After finally finding the annoying electrical problem with the JAPANESE bits of the wiring on the Ducati I bought recently decided to take a small ride on some roads I knew, to make it easier if the problem re-occurred. Headed south from Chiang Mai to Hot. From there turned right towards Mae Sariang looking forwards to a nice blast alongside the river. The road was as great as ever, for about 5 km's! From there to the turn off up to Mae Cham it was great in places but lots of the road surface missing, or severely broken up in large patches which is a bit disrupting and and bit painful when travelling at speed completely unsuitable for the conditions. Slowing down wasn't an option as I didn't want to be back late for the bike racing. After the turnoff to Mae Cham the road was surprisingly good aside from a few small mudslides on blind corners. As usual, once getting onto the Doi Inthanon road things were as normal. Beautiful fast smooth surface all the way up and back down to Chom Tong. The main road back towards Chinag Mai has a few patches (no warning) that are being repaired and since it was only 1600hrs as I passed through Hang Dong I decided to do the Samoeng loop as well rather than heading straight back. What a blast! Very little sand or gravel anywhere and not much traffic. The Ducati goes round corners much better the faster you go so maybe I missed a few details on the way. Highly recommended afternoon ride but maybe not an a Honda dream.