THE CHAI PRAKARN LOOP: New Day Loop CM – Phrao – Chiang Dao - CM - Bike 260 KMS I was looking for some new ideas for day loops and David FL suggested this one. Riders: Bob B on his TDM and me (Scotty) on my BMW R1100-Jinxed-GS The trip thru to Phrao on Route 1001 is quite good fun with some great sweepers, when you enter Phrao, you turn left at the two `T` intersections, you ride about 5 KMS until you reach Pa Hin & a police box. Turn right at the police box. There is a sign posted to Nong Khrok Hot Springs. This puts you on Route 1346, a great up and down narrow twisty road (grade 4.5) there is very little traffic on this road, and the verge is overgrown a lot of the way, making the road very narrow, the tarmac is in very good condition. When you eventually reach the T intersection, you turn left onto Route 107 to CM, the twisties just keep coming again and again! At Chiang Dao, we turned off to the Chiang Dao Caves and went to check out the Chiang Dao Nest restaurant, this turned out to be a great idea with great food and fantastic views of the limestone outcrops. Then back to CM, the road surface is great all the way round this loop. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!