Loei - Chiang Khan - Nong Khai

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  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Continued from
    Dad 'n Dave Go To Dan Sai - Phi Ta Khon 2009

    Route 201 Loei - Chiang Khan
    Route 211 Chiang Khan - Nong Khai
    Date: Monday 29 June 2009

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    One of my favourite rides in Thailand.

    Fast flowing asphalt & rolling hills R201 Loei - Chiang Khan.
    A true sport bike ride & one you normally don't see many photos of because you're riding so fast, enjoying the ride & can't be bothered to stop.

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    From Loei, at Chiang Khan it's a right & onto R211 & the Mekong riverside road.
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    Depending on the season & /or the weather, the river's either up or down.
    And I never tire of riding this road alongside the 'Khong.

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    Lots of fresh air, greenery & light traffic.

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    The Mekong is down on the way to Laos on 29 June 2009
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    All the rocks are up in the river
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    Come back 2 weeks later from Laos on 10 July 2009 & the river's up.
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    No rocks, lots of water in the Mekong, but still great weather, roads & riding.
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    An incredible sight even for me as for 2 weeks I'd ridden along the Mekong from Vientiane south to Pakxe & the 4000 Islands & not experienced any wet riding. Yet the river was way way up in comparison to 2 weeks earlier!

    Here it is again on 29 June 2009
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    More R211 road piccies in an attempt to show what a fabulous rolling undulating road this is alongside the Mekong.
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    Bungy you HAVE TO do this one next year after Dan Sai & Phi Ta Khon - come on over to Nong Khai for the night, then head back home non-stop from Nong Khai. You can do it (Nong Khai - Cnx) in 8 hrs "easy."
     
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  3. ray23

    ray23 Ol'Timer

    That's we Udon types call the Loie Loop Udon to Udon good day ride. One of these days I have to show our twisties only have one mountain but' an interesting one with three rides on :lol:
     
  4. Dougal

    Dougal Ol'Timer

    Totally agree with you Dave.
    Great ride up from Loei and right along the Kong. Never tire of it.

    I love the 203 West of Loei as well.
     
  5. Jurgen

    Jurgen Moderator

    Thank you for the pictures ... as you know, I am leaving Sunday. Great to get the mood!
     

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