Umphang-Pa La Tha And A climb in the Hills
AnonymousAnonymous 25th November 2009 at 12:51 pm #87846
The route 1090
Total distance, riding 78 km walking about 10 km
I was in town by 8am this morning to get an early breakfast
Not too busy around these parts
I eat at Khun Tom opposite the Palace Nilomon
A photo especially for you Franz, me about to eat some Thai food, Moo Hunglay one of the nicest tasting Thai meals when its cooked properly. I have never seen anyone putting coriander on this particular meal so thats a bonus, this restaurant opens at 6am so if you get here early the foods hot, this one was hot in both senses of the word and tasted delicious
Time to set off and believe me its rather chilly at 9 am
Time to park the bike up and start climbing, its now 9.15 and still rather cool but I imagine that the climb will soon raise my temperature
The first objectives
Now for the next hill and this ones a serious increase in the heartbeat rate
The hardest part is over and the next hill is a lot easier to reach
To say the scenery up here is awesome goes without saying, I feel like I am on the top of the world
Umphang on close up
At normal distance
The final hill
The advantage of a timer on a digital camera
Time to make the descent
I am totally shocked to see another living person up here
I reach the road and walk about 3km back to where I left the bike and reach it at 13.45, four and a half hours of climbing and walking, I should certainly sleep well tonight
Time to relax now and ride to Pa La Tha
Unless my memory is going I dont remember this nice new piece of tarmac along here, unlike yesterdays ride to Poeng Kloeng todays is on a decent road all the way
A couple of km past Pa La Tha and the surface finishes
The puppies enjoying their meal
Yesterday it was the village of the cigar smoking women, todays its the pipe smoking women
Time to ride back to Umphang
I ride back, get my oil changed in Umphang then eat at Dotcom, hopefully I might have shown that theres a little more to do in Umphang than simply ride here and straight back home again
DavidFLKeymasterDavidFL 25th November 2009 at 1:11 pm #103982
😯 You never cease to amaze me
Are you feeling alright?
😯 Hiking & climbing hills for kilometres??
You won’t have to worry about me catching up to you there!
And to think when I was 40 I played squash every day! Plus especially loved the hot summer games in 38 Celsius heat playing on non-aircon courts for 1 Â½ hrs.
It all ended because of an altercation with an orange crush bus just North of Uttaradit.
Glad to see you’re still out there doing the business.
Indeed atop that hill you must have thought life is good!
Keep the power on
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