R1129 Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong.

Discussion in 'Golden Oldies' started by DavidFL, Jun 29, 2013.

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






    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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  2. A real "oldie" 1986
    R1129 Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong, on the "new" dirt road going over Kiu Khan Hill.
    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.
  3. 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.

    No asphalt left here, just dirt & rocks.


    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.



    Wayne Cuthbert, an Aussie Laverda rider on tour in Kiu Khan.

    Many a good time was had there & Hmong New Year was always a extremely colourful & enjoyable experience.
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  4. wow David you really digging them out huh? Found old hard disk or something :D ?
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  5. The Hmong village in January 1987!
    HmongGoldenTriangle-86-P5S5a. HmongGoldenTriangle-86-P5S5d. HmongGoldenTriangle-86-P5S6e.
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