Great off-road trails east of Mae Jo


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Jan 11, 2011
Chiang Mai, Thailand
2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Jonny Sneds has been doing some exploring on the trails east of Mae Jo & took us out where he 's been riding. What makes this area so great is that its a stone base mostly (so can be ridden all year round), all single track & as challenging as you want it to be.

Marking the trees for turns with chequered rags, they were too nice and probably will get used as head scarfs.


There's a 17km loop, Johns done it in 48 minutes and was exhausted at the end which is perfect for brushing up on your enduro skills

The northern side of the pink tracks below are the really fun trails. There's one very steep hill, we wet down with the engines turned off, apparently you can ride up it if you do the loop in reverse

mae rim trails txt by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr

Frozen bladder of electrolytes


This is the nasty steep hill


Taking a breather, its kind of a bowl, so not much wind


Pretty hot out there and was sweating buckets, which led to cramp in the kick starting leg, so came back a little early, hadnt seen this Buddha before.


There's a good lunch stop near-by too


Will put some youtube video here to show the terrain when uploaded
The first section is very loose rocks, almost like riding on marbles, see the video below:

Wow look's like Johnny was get a real workout :clapping:
Nice area, I think that's the loop I showed the NOBs a few years ago.
Here is my first take on it, 4 years ago:
Max - Was that the day the 2 French guys came in just T shirts?

Rudi - Looks like that XR 400 is a fun bike for that area with the extra power.
Max - Was that the day the 2 French guys came in just T shirts?

Yes, I remember that day you had a flat on the way there.
Hey Phil, yeah the 400 is good for me, better then the 600, but it is still a heavy pig compared to the KTM's and Husabergs, maybe my next bike will be KTM, don't know yet, just want something low maintenance.

After the steep downhill, did anyone try to go up left instead of turning down to the right, I saw there's a hill climb, but didn't want to try all alone. I will checkt that out next time, totally happy here, because I don't know much of this area.
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