The other day I repeated a loop that I had done before. I needed to confirm to myself which of the 2 options I liked better. My riding style is that of a snuffling dog, changing directions for any excuse. I wanted to go to Chiang Dao and when arrived in Phrao I felt like going to Wiang Pa Pao. The route was CM-Phrao on 101, in Phrao following 1150 which is very serpentine,no traffic at all, good condition, although the scenery is limited by unexciting vegetation lining the road. Back to CM on 118. Summary= A trip probably for the fast rider enjoying the sweeping 1150 and 118. Some 280 km total. Now I can make up my mind about my favorite day trip up North = Again on 101 to Phrao. Not much traffic, nice and undemanding. Leaving Phrao direction Chiang Dao but after a few km turn North on 1346. It's a wonderful 50 km stretch over many hills and through many valleys, hardly any soul or villages until the 1346 hits the 107. turning towards Chiang Dao. Ceremonial stop at NEST 2, where we stayed for one week on our first trip Phuket- Golden Triangle. I don't like the 107, for me boring therefore I go back to Phrao leaving Chiang Dao North on the 107 until it hits the 1150. The tropical vegetation , gigantic trees enclosed by thick vines is a dream for someone who cannot walk in the jungle. Like a stray dog I dislike going the same route twice, at least on the same day. Instead of going straight on 101 back to CM I like to sniff around, taking my time. Riding into the Sri Lanna Nat. Park, dreaming at the Mae Ngat dam about a raft tour. Following small roads to Mae Taeng. Or if I feel like leisurely cruising a bit more I follow the Ping River into Chiang Mai.