Samoeng - Ob Khan Short Loop

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by Ally, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. The morning was sunny but I was well aware of the amount of rain we have had overnight, so there were no surprises when I saw a bit of mud today.

    I took the curves on the Samoeng Road (1269) up to just before the SCB Training facility and at the sharp left, I took the hairpin left turning which many folks just ignore.

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    After a short time, this tarmac turns into broken soil and indeed this deteriorates in places to puddles of mud.

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    I wanted to practice my paddling as I have recently come to realise this isn’t easy and is a skill to be learned. Put your foot down at the wrong time, move your weight, contact the ground, lose momentum are things that Marc Rossi has for breakfast lunch & evening meal but I’m just getting my first lessons.

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    Up the first few climbs, the views are gorgeous and the jungle green & lush. At various places along here, people are hard at work and you appreciate some of their difficulties of fighting with the ever encroaching jungle.

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    There are a few difficult up’s and down’s along this track but it’s an enjoyable ride.

    Ally
     
  2. Ally, Ally, Ally, why is it you always do these great small road/trail rides when I am stuck in the shop??? Would've loved to have joined you on this one and great pics! I will make a mental note to do it after I am back from the UK and have some free time in July.

    Thanks for sharing this nice little local ride!

    Cheers,

    Pikey.
     
  3. Ha ha ! Well you best keep your eyes peeled, this 60csx is great for digging the little tracks out.

    Shame about my inability to ride well in thick guey mud and deep rutted gorge tracks but the soil, puddles, grit, shale and bolders are good for me.

    Thanks again for the compliments, I will pass them on to the camera, she did all the work!

    Ally
     
  4. Hi there Colin

    Did you recognise one of your favourite venues along the Samoeng Rd, a photo I took especially and included it in another post this week, to remind you of your times there!

    Ally
     

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