Ride Report Pita Koon 6-26-to 6-29-2009

ray23

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Udon to Dan Sai

211 S/W take the Wang Saphung turn off

203 S/W Dan Sai

Dan Sai Resort nice place breakfast available on the second day 100 baht rooms 1K per night nothing fancy, but you can walk to the festival get drunk and stumble back :wink: Thw peopel ther are really nice. Need to book well in Advance and confirm them. 042-892281 ( Thai Speakers)

The last day it was coffee only.

6-27 afternoon ride loop from Dan Sai.

2113 to Na Haep and the Lao border, Knee deep stream across to Lao, Sign says Thais can cross on Thai holidays but just for a few hours. I think they probably just go when they want to. No guards were visible the two times I have been there.

2113 to 2168 this goes to a National park and ends there. 150 Baht for the four of us to get in. Worth every Baht this is a E ticket ride and a 60 foot water fall at the end. From there reverce the route back to Dan Sai, or turn right on 2168 and go to Nan, We went back to Dan Sai

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Dan Sai to Udon:

2113 East

Before Bon Thai south on 2331 to the Lan Hin teak National park 60 baht for the bike and two riders, same as Thai price.

This road was a real adventure:

2372 S/E

East on 12

12 to 3026 (3028) can't remember in any event it is 12 Klms west of Chumpae go north.

North 228 to Nong Bua Lampho.

N/E 210 to Udon.

Photos and a more detailed report to follow when the bot cooperates.
 

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Can't get photo bucket to work:

tried this one OK but one at a time when you have a couple of hundred isn't going to work, doesn't automatically size them. I get on photo bucket the screen opens the goes blank before I can log in strange stuff. What makes it good is I could upload all 200 at once and the wopuld size correctly,

Is it the pop blocker if so how do you change it on the windows Xpro proram?

Dan Sai 2009
 

ray23

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Photo Bucket in finally working hadd to go the Firefox Browser that fixed everything

6-26-

Udon to Dan Sai

211 S/W take the Wang Saphung turn off

203 S/W Dan Sai

Dan Sai Resort nice place breakfast available on the second day 100 baht rooms 1K per night nothing fancy, but you can walk to the festival get drunk and stumble back Wink The people there are really nice. Need to book well in Advance and confirm them. 042-892281 ( Thai Speakers)

The last day it was coffee only.

The event was much smaller this year then last but no princess this year Plenty of bikers from all over Thailand though.

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Would you like some Ice Cream little girl
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Did I mention the pretty girls
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ray23

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You know what can you say about the festival just a lot of people having a lot of fun. I did learn one thing this years, the swords this guys are carrying are sharp. One guy a bit drunk well maybe more then a bit turned walked into me. The sword hit my arm and cut me. So I was among the walking wounded.

Saw David there and had a great conversation ran into the Eagle riders as well great bunch of guys.

One if the guys was asking about what the event was about I was told last year but for the life of me I can;t remember old age I suppose.

Based on the photos Ian posted I know why the Pue Rua Resort was full this year

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ray23

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6-27 afternoon ride loop from Dan Sai.

2113 to Na Haep and the Lao border, Knee deep stream across to Lao, Sign says Thais can cross on Thai holidays but just for a few hours. I think they probably just go when they want to. No guards were visible the two times I have been there.

2113 to 2168 this goes to a National park and ends there. 150 Baht for the four of us to get in. Worth every Baht this is a E ticket ride and a 60 foot water fall at the end. From there reverse the route back to Dan Sai, or turn right on 2168 and go to Nan, We went back to Dan Sai

It would be a great ride from Udon to Nan taking his route about 400 Klms best guess good roads lots of curves and very little traffic

What can I say just a great ride, tune for chapter 2 tomorrow

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I thought I could handle the waterfall walk with no problem been walking 8 Klms everyday for excercise, boy was I wrong that was one tough hike. But the falls are just beautiful. Met a group of people from Bangkok who took great joy in taking photos standing by our bikes. All part of the fun in riding meeting new people from all over the world.

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ray23

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Dan Sai to Udon:

2113 East

Before Bon Thai south on 2331 to the Lan Hin teak National park 60 baht for the bike and two riders, same as Thai price.

This road was a real adventure:

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ray23

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Thanks guys this one section coming up now wait until after rainy season.

The road was really excellent in the first section but as you can see they start to change a little at a time.

(I was trying it both ways but I think the clickable thumb nails are the best way to go on these long reports)

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ray23

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We were riding with Alvin and his wife they planned on a few more days on the road. We had to be home that afternoon. It was only another 200 Klms, but we were on a road we didn't knw and after a while you know Klms dont always translate into accurate time estimation. Good thing we went on our own, it was 1730 hours by the time we got home. The wife got a good chuckle out of me missing a gear on a climbing turn nice grassy level place to go so not bad. We had another on the trip that had nothing to do with me making a mistake she got pissed not laughing at all. :roll:

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This is where things started to get real interesting mind you we are talking about June 28Th here I didn't expect to run into this at all. This was just the beginning at times you were lucky to see 20 feet cows laying in the middle of he road trying to get warm. Hoping cars stayed on there side to the road. Up to this we had wet asphalt but no rain.

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ray23

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Broke out of the fog for a bit, I stopped to really appreciate th4e flora and foona, one must be one with nature from time to time. You will note that back is fully loaded, not as much a Mae Hong Son but a lot weight in any event, with two people up.

Things were not bad yet, the road was either asphalt or red clay with gravel embedded in it so lots of grip

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The road had turned to red clay mud and slippery as could be. The top we stopped fro coffee at a little coffee shop nice and clear there, but fog below that we had to ride through. But, this time with wet red clay and a off canter to top things off believe me we are talking slow going 5 to 10 klms at most

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ray23

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This is where things got difficult the road looks flat it's not you were constantly trying to ride into the canter tires just on the edge of slipping. Construction traffic coming at you that at times you couldn't see until they were right in front of you. I was running with all my lights and emergency flashers on.

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ray23

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Back to Issan and it's flat rice fields

East on 12

12 to 3026 (3028) can't remember in any event it is 12 Klms west of Chumpae go north.

North 228 to Nong Bua Lampho.

N/E 210 to Udon.

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ray23

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You know I haven; written a ride report in a long time simply because I hadn't been on ride that I hadn't written on before. This ride was very different the only thing I had done before was the ride to Dan Sai and Bong Bua Lamphu to Udon.

hats the greaqt thing about riding with others we can come up with new ideas and go check out Thailand. This ride was a challenging at time but I wouldnl; cahnge a thing.

The other thing now that I know how to use he GPS I know I can push home and it get me there. he communications system between my wife and I has really made the rides even more enjoyable'

It was great weekend.

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THAT'S ALL FOLKS
 

TonyBKK

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Wow Ray!

What an adventure- riding a hog on clay in fog and rain!

Glad you made it back in one piece!

Happy Trails!

Tony
 

TonyBKK

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ray23 wrote: When you ride slow Tony got to get your thrills somehow :lol:
555! :mrgreen: Guess the only thing missing were some dogs on the road! :wink:

Ride on Ray!

Happy Trails,

Tony
 

ray23

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Well tried the clickable thumb nails I don't like them most are not even opening up. So back to old way in the future.
 

TonyBKK

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Hi Ray,

For what it's worth the thumbs open to big pictures when I click on them...

Happy Trails!

Tony
 

ray23

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Thanks I will go back to the other way, just a easy on my end. I forgot yes every time I see dog these days I get a thrill :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

TonyBKK

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Hey!

Just found this pic of Ian and David on the Dreamchaser site- pretty nice!
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Happy Trails!

Tony
 

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Great seeing you guys in Dan Sai again this year. It certainly was a huge turn out this year compared to last year. Massive crowds & not easy on parade day for getting good photos. Still I’ll be there again next year, but make sure I try to get most of my photos the day before the parade.

You've impressed me doing R2331 - the Phu Hin Rongkla road- dirt & mud road in the fog & wet. Well done, that's quite an expedition you've had there.