West to East. Chai Prakarn on hwy 107, to hwy 118 at Huai Som.

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  1. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Moderator

    West to East. Chai Prakarn on hwy 107, to hwy 118 at Huai Som.

    This was a great little ride that has some good tight and twisty Tarmac roads, along with a really nice dirt section in the middle.

    The way,

    Just out of Chai Prakarm this road was good fun, tight and twisty with plenty of shade (it was stinking hot the day I rode), and no traffic.

    There’s a few villages along the way that made me feel like I was in Laos.



    It still amazes me that villages like this are only a few kilometres from the main hwy, in this case, hwy 107.


    There was this new section of new concrete, and the detour was the single trail that ran next to it. Around 100 metres from this spot the single trail went bush, and it was a real wild ride. So good.

    The magnificent KLX, what a machine.


    Great though here, third and forth gear, easy track, with plenty of steep hills, twists and turns, to keep you on your toes. Life is doesn’t get much better than riding tracks like this.


    The trees began to thin, and track began to straighten, as I got closer to hwy118


    With just a few kilometres to hwy 118, the landscape flattened out, the rice fields appeared on the horizon.

    Once at hwy 118 it was just a few kilometres north to my favourite rest stop at Charin resort.
    Blue berry cheese cake and a cappuccino by the river at the end of an enjoyable ride though the Thai country side. Good day out.

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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    You little beauty. I did not know this one existed. Woohoo.
    A great new connection for trail riders in then North.

    Thanks a million Rexy

    Good to see taht the "old" Charin Resort never fails to satisfy after a day's ride.
  4. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Moderator Staff Member

    Nice find Rex.

    Great pics too.

  5. ianyonok

    ianyonok Ol'Timer

    That's interesting. I tried to get across there a couple of years ago, without gps. Spent a couple of hours riding sort of SE but couldn't find a way through, so went all the way back to the 107. Think I must have been further to the south of that trail you were on.
    I reckon there are a lot of trails in that area, certainly are around Phrao.
  6. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Moderator

    The day before I rode from West to East, I did try to ride East to West, but I gave up and rode back to Huai Som, and then up the 109 to Fang where I spent a night,.. then the next morning I rode down to Chai Prakarm, and headed West towards the point that I had turned around the day before, and then on to Huai Som.
    Your right about there being a lot of trails around Phrao, there’s some really good riding North and South of Hwy 1150.
  7. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Moderator

    I've had a lot of riders asking about this ride. So here's the gps track for those who are interested.
    The track is also on the updated GT-Rider Golden Triangle map.
    Dropbox - East.to.West.gpx


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