Nan - Thailand's Most Exciting Rides

Discussion in 'Thailand Motorcycling Videos' started by Goran Phuket, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Moderator Staff Member

    R1256 (Part 1)
    Doi Phu Kha, Nan

    The only place I ever fell of the bike on hairpin, happened couple of years ago. One of the most exciting riding routes in Northern Thailand.
    Video segment covers ride between village of Wora Nakhon and Phu Kha Viewpoint. Beautiful mountain scenery, sparsely frequented road without large trucks and commercial traffic, gradually and sometimes dramatically elevates from few hundred to 1,715 meters above M.S.L.

    *NOTE: At 04:24 almost collided with pick up truck driven by idiot.

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  3. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Moderator Staff Member

    R1256 (Part 2)
    Segment covering ride from Doi Phu Kha Viewpoint to salt mining village of Bo Klua, Nan Province. It is all the way downhill from here, experiencing dramatic drop in elevation: altitude change of over 1,000 meters within 12 kilometers.

  4. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Moderator Staff Member

    R1081 (Intro Version)
    Road Runner Hwy, Nan.
    If there is a single mountain ridge road in Thailand that resembles racing track, it is R1081 in Nan province. As an ex-sport/racing bike rider I can say with high degree of certainty, accomplished sport bike enthusiasts would love to tear up and down this baby. The most exciting part stretches between villages of Bo Klua and Ban Nam Yao as seen in this video clip. This what looks to me as Road Runner, cartoon like road which I promptly christened this way, is an absolute delight for any rider; excellent road surface, suitable for all kinds of bikes, hardly any traffic at all, stunning scenery, mountain vistas, high elevation ridge-line road littered with steep switchbacks, long sweeping curves passing through sleepy highland hamlets and farmland. It has all the ingredients every motorcyclist craves for to test their skills or simply enjoy the leisurely ride. I have created 2 videos to fully illustrate beauty and appeal of this road: "Road Runner" – featuring bit higher speed adrenaline pumping clip and Introduction part which is slower, sightseeing version. Obviously, this is the slow version...the "fast one" coming up soon.

  5. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Moderator Staff Member

    R1081 (Part 2)
    Road Runner Hwy™, Nan

  6. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Moderator Staff Member

    Beautiful stretch between Route 1081 and city of Nan


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