Udon Mae Hong Son Loop Day 1

Discussion in 'North-East Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by ray23, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. ray23

    ray23 Ol'Timer

    Or have heating pad will travel

    I thought this bike wa loaded heavily when I left bet it was 20 Ilbs Heavier on the return

    Hey we rode from Udon to Loie and that is where the adventure began

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    From Loie 7.37 Klms we went left on 2115

    Great road gentle curves may have seen one pot hole, But hey this is Issan.

    Tha Li about 180 Klms from Udon good place for fuel. Really good road up to the point.
     
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  3. ray23

    ray23 Ol'Timer

    Photos from 2195

    The other side of that river is Laos. I bel;eive the river is the Huang River The road is full of Pot Holes so slow going and absolutely nothing there. But as you can tell it is beautiful country. None of this was surprise I had been forwarned but I wanted to see it I did :lol:

    In talking to Tong Dee better shape then his last rip down it when the road graders were working and it was dirt. That may date him a bit. I'll go again some day but not in a hurry.

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  4. ray23

    ray23 Ol'Timer

    1295 to 2169 to Na Haeo This gets a bit tricky you will see a sign that says Na Haeo left, you turn right that will take you to 1268. where you will head north again L/T We went straight I really didnlr know where the resort was Terry's lady made resevations for us.

    In going striaght you end in a little village maybe 2 klms out of your way. I have no idea what the name. The people are very friendly and not used to seeing many big bikes. The Photo across the river the lady is doing her Laundry in Laos.

    1295 to 2169 to Na Haeo This gets a bit tricky you will see a sign that says Na Haeo left, you turn right that will take you to 1268. where you will head north again L/T We went straight I really didnlr know where the resort was Terry's lady made resevations for us.

    In going striaght you end in a little village maybe 2 klms out of your way. I have no idea what the name. The people are very friendly and not used to seeing many big bikes. The Photo across the river the lady is doing her Laundry in Laos.

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  5. ray23

    ray23 Ol'Timer

    A right turn from the Village and your back on 1268 about three klms and your at the beautiful Faukland resort

    This was the least expensive place we stayed a whopping 240 Baht a night. Somehitng like camping without having to put up a tent. The do in fact have a hot shower located in the center of the resort. No air but that would simply not be be needed this time of year.

    The cabins do have electricity and that was need for the heating pad. Actually it was very beautful and I enjoyed it only down side a Thai toilet, if you have screwed discs in your back as I do pass on this one.

    On the good side it's about 8 inches higher then the floor, which meant we did have to hire a moving crew to get me off the darn thing.

    No Kitchen facilities, but they will pick up food for you, we fell for that one a simple dinner of chiken rice and mixed veagetable was 1K baht. Had we know that, we could ridden back three Klms and purchased the same thing for under 300 baht. But the food was good.

    It is quiet except or traffic noise from time to time on the highway. We got our first taste of cold and a very wet fog there. I had to put up my visor and take off my glasses to ride the next morning until around 0930 hours. There was another resort right next to ours but I doubt it would have been any different.

    We had travled 220 Klms from Udon at this point. On the entire trip I never spent more 240 Baht per day for fuel since we were not riding far each day.

    Lodging and food exceeded the gas cost everyday on the trip.

    All and all it was a great first day, the next time I will skip 1295 and go up to Dan Sai spend the night there and continue on to Nan the next day. Better lodging available and it would probably add less the 100 Klms on the second day ride.

    I really had to watch things because of the back the resort is not reommended for the bad back group like sleeping on concrere. But it was a neat esperience

    One of the reasons I have'n t started the report yet was recovering with the back form the ride so I will do them one day at a time as I hold up to do them.

    Day 2 Chapter 2 coming soon

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  6. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Ray

    Fantastic to see you out and riding again...

    Falkland resort,, wow,bit far from actual islands...

    exelent report and keep it coming..
     

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