I am looking for a day ride for a couple of hours from Chiang Rai. We will already have travelled from Nan to Chiang Khong for an overnight, then to Chiang Rai via Chiang Saen the day before, and heading south and across to Pai the next day, so didn't really want to go over those roads again. My initial look is at following the 1232 and 1173 into Wiang Chai, the 1173 North East to Mae Bong, West on the 1098 to Tha Khao Plueak, then South West along the 1209 to where it joins the 1 just to the North of the Buffalo Temple. Only around 124 km's so looks like an easy mornings ride, gives a while to have a look around the Buffalo Temple and Chiang Rai itself. Lunch recommendations please in Tha Khao Plueak, or maybe Doi Luang, and are the reservoirs just to the North of Tha Khao Plueak worth a look. We will be on road bikes so don't want too far on dirt roads. Thanks.