Riding dirt bikes from Mae Chaem to Khun Yuam via Mae La Noi, Thailand, December 2013


Dave and I got back to Mae Chaem right after sunset and it now that the rains had moved on there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, the stars were brilliant and it was COLD! We’d lost a day on account of the rain so tomorrow would be a LONG day. We were hoping to ride to either Pai or Mae Hong Song, though I reckoned both would be a stretch on wet muddy trails. We enjoyed another fine dinner and a few drinks before calling it a night.

It was very cold that night- 8 or 9 degrees Celsius and the Mae Chaem resort only supplies the thinnest of blankets… I doubled mine over and was still a bit cold, but at least the hot water worked and a good shower in the am got me going!

Stashed some emergency trail juice, just in case!!

A beautiful day!!! We headed west in the direction of Mae La Noi and the 108- amazing views greet you shortly after you leave Mae Chaem!

I’d have to compare against my GPS, but I think this is more or less the way we went:

It’s easy to get lost in these hills, but the GT-Rider map has all of the small villages on it, so if you aren’t sure which way to go, either guess, or ask a local. GPS is nice, but I prefer chatting with the locals who are always happy to point you in the right direction

Spectacular views along these trails!!

Another photo stop; Satonic thought he had time for a power nap…

Dave though Satonic needed help waking up…

Spinning him around like a rag doll didn’t seem to work, so next he showed us his unique style of “CPR”

Even that didn’t seem to do the trick, so he resorted to the old kick start!


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