eating here
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This succulent juicy beef burger was delicious and proof that Thai beef can be edible if prepared and cooked properly, 295 Baht although with the correct code word there is a 20% discount so I paid 236 Baht and I was certainly full afterwards
 
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