Si Lanna, A View from Route 1150

Si Lanna, A View from 1150
Si Lanna, A View from 1150

Si Lanna is a little known national park north of Chiang Mai in Thailand, between Route 107 to the west and Route 118 to the east. Thick deciduous forest covers the Doi Pha Sam Sao mountain range within the park, and springs and waterfalls are present throughout the area. A ride over the mountains from the 118 on route 1150 is rich with views over the surrounding countryside. The road is steep and there are hundreds of corners so make sure your bike is in good condition! The town of Phrao sits in the middle of the area where one can get fuel and refreshment before embarking on Route 1001 for a relatively unspoilt journey to the outskirts of Chiang Mai. In all, the 1150 was a perfect diversion to take on my way back from Chiang Rai.

 

 

The first Assero Open Day

Assero Open Day, Chiang Rai
Assero Open Day, Chiang Rai

We had lots of fun on Saturday 12th August at Chiang Rai Saddlebags during the first Assero Open Day. The day was kind to us and it didn’t rain. Which was lucky since this year the rainy season feels wetter than usual. What surprised me most, though, was people arriving from 8.15am onwards. These Chiang Rai folk get up early! (In Chiang Mai many shops don’t open until 11am.) My thanks to everyone who came and Marty and Woraphat at CR Saddlebags who were convivial and gracious hosts.