The south west monsoon has hit hard early this year and is in full force already. Looks like we might have a rain free day, not too hot, so less likely to have the afternoon thunderstorm.
Westwards on R 1269, no rain, still some sandy/ gravel corners to watch out for but a great road to practice your cornering
Interestingly, I thought, with some decent rider’s on the CRF 250 motards that Keld on the Ducati Hypermotard 821 would struggle to keep up, he said they were holding him up.
Up the steep steep road to Mon Chan with no drama’s
Renowned for it’s strawberries (Mon Chan), there were still some for sale
Som had not seen lettuce naturally growing on a farm in Thailand before, that was quite surprising.
Everyone arriving safely
I am now convinced that the Ducati Hypermotard is immensely more fun to ride in north Thailand than the Triumph Street Triple 675. The Ducati is much easier to ride in the tight corners and is as good on the long sweepers. The only type of road where the Triumph is a fun to ride as the Ducati is on sweepers say R 120 or R 11 down to Lampang for instance.
Mon Chan views to the north east
Nasty looking clouds to the west, looks like we should get out of here
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