floridaguy 70 Posted September 16, 2010 Share Posted September 16, 2010 Just FYI, I just road back in from Chon Buri on the Bang Na Trad Road. I was under the motorway, not on the Frontage road. There is road resurfacing going on between somewhere around Bang Wua and Bang Phli. At first, what got me was the ridges in the road from the resurfacing machine. They run parallel to the direction of traffic, and my tires kept pulling from one track to another, jerking my bike sideways. I could deal with that, I just slowed down. But the biggest problem is the pot holes. There are hundreds of very large pot holes, mainly on the left side of the road where I was traveling. I have a Steed that is a hard tail, and I bottomed out several times hard before I could get on to the Frontage road. My kidneys felt like I had just gone 3 rounds in the boxing ring. It wasn't until after I got home that I saw the damage. My tire had scraped the fender, and it was down to the steel treads in a couple of spots. I am lucky it didn't blow out. Probably wouldn't be so bad on a bike with shocks or different tires. I have a 200mm tire in the back and it is hel_l in grooves in the road. My suggestion, if you are riding into Bangkok under the motorway on Bang Na Trad, as soon as you see some road work after the Chachoengsao exit, get to the Frontage road until Bang Phli. Happy riding. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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