7-11-19 Chiang Mai- Mae Tip Reservoir And Doi Ngum

Captain_Slash

Blokes Who Can
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Jun 28, 2011
Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
Distance 125 km
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A bad start and bad end to the day.
Ever since I had the new rear tyre put on most mornings a bit of air was needed but today it was totally flat, a new tube was fitted and hopefully that solves the problem
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It was too late to ride out for more meanderings around Samoeng so I headed east of town
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I quickly got off the highway to enjoy these quieter back roads
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This one has deteriorated since I mapped it a couple of years ago
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Getting ready for Loi Krathong
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A bit of unpaved gets me to Mae Tip reservoir
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This smaller pond next to the main reservoir looks really low
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Even the Mae Tip is way down on capacity
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Now to enjoy the 2047 canal road on the section I havent rode yet this trip
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A lovely fun road
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I decide to try to get to the top of Doi Ngum once more, this will be my third attempt and hopefully today I succeed
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The Chedi at the top I have yet to reach
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A lot more of this track has been paved since my last visit here
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Still unpaved for a good bit too
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Finally I get here where I failed twice before on both the KLX 250 and KLX 150. The Honda Wave does the job though.
I turned back on the KLX 250 as the track became single track on a mountain side and I would have been fucked trying to turn that thing around if it was a no through track.
I got further on the KLX 150 but then the track was washed away and was not passable by any vehicle
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It felt as though I had climbed more but this is what the GPS says
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Not as clear views from up here as I expected today
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I thought it looked like there was a light flashing up here that I could see from the road but I initially thought it must have been sunlight reflecting
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Back down at the bottom
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Thais riding horses along the road isnt something I see everyday
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Here the canal goes through the hills and I ride home but as I get into chiang Mai I have to ride through the pissing rain and arrive at my gh soaked
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Indian style chicken curry and rice at Kanjana 105 Baht
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As I am eating it pisses down again and I get soaked twice in a day, to compound my misery I left my camera on the counter of the 7-11 so I had to walk back there to luckily see it still sitting on the counter where I left it
 

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