Nan-Ban Nam Pu Plus A Bit Of Offroad

Captain_Slash

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The route 1168, 1258

Total distance 135 km
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Out on the 1168 past Mae Charim
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It was a cloudy cold start but the sun soon broke through then it quickly turned into a warm day
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I stop in Ban Nam Wa and the sand on the steps suggests the Wa rises a long way in the wet season
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I wonder if this was caused by the last wet season
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Now on the 1258 to visit Ban Nam Pu
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Apart from these three I saw no one else in Ban Nam Pu, I guess they are all busy out in the fields
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The temporary crossing that gets put here yearly, do I cross it or not
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I walk across, the bridge is a bit wonky, the Wa is deep enough to submerge the bike if it goes in, plus theres no help around so I give it a miss
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I meet these performing dogs on the way back
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Now back in Mae Charim
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Time to look again for the offroad track that goes back to Nan
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Its lovely scenery up here and on a mostly dry dirt track
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Some single track now
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The track has really deteriorated now, its deeply rutted with no sign of being used by anything
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Heres far enough, times getting on and I am alone, hopefully it can be explored further another time
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Time to ride back to Nan.
Its back to Chiang Mai tomorrow as the KLX will be at 12000 km by the time I get there
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Roast chicken, stuffing, roast potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli and gravy for 260 Baht at Tonys Place.
I am sure going to miss these lovely meals once I leave

You can get the gdb file from my website here … http://www.captainslash.com
 

Ally

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Chiang Mai
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PCX - with custom valve caps
Hi Colin

From looking at your your pics, I would take it that the 1258 is the 'road' you were on when you looked at the long thin wobbly temporary bridge across the river wa?

But when I look at your track (snapshot below) I note you actually turned off the 1258 so I can only presume that the 1258 does have a pucker road bridge further down the river. Is that so?

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See you later this week for a ride out of Chiang Mai.

Ally
 

Captain_Slash

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BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
No Ally that wobbly temporary bridge is the only one, once you cross it the 1258 is a dirt track back to the 1243 which I rode on the Phantom last year, the map you are showing is the same as the Esri on my GPS, ie its wrong
 

Ally

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PCX - with custom valve caps
Captain_Slash said:
No Ally that wobbly temporary bridge is the only one, once you cross it the 1258 is a dirt track back to the 1243 which I rode on the Phantom last year, the map you are showing is the same as the Esri on my GPS, ie its wrong

Great stuff Colin, just goes to show that we shouldn't believe all we see & take it for granted!

:RO

Ally
 
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