Thursday, January 12th, 2017
I spy a canal from the highway and decide to check it out. The red clay path that runs along the canal provides a nice, relaxing ride devoid of traffic for most of the day on my way to Uttaradit. I see another big monitor lizard but I can't get a photo. They are too fast once they realize I'm there.
When the canal starts to veer off to the northeast I get back on a road for the usual rice paddy ride: hot and flat. 30k of that gets me to the city.
Late in the afternoon I check into my hotel in Uttaradit, a decent place for the price; and it's set back enough from the downtown area to be quiet. I saw an advertisement for pizza when I was riding into town that I just can't forget. I have to have my pizza so I ride back a couple of kilometers at night to get it. It's worth it. Quite expensive by Thailand standards but sometimes price is no object. On the way back to the hotel I stop for my second dinner of sausage, ginger, cabbage, and chile at an outdoor market.
80 meters of climbing according to Strava.