THE DOI TAO LOOP

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by dirthonk, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. we set off on a fine saturday morning to the lake for a spot of lunch, our route took us first on the boring route out of chiang mai to chom thong which was only good for actually getting the gixxer to above 5,000revs. however after chom thong the road climbs and you get a wicked view of the valleys below, the sunlight dappled on the roads made for a pretty relaxing morning ride  DSC00125.jpg /THE DOI TAO LOOP/Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum/  - Image by:  "dirthonk" at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
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    having reached hot and not missed the doi tao turning which in turn did not result in a fiery exchange with my navigator, the standard of the route( 1103) began to deteriorate and along with an alarming abundance of cows meant that it was preety slow going however there were still pleasant views and were still stretchs of flat stuff where i could open the gixxer up.
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    reaching doi tao lake was obviuosly the highlight of my co-pilots trip and she thoroughly massacred a family sized tom yam, i just sat back and observed,
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    the lake itself was a rather large version of the huay something lake on the canal road in chiang mai, although it seemed most of the rerstaurants had had to close because of the flooding and subsequent lack of customers,
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    the remainder of 1103 to the mae tan junction was great riding with a much improved road surface and no traffic great for a sportsbike..
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    the rest of the ride was pretty uneventful back down route 106 to chiang mai, all in all was about 5 hours trip with an extended luch stop, nice day puting from cnx..
    suzukiluke
     
  2. it worked!!!!! first of all i would like to thank DavidFL for his patience and understanding, and the guys at the hopf internet cafe for showing me how to put a cd in the computer, its been along journey but we've made it guys. suzukiluke
     
  3. Hey Suz luke, ain't technology the bomb! pics looked great, could almost taste the tom yum. Keep'm com'n....Scott
     
  4. I've been riding with Luke on a few rides now and I vote for more pics of his GF!!!

    Cheers all.
    "Formerly known as the twat, racer55"
     

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