Cloughy;271169 wrote: Lol. Google maps reckons it should take around 3 hours but experience tells me that is a load of rubbish! It's quite a nice ride up there and the roads are pretty good to be fair.
You can go via 1001 through Mae Jo and out that way or go on the 107 through Mae Rim. Which ever way you go you can drop onto the 1150 in Phrao and come back via the other road to make it a loop. You can also go the other way on the 1150 and come back via the 118 Chiang Rai road to make an even bigger loop.
The road does get a bit rough up near Chiang Dao / Mae Teang areas as they are building new roads. Nothing really bad or anything just down to single lanes each side etc.
Should be a nice little ride out if the weather holds up. I'd take waterproofs though as your in the mountains for the most part of the journey.
Thanks for help and info. I am going to use 1001. Looks like a nice twisty road. Hopefully not too much rain lol. Will let you know hiw i get on. Ken Yam might be going as well. Final decision am. Ta Gary.
Cloughy;271197 wrote: Were you on a big cruiser type bike 2 up?
Think I may have passed you on the 1150 going the other way if it was you.
Saw the post last night and then when the weather was looking good today I decided to do the same loop but went the opposite way around to you.
Was indeed a very good day to be out, managed to time it to perfection to get back to CM in time to have lunch in The Pub then back home for the final rugby game of the day.
sharpeyes;271200 wrote: Hola. Cloughy. Yes that was me on yamaha midnight star. 1300. You were on a white bike ? I waved or flashed hello. Obviously not knowing it was you. Lol. Hope you enjoyed. Weather. was excellent all day.Try and link up next time. Gary.
Cloughy;271207 wrote: Yes that was me lol. I was gonna go to Doi Inthanon but then remembered you mentioning this idea so decided to do the loop as it had been a while since i last did it.
kind of wished I'd set off earlier and there wasn't any rugby on though so I could have had the whole day out.
Was still very enjoyable though.