Fancied some cake this morning and where better to go than Charin but I was due a ride too so went the scenic route from Chiang Rai Via Mae Chan, Mae Salong, Thaton, Mae Ai, Fang and Mae Suai before heading back the normal way. Left about 8am and there was still a chill in the air even though the fog had cleared, headed up towards Mae Chan then the 1089 to Thaton. As I approached Thaton I joined a group of about eight bikes for a while (BMW, Versys and some CRF250's) but they stopped in Thaton so I waved them goodbye and continued to Mae Ai for coffee. The fog was still around up here and it was pretty cold riding for about 30mins, the 7/11 I stopped at soon warmed me up though even with the air-con on! After a friendly chat with the ladyboy that made my coffee (PTT in Mae Ai if anyone is interested) I carried on to Fang then the 107 and 109 towards Mae Suai. I could smell the cake from here so made use of the Z1000's power and was soon at Charin. As I pulled in I noticed a Versys with custom paint I'd seen on gt-rider recently, Mr David Unkovich was there too, what a bonus! He was just leaving but we chatted for a while and also with Marcel who was off to Chiang Mai to buy a DR650 and new helmet. The cake, as always, was mighty tasty and well worth the 3hr ride! Below are some pics (hopefully, had problems uploading on here before) of the ride, this is my first trip report but as I'd just bought a new camera I thought I'd take a few snaps on this ride and share them.