After yesterday’s horrendous start to the motorcycle tour, I’m pleased to say that I am feeling much better today. Can’t say enough positive things about Cipro when it comes to treating stomach bugs.
We had an early start with ‘asses on seats and keys in the ignition’ at 7.30am. Reed had promised us some of the best motorcycling roads in the world, with four distinctly different segments, one after the other: ‘River Valley Road’, ‘Roller Coaster’, 1148 – Best Sportbike Road in Thailand and ‘Puchi Fa contour road’. A lot of good riding with a combination of sweeping curves and tight bends. Mostly good quality tarmac, but a couple of short segments of somewhat rough surface. The roads were excellent and the riding was very enjoyable. The scenery was excellent – but I only got fleeting glimpses, as I was concentrating on the road ahead of me!
Part way through the morning, we had a brief stop at a silver store run by members of the local hill tribes. Great spot to pick up some gifts!
After the early start to the day, we were ready for an early lunch around 11.30am, so we stopped at a place that is known for its excellent pork leg. We had pork with rice and then a noodle soup.
Tomorrow should be an interesting day. We have to leave at 5.00am so that we can watch the sunrise over the mountain. We will also be riding the steepest road in Thailand.