R1089 / R1234 Tha Ton - Doi Mae Salong

Discussion in 'Golden Oldies' started by DavidFL, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    The original road / trail
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    Building bridges
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Before the bridges
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    Roadworks in 91: widening & getting it ready for asphalt after the wet. The mountain pass north of Suk Ruthai was a a huge cut

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    Looking better
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  4. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    October 1993: Doi Mae Salong

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    A bit of a sleepy hollow then.
     
  5. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Dave, has anything changed since then??? :wink:
     
  6. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Dave, has anything changed since then??? :wink:
    The hollow's got bigger - ATM + 7-11- but it is still relatively sleepy & one of my favourite over night destinations.
     
  7. Azoulay

    Azoulay Ol'Timer

    Hi Friends,

    Amazing to see these Golden Oldies, you're really Pionneers !
     
  8. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    R1089, on the road to Doi Mae Salong from Tha Ton
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    Dumped it on one of the smaller steep rutted tracks between R1089 & R1234, trying to get to Doi Mae Salong another way. I understand this track is now asphalt.
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    Hanging out with the Yao gals at Pa Dua.
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    Doi Mae Salong
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    We used to stay at the old Mae Salong guesthouse & it was one of the grubbiest noisiest ghouses Ive ever stayed in.
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    But the morning wet market with all the Akhas was right outside the front door.
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    You had to park your bikes outside, & in the morning the market was set up around your bikes. Try & do that nowadays!
     
  9. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    Interesting! I'm very pleased it's not like that anymore. My dirt track/offroad days are long over. DMS is still a lovely place though, always a bit "one horse" but all the better for that.
     
  10. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 95.

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    my favourite Doi Mae Salong aunty - the sala pow lady.
    She used to be one of the highlights of Doi Mae Salong.
    Sadly gone now.
     
  11. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    In Sept 94, R1095 Tha Ton - Mae Chan, had a flash flood around Suk Ruthai approx 20kms norh of Tha Ton.
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