R1129 Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong.

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  1. DavidFL

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    August 1991. 54 kms & an "all day" ride,

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    left Chiang Khong at 9am & arrived in Chiang Saen around 3PM.

    I lost count of how many times I went down in the snot.
    Standard road tyres on, & duck paddling most of the way.
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    A real "oldie" 1986
    R1129 Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong, on the "new" dirt road going over Kiu Khan Hill.
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    The guy on the right still rides & lives here - Art is the longest serving English teacher at CMU.
    The watchtower on the hill was manned by the army in those days & they liked to know who was coming & going.
     
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    More of R1129, the Kiu Khan hill between Chiang Saen & Chiang Khong.
    They just finished the asphalt road in the late 80s & there was a flash flood in the first wet season after the asphalt was complete.
    This is what it looked like after the wet & they'd cleared a way through.
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    No asphalt left here, just dirt & rocks.
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    The Hmong village on the top of the hill was a beauty in those days. Jon Boyes ran a guesthouse there for about 4 years, wrote a couple of books, (then went home to the Uk.) These were magic times. Lots of super friendly people & good looking Hmong women.
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    Wayne Cuthbert, an Aussie Laverda rider on tour in Kiu Khan.
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    Many a good time was had there & Hmong New Year was always a extremely colourful & enjoyable experience.
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    wow David you really digging them out huh? Found old hard disk or something :D ?
     
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    The Hmong village in January 1987!
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    Hmong Kiu Khan & lunch with the kids
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    More of the road after the late 80s flash flood.
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    The same section of road at night 2019
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    The Huai Sai Mann viewpoint
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    December 1990

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    Excellent, David!
     
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    1996
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    August 1991
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    Would have loved to see this country back in those days.
    But with my Drinkin' and Druggin' I would have died for sure !
     
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    October 1991

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    Compare it to now
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