R1089 / R1234 Tha Ton - Doi Mae Salong

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The original road / trail
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Building bridges
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Marco wrote: [quote quote=Davidfl]
A bit of a sleepy hollow then.
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.
 

Azoulay

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Hi Friends,

Amazing to see these Golden Oldies, you're really Pionneers !
 

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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!
 

David Learmonth

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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.