Short trips on the CB500x in my local area

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Chum Phae area
3 Days on some old and new roads, Isaan

Day 2 part 1

The route today was from Chiang Khan to Nong Khai using the 211 and the 242, but coming on to some smaller roads along the side of the Mekong where possible.

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I had looked at the weather forecast before we set off, rain was on the cards for later on in the morning. Time will tell!

The Mekong was looking pretty dry as it flows through this area.

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‎⁨Pak Chom⁩, ⁨Loei⁩⁩

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Coffee stop on the 211, More-verest Mekong View Coffee shop N18.02616 E 101.90082

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More-verest Coffee Shop, ‎⁨Pak Chom⁩, ⁨Loei⁩

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Back on the road heading towards Sangkhom

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‎⁨Sangkhom⁩, ⁨Nong Khai⁩

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We stopped in Sangkhom in the hope of getting some food at a place where I ate on my last ride here, it was however closed and didn't look like it would be reopening. So I grabbed a coffee and snickers then we moved on

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Sangkhom

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Day 2 part 2

We left Sangkhom and continued along the 211 towards Nong Khai. The plan was to keep the 211 as the axis and keep going in towards the Mekong as I have done previously but on our first attempt it started to rain quiet heavy, so it was on with the water proofs and back on to the 211 mainly because the small single track farm roads are not much cop in the wet.

The rain eventually stopped.

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Si Chiang Mai⁩, ⁨Nong Khai⁩

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We got to about 2/3 km from Nong Khai and needed some food, so we pulled in to the Lekhong Restaurant N17.88033, E102.72894 for a bite to eat.
Just as we had finished it rained again

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View of the 1st Thai Lao Friendship Bridge

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The place we were stopping was only about 2 km's away so my riding partner pushed on and I decided to wait it out as my old all in one wet suit was past its sell by date and was as much use as a chocolate fireguard!

I eventually made it to the overnight stop.

Pikul Apartments and Hotel. N17.88261 E102.74487
Relax for a couple of hours before heading on to Walking Street

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Walking Street had a Evening Food Market, so we sat and had some street food next to the Mekong

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Day 3


It was time for me to head on home. Brandon was stopping in Nong Khai for another few days so he could get an extension on his visa at Immigration and his TIP extended at Customs.
We had a natter and a coffee then I set off

I set the Montana 600 on the shortest route and went where it took me.

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There was not a great deal so see on the route home and it was pretty flat but the roads were good on the first half. Then it was on to the 228 all the way in to Chum Phae.
I did come across some Buddha statues on the 2097. N17.58196 E102.40855
at Wat Pa Si Samran.

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‎⁨Wat Pa Si Samran 2⁩, ⁨Ban Phue⁩, ⁨Udon Thani⁩⁩

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I had a good couple of day riding with Brandon and it was good to get out. It was also a chance to ride the 2016 and to show him some good Isaan riding roads. I will be riding the 2016 again!

682km for me over the 3 days and its now time to get my bike serviced.

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