R1089 / R1234 Tha Ton - Doi Mae Salong

Discussion in 'Golden Oldies' started by DavidFL, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. The original road / trail
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    Building bridges
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  2. Before the bridges
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    Roadworks in 91: widening & getting it ready for asphalt after the wet. The mountain pass north of Suk Ruthai was a a huge cut

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    Looking better
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  3. October 1993: Doi Mae Salong

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    A bit of a sleepy hollow then.
     

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  4. Dave, has anything changed since then??? :wink:
     
  5. Dave, has anything changed since then??? :wink:
    The hollow's got bigger - ATM + 7-11- but it is still relatively sleepy & one of my favourite over night destinations.
     
  6. Hi Friends,

    Amazing to see these Golden Oldies, you're really Pionneers !
     
  7. R1089, on the road to Doi Mae Salong from Tha Ton
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    Dumped it on one of the smaller steep rutted tracks between R1089 & R1234, trying to get to Doi Mae Salong another way. I understand this track is now asphalt.
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    Hanging out with the Yao gals at Pa Dua.
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    Doi Mae Salong
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    We used to stay at the old Mae Salong guesthouse & it was one of the grubbiest noisiest ghouses Ive ever stayed in.
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    But the morning wet market with all the Akhas was right outside the front door.
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    You had to park your bikes outside, & in the morning the market was set up around your bikes. Try & do that nowadays!
     
  8. Interesting! I'm very pleased it's not like that anymore. My dirt track/offroad days are long over. DMS is still a lovely place though, always a bit "one horse" but all the better for that.
     
  9. Jan 95.

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    my favourite Doi Mae Salong aunty - the sala pow lady.
    She used to be one of the highlights of Doi Mae Salong.
    Sadly gone now.
     
  10. In Sept 94, R1095 Tha Ton - Mae Chan, had a flash flood around Suk Ruthai approx 20kms norh of Tha Ton.
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