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Chiangmai people how's the burning season now?

Discussion in 'Asia' started by snorske, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. snorske

    snorske Been here awhile

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    arriving in Chiang Mai next week and will do the MHS loop...wondering how the air is this year?

    Also is there a good website that can keep me updated on it?

    Cheers
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  2. Farang Paul

    Farang Paul A Late Convert

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  3. Pomodoro

    Pomodoro Adventurer

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  4. davidgtr

    davidgtr n00b

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    Its not that bad this year & the air is probably the best it has been or years at this time of the year.
    But that is not to say it may suddenly flare up for a few days.
    It will just be the luck of the game when you get here.
    However I intend to ride to MHS in a few days & the thought of smoke is not even something that I think about to put me off.
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  5. snorske

    snorske Been here awhile

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    Completed the MHS loop plus some side rides. Overall quality ride, but holy hell it was like driving through the Apocalypse. The entire way was covered in burning and smoke. I recommend only ride Northern Thai in the non-burning seasons.
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  6. Rocky Mountain Motos

    Rocky Mountain Motos On a long leash

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    I hear you on that. I rode the loop in early March and it was bad even then.
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  7. RowBust

    RowBust Been here awhile

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    Yeah they really are destroying it for everyone, don't know why they don't crack down on it
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  8. Rocky Mountain Motos

    Rocky Mountain Motos On a long leash

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    Pretty sure that comment is tongue-in-cheek? The farmers probably depend on low cost burning as a means of clearing the crops.
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  9. RowBust

    RowBust Been here awhile

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    Not from what I've seen
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  10. snorske

    snorske Been here awhile

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    Actually a majority of what we actually saw burning appeared to be non-cropland. I'd assume there is no ditches/barriers formed around crop plots, so the fires simply run amok.
    I can't imagine what it does to the local wildlife (if anything even remains). But I hate snakes, so at least all of them can burn!
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