So there we were just down from the mountains towards CNX. Turned left up the 107 and turned left on 1234/1338 to Mae Salong. Could'nt get in Shin Sane GH and ended up in the Central Hills Hotel for B500. Good views. Here a street up hill in Mae Salong: And here is the battle weary friendly hotel cat on Dave's lap: Marco headed back down the mountains to go to Doi Ankhang and we headed up to Doi Tung. On the way out of town the next morning got this shot of the floral design at one of the resorts: The roads around here are incredible and I remember a series of continuous switch backs; I think 6 one after the other. The views are stunning. Rolled into Doi Tung where a good coffee and snacks were devoured: We found the delightful road 1194 that runs from Doi Tung along the border to Mae Sai. There are check points along here where you have to produce ID which they record; i.e.: the second check point contacts the first one to confirm who you are etc.. All very polite and helpful. Astonishing views along the ridge line of which I only got the one at the top of the mountain looking down towards Mae Sai: Had lunch in Mae Sai and headed around to Chiang Saen. Here is a shot I took of some Thai history while pretending to be intelligent and cultured: Coming down the hills towards Chiang Khong and got a couple of shots of the might Mekhon River as the road rejoined with it: Stayed the night at Dave & Mai's lovely residence and got a shot of the full moon rising: Saying goodbye to 'Coco' Dave & Mai's chocolate Labrador: Dave & Mai were staying home and I rode over to CNX for the GT Rider BBQ and meet up again with Marco. Took a day trip to Doi Inthanon and this year managed to find the back road up there. Here's the road and the first clear view of the mountain summit: Marco starting up the "Yeti" issue again! Every time he gets up in the mountains its the same: View near the top: The Highest Point shot with picture of TJ and Simon: And Marco's GPS readings: To finish off (Ha! Ha! Marco's from Finland) this Part 2: North, I first must plead guilty and ask for your forgiveness. I am guilty of breaking a GT Rider Rule of not having photographic evidence. You see what happened was this: We were preparing to go back down the mountain and I heard these terrible gutteral expletives from behind me. When I looked round I witnessed the last huge physical effort of Marco trying to control the falling motion of his bike towards the ground. There's a lesson here: when you roll your bike off the center stand you better make sure the side stand is out. The 2 of us managed to lfit a BMW LT back up. Marco, deny this if you dare but remember I told everyone at the BBQ and along the road, of this event. Anyway, look at it this way: You are improving. Last year it was parking in a bananna field on a 40 degrree slope. 55555 Part 3: North West. Coming soon. .