The Illusive R1082; East From Tha Wang Pha

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  1. Wazza

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    Hello All and wishing you all well for 2019.
    Have just returned from another foray into northern Thailand and still can’t find the 1082, for the second time.
    To me it’s an alternative route from Nan to Phayao. In October we ventured left off the R1148 just outside of Tha Wang Pha and ended up at the end of the bitumen with a dirt track heading up a hill. We went past a national park and a hill tribe village on the top of a ridge before we ran out of road. A good road that stopped as abruptly as the white lines.
    We came out and head north on the 1148 and there were no alternative roads off to the left.
    So last week, we stopped on the same side road, just over abridge, a few kms down, which also had a decent paved road off the left. But after many conversations with the locals, we were convinced it didn’t go the Pong.
    My map(Berndtson- Thailand north) shows it as a decent road, comes off the R1228, east of Pong.
    Another thing I’m going to add to my check list is Thai language maps. Our English language maps mean jack to them. To have both open would lead to better outcomes.
    Can anyone help out with the R1082, “the illusive.”
    Cheers Wazza
     
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    Better make that West from Tha Wang Pha off the R1148.
    Jet lagged thanks to Jet star.
     
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    This may help.
    1082.JPG
    10823.JPG

    The 1082 turns into the 4030 at Ban Sop Khun. Tricky. 10822.JPG

    Looks like a nice ride.

    Moto-Rex
     
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    They are all on OSM maps. Both are for nobby tires. It can be hard going in the rainy season as there is a lot of red clay and some very steep parts.
    The Nan-Nanthaburi loop.
     
  5. Wazza

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    Thanks Moto-Rex and Oddvar. The maps above confirm where the road comes to an abrupt end at Sop Khun. I was lead astray by the Thailand North map showing the road as navigable.
    Road markings in Thailand are hit and miss, as per 1082, nil signage to confirm identity and other roads seem to have signs every few km's, all part of the fun.
     
  6. DavidFL

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    R1082 is what I call the Doi Tiew road, for the Hmong village up the top.

    It has featured on GTR a few times
    1. as pointed out by Oddvar The Nan-Nanthaburi loop

    and these

    2. Return to Nan & back to the future?

    3. Chiang Mai - Nan explorer ride. The back way in via Doi Phachi, once a communist base

    4. A Sop Khun link up from Santiphab A Chiang Run

    5. Doi Phachi - Sop Khun & R1082, the Doi Tiew road. Return to Nan & back to the future?

    Lets us know how you go and what trip was like with a bit of a trip report. Many thanks.

    P.S. Look me up in Chiang Khong you pass through.
     
  7. Wazza

    Wazza Ol'Timer

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    I’ve put the 1082 on the back burner for the time being. Oddvar’s report on the 2002 tickled my interest but blowed if I can find the thread again. If you are out there, Oddvar could you send a link to the thread. I remember the turn off the road to Nan at the roadside stalls but where does it land you south of Nan.
    David I’d love to catch up in Chiang Khong. The wife and I will be passing though around Easter time. Stop at Bamboo and ask for DavidFL?
     
  8. Oddvar

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    All my rides in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar is on OSM.
     
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    I was there in May last year.
    Rode West - East from Pong. Looking for Bahn Santisuk and the communist attractions there, the graveyard and the memorial. A fascinating area. Good dirt ride east from Santisuk to Sop Khun. Rport below.

    Communist Village & Natural Wonders Of Phayao...
     
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    I’ve joined osm but have yet to get a handle on it.
    I realise its a huge resource but how one best utilisises it has yet to be realised by myself and from reading the help forum, I’m not Roberson Caruso.
    I will persist but the simple map act of acquiring a map for your Garmin is not that straight forward. Waz
     
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    Hi. You do not need to be a mapper to enjoy OSM.
    Copy and paste is all that is required to install OSM on a Garmin unit. It is even more simple by using a 2Gb micro card.
    Make a folder named Garmin and copy the IMG file there. Insert the micro card to the Garmin and select the OSM map from the map selection menu.
     

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