Ride from Khon Kaen via Loei, Chiang Khan, Nong Khai, Saknon Nakhon and back to Khon

Discussion in 'North-East Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by Grubman, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Grubman

    Grubman Ol'Timer


    I am planning a ride for the 29th and 30th of october which will is in one week if there is any one that would like to join me for this ride you are all welcome please see the link for the route via google maps http://maps.google.co.th/maps?saddr=Nong+Bua+Ban+Fang+Khon+Kaen&daddr=Route+201+to:17.44761,101.49076+to:Route+201+to:17.509877,101.7239867+to:17.89262,101.65261+to:17.9575612,101.7423467+to:18.19682,102.0564+to:17.9502199,102.6029245+to:17.80077,102.68337+to:17.86323,102.69348+to:17.88327,102.75689+to:Route+222+to:17.39861,103.72426+to:17.03214,103.4396+to:16.71321,103.5194+to:Nong+Bua+Ban+Fang+Khon+Kaen&hl=en&ll=16.225224,103.293457&spn=6.610531,12.689209&sll=17.892501,102.543297&sspn=0.204852,0.396538&geocode=FZZM-wAdxbwdBilPVLNjXmgiMTHgOd_Iz2kEBA%3BFQTQBwEdBPQQBg%3BFbo6CgEdSKAMBim7JvMGkiQhMTHBVpuYz2kEEw%3BFbzxCgEdNiIQBg%3BFfUtCwEdUi8QBiktNWUCCkghMTHAFiSZz2kEEw%3BFQwFEQEdghgPBimlQYAoL8YmMTHQxyaZz2kEEw%3BFbkCEgEdCncQBikbuJ5X27gmMTGAm5iYz2kEEw%3BFVSpFQEd0EEVBik9KQkboJ0mMTFhNdmkz2kEEw%3BFQvmEQEdrJgdBinnV0Gqk2gkMTEBqOnjQLUCEw%3BFUKeDwEd6tIeBinXYT-1PXskMTFxA-jjQLUCEw%3BFT6SEAEdaPoeBik5_CZki2QkMTFh9d3iQLUCEw%3BFYbgEAEdGvIfBikPf_lTtGMkMTHwBfHiQLUCEw%3BFYAcFwEdwuEtBg%3BFVJ7CQEd5LQuBinnQbiK9K88MTEBct3jQLUCEw%3BFczjAwEd8FwqBil5Yk6q_DEjMTGBsenjQLUCEw%3BFfoF_wAdqJQrBim7W3jeF9MiMTGhGgPjQLUCEw%3BFZZM-wAdxbwdBilPVLNjXmgiMTHgOd_Iz2kEBA&vpsrc="6&mra=dpe&mrsp=8&sz=12&via=2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15&t=m&z=7
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  3. mbox999

    mbox999 Ol'Timer

    hey grubman...you could make this route a 1 day ironbutt ride , no?
  4. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    Hey Grubman that looks like a nice ride but you and me have different riding style ...
    Last week I did the eastern part of that tour and I am planning to do the western part of that tour ....
    But first have to see the dentist and I might have to be in CNX for 2 days ...

    Chang Noi
  5. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    O yes some part of the KK ring-road is flooded (at least 3 days ago)

    Chang Noi
  6. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Hiya Grant!

    I'm keen to join you for this one- Bangkok flood situation permitting.

    Actually, if Bangkok gets out of hand I'm going to take the family and a couple bikes to gf's village in Nong Song Hong, which isn't so far from you.

    Hope to see you soon!

  7. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    Maybe we can have a mini-kk meeting? City centre free of water.

    Just back from the bloody dentist ... all OK, but it was just decided that I will have to go to CNX for 4 days, so will be back the 29th or 30th. What love to meet some other people from GTR.

  8. Grubman

    Grubman Ol'Timer

    Thanks Ivo

    Hope you have a good time in cnx and as or now there is only Tony who is a maybe at the moment due the flood in Bangkok but i guess he will know with in a few day as what he will be doing so un till then i will just wait and see what happens, i also know that there is a bike(week) event in Roi Et on the 29th so it maybe an opition as well and then heading for the ride after that but will wait and see again what pans out

  9. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    I cannot quite make your timescale, but I will be riding from Chiang Mai to Khon Khaen on Monday 2nd. KK to Loei on Tuesday, sleeping Loei, hopefully joined by Jim, then back up to Chiang Mai, route not yet decided, maybe via Nan. As an ex KK native, like to say hello to anyone free on Monday pm, or Tues am, or who wishes to join with riding
  10. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    Well going to CNX seems to be canceled as my wife just came up with a sinus-infection, so that leaves me open for any bike tour. As I was thinking about Loei already we might meet up somewhere in Loei?

    I think there is actually also a Surin bike meeting?


    P.s. John ... are you the guy riding a black Versys in KK and moved to CNX?
  11. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Hi Changnoi, left KK one year ago. Then was riding black Yamaha R1, or Grey FZ1, or BMW R1200GS, but never a Versys. Maybe we can talk Monday pm. My phone 0818825122.
  12. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    Hi John, Dunno not know yet where I will be at Monday but if in town I will give you a call, my mobile = 0877808328
    Anyone else coming up, Tony?

    Ivo (aka Chang Noi)
  13. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    Hahaha well maybe Tony can use the KSR from my wife ... that will slow him down a bit!

    Will try to schedule the Loei - Nan tour but I am afraid I have to be in KK at 2 Nov.


  14. Grubman

    Grubman Ol'Timer

    Hi Mark

    at present i have not planned where the over night stay will be and the route is very flexiable, i have spoken with Tony today and he will meet on saturday morning near khon kaen some where. I live in ban fang which is about 25km out of kk on the way to chum phae, i guess we are open to any changes to the ride to make it more interesting, we could always hit a few roads around phetchabun to make the route longer as there is quite a few nice route around that area, so if you have any reconmendation please let us know

    would be nice to hgave you along for the ride and to meet as well

  15. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    Hi Grant,

    Give me call or drop me a PM for location & time and I will be try to be there, even if it was only to have a chat.


  16. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    Just back home again from a almost 3 days great ride. Together with MarcusB we started of with a good breakfast at Grubman and rode the long way to Phetchabun and stayed at the new Burapa Hotel (clean & good for only 450Thb). While on the way Tony did catch up with us and we had a great diner along the "lake" in Petchabun. Next day we took the long way to Loei via the most beautiful route 2331 to Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park. Although it was my first big "mountain" climb I enjoyed it very much. Magnificent view at 1667m high. The thru the national park and via Nakhon Thai and Dan Sai to Loei. Where we stayed at "King Hotel" (again a good choice for only 500thb). This evening a bit slower evening and night. I left very early and did ride "straight" back to KK but with the help of Google Maps I had some weird country side detours to have early lunch at Pattaya 2 beach (which actually at the moment does not have beach).

    Thank guys for a great ride!
  17. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Cheers Ivo!

    It was nice to finally meet you. Great weekend!

    Many of us have been stressing over the flood situation in Thailand recently so when the Government declared a long holiday weekend I immediately started packing my bags!

    Didn't want to leave the family in Bangkok in case the neighborhood flooded so put them in the car and trailered the bike to Khon Kaen and set off from there.

    Day 1 from Nong Song Hong to Petchabun via Chumphae, Nam Nao and Khao Kho-

    http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Route+207&daddr=Route+201+to:Route+2331+to:Route+2258+to:Rou te+2196+to:Samakkhichai+Rd%2FRoute+21&hl=en&ll=16.146092,102.757874&spn=2.139489,4.22699&sll=16.423592,101.156402&sspn=0.008346,0.016512&geocode=FbgV8AAdqHcgBg%3BFdlk_AAdOAwWBg%3BFfaEAQEd g78HBg%3BFeJg_AAd6H4HBg%3BFUPN_QAdUBcFBg%3BFSme-gAdsHwHBg&vpsrc="6&mra=mi&mrsp=5&sz=17&t=m&z=9
  18. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    Thanks Tony for a great trip-report, I am too lazy to do but next time will try to be less lazy.

  19. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Bike Cam vid of Route 2258 to Khao Kho, Petchabun-
  20. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Kawasaki Versys Dirt Near Phu Luang, Thailand October 2011

    Trying (and failing) to find a waterfall near Phu Luang ;)
  21. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Route 2331 to Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Petchabun, Thailand GoPro HD on Kawasaki Versys

    Good stuff! :thumbup:

  22. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Here's Part 2 of Route 2331 to Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Petchabun aboard Kawasaki Versys-

    Ride On!

  23. NickyBKK

    NickyBKK Ol'Timer

    Soon I have to do this (again). Ride up to Petchabun or Loei and spend the weekend carving the twisties.

    I would say the best roads nearest to BKK.
  24. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Thanx Tony, i do miss the view and feeling, but maybe soon as i'm way too busy with my work now days
  25. c18gmr

    c18gmr New Member

    Been living in Phitsanulok a year and haven't ticked this road off yet what am thinking!!

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