A last minute plan to ride the 1155 this morning (made for me by the surprise arrival of the wife's mother and sister!) was scuppered due to missing the turn after Thoeng and ending up in Chiang Kham so I just carried on and finally got to ride the 1148, what a road! I didn't have time to go all the way to Nan but will definitely do so soon, there was another 100kms of glorious twisties to enjoy after I stopped and turned back, can't wait On the way back to Chiang Rai I went via Pa Daet and Phan then dropped by the Chiang Rai circuit to see how things are progressing, looks good and JV said probably finished in about one month. This weekend they had some professional race instructors from BKK giving lessons/advice to about 10 folk (4k each I think) so it was closed to the public but I had a chance to perv over some lovely bikes. Now I understand why the 1148 is many people's favourite road in all of Thailand! Setting off from home on my Hypermotard. Yesteryear bike outside a coffee shop in Chiang Kham. Some of the awesome 1148 A few snaps from Chiang Rai circuit.