21-22 October 2012 Still catching up......& a few happy snaps from my return to Chiang Mai via Mae Chaem, after the Dan White ride. My getaway time from MHS was early afternoon & just right for some nice light most of the way. Once you are passed Khun Yuam you are heading east towards Mae Na Chon / Mae Chaem with the sun behind. R1263 Khun Yuam - Mae Na Chon Taking photos, standing in the middle of the deserted road & forest this cyclist scared the hell out of me as he silentyly whizzed past. To the south a storm was approaching it didn't look that good to the North either, after a few minutes snapping away. I quickly packed up & took off like a frenzied cyclist, albeit with a real motor between my legs. I got splattered with some heavy rain drops from the threatening squall, but after crossing one ridgeline the weather changed radically - & for the better. Phew - no rain gear. Ha Ha. A bit of a change eh... cabbage central approaching Pang Ung. The light started to turn golden at that magic time of the day. Talk about a feel good road & view....... Closer to Mae Na Chon the "corn dump works.' According my info from Mae Chaem, most of this is contract farming with most of the corn going to CP. The corn biz has gotten so big that there are sometimes queues of 18 wheels trucks in Mae Chaem waiting to transport the corn out. The Inthanon view & run down the hill into Mae Na Chon Doi Inthanon about ready for a snooze, Mae Na Chon - Mae Chaem.