N.O.B ride Friday 14th September, 2012

KTMphil

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Hopefully we'll get a break in the rain, maybe do some tracks on the south side of Doi Suthep/ west of Hang Dong.


Let me know who's coming?
 

LivinLOS

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I am in town so as long as I get time tomorrow to sort my shit out I should be in.

EDIT :: thats presuming this isnt a trials ride ??
 

DerekUK

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I'm up for it but Scott's has school. Hope the rain keeps off this time.
 

KTMphil

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Why don't we meet 0930am at the PTT fuel station on R 121 / Canal Rd that is about 1km south of Suthep Rd intersection, THAT HAS THE 7-11. Its on the southbound (east side of R 121/ Canal Rd)


Pretty sure its this one:

N18.78520

E98.95884


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There is no air compressor for tires at this PTT.
 

MastaMax

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It's this one Phil. There is only one gas station on this road for a good while so it should be very easy for everyone to find it.

I'm not sure yet if I'm coming, wrist is not 100% and I don't want to take any risk.
 

LivinLOS

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Is there somewhere with space to park an unload at that PTT ya think ??

Otherwise I will park up at the queens park and ride that bit back.
 

KTMphil

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There's a 7-11 with parking there, you could leave it there and un-hook the trailer.


If the PTT in co ords above doesnt have a 7-11, then its the next PTT south of there on the LHS.

Is there somewhere with space to park an unload at that PTT ya think ??

Otherwise I will park up at the queens park and ride that bit back.
 

LivinLOS

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It fucking tipped it down major here from 4 am for an hour or so.. And its still raining lightly but steadily here now..

Still in ?? I dont mind getting damp (depending on trail) but dont want to turn up if no one else is.
 

Loop

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Heavy rain up in the hills to the west of CM yesterday arvo-evening. Lighter rain just backing off now.
 

KTMphil

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Ill be at the PTT with the 7-11 at 0930am



It fucking tipped it down major here from 4 am for an hour or so.. And its still raining lightly but steadily here now..

Still in ?? I dont mind getting damp (depending on trail) but dont want to turn up if no one else is.
 

KTMphil

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Torrential rain overnight was making the prospect of dirt riding pretty ugly. As it turned out it was a perfect days riding.


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After a couple of dirt loops on some sandy trails west of Hang Dong, we went off to take a look at the old steam train, only to find the gate locked.


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Some of our riders with a mis-spent youth managed to find a way in so we all got to see the 1936, Kawasaki, death railway, steam train

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KTMphil

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Then off into the wilderness, on some new tracks that were overgrown and hadn't been used for a while


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Lots of water flowing down the mountain from the early morning rain, all the streams were full, here negotiating one with some nasty obstacles under the surface

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This was as far as we were getting on this trail, knee deep river was the trail on the other side of these trees

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KTMphil

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No clarity to the water, all the rivers has to be surveyed 1st


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Derek coming back across

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Nasty rock in the middle here, then a steep clay bank


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KTMphil

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& he didint even come close to pecking the Monk, almost knew that he should respect him.


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Plenty of rain, the rice was looking good


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LivinLOS

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Was a very enjoyable day.. and so much for fears of a washout, one nice solid shower, just to cool down.. Was great.

Those sandy trails still very rideable even with the damp.
 

Ally

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Great pics guys. Even get to see more than just the view over the top of the bars ;) Thanks for that!

Mis-spent childhood my foot!

:LOL

Ally
 

Loop

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Anyone got co ordinates for where the steam train is ? although that locked gate looks like somewhere i was earlier in the week.
 

KMA

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probably already know the answer but how is the sticker brush situation out there on the trails??
 
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