The 1184 from Pa Sang is a brilliant road to ride, I have said that before, I like to ride it down... then back up again! Today I went off…
The morning was sunny but I was well aware of the amount of rain we have had overnight, so there were no surprises when I saw a bit of mud today.
I took the curves on the Samoeng Road (1269) up to just before the SCB Training facility and at the sharp left, I took the hairpin left turning which many folks just ignore.
After a short time, this tarmac turns into broken soil and indeed this deteriorates in places to puddles of mud.
I wanted to practice my paddling as I have recently come to realise this isn’t easy and is a skill to be learned. Put your foot down at the wrong time, move your weight, contact the ground, lose momentum are things that Marc Rossi has for breakfast lunch & evening meal but I’m just getting my first lessons.
Up the first few climbs, the views are gorgeous and the jungle green & lush. At various places along here, people are hard at work and you appreciate some of their difficulties of fighting with the ever encroaching jungle.
There are a few difficult up’s and down’s along this track but it’s an enjoyable ride.[sgpx gpx=”/maps/samoeng-op-khan-short-loop1.gpx” style=”width:100%; height:600px; border:1px solid gray; margin-right:20px; float:left;”]