Backside of Doi Inthanon

Backside of Doi Inthanon - ThaiSuperBike, July 28, 2006
In upper MHS province Monday the local cops said that the alternate road from Chiangmai to Pai will be finished this year. I went 5km up the far end near Pai and it's a beauteous banked black-tarmac playground.
At Khun Yuam on the Burma border, the road to Surin Falls is great until the last 6km which is already graded but not yet paved.
Hellin' fun ride yesterday from Khun Yuam around the backside of Doi Inthanon to Mae Chaem, lots of high-altitude curves. Beautiful views despite the cloud cover starting around 1,600m on Mt. Doom. After 7 hrs of twisties, rolled into Thoen and then blasted down to Tak for the nightlife.
There is a mountainous section of incredible 270-degree switchbacks on the 50km stretch between Li and Thoen, don't miss it if you're in the area. Great way to use up the tread on the sides of your tires.
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