A 'piston run-in' loop

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  1. Franz

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    Well weather was marvellous today morning so decided to get the SRX some more kilometers on the new piston, didn't know where to go so first for a Brekkie at the Kafe and then just by coincidence remembered the 'Keetmut' run (Xmas) some years ago and decided to head to Mae Jo; not to Mae's Jo...........
    Pott-pott-potted along the 1001 in direction of Phrao, must say landscape is beautiful, all in green, I liked it.
    Just noticed some flooded flats, they must have had a hell of rain some 20 kms before Phrao as all ricefileds still flooded.....
    Stopped at a bridge for my hourly cigarette......water's still plenty.....
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    After a short stop at the usual PTT in Phrao, continued on the 1150 and then turned into the 1346. Needed to take it a little slower than usual because of a) a new oversized piston and b) some potholes and lots of gravel on the roads, a leftover from heavy rains. Area around Ban Lom is still the same beautiful scenery as 2 or 3 years ago, can't remember.
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    Continued on the nice 1346, saw several small snakes on the roads but was as always too quick to stop for a foto.
    Wind was quite strong today and on higher elevations also quite chilly.
    Short before hitting the 107 near Pang Ma Kham had to have again my smoke, so got even 2 fotos.........
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    People working in the fields, everyone with a big smile as they actually don't have to sweat off their backs anymore......
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    From then on straight to the X-Center for some munchies and then via Samoeng back home.
    All in all a very nice ride & day, never stressed the old Lady too much, so cruising between 90 and 110 but on some stretches hitting 150 for a short burst........ :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Tomorrow hopefully the weather will be as nice again so I can hit the road once again, cheers, Franz
     
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    Well Ron, you are spot on with this !! Today also traffic was not that heavy, on the 1346 not more than 3 pick-up's, tomorrow might go in Phayao direction......see you on Wednesday, cheers, Franz
     
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    Nice one Franz

    keep on pot pot potting,,,,,lol

    See u soon (Dec)
     

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